on Jul 09, 2014 03:53 PM • Views 2929

Pre-registration now accepted for a Becoming an Outdoors-Woman shooting sports and archery workshop on Aug. 23.

Media Contact: Geoff Cantrell

DURHAM, N.C. (July 9, 2014) —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program will offer a free shooting sports and archery workshop on Aug. 23 at the Wake County Wildlife Club range, located at 1313 Coley Road in Durham.

The 9 a.m.-5 p.m. workshop will feature hands-on training in shotgun, rifle, bow and arrow, and crossbow. Experienced instructors will emphasize safety, proper firing techniques and offer one-on-one instruction.

“I would argue the best marksmen in the world are women, and Olympic competition tends to prove me correct,” said BB Gillen, outdoor skills coordinator for the Wildlife Commission. “No previous experience is needed for this workshop — just an interest in shooting and archery. Thanks to the Wake County Wildlife Club, we will conduct this fun, no-pressure event free of charge.”

The Wake County Wildlife Club will host the workshop and provide instruction, ammo, equipment, lunch, drinks and snacks. Established in 1966, the Wake County Wildlife Club is a non-profit conservation and education organization made up of ethical sportsmen and sportswomen who enjoy the outdoors. Members make a commitment to give back to natural resources and provide for future generations of hunters and anglers. To learn more, visit www.dixiedeerclassic.org or www.wildlifeyouthday.org.

Pre-registration is required and the workshop is limited to 30 participants on a first-come, first serve basis. For more information or to pre-register, contact Gillen at 919-218-3638 or bb.gillen@ncwildlife.org.

BOW is an international program for women, 18 and older, conducted in North Carolina through the Wildlife Commission. To learn more about BOW, conservation education, or the four learning centers operated by the Wildlife Commission, visit www.ncwildlife.org/learning.