The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Ducks Unlimited are offering four waterfowl hunting seminars across the state this month.

The free seminars, which will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., are designed for both new and experienced hunters. However, the focus of the seminar will be on new hunters, so experienced attendees are encouraged to bring someone who is new to hunting. Topics will include waterfowl identification, hunting methods, decoys and calling, firearms and ammunition selection, specialty clothing, and bird cleaning and cooking. Pre-registration is required and participants must register online.  

Dates and locations are:

Oct. 23

Burke County Extension Center, Burke County

130 Ammons Dr., Morganton, N.C. 28655

Oct. 24

Craven County Extension Center, Craven County

300 Industrial Dr., New Bern, N.C. 28562

Oct. 25

Bass Pro Shops, Cabarrus County

8181 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord, N.C. 28027

Oct. 26

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Auditorium, Wake County

1751 Varsity Dr., Raleigh, N.C. 27606

The seminars also provide a forum for Ducks Unlimited to promote its Sportsmen for Tomorrow initiative.

“This is Ducks Unlimited’s second year partnering with the Commission on the Waterfowl Hunting Seminars,” said Justin Aycock, the N.C. youth and education coordinator for the North Carolina chapter of Ducks Unlimited. “Sportsmen for Tomorrow’s goal is to promote youth involvement in the outdoors and conservation. These seminars will engage a new generation of sportsmen, so that we can pass on the waterfowl hunting and conservation tradition.”

Ducks Unlimited’s mission is to conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. For more information on Ducks Unlimited, visit

For more information on the seminars, contact Deet James at 919-707-0059. Visit for information about waterfowl and waterfowl hunting in North Carolina.