BURLINGTON, N.C. (Feb. 15, 2011) – Carissa Shelton has joined the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission as the hunter education specialist for the upper Piedmont region. Her duties include providing instruction in hunter ethics and responsibility, conservation and wildlife management, firearms, wildlife identification, survival and first aid, specialty hunting and tree stand safety.
Shelton will serve in District 5, which is made up of Alamance, Rockingham, Orange, Granville, Durham, Person, Caswell, Randolph, Chatham, Lee and Guilford counties.
“I look forward to getting out and working in this community,” Shelton said. “I will work to promote hunting and hunting safety. There are so many misconceptions about what hunting really is, and I think it is important for conservationists to communicate truths and reflect an accurate portrait of hunters and 21st century hunting.”
Shelton, a Clay County native, enjoys deer, duck and smal