RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 8, 2011) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a free celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day in North Carolina on Sept. 24, at Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education with family activities and demonstrations.
Located near Brevard, south of Asheville, the center will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for this special event.
National Hunting and Fishing Day, formalized by Congress in 1971, was created to celebrate the conservation achievements of hunters and anglers that benefit all who appreciate wildlife and the outdoors.
Hands-on, interactive exhibits and demonstrations include fishing, outdoor cooking, archery, pellet rifle range, interactive kids' hunt camp, and more. Inside, the center will screen an award-winning documentary on natural history and wildlife diversity of the mountains. Exhibits include five aquatic habitats with live fish, frogs, salamanders and snakes.
Other exhibits include: