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Wildlife Commission Schedules Free Event on Sept. 23 at Durham County Wildlife Club

Gov. Roy Cooper Proclaims Sept. 23 as National Hunting and Fishing Day in North Carolina

  • 14 September 2017
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MORRISVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 14, 2017) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with Durham County Wildlife club, will hold a free, family-friendly event on Sept. 23, celebrating the important roles hunting and fishing play in North Carolina’s fish and wildlife conservation.

The event, which will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be held at Durham County Wildlife Club, located at 3616 Hopson Road in Morrisville. Coinciding with National Hunting and Fishing Day, Gov. Roy Cooper has proclaimed Sept. 23, 2017 as National Hunting and Fishing Day in North Carolina, recognizing the many and varied social, cultural, economic and ecological benefits of hunting and angling. Read the entire proclamation issued by Cooper today.

During the event, visitors can participate in a variety of activities and exhibits suitable for all ages and skill levels, including outdoor cooking, hands-on lessons in archery, fishing and air rifle shooting, trapping, game recovery and turkey calls.

Other events and demonstrations include:

  • Hunting dogs
  • Boating safety
  • Scat challenge
  • Tree stand safety
  • Wildlife health
  • Hunting tips

No pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Kristopher Smith at 919-707-0206.

National Hunting and Fishing Day occurs every fourth Saturday in September and is a nationwide grassroots effort that promotes outdoor sports and wildlife conservation. This year, Richard Childress, NHFD’s Honorary Chairman, is asking hunters and anglers to help create the next generation of conservationists by participating in a new NHFD challenge, “Take the Pledge.” By “pledging” to take someone hunting, fishing or target shooting from Aug. 14 through Sept. 23, 2017, participants will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a Richard Childress Racing VIP race weekend package or the Ultimate Outdoor Experience.

Media Contact:

Jodie B. Owen
919-707-0187

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