Space remains in seven deer hunting seminars, as well as two deer processing seminars, being offered by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and conservation partners across the state this fall.

All seminars are free. Pre-registration is required and participants must register online.

Deer Hunting Seminars

The Commission and Quality Deer Management Association will hold the deer hunting seminars from 6 to 8:30 p.m., which are designed for new and experienced hunters. Topics will include deer biology, hunting methods and equipment, as well as field care of deer, processing and easy-to-follow recipes. Pre-registration is required and participants must register online.  

A question-and-answer session, along with a brief overview of hunter R3 (recruitment, retention and re-activation) initiatives, will conclude each seminar.

Dates and locations are:

Sept. 6

Bass Pro Shops, Cabarrus County

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

GPS coordinates: 35.367147, -80.718964

 

Sept. 12

Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center, Buncombe County

45 Research Drive, Mills River, N.C. 28759

GPS coordinates: 35.424879, -82.560748

Sept. 13

N.C. State University Engineering Building II (EBII), Wake County

Classroom 1025

3114 Engineering Building II

890 Oval Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27606

GPS coordinates: (35.772173, -78.674353)

 

Sept. 19

Forsyth County Extension Center, Forsyth County

1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27105

GPS coordinates: (36.128816, -80.225864)

 

Sept. 20

Cumberland County Extension Center, Cumberland County

301 E. Mountain Drive, Fayetteville, N.C. 28306

GPS coordinates: 35.012639, -78.893928

 

Sept. 21

N.C. Bowhunters Club House, Guilford County

6053 Rock Quarry Rd., McLeansville, N.C. 27301

GPS coordinates: (36.117645, -79.621775)

 

Sept. 29

Brunswick County Extension Center, Brunswick County

25 Referendum Dr., Bolivia, N.C. 28422

GPS coordinates: (34.056713, -78.165797)

 

Deer Processing Seminars

The Commission and the N.C. Wildlife Federation will hold the “Practical Deer Processing, From Field to Freezer” seminars from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Seminars will feature video demonstrations and tips from the experts on how to process a deer from field to freezer. Topics include field dressing, taxidermy, skinning, safe meat handling and basic home processing.

Dates and locations are:

Sept. 27

Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education

1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27606

GPS coordinates: 35.774523, -78.678146

Oct. 4

John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center

7489 Raeford Road

Fayetteville, N.C. 28304

GPS coordinates: 35.031325, -79.038839

For more information on the seminars, contact Walter “Deet” James at 919-707-0059 or walter.james@ncwildlife.org. Visit www.ncwildlife.org/hunting and click on the “What to Hunt” link for information about deer and deer hunting in North Carolina.