on Sep 16, 2010 12:00 AM • Views 3151
Media Contact: BB Gillen, Outdoors Skills Coordinator
(919) 218-3638
bb.gillen@ncwildlife.org

RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 16, 2010) – A special deer hunting opportunity near New Bern is available for youth through the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

The hunt will be held Dec. 4 at the Weyerhaeuser-Cool Springs Environmental Education Center between Vanceboro and New Bern on U.S. 17.

To be eligible for the hunt, a youth must be between 12 and 16 years old and have successfully completed a hunter education course.

“Part of the Permit Hunting Opportunities, this deer hunt will provide participants with the opportunity for an enjoyable and memorable outdoor experience while introducing them to safe and responsible hunting,” said BB Gillen, outdoor skills coordinator for the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

The cost is $5 per youth hunter and the deadline to purchase a permit is Nov. 19. Permits can be purchased at any Wildlife Service Agent location or by phone at (888) 248-6834. Please specify Item # 8525.

During the hunt, the youth must be accompanied by a licensed adult (the adult is not allowed to hunt and does not need a permit). Both the youth and adult must attend an orientation on Nov. 20.

For more information, contact BB Gillen at bb.gillen@ncwildlife.org or call (919) 218-3638 or (919) 894-3996. Information on this and other permit hunt opportunities are available online at http://www.ncwildlife.org/License/Permit_Hunts.htm