The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LAWFF) will hold the next Mini Becoming an Outdoor Woman workshop, Fowl Language (previously Hear a duck, there a duck), on Oct. 2 at the Waddill Wildlife Refuge.

The next Mini BOW will include waterfowl identification and physiology, blind building, safety, hunting specific areas, duck calling and cleaning. Participants will also experience a taste of wild duck recipes and basic wing shooting techniques, if weather permits. All equipment will be provided.

The workshop, for women 18 and older, is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and is $35. All equipment will be provided and this course is a mixture of classroom instruction and hands-on activities. Registration for the event is limited.

Mini BOW is a program designed to introduce women 18 or older to outdoor activities. A branch from the highly popular “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop”, the Mini BOW provides the same introductory level hands-on outdoor educational courses, but on a smaller scale. 

Mini BOW’s provide women an additional opportunity to gain knowledge of a particular subject matter, which may allow the eligibility and participation in advanced BOW workshops.

Come prepared for the workshops rain or shine. All Mini BOW workshops are limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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For more information, please contact Dana Norsworthy at