on Sep 16, 2013 10:27 AM • Views 4093

Ready, aim, fire! Pellet range with expert instruction.

Media Contact: Beth Gunn

RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 16, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is partnering with Raleigh Parks and Recreation to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day at Lake Wheeler Park on Sept. 28, with numerous free, family activities.

Scheduled activities include demonstrations of outdoor cooking, hands-on archery lessons, learning fishing skills, marksmanship and safety on an air rifle range, and various live animal exhibits. It is one of seven events hosted or supported by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission in celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day in North Carolina 2013.

All activities are free, including:        

  • Air rifle range
  • Archery
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Falconry
  • Reptiles
  • Birds of prey
  • Mountain man camp
  • Tree stand safety
  • Fishing
  • Face painting
  • Outdoor survival
  • Indian hunting and fishing heritage

Lake Wheeler Park is located at 6404 Lake Wheeler Road. Events begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. Contact Lake Wheeler Park staff at 919-662-5704.

National Hunting and Fishing Day, formalized by Congress in 1971, was created by the National Shooting Sports Foundation to celebrate conservation successes of hunters and anglers. Hunting, fishing and related activities directly support upwards of 29,000 jobs in North Carolina.

Partners and sponsors of the National Hunting and Fishing Day event at Lake Wheeler Park include Raleigh Parks and Recreation, Wake County Wildlife Club, Quality Deer Management Association, American Wildlife Refuge, National Wild Turkey Federation, NCSU Student Fisheries Society, Falconers Guild, Ducks Unlimited, and N.C. Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.