Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center
Georgia BOW and Beyond BOW Training Series
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman and Beyond BOW is a non-profit educational program offering hands-on workshops to women of all ages and fitness levels. Developed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, these workshops are hosted at various locations in the state and allow participants to develop hunting, fishing, boating and other outdoor recreation skills while also providing insight into the management and preservation of the natural, historical and cultural resources of Georgia. These sessions provide novices and more experienced participants enough knowledge and experience to pursue their outdoors interests at the conclusion of the workshops!
Georgia BOW Courses
Georgia BOW Annual Training at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center: Nov. 6-8, 2015
*Note: Lodging for the annual Georgia BOW at Charlie Elliott is now at capacity. However, there are still camping opportunities available on site.
Beyond BOW (BBOW) Courses
Georgia BBOW: Land of the Trembling Earth: Feb. 19-21, 2016
Land of the Trembling Earth will provide participants the opportunity to work on such outdoor skills as fishing, boating, shooting and advanced hunter education skills while being introduced to the habitat and resource management of the natural, historical and cultural resources of one of Georgia's seven natual wonders-The Okefenokeee National Wildlife Refuge. Activities also will include night fishing, a tour of Billy Island and more!
Glock, Inc. and Georgia BBOW present: Women's Handgun Preparedness: June 24-26, 2016
*Maximum 70 participants
Join Glock and GA Beyond Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BBOW) for a handgun training course that will take you A —Z on Glock handguns.
The training course will cover firearm safety, firearm basics, ammunition, shooting sequence, hunter development education and cleaning handguns. There will be time on the range to fire a variety of Glocks. This class is a requirement if wishing to take the Advanced Women's Handgun class to be offered in August 2016.
Women’s Handgun Preparedness will take place at Georgia Wildlife Resources Division’s educational facility - Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center located in Mansfield, Ga. Participants must be age 18 or older.
The Women's Handgun Preparedness class is $200 (includes class instruction, lodging and meals). If lodging is not needed, attendees can register for $150 (includes class instruction and meals).
Georgia Coastal BBOW at Sapelo Island: July 22-25, 2016
*Maximum 27 participants
al Beyond BOW will provide participants with outdoor skills related to the coast and introduce them to the resource management and education of the natural, historical and cultural resources of Georgia’s Coast.
The cost of the Georgia Coastal BBOW event is $825 per person. This includes the program (including access to all program locations), all meals and lodging.
Glock, Inc. and Georgia BBOW present: Advanced Women's Handgun Class: August 19-21, 2016
Advanced Women's Handgun training course will cover: Safety, brief review of basics, drawing from a holster, magazine changes, malfunction drills, hands on practicing all of those. Discuss the different types of competitions.
The Advanced Women's Handgun Preparedness class is $250 (includes class instruction, lodging and meals). If lodging is not needed, attendees can register for $205 (includes class instruction and meals).
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