Limited space is still available in two outdoor skills sessions for women in September, offered by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program.

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

On Sept. 8-9, an overnight Outdoors Skills session for the mountain 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, wildlife tracking and wildlife identification. Saturday lunch and Sunday continental breakfast will be provided, with campers responsible for their own supper on Saturday. Participants must 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 on 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

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