Anyone new to hunting or planning to process a deer for the first time will find useful introductions in free courses offered in Raleigh by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.
Working with instructors from the Cape Fear River Branch of the nonprofit Quality Deer Management Association, “we’re just trying to introduce any brand new hunter to bring them to a more comfortable level,” Casey Williams, a commission wildlife education specialist, said Saturday during an educational event at the Wake County Wildlife Club.
“Deer Hunting 101,” scheduled at 6-9 p.m. Sept. 9, will provide introductions to scouting techniques, equipment and deer behavior. “Deer Processing, From Field to Freezer,” scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Sept. 11, will help hunters learn about field dressing and processing techniques, along with taxidermy and cooking.
The courses, which Williams said fill quickly, will be at the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education. Register for one or both. Email email@example.com or call 919-707-0202.
The season will run through Oct. 11, then will resume Nov. 27-Jan. 15. Shooting hours start a half-hour before sunrise and end at sunset. Learn more at www.ncwildlife.org/hunting.
A former Duke baseball and basketball player and Navy veteran, he served as a N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission chairman, N.C. Wildlife Federation president, N.C. Forestry Association director and N.C. Forestry Council chairman. Much honored for his work with 4-H, he also helped National Wild Turkey Federation efforts to build turkey populations.
Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the N.C. Wildlife Federation, 1024 Washington St., Raleigh, NC 27605 or to the National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, Va. 20190. Learn more at www.carterfuneral.net.
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