North Carolina Offers Becoming an Outdoors Woman Events
There's no glass ceiling when you're outdoors. In fact, some of the best outdoorsmen in North Carolina are women.
The opportunity to join with them is offered through Becoming an Outdoors Woman, a hands-on experience offered by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, at a weekend retreat scheduled for June 8-10 in Tyrell County at the Eastern Environmental 4-H Conference Center in Columbia.
The cost is $185, which includes lodging, class materials and meals. Instruction and participation will be offered with shotgun, muzzleloading and rifle marksmanship; basic camping and backpacking; canoe, kayak and motorboat skills; digital photography; wilderness survival; decoy carving; outdoor cooking; stream ecology; rock climbing; and basic fishing, fly-tying and an introduction to fly-fishing.
For those who have completed a Becoming an Outdoors Woman and want more, there is the advanced Beyond Becoming an Outdoors Woman, with two events currently scheduled:
- * May 5-6 at the McDowell Nature Preserve on Lake Wylie, for kayaking, fishing, archery, camp cooking, basic camping and backpacking. An overnight trip in platform tents, limited to 24 participants at $75 per person.
- * Aug. 4 at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education near Brevard, for the annual "Fly-Fishing Experience." A one-day program with final two hours fly-fishing on Davidson River. Cost is $40 per person.
Women ages 18 and over can participate. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and the registration fee must be paid in advance. Workshops can fill quickly, so early registration is advised. For additional information, call (919) 707-0172.