Want to become a woman of the outdoors? There’s a program for that.

From the press release:

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 28, 2012) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer two special outdoor skills sessions for women in September through its Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program.

Registration is open to women ages 18 and older, on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a fee to cover costs of materials and accommodations. Partial scholarships are available.

On Sept. 8-9, an overnight Outdoors Skills session for the mountains region will be held at Fort Hamby campground, W. Kerr Scott Lake near North Wilkesboro. This two-day workshop will help participants master skills and gain confidence in archery, basic fishing and tracking and wildlife identification. Saturday lunch and Sunday continental breakfast will be provided, with campers responsible for their own supper on Saturday. Participants bring their own tent and sleeping gear. Workshop staff will be on hand to assist in setting up camp. Fort Hamby campground has grills and potable water, and restaurants are nearby. A $50 fee covers overnight camping, instruction, session materials and two meals.

On Sept. 15, an Outdoors Skills session for the Piedmont region will be held at Lake Townsend, a Greensboro Parks & Recreation area. This one-day workshop will help women master skills and gain confidence in archery, aquatic wildlife identification, basic fishing and motorboat skills. Snacks and water will be furnished. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Cost is $25 per attendee, with all equipment provided, though participants may bring their own if they prefer.

BOW annually provides safe, expert instruction in 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 on the September events, gift certificates and scholarship opportunities, contact BB Gillen at 919-218-3638 or bb.gillen@ncwildlife.org.

About the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
Since 1947, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has been dedicated to the conservation and sustainability of the state’s fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use, and public input. The Commission is the state regulatory agency responsible for the enforcement of fishing, hunting, trapping and boating laws and provides programs and opportunities for wildlife-related educational, recreational and sporting activities. To learn more, visit www.ncwildlife.org.

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