How to Become a Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

  • 22 February 2011
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RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 23, 2011) – The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a weekend workshop March 25-27, with 26 hands-on topics, ranging from wildlife photography to wilderness survival.

Open to women 18 and older, the workshop will be held at scenic Camp Cheerio, a rustic setting in the mountains of Alleghany County. Cabins are dormitory style with bunk beds, indoor plumbing and hot showers, and can accommodate 8 to 10 women per cabin.

Enrollment is limited to 100 participants, with registration on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of the workshop is $220 and includes all instruction, program materials, and use of demonstration equipment, plus meals and lodging. Limited scholarships, made possible by the generosity of past participants, are available.

Topics include:

  • Archery
  • Geocaching
  • Turkey hunting
  • Firearm safety
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Stream ecology
  • Wilderness survival
  • Basic climbing
  • Pistol, Shotgun, Rifle
  • Basic fishing
  • Fly-tying, Fly-fishing
  • Leave No Trace
  • Land Navigation
  • Knots Tying 101
  • Bird watching
  • Canoeing
  • Nature journals
  • Salamanders
  • 3D advanced archery
  • "Trapping, Tracking and Trekking"
  • Wildlife photography
  • Fly-fishing excursion to Stone Mountain State Park
  • Fish, small game field dressing

For more information, call BB Gillen at (919) 218-3638 or go to

Other upcoming events for Becoming an Outdoors-Woman in North Carolina:

  • Beyond BOW Fly-Fishing Camping Weekend April 1-3, Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and Davidson River Campground
  • Beyond BOW Advanced Archery June 3-5, Johnston Community College and Howell Woods Environmental Center
  • Full BOW Weekend Workshop April 13-15, 2012, Eastern 4-H Environmental Learning Center, Columbia
Media Contact:
BB Gillen, Outdoor Skills Coordinator
(919) 218-3638

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