on Jun 30, 2011 12:00 AM • Views 3103
Media Contact: BB Gillen,Outdoors Skills Coordinator
919-218-3638
bb.gillen@ncwildlife.org

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 30, 2011) – The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program, provided in North Carolina by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, is offering women a helping hand in fishing basics on Sept. 11.

For a $25 registration fee, women can experience the basics – and fun – of fishing at Bass Pro Shop’s pond, in Concord, N.C., from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Participants will learn about fishing knots, equipment, pond and lake ecology, types of baits and lures, and especially when to use what bait. They will have time to practice those skills and fish in the "catch and release" waters of Bass Pro Shop’s pond under the guidance of experienced instructors.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman is an international program in which women 18 and older learn outdoor skills through hands-on experiences. In North Carolina, 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.

For more information, go to Becoming an Outdoors-Woman or contact BB Gillen at 919-218-3638 or bb.gillen@ncwildlife.org.