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Wildlife Commission Offers Free Outdoor Programs in Raleigh

  • 30 April 2015
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Wildlife Commission Offers Free Outdoor Programs in Raleigh
Fishing at Lake Raleigh on Centennial Campus is one of more than 10 free outdoor programs being offered by the Wildlife Commission this summer.

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 30, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering free outdoor recreational classes this summer through its Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh.

The classes are open to the public but have some age restrictions, and require pre-registration on a first-come, first-serve basis. Equipment and materials are provided.

The summer schedule:

  • Fishing (ages 8-12) June 9-10, 9 a.m. to noon; learn the basics of fishing, including baiting your hook, casting practice, and making your own soft plastic lures.
  • Fishing (ages 13-adult) June 11, 9 a.m. to noon; learn the basics of fishing, including rigging your line, casting practice, fish ID, and fishing in Lake Raleigh.
  • Fishing (ages 5-7) June 16, 9-11 a.m.; learn the basics of fishing, including baiting your hook, casting practice, and fishing in Lake Raleigh.
  • Hunting 101 (ages 5-7) July 7, 9-11 a.m.; learn the basics of hunting big game in North Carolina, including wildlife ID and a BB gun shooting lesson.
  • Hunting 101 (ages 8-12) July 14-15, 9 a.m. to noon; this two-day program covers the basics of hunting big game in North Carolina, including wildlife ID, camouflage, tracking, wildlife management, and a BB gun shooting lesson.  
  • Turtle Tracking (families) July 16, 8:30-11 a.m.; learn about eastern box turtles in North Carolina and how Wildlife Commission staff tracks turtles and other critters using radio telemetry equipment.
  • Hunting for Wildlife Conservation (13-adult) July 23, 3-7 p.m.; for hunters and non–hunters alike, learn how hunting benefits conservation, including funding, research and population management.
  • Primitive Skills (ages 5-7) August 4, 9-11 a.m.; learn primitive outdoor skills, including building shelters, tracking and trapping wildlife, and building fires without matches.
  • Primitive Skills (ages 8-12) August 5-6, 9 a.m. to noon; this two-day program will cover primitive outdoor skills, including trapping and tracking wildlife, fire-building, orienteering, and building shelters.
  • Turtle Tracking (families) August 20, 8:30-11 a.m.; learn about eastern box turtles in North Carolina, and how Wildlife Commission staff tracks turtles and other critters using radio telemetry equipment.
  • Primitive Skills (13-adult) August 21, 3-7 p.m.; learn primitive outdoor skills, including tracking and trapping wildlife and survival skills.

Sign up online here.

The Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education is one of four learning centers operated by the Wildlife Commission. The Centennial Campus Center is located on the first floor of the Wildlife Commission headquarters at 1751 Varsity Drive on N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh. 

For more information or to preregister, contact Education Specialist Justin Mercer at 919-707-0207 or justin.mercer@ncwildlife.org.

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Justin Mercer
919-707-0207
justin.mercer@ncwildlife.org
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