RALEIGH, N.C. (Nov. 19, 2019) — As duck season continues across the state, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission urges waterfowl hunters to share their boat with someone new to hunting.
“North Carolina has a rich tradition of waterfowl hunting, and mentoring someone new to hunting is a great way to pass along that tradition,” said Chet Clark, the Commission’s recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) manager. “Sharing your knowledge through guiding a new waterfowl hunter is rewarding and can be a life-changing experience.”
While mentoring a new hunter, it’s important to remember the Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ campaign and share basic safety precautions while hunting from a vessel.
“Boat accidents and hypothermia can occur quickly, and mentors should make sure that everyone who boards the vessel wears a personal floatation device,” said Clark. “Small precautions can be life-saving in the event of a boating accident.”
The Commission also reminds hunters:
The Commission has set dates, bag limits and applicable regulations for the 2019-2020 waterfowl seasons, with tundra swan (by permit only), duck and geese hunting. For additional information on waterfowl hunting, visit ncwildlife.org/hunting or call 1-800-675-0263.