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By NCWRC blogger on 7/15/2013 10:43 AM
The second Wednesday of each month ushers in a low budget but high impact program the folks at the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center started over four years ago. We started out by opening the gate to a handful of Wounded Warriors who did not have a suitable place or the equipment to learn the mechanics of fly fishing. A little networking with Ft. Bragg’s Warrior Transition Battalion and Womack Army Medical Center revealed that any kind of fishing was great therapy for soldiers with obvious and not-so-obvious challenges related to the rigors of war. We have since expanded the invitation to anyone with a military connection to include active duty,reserves, National Guard, retired military, VA card holders or N.C. Handicapped Sportsmen and their family members. Show up between the...

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