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 BOW: Shooting Sports

June 6, 2015

Wake County Wildlife Club, 1313 Coley Road, Durham NC

This workshop is full! Please contact BB Gillen to be placed on a waiting list.

Registration Form (PDF)

Health History Form (PDF)

Beyond BOW: Fly-Fishing Basics for Women

June 13, 2015

John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, 7489 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, across from Lake Rim.

Registration Form (PDF)

Health History Form (PDF)

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