LOWA holds conference in Natchitoches

LOWA Outdoor 1

The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association kicked off its annual convention, held in Natchitoches for 2017, with a Welcome Reception at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest Louisiana History Museum Aug. 11. The reception, hosted by the Natchitoches Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (NACVB), included a welcome by Mayor Lee Posey and the opportunity for the writers to connect with local attractions and businesses that feature outdoor activities including Fort St. Jean Baptiste, Cane River Paddle Sports, Cane River National Heritage Area, Kisatchie National Forrest, the Cane River Waterway Commission, Dark Woods Haunted Attraction, the new Grand Ecore RV Park (opened by the Recd River Waterway Commission) and the Cane River Creole national Historical Park system.

LOWA works toward improving the education of the citizens of Louisiana in the areas of conservation and preservation of the state’s natural resources and the practice of good sportsmanship and the ethical use of outdoor resources in all out-of-door ventures.

Executive Director Chris Holmes said when looking for hunting, fishing, outdoor adventure and historical resources, Natchitoches is a natural fit for the writers that belong to LOWA. While most members are based in the South, the group was excited to have its conference in the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase.

3 thoughts on “LOWA holds conference in Natchitoches

  1. Jim, as Secretary of LOWA, I can explain to you that we usually short sporting clays every other year if the city hosting us has a nice facility. We did sporting clays last year, so that is why we didn’t get to visit your wonderful facility. Hopefully, next time we make it to your lovely city! Great hospitality, too!

  2. Hi Jim:
    One of our regular activities when we have our Annual Conference is a shooting session for the members if a suitable facility exists in the host city or nearby surrounding area. When we were making plans for the conference, we were advised by the CVB and other folks that the Natchitoches Shooting Range is a fantastic facility. Unfortunately, the shoot you mentioned above was in conflict with our conference on Saturday and therefore they were unable to accommodate us.

    We had a great conference in Natchitoches and we will certainly keep it on our rotating list of preferred cities to host our conference.

    Chris Holmes
    Executive Director, LOWA

  3. Wonder why we failed to mention the Natchitoches Shooting range.. just gave registered shoot this weekend..some of those folks write about sporting clay events…very nice for our size city.

Comments are closed.