The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is now accepting applications for a Mini Becoming an Outdoor Woman (BOW) Workshop to be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Woodworth Environmental Education Facility located off I-49, south of Alexandria.
Saturday activities include a morning course on “Bucks and Does” or optional class on “Big Adventures with Small Game.” After lunch, participants will receive firearm safety course work and shooting exercises with either rifles or shotguns. The $20 workshop fee includes lunch Saturday and the optional overnight facility use on Friday.
“Bucks and Does” class will cover deer biology, senses, preferred habitat, locating deer sign, deer stands, management, hunting techniques, and gun /ammo selection. This class is a requirement to attend the Beyond BOW Deer Hunt. “Big Adventures with Small Game” will teach participants to identify different small game species Sportsman’s Paradise has to offer. The course will cover laws, habitat needs, how to recognize sign, and various hunting techniques. Participants will also get to see hunting dogs in action.
The workshop can accommodate 20 participants and overnight accommodations are available for those who choose to arrive on Friday, Aug.1. Those staying overnight need to bring their own bedding and toiletry items.
The application deadline is July 18, 2014 and applications can be found at this web location: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/mini-becoming-outdoors-woman. Women 18 years of age or older are eligible to participate. This course is intended for women who have little or no hunting experience. Successful applicants will be chosen by random drawing if the number of applications exceed the available openings. Successful applicants will be notified by phone the following week.