TARBORO — I think Merry FISH-mas is an appropriate greeting for my Tight Lines readers. I mean no religious disrespect by saying that, but our weekly communication and rapport revolves around the wonderful world of fishing, so I hope it’s OK to wish you a Merry FISH-mas.
Need a last minute gift idea for the outdoors-woman on your shopping list? N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to the rescue.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has a great gift idea for women on your Christmas shopping list, by way of the “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” program.
Give a gift card that covers registration for the weekend workshop on April 13-15, 2012, at the Eastern 4-H Conference Center in Columbia, N.C. The workshop includes expert instruction in activities ranging from fishing and target shooting to outdoor cooking and bird watching.
Cost is $225 per person and will cover her choice of four outdoor skill sessions, all program materials and use of equipment, plus meals and lodging. Amenities at the Eastern 4-H Conference Center include climate-controlled living quarters, private showers and dining hall. The 250-acre facility boasts a spectacular view of Albemarle Sound and access to nearby woodlands, meadows, pocosin forests, wetlands and tributaries.
“It’s a beautiful setting — perfect for learning these outdoor skills,” said BB Gillen, the Wildlife Commission’s outdoor skills coordinator. “The boardwalks, nature trails and boat docks provide easy access to the surrounding natural areas.”
Order your gift card online, or by phone by December 23, and you’ll receive a printable certificate via e-mail by December 24.
It doesn’t take a Rhodes Scholar to figure this one out, boys. If the little lady becomes more outdoor oriented, you might have a new fishing buddy raring to go. I can just picture it now: He says to her, “You want to go fishing, AGAIN? We just went yesterday!” Hey dude! It sure beats yard-work, or pushing a buggy at Wal-Mart. Take that lady fishing!