North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW)

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) is an international program in which women age 18 and older learn outdoor skills through hands-on experiences. In North Carolina, BOW workshops are held across the state and offer a variety of outdoor skills, including fishing, hunter safety, target shooting, archery, canoeing, motorboat safety, outdoor cooking, tracking and map-and-compass.

Explore BOW events across North America at .

Scholarship opportunities are available for all the BOW programs. Download the Mel Porter Scholarship Application (PDF). 

For more information or to download a registration packet, click on the subject under Details in the table below. Enrollment is limited for each event and registration is first come, first served.


North Carolina BOW Coordinator
BB Gillen
(919) 218-3638 or
(919) 894-3996

Event Schedule


Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Fly-fishing Weekend


This event is now full. Please contact BB Gillen to be placed on the wait list. 


October 21-23, 2016

Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, Pisgah Forest, NC (Transylvania County)

Registration Form (PDF)

Medical Questionnaire

Becoming an Outdoors Woman