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Don’t miss out on some amazing upcoming outdoors workshops! From introductory to advanced courses on handgun use, to a coastal adventure, you will not only gain knowledge, but will also experience fun and friendship. All of these programs are part of the Beyond Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BBOW) program.

Beyond Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BBOW) program

“BOW programs offer such a great environment for learning, especially for women who may be unsure about things like handling firearms, or fishing, or other outdoor recreation opportunities,” says Jody Rice, Georgia BOW Coordinator. “BOW is an educational program offering hands-on workshops to women of all ages and physical ability levels and aims to break down barriers to female participation in outdoor activities by providing a safe and supportive learning environment.”

Upcoming Courses include:

  • Women’s Handgun Preparedness Workshop (sponsored by Glock): July 7-9, 2017; Cost $350 – This training course covers firearm safety, firearm basics, ammunition, shooting sequence, hunter education and cleaning handguns. There will be time on the range to fire a variety of Glock’s. Participants must be age 18 or older.
  • Georgia Coastal Beyond BOW: July 21-24, 2017; Cost $825 – Georgia Coastal Beyond BOW provides 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.
  • Advanced Women’s Handgun Workshop (sponsored by Glock): Sept. 8-10, 2017; Cost $395 – This Advanced Women’s Handgun training course covers safety, brief review of basics, drawing from a holster, magazine changes, malfunction drills, and hands-on practicing.

Spaces are limited for each of these programs, so don’t wait to sign up! Program costs vary depending on the workshop.

Both handgun courses take place at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center located near Mansfield, less than an hour southeast of Atlanta off interstate 20. The Coastal BBOW program will take place on Sapelo Island, Georgia.

For more information or online registration, visit or call (770) 784-3059.

Kids Can Earn Junior Ranger Badges at Georgia’s State Parks

Fun, affordable and educational youth programs can be a challenge to come by, but not with the Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites’ Junior Ranger program. Children ages 6-12 may earn three levels of Junior Rangers badges this summer, either at their own pace or at day camps in the parks.

Some of activities include identifying trees or wildlife, hiking, swimming, learning about history and camping. The program supplies up to 16 activities to choose from, creating endless learning opportunities for your child. Junior Ranger books may be picked up at Georgia State Park and Historic Site office or download it online for free. This program is a great way to keep kids busy during the summer while learning about Georgia’s outdoor

Event Listings

This summer explore and expand your family’s horizons with the help of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. Below is a sampling of upcoming Junior Ranger events. A complete listing of opportunities through August are available online

 Junior Ranger Three-Day Camp at Chattahoochee Bend State Park- Newnan, Ga.

Come enjoy an adventure filled three-day camp here at Chattahoochee Bend. Archery, hiking, campfire building, and science experiments are only a few of the many adventures you’ll have at this camp. Learn about wild animals, dangerous plants, and survival skills too. Registration is required. Please call 770-254-7271 for additional details.

June 13-15 from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. for ages 7-9 years old
June 27-29 from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. for ages 10-12 years old

Junior Ranger Camp at Florence Marina State Park – Omaha, Ga.

Florence Marina invites all junior rangers to its annual junior ranger camp. Come explore the wonderful world of being a park ranger. Learn how to identify different plant and animal species, go on hikes and boat rides, learn wilderness skills, and more. Please call 229-838-4706 for additional details.

June 12,13,14 and 15 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Junior Ranger Camp at Skidaway Island State Park- Savannah, Ga.

A week of hikes, crafts, games focused on the natural and cultural heritage of Georgia. During the week your child will work to earn a Junior Ranger patch. Registration is limited. Please call 912-598-2300 for additional details.

The weeks of May 29, June 12, 26, and July 10 from 9:00 5:00 p.m. for ages 6-11 years old


Junior Ranger Camp: Seminole State Park – Donalsonville, Ga.

Children ages 7-14 are invited to this multiday camp to learn how to become a Jr Ranger. Some activities will include canoeing, hiking, aquatic exploration and crafts. To earn their Jr Ranger Badge, children will learn about a variety of topics such as animals, wilderness survival, and much more. Register in advance. Please call 229-861-3137 for additional details.

June 5, July 10, August 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for ages 7-14 years old


Junior Ranger Camp: Magnolia Springs State Park – Millen, Ga.

During this three-day camp, children will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work towards earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities will include nature hikes, archery, geocaching, alligators, fishing, archaeology, the splash pad, and much more. Call or visit the park to register. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 478-982-1660 for additional details.

June 13-15 and June 27-29 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Junior Ranger Camp: Fort Yargo State Park – Winder, Ga.

This camp will feature a multitude of activities from hiking to archery. Over the three-day camp (guests can choose from two series) children will experience what it’s like to be a State Park Junior Ranger. Registration required. Please call 770-867-3489 for additional details.

June 7-9 and June 21-23 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for ages 6-12 years old


Junior Ranger Camp: Laura S. Walker – Waycross, Ga.

Children will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities include outdoor skills, trail walks, birding, and more. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 912-287-4900 for additional details.

June 20-22 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for ages 6-12 years old


Junior Ranger Camp: Vogel State Park – Blairsville, Ga.

You will learn how to identify different plant and animal species, go on hikes and boat rides, learn how to be safe in the wilderness, and so much more. Please call 706-745-2628 for additional details.

June 17-18, July 15-16 and August 5-6 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Free Charity Concert to Benefit Operation One Voice

Hellbender Harley-Davidson

Hellbender Harley-Davidson and Eagle Rock Distributing Company are pleased to announce this event created to raise needed dollars for some special families. Operation One Voice supports the needs of wounded and fallen Special Operations Forces by assuring that 97 cents of each dollar raised goes to the cause. Hellbender Harley-Davidson will also be giving a customized Harley-Davidson motorcycle to a soldier or veteran at this event.

The concert will be at Hellbender Harley-Davidson, 993 South Cobb Drive Marietta, GA. Festivi-ties will begin at 12 noon on October 9th and will end at approximately 5 pm. In addition to the free concert there will be raffles, kid’s activities, food, vendors, a silent auction, as well as Mili-tary displays and more. A Grand Prize Drawing will be given away every hour. The raffles and silent auction proceeds will go directly to Operation One Voice as well as any donations that are collected.

Limited Sponsorship and Vendor Packages are available to help increase the amount donated to Operation One Voice. Hellbender Harley-Davidson and Eagle Rock Distributing Company are humbled to raise needed dollars for the families of those who defend us and protect the free-doms we hold so dear.

Hellbender Harley-Davidson is a family owned local business and is also a part of the Southern Devil and soon to open Tomahawk Harley-Davidson dealership family. For more information, please contact Tracy Queen at , 2281 Hwy 411 North, Carters-ville, GA 30121. 678-721-0203