Seminars will be held in March
With deer and duck seasons behind us, North Carolina hunters are looking forward to bagging a gobbler beginning next month. The youth season runs April 6 — 12, followed by the statewide season April 13 — May 11.
To help hunters prepare for the season, the NCWRC and NWTF are offering 11 free turkey hunting seminars throughout the state this month. Seminar speakers will cover a wide range of topics, including turkey biology, the use of calls and decoys, selecting the right firearms and ammo, and even cooking techniques.
Walter “Deet” James, the NCWRC hunting heritage biologist, said hunters of all skill levels are welcome to attend. He expects new hunters with little knowledge of turkey hunting to get the most from the clinics.
“Since 2015, the National Wild Turkey Federation has partnered with us to offer these seminars to increase participation in hunting while also maintaining conservation of wildlife and their habitats. Although open to all skill levels, this ‘all-in-one’ seminar is specifically created for those who are interested in turkey hunting, but don’t know how to get started. It’s especially suited for people who lack an existing hunting mentor,” said James.
While the seminars are free, attendees must pre-register by visiting https://www.ncwildlife.org/Learning/Skills-Based-Seminars.
The dates and locations are as follows:
Craven County Extension Center
300 Industrial Dr., New Bern, N.C. 28562
Onslow County Extension Center
4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville, N.C. 28540
Forsyth County Extension Center
1450 Fairchild Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27105
N.C. State University
3114 Engineering Building II, Classroom 1025
890 Oval Dr., Raleigh, N.C. 27606
Brunswick County Extension Center Building N
25 Referendum Dr., Bolivia, N.C. 28422
Richmond County Extension Center
123 Carolina St., Rockingham, N.C. 28379
Caldwell County Extension Center – Suite 1
120 Hospital Ave., Lenoir, N.C. 28645
Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center
455 Research Dr., Mills River, N.C. 28759
Bass Pro Shops
8181 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord, N.C. 28027
Guilford County Extension Center
3309 Burlington Rd., Greensboro, N.C. 27405
Cumberland County Extension Center
301 E. Mountain Dr., Fayetteville, N.C. 28306