RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 27, 2013) — Join the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission tomorrow as we celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by hosting or supporting seven, family-friendly events that highlight our state’s extraordinary hunting and fishing heritage and wildlife conservation efforts throughout the years.
All events are free with the exception of the Greenwing event at Mackay Island, which costs $25 and includes a rod and reel combo, bait, t-shirt and a Greenwing membership.
Activities vary at each event and include:
- Fishing, with bait and tackle provided
- Shooting a bow and arrow, and pellet rifles with qualified instructors
- Observing live animals, such as reptiles, amphibians and birds of prey
- Cooking over a campfire — and tasting the results
- Identifying aquatic insects
- And much more
Event times and locations are below. For additional information on each event, including directions and a list of activities, visit the National Hunting and Fishing Day page.
Piedmont: Lake Wheeler Park, 6404 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh, coordinated by the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Coast: Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education at the Currituck Heritage Park, 1160 Village Lane, Corolla, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Coastal Plain: John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, 7489 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Mountains: Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, 1401 Fish Hatchery Road, Pisgah Forest near Brevard, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Commission staff and volunteers will assist at three events coordinated by our conservation partners:
National Wild Turkey Federation, Tar River Chapter’s 11th Annual Jakes Day at Rose Hill Farm, 3815 Rose Hill Lane, Nashville, beginning at 9 a.m.
Ducks Unlimited, Greenwing Event at Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge, 615 South Knotts Island Road, beginning at 8 a.m. with $25 pre-registration required.
Roanoke-ChowanWildlife Club, Hunting and Fishing Day, 126 Hare’s Mill Road, Winton, 10 a.m. –3 p.m.