Raleigh-area hunters and would-be hunters will get an extra chance to take a free deer hunting seminar.
When the Sept. 15 session filled, an Oct. 6 date was added to the schedule of free introductory deer hunting seminars being offered by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the Quality Deer Management Association.
The 6:30-8:30 p.m. seminar will be held at the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education, 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh.
The seminars are open to new or experienced hunters and cover topics including equipment, clothing, biology, hunting methods, venison processing and recipes.
The remaining seminars will be held Sept. 17 at Mayo Lake Park in Roxboro in Person County; Sept. 21, Harmony, Iredell County; Sept. 22, Mills River, Buncombe County; Sept. 23, Fayetteville, Cumberland County; Sept. 24, Marion, McDowell County; Sept. 28, Monroe, Union County; Sept. 29, Bladenboro, Bladen County; Sept. 30, Concord, Cabarrus County.
Register online at www.ncwildlife.org/Learning/SkillsBasedSeminars.
For questions, contact Walter “Deet” James at 919-707-0059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hunting and Fishing Day: The Wake County Wildlife Club, which conducts the Dixie Deer Classic at the State Fairgrounds each winter, will provide a tree stand safety instruction 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 26 during National Hunting and Fishing Day Wildlife Expo activities at Lake Wheeler Park in Raleigh.
Also Sept. 26, the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold Jakes Day starting at 9 a.m. at Rose Hill Farm in Nashville, and a Wildlife Expo will be held 9 a.m-2 p.m. at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville.
Find additional free or low-fee events at www.ncwildlife.org/nhfd.
Bike ride: The 17th Mountains to Coast bicycle ride will cover more than 400 miles, starting Sept. 26 in Waynesville and passing through Shelby, Concord and Southern Pines before ending Oct. 3 at Oak Island south of Wilmington.
Cyclists can pedal the full route or shorter options through Cycle North Carolina, part of N.C. Amateur Sports in Durham. Go to cyclenorthcarolina.org.
Meeting: The land use and access committee will meet at 1-5 p.m. Sept. 22 in the fifth floor commission room at N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission headquarters, 1751 Varsity Drive in Raleigh. Learn more at www.ncwildlife.org.
Boating course: The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Cary Flotilla will conduct its one-day About Boating Safely course at 8 a.m-4:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Nationwide Insurance Service Center, 4401 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. Materials cost $35. Register in advance by contacting Ron Sanders at 919-781-5917 or email@example.com.
Comment due: Sept. 28 is the deadline for submitting written comments to the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission on proposed kingfish and inter-jurisdictional fishery management plan information updates.
The proposed updates can be found on the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ website at: portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/fmps-under-development.
Send news and announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boggess: email@example.com Twitter: @Boggess