Sunday, March 6, 2011

How to become an Outdoors-Woman

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold its Becoming an Outdoors-Woman 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:

•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
•Nature journals
•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 click here. For further details on what the program offers, please click here (PDF).


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