RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 11, 2017) – On Sept. 23, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host or support six family-friendly outdoor skills events to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day. The events, most of which are free, offer activities and exhibits that highlight the state’s rich hunting, fishing and wildlife conservation heritage.
Activities and exhibits vary for each event; however, all provide opportunities for participants to improve their outdoor skills and increase their knowledge of wildlife in North Carolina. Event locations and times are:
John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. The Wildlife Expo, which is free, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A few activities include: air rifle shooting, fishing, kayaking, a live animal display, fishing lure making and more. Participants can pre-register online or show up the day of event. For more information, contact Thomas Carpenter, center director, at 910-868-5003.
Two additional events, where Commission staff is assisting, are:
This year, Richard Childress, NHFD’s Honorary Chairman, is asking hunters and anglers to help create the next generation of conservationists by participating in a new NHFD challenge, “Take the Pledge.” By “pledging” to take someone hunting, fishing or target shooting from Aug. 14 through Sept. 23, 2017, participants will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a Richard Childress Racing VIP race weekend package or the Ultimate Outdoor Experience. Visit www.nhfday.org for more information.
National Hunting Fishing Day occurs every fourth Saturday in September and is a nationwide grassroots effort that promotes outdoor sports and wildlife conservation. Visit the Commission’s National Hunting and Fishing Day page for more information on events, including activities, demonstration and exhibits.
Jodie B. Owen
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