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.

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.

Scholarship opportunities are available for all the BOW programs. Download the Mel Porter Scholarship Application (PDF). 

Explore BOW events across North America at


BB Gillen, North Carolina BOW Coordinator
(919) 218-3638


2020 Beyond BOW Fly-Fishing Basics for Women

Feb. 29, 2020

John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center
7489 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC
(Across from Lake Rim)

Download more information and registration form (PDF)

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Weekend

April 3-5, 2020

Eastern 4-H Camp, Tyrrell County

Download details and registration packet (PDF)

Mel Porter BOW Scholarship Application (PDF)