National Hunting and Fishing Day Comes to North Carolina
All four of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s education centers will host and participate in National Hunting and Fishing Day events:
John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville will hold a wildlife expo for youth. For more information, call Kris Smith at (910) 868-5003.
Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh will also hold a wildlife expo. For more information, call Beth Gunn at (919) 707-0205.
Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in Corolla will be a part of a Ducks Unlimited Greenwings youth event at Mackay Island Wildlife Refuge. For more information, call Sharon Meade at (252) 453-0221 ext. 8.
Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education near Brevard will hold a fly-fishing seminar, demonstrations and falconry exhibit. For more information, call Emilie Johnson at (828) 877-4423
But National Hunting and Fishing Day is just a one-day example of year-round efforts by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, which offers free hunter education courses, Becoming an Outdoor-Woman workshops, youth hunts, disabled sportsmen and mobility impaired opportunities, and a fishing tackle loaner program.
“National Hunting and Fishing Day is an appropriate way to honor the countless men and women who continually contribute their time and resources to conservation efforts nationwide,” said Walter “Deet” James, the Hunting Heritage Biologist for the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. “It is also an exceptional chance for those who do not currently hunt or fish to envision what they might be missing – hunting and fishing are excellent opportunities for getting close to nature, family, and friends in the outdoors.”
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.
For more information on N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission wildlife and fishing education centers, hunter education programs and what it takes to become a North Carolina sportsman, go to click here. For more information on National Hunting and Fishing Day, visit www.nhfday.org.