Conserve & Protect
The Blog of N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

Comments to Conserve & Protect blog site are encouraged.
The site is monitored and we ask that all comments:

  • Be respectful and relevant.
  • Do not defame, threaten or otherwise violate the rights, such as privacy, of others.
  • Do not advertise or promote a product or service.
  • Do not violate any applicable laws or regulations, or promote unsafe or illegal actions.

**This is a monitored site and all comments are subject to public records law. Comments made after the close of business, on weekends and holidays will be posted the following work day.

View Blog

Bring on the Competition

Apr 27

Written by:
4/27/2012 7:23 PM  RssIcon

It’s 5:30 p.m. on Friday, and the shooting range is quiet.

So’s the archery range, orienteering course and parking lot, for that matter.

But come 7 a.m. Saturday morning, the situation will change. Here at the Millstone 4-H Center near Ellerbe, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host the 34th annual Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament.

This popular state championship for pre-collegiate shooting sports annually draws participants and spectators from across North Carolina. An estimated 3,000 people are expected to attend this year’s event.

The parking lot will fill with teams from 54 schools across North Carolina, proud parents, siblings and picnic lunches in tow. Students will be ready to take aim with shotguns and bows, and test their wildlife knowledge and orienteering skills.

Long before the students arrive, however, the several dozen volunteers, Hunter Education Instructors, Hunter Education Specialists, officers from the Commission’s Division of Law Enforcement and other agency staff have shown up to make sure the camp is ready for the students. Ranges have been set up. Archery targets sit in a stack, waiting to be used. Sunscreen, water and television scoreboards are readied.

But for now, the trophies sit on a box in the corner of a registration building, waiting. We’re ready.

2 comment(s) so far...

Re: Bring on the Competition

Once again the NCWRC has done an excellent job putting on this event. Thank you.

By David L Ward on   4/30/2012 3:50 PM

Re: Bring on the Competition


By THOMAS LEWIS on   6/7/2012 8:38 PM

Your name:
Add Comment   Cancel 

Recent Entries

Trout Stream Designations Explained
Fanfare Opening for New Foothills Shooting Range
River Birds of North Carolina
Enter Now for a Chance to Win a Fishing Trip of a Lifetime
Yellow Perch Fishing In January by Bob Daw
Prescribed Burns Benefit Wildlife and their Habitats
Alligator Hunting Proposal
Hot Herps Hunting at Cool Springs

Search Blog

You must be logged in and have permission to create or edit a blog.