Free Deer Hunting Seminars Held Throughout North Carolina in September

RALEIGH, NC Sept. 4, 2015 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the Quality Deer Management Association are offering introductory deer hunting seminars across the state in September.

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission - NCWRCThe free seminars, which will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., are designed for new and experienced hunters. Topics will include deer biology, hunting methods, equipment and clothing, as well as field care of deer, processing and easy-to-follow recipes.

A question-and-answer session, along with a brief overview of hunter recruitment, retention and re-activation initiatives, will conclude each seminar.


Dates and locations are:

  • Sept. 15
    N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education, Wake County
    1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27606
    GPS coordinates: 35.774523, -78.678146

    Note: If seating capacity is exceeded for this workshop, an additional workshop will be held on Oct. 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the same location.

  • Sept. 16
    Pit County Extension Center, Pitt County
    430 Government Circle, Suite 2, Greenville, N.C. 27834
    GPS coordinates: 35.638284, -77.360689
  • Sept. 17
    Mayo Lake Park, Person County
    1013 Neal’s Store Road, Roxboro, N.C. 27574
    GPS coordinates: 36.479987, -78.876243
  • Sept. 21
    Hunting Creek Preserves, Iredell County
    300 North Meadow Road, Harmony, N.C. 28634
    GPS coordinates: 36.017406, -80.745357
  • Sept. 22
    Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center, Buncombe County
    45 Research Drive, Mills River, N.C. 28759
    GPS coordinates: 35.424879, -82.560748
  • Sept. 23
    Cumberland County Extension Center, Cumberland County
    301 E. Mountain Drive, Fayetteville, N.C. 28306
    GPS coordinates: 35.012639, -78.893928
  • Sept. 24
    McDowell Technical Community College, McDowell County Building #11-Cedar Auditorium
    54 College Drive, Marion, N.C. 28752
    GPS coordinates: 35.656312, -81.962436
  • Sept. 28
    Union County Extension Center, Union County
    3230-D Presson Road, Monroe, N.C. 28112
    GPS coordinates: 34.979589, -80.473963
  • Sept. 29
    Allen Brothers Hunting Preserve, Bladen County
    3062 Cabbage Road, Bladenboro, N.C. 28320
    GPS coordinates: 34.609342, -78.799995
  • Sept. 30
    Bass Pro Shops, Cabarrus County
    8181 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord, N.C. 28027
    GPS coordinates: 35.367147, -80.718964

“Prior to 2015, the Wildlife Commission held this series of hunting seminars only at our education centers,” said Walter “Deet” James, the Commission’s hunting heritage biologist. “Because they were such a huge success and filled up almost immediately, we wanted to offer them in other parts of the state to bring awareness of conservation and wildlife-associated recreation to a greater proportion of North Carolinians and also to help us better understand barriers to participation.”

Online pre-registration for the deer hunting seminars is required. Contact James at 919-707-0059 or for more information. Visit the hunting page and click on the “What to Hunt” link for information about deer and deer hunting in North Carolina.