on Oct 07, 2013 03:25 PM • Views 7505

BB Gillen, outdoor skills coordinator on the left, and Adam Hoffman, 12, of Catawba, with his nice 11-pointer taken in a recent youth hunt.

Media Contact: BB Gillen

RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 7, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has a limited number of permits remaining for a special youth-only deer hunt on Dec. 14 near New Bern.

The cost is $5 per youth hunter and the deadline to purchase a permit is close of business, Nov. 22. Permits can be purchased at any Wildlife Service Agent location, online at www.ncwildlife.org or by calling 1-888-248-6834.

The hunt is for youth between 12 to 15 years old. All hunting will take place at the Weyerhaeuser-Cool Springs Environmental Education Center, located off U.S. 17 between Vanceboro and New Bern.

To be eligible, participating youth must have completed a hunter education course. During the hunt, the youth must be accompanied by a licensed adult. The adult is not allowed to hunt and does not need a permit. Both the youth and accompanying adult must attend a mandatory orientation session on Dec. 7.

“All participants are provided guidance and assistance every step of the way,” said BB Gillen, the Wildlife Commission’s outdoor skills coordinator who will lead the hunt. “Youth and adults always have fun and learn and typically are successful at these events.”

For more information on this youth hunt, contact BB Gillen at bb.gillen@ncwildlife.org or 919-218-3638.

The Wildlife Commission provides permit hunting opportunities across the state. These hunts allow for managed participation, provide opportunities for special areas and include special hunting opportunities for youth and persons with disabilities. For more information, click here.