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Wildlife Commission To Celebrate National Hunting And Fishing Day – Pisgah Forest NC


The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 28 with special events and an urgent message to get more people involved in the outdoors.

The commission is hosting four family-oriented events and assisting three others that highlight the state’s extraordinary hunting and fishing heritage that has supported remarkable conservation efforts through the years. Through interactive activities and demonstrations, participants can connect with nature and learn outdoor skills.

Some of the activities, which vary for each event, include:

• Fishing, with bait and tackle provided.

• Shooting archery and pellet rifles with qualified instructors.

• Observing live animals, such as reptiles, amphibians and raptors.

• Cooking over a campfire — and tasting the results.

• Learning about North Carolina’s hunting and fishing heritage.

Gov. Pat McCrory has proclaimed Sept. 28 as Hunting and Fishing Day in North Carolina. National Hunting and Fishing Day was created by the National Shooting Sports Found-ation to celebrate conservation successes of hunters and anglers. In addition to providing healthy lifestyles and maintaining conservation efforts, hunting and fishing activities support upwards of 29,000 jobs in North Carolina.

“This is a perfect opportunity to increase awareness of hunting, fishing, and other wildlife-related skills, and to highlight the important role that hunters and anglers have played in conserving our natural resources,” said Margaret Martin, the commission’s field outreach manager and the state’s National Hunting and Fishing Day coordinator. “Day-in, day-out, the Wildlife Commission takes active steps to involve people in hunting, fishing and wildlife-watching. National Hunting and Fishing Day is a fun way to honor the contributions of the many conservationists who hunt and fish.”

Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, 1401 Fish Hatchery Road, Pisgah Forest near Brevard, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call (828) 877-4423.


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