North Carolina Getting Started in the Outdoors (GSO)
Getting Started in the Outdoors (GSO) courses provide specialized, single-topic instruction in big game, small game, turkey, waterfowl, game processing, specialty hunts, and survival and land navigation.
- Courses are provided free of charge in all 100 counties throughout the year.
- Pre-registration is required for courses.
- Students must bring a pen or pencil to class.
When will I get my card?
Following completion of the course requirements a certification card will be sent, typically within 14 days. Pertinent information is recorded into the agency database upon completion.