North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

National Hunting & Fishing Day - Sept. 23, 2017

Celebrate Hunting, Fishing and Wildlife Conservation in North Carolina

Join the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission on Sept. 23, 2017 as we celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day in North Carolina.  The Wildlife Commission is hosting or supporting free, family-oriented events that highlight our state’s extraordinary hunting and fishing heritage and remarkable wildlife conservation efforts through the years.

Interactive activities and demonstrations vary for each event, but all provide unique opportunities for participants of all ages to connect with nature and test their outdoors skills. A few of the activities include:

 

 

  • Fishing;
  • Archery;
  • Air rifle range;
  • Rifle and shotgun shooting range;
  • Reptile and amphibian exhibit;
  • Raptors exhibit;
  • Outdoors cooking;
  • Tracking and game recovery;
  • And much more!

 

 

TAKE THE PLEDGE! Take someone hunting, fishing or target shooting from Aug. 14-Sept. 23, 2017 and enter a chance to win a NASCAR or Ultimate Outdoor Experience. Learn more

 

To find a National Hunting and Fishing Day event near you, see table below.  

 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Event

*National Hunting and Fishing Day in North Carolina

Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge, Knotts Island

from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

National Hunting and Fishing Day in North Carolina: Wildlife Expo

John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, Fayetteville

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

National Hunting and Fishing Day in North Carolina: Wildlife Expo

Durham County Wildlife Club

3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

National Hunting and Fishing Day in North Carolina

Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, Pisgah Forest

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

16th Annual Jake's Day Tar River Chapter 

Rose Hill Farm in Nash County

Registration begins at 9 a.m.

**Richmond County Greenwing Day Kids' Fishing Event 

McKinney Lake Fish Hatchery, Richmond County

10 a.m to 2 p.m.

 


Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, Pisgah Forest John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, Fayetteville Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education, Raleigh Rose Hill Farm, Nashville Winton, N.C. Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, Corolla Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge, Knotts Island
* The Greenwing National Hunting and Fishing Day event at Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge is $25 per participant and includes a rod and reel combo, bait, a t-shirt, Fish for Fun bags and a Greenwing membership.
**The Greenwing Kids' Fishing Event at McKinney Lake Fish Hatchery is $20 per participant and includes lunch,rod-and-reel combo, hat, a T-shirt, duck call, and a Greenwing membership. 









 

Related Information

The events are held in conjunction with National Hunting and Fishing Day, an annual celebration that promotes outdoors sports and recognizes hunters and anglers for their leadership in fish and wildlife conservation.  Find out more about the ways hunters and anglers benefit wildlife conservation in North Carolina by visiting our Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration page.