on Sep 18, 2012 02:03 PM • Views 3957

National Hunting and Fishing Day events, scheduled for this Saturday, offer plenty of outdoor activities the whole family can enjoy. Visit the Commission's Facebook page for a slideshow of National Hunting and Fishing Day events held last year.

Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen

RALEIGH,N.C. (Sept. 18, 2012) — Looking something fun to do this Saturday that the whole family can enjoy? If so, make plans to attend one of eight, free* outdoor events hosted or supported by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission in celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day.

Interactive activities and demonstrations vary for each event, but all provide unique opportunities for participants of all ages and abilities to connect with nature and test their outdoors skills. A few of the activities include:

  • Fishing
  • Archery
  • Air rifle marksmanship
  • Cooking over an outdoor fire
  • Kayaking
  • Seeing live animals, like snakes, frogs, hawks, eagles and other birds of prey

Check out our  National Hunting and Fishing Day in NorthCarolina page for more details on each event, including a list of activities and demonstrations planned, times and directions.

The Wildlife Commission celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day annually on the fourth Saturday in September with generous assistance from conservation partners such as the N.C. Wildlife Federation, Wake County Wildlife Club, Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, the N.C .Bowhunters Association and many others.

National Hunting and Fishing Day is a one-day example of the year-round efforts by the Wildlife Commission to educate and involve people in hunting,fishing and other wildlife-related activities. Visit our Learning page for more information on the many free outdoor-learning opportunities offered by the Wildlife Commission.

* All events are free and open to the public, with the exception of the two Greenwing fishing events, which charge a fee that covers the cost of a rod and reel, T-shirt, goody bag and a one-year Greenwing membership.