Media Contact: Carolyn Rickard, Public Information Officer
RALEIGH, N.C. (August 19, 2010) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has dozens of opportunities in the 2010-11 season for mentors to take a youth hunting.
This season’s Permit Hunting Opportunities include unique opportunities such as hunting deer in the Mountain Island State Forest or hunting waterfowl at the Currituck Sound. Youth hunts are for new hunters younger than 16 accompanied by a licensed adult. Youth/adult hunts allow the adult and youth to hunt together as a party.
"Our youth and youth/adult permit hunts are an excellent opportunity to mentor a new hunter this season," said Deet James. "And, now is the perfect time to become a hunting mentor by signing up for our "Hats On!" mentoring campaign.”
Hunters who sign up to mentor a novice – youth or adult – will receive a free hat and bumper sticker. The campaign registration period ends Nov. 1, and supplies are limited.
For more information on permit hunting opportunities, mentoring, or to sign up for the Hats On! campaign, visit www.ncwildlife.org.