on Oct 31, 2012 08:43 AM • Views 5229

Sophie Davis, 13, of Penrose, N.C. after a successful Wildlife Commission youth hunt.

Media Contact: BB Gillen
919-218-3638
bb.gillen@ncwildlife.org

RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 31, 2012) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering a special youth-only deer hunting opportunity on Dec. 8 near New Bern. The hunt is limited to 15 youth, between 12 and 16 years old, on a first-come, first-served basis with pre-registration required.

All hunting will take place at the Weyerhaeuser-Cool Springs Environmental Education Center on U.S. 17 between Vanceboro and New Bern.

To be eligible, participants must have completed a hunter education course successfully. 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 accompanying adult must attend an orientation session on Dec. 1.

“Guidance and assistance is provided every step of the way,” said BB Gillen, the Wildlife Commission’s outdoor skills coordinator who will lead the hunt. “Youth and adults always have fun and typically are successful at these events.”

The cost is $5 per youth hunter and the deadline to purchase a permit is close of business, Nov. 30. Permits can be purchased at any Wildlife Service Agent location or by calling 1-888-248-6834.

For more information on this youth hunt, contact BB Gillen at bb.gillen@ncwildlife.org or 919- 218-3638. For information on the wide variety of permit hunt opportunities offered by the Commission, including special hunting opportunities for people with disabilities, click here.