on Sep 18, 2013 01:26 PM • Views 1446

Fishing is fun for all ages, as seen at a previous National Hunting snd Fishing Day event at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education.

Media Contact: Kelly Ondek
252-453-0221
kelly.ondek@ncwildlife.org

COROLLA, N.C. (Sept. 18, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 28 with family activities at a pair of events — one at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education and the other at Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge.

All activities at the Wildlife Education Center’s event are free, with giveaways for all participants. The schedule of events:

  • 9 a.m. archery for kids with expert supervision and instruction.
  • 11 a.m. fish feeding.
  • 1 p.m.  laser shot target range.
  • 2:30 p.m. family fishing.

“National Hunting and Fishing Day gives us a date on the calendar to recognize the role of sportsmen in conservation, and for the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education to show-off some of the many fun opportunities available outdoors,” said Sharon Meade, the center’s community services coordinator.

The Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education is located at Currituck Heritage Park next to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse and the Whalehead Club in Corolla. For more information, call 252-453-0221.

The Wildlife Commission also will partner with Ducks Unlimited and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for a Greenwings youth event on Sept. 28. This National Hunting and Fishing Day event will be held at nearby Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge. Fishing will be limited to the first 250 participants, ages 4 to 14.

Pre-registration and a $25 fee are required for the Mackay Island day of fishing and outdoor fun. Each participant will receive a rod-and-reel combo, tackle, a T-shirt, a Fish-for-Fun bag and a Greenwing membership. Lunch will be provided for participants and their families.

Mackey Island National Wildlife Refuge is located at 615 South Knotts Island Road. For more information call Sharon Meade at 252-619-0575 or email sharon.meade@ncwildlife.org.

National Hunting and Fishing Day 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.