The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the N.C. Wildlife Federation are offering four free deer hunting and processing seminars in Raleigh and Fayetteville in September.
The “Introduction to Deer Hunting” and the “Practical Deer Processing: From Field to Freezer” seminars are ideal for novice hunters, although hunters and their mentees are encouraged to attend. Topics at the deer hunting seminars include whitetail habits and habitats, scouting techniques, essential equipment, tree stand safety, effective shot placement, tracking techniques and field dressing. Topics at the deer processing seminar include field dressing, taxidermy, skinning, safe meat handling and basic home processing.
Seminars will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Locations and dates are:
Sept. 5, 2017 (Introduction to Deer Hunting)
Sept. 12, 2017 (Practical Deer Processing: From Field to Freezer)
N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission-First Floor Auditorium
1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh (GPS coordinates: 35.774644, -78.678345)
Sept. 7, 2017 (Introduction to Deer Hunting)
Sept. 21, 2017 (Practical Deer Processing: From Field to Freezer)
John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center
7489 Raeford Road, Fayetteville (GPS coordinates: 35.031325, -79.038839)
Pre-registration is required and participants must register online. For more information, contact Walter “Deet” James at 919-707-0059 (office); 984-202-1387 (mobile) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Commission and the Federation are conducting these seminars as part of the Federation’s “Farmers and Communities Manage Deer” program, which promotes effective deer management through hunting and sustainable use of harvested wild game. More information about the program can be found on the Federation’s website.
Visit www.ncwildlife.org/hunting and click on the “What to Hunt” link for information about deer and deer hunting in North Carolina.