on Apr 27, 2011 12:00 AM • Views 3502
Media Contact: BB Gillen, Outdoor Skills Coordinator
(919) 218-3638
bb.gillen@ncwildlife.org

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 27, 2011) – Women can learn or improve archery and bow hunting skills during a special weekend workshop offered June 3–5 by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

To be held at Howell Woods Environmental Center, east of Benson, the workshop is designed for all skill levels and is part of the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program. Archery equipment will be provided.

Workshop participants will learn how to make a hunt plan, put together a survival kit, and organize a safe, successful hunt. Instructors will cover first aid, tree stand safety, how to use elevated stands and blinds, how to choose scents, lures and game calls, and how to select equipment.

There will be a session for developing shot strategies, as well as plenty of target practice using 3-D targets. Because successful hunters must be prepared to recover game, the workshop will offer instruction in proper trailing techniques, as well as field dressing and moving big game.

Overnight accommodations are onsite in air-conditioned group cabins; participants should bring bedding and linens. Meals include breakfast and lunch on Saturday and snacks.

The registration fee is $85, and partial scholarships are available. For more information, go to www.ncwildlife.org/BOW or contact BB Gillen at (919) 218-3638 or bb.gillen@ncwildlife.org.