RALEIGH, N.C. — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the Quality Deer Management Association are offering introductory deer hunting seminars across the state in September.

The free seminars, which will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., are designed for new and experienced hunters. Topics will include deer biology, hunting methods, equipment and clothing, as well as field care of deer, processing and easy-to-follow recipes.

A question-and-answer session, along with a brief overview of hunter recruitment, retention and re-activation initiatives, will conclude each seminar.

Dates and locations are:

  • Sept. 15N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education, Wake County1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27606GPS coordinates: 35.774523, -78.678146Note: If seating capacity is exceeded for this workshop, an additional workshop will be held on Oct. 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the same location.
  • Sept. 16Pitt County Extension Center, Pitt County430 Government Circle, Suite 2, Greenville, N.C. 27834GPS coordinates: 35.638284, -77.360689

 

  • Sept. 17Mayo Lake Park, Person County1013 Neal’s Store Road, Roxboro, N.C. 27574GPS coordinates: 36.479987, -78.876243

 

  • Sept. 21Hunting Creek Preserves, Iredell County300 North Meadow Road, Harmony, N.C. 28634GPS coordinates: 36.017406, -80.745357
  • Sept. 22Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center, Buncombe County45 Research Drive, Mills River, N.C. 28759GPS coordinates: 35.424879, -82.560748
  • Sept. 23Cumberland County Extension Center, Cumberland County301 E. Mountain Drive, Fayetteville, N.C. 28306GPS coordinates: 35.012639, -78.893928
  • Sept. 24McDowell Technical Community College, McDowell CountyBuilding #11-Cedar Auditorium54 College Drive, Marion, N.C. 28752GPS coordinates: 35.656312, -81.962436
  • Sept. 28Union County Extension Center, Union County3230-D Presson Road, Monroe, N.C. 28112 GPS coordinates: 34.979589, -80.473963
  • Sept. 29Allen Brothers Hunting Preserve, Bladen County3062 Cabbage Road, Bladenboro, N.C. 28320  GPS coordinates: 34.609342, -78.799995
  • Sept. 30Bass Pro Shops, Cabarrus County8181 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord, N.C. 28027GPS coordinates: 35.367147, -80.718964

“Prior to 2015, the Wildlife Commission held this series of hunting seminars only at our education centers,” said Walter “Deet” James, the Commission’s hunting heritage biologist. “Because they were such a huge success and filled up almost immediately, we wanted to offer them in other parts of the state to bring awareness of conservation and wildlife-associated recreation to a greater proportion of North Carolinians and also to help us better understand barriers to participation.”

Online pre-registration for the deer hunting seminars is required. Contact James at 919-707-0059 orwalter.james@ncwildlife.org for more information. Visit www.ncwildlife.org/hunting and click on the “What to Hunt” link for information about deer and deer hunting in North Carolina. 

About the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

Since 1947, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has been dedicated to the conservation and sustainability of the state’s fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use, and public input. The Commission is the state regulatory agency responsible for the enforcement of fishing, hunting, trapping and boating laws and provides programs and opportunities for wildlife-related educational, recreational and sporting activities. To learn more, visit www.ncwildlife.org.

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