on Sep 05, 2012 03:15 PM • Views 3808
Media Contact: Carolyn Rickard

FLETCHER, N.C. (Sept. 5) The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will have a family-friendly and fun presence at the 2012 North Carolina Mountain State Fair, Sept. 7–16. 

This year’s exhibit celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Program. Through this program, hunters, anglers and boaters support fish and wildlife management, restoration of species, education and hunter safety and public access on the water and the land. WSFR is the most successful conservation program in history, having pumped more than $258 million into North Carolina projects.

The exhibit will feature some hands-on activities, such as the Commission’s popular laser target range and a “pond” where kids can try their casting skills, as well as the Mobile Aquarium and other exhibits on how money from the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Fund is used to conserve wildlife in North Carolina.

Wildlife Resources Commission biologists, educators and law enforcement officers will be on hand to answer questions or just share information.

The Wildlife Resources Commission exhibit will be open from 3-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Fridaythrough Sunday.

Daily schedules of the Mountain State Fair are available online at www.mountainfair.org, or call (828)687-1414. The fairgrounds are located between Asheville and Hendersonville at the Agriculture Center in Fletcher, N.C., in Henderson County. Take exit 9 from Interstate 26 and look for the fairgrounds across from the Asheville airport.