The N.C. Bowhunters Association will holds its 22nd convention and 3-D hunters shoot March 28-30 inside the Kerr Scott Building at the N.C. State Fairgrounds complex in Raleigh.

The convention will feature outdoors products vendors, displays and seminars. Bow hunters who bring a deer, bear or other animal to be scored by Pope&Young or Boone-and-Crockett scoring methods will be admitted free.

The NCBA's executive council awards will be presented Friday night, starting at 6 p.m., while the 2007 NCBA awards banquet is scheduled to begin Saturday night at 6 p.m. Tickets for the awards banquet will be available only by reservation at a cost of $20 (under-12 children admitted free). The awards banquet will feature a dinner, the awards program, a hunt raffle, silent auction and door prizes. To purchase Saturday night NCBA awards banquet tickets, contact Deann Stone at (919) 477-7184 or email

Friday hours will be 4-8 p.m. while Saturday and Sunday hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Single admission tickets at the door are $3 while couples' admission is $5. Youths less than 16 years old will be admitted free with a paying adult.

For public or vendors information call (336) 643-4455 or (704) 397-2210.

To find out more about on-site camping at the fairgrounds or local motels with special rates, please e-mail

The NCBA web site is at