The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the N.C. Wildlife Federation will offer eight free deer hunting and processing seminars in Raleigh and Fayetteville in September and October.

The “Introduction to Deer Hunting” and the “Practical Deer Processing: From Field to Freezer” seminars are intended for individuals who have never hunted or are new to hunting. Experienced hunters are welcome to attend but are encouraged to bring someone new to hunting, whether family, friend or acquaintance. 

Topics at the deer hunting seminars will 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 will include field dressing, taxidermy, skinning, safe meat handling and basic home processing. 

Seminars will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Locations and dates are:

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Headquarters (Auditorium)
1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh
Sept. 10 and Sept. 17 ­­– Introduction to Deer Hunting

Sept. 12 and Sept. 19 – Practical Deer Processing: From Field to Freezer

NCSU Cumberland County Extension Center
301 East Mountain Drive, Fayetteville N.C. 28306 
Sept. 25 – Introduction to Deer Hunting
Sept. 26 – Practical Deer Processing: From Field to Freezer

Fort Bragg NCO Academy
A4375 Deglopper Street, Fort Bragg N.C. 28310 
NOTE: Special instructions for getting on base can be found on registration page.
Oct. 1 – Introduction to Deer Hunting
Oct. 3 – Practical Deer Processing: From Field to Freezer

Pre-registration is required, and participants must register online at ncwildlife.org/sbs. For more information, contact Walter “Deet” James at 919-707-0059 or hunting.heritage@ncwildlife.org.

The Commission and the Federation will conduct these seminars as part of the Federation’s “Farmers and Communities Manage Deer” program, which promotes effective deer management through hunting and the sustainable use of harvested wild game. For information about deer and deer hunting in North Carolina, visit ncwildlife.org/hunting.

 

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