Registration opened this week for a busy afternoon of activities for young outdoors enthusiasts.
The Franklin County Longbeards and the N.C. State College Chapter are teaming up to host Youth Conservation Day, a National Wild Turkey Federation JAKES event for youths ages 5-17.
The activities take place 1-4 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Perry Family Farm, 768 Stallings Road in Zebulon.
Activities will include hunting, fishing, archery, air rifle shooting, skeet shooting, sportsmanship, safety and wildlife education.
Banquet: The Wilson Chapter of Coastal Conservation Association North Carolina kicks off the nonprofit organization’s fall banquet season Sept. 15 at the Wilson Elks Club. Auctions of fishing trips and merchandise will raise money for coastal conservation in North Carolina. Contact the CCA NC office at 919-781-3474, or go to www.ccanc.org.
Photography: The entry deadline is Monday for the Photos for the Ocean photo contest, which benefits CCA North Carolina. Entry is $10. Topside and underwater photos can be entered at www.photosfortheocean.com.
More photography: Enter by 5 p.m. Thursday in the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’ 12th Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Competition. Go to www.ncwildlife.org/contest.
Awards: Buy your tickets by Friday for the N.C. Wildlife Federation’s 53rd annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards reception and banquet at 6 p.m. Sept. 10 at Embassy Suites RTP in Cary. Tickets cost $35; availability will be limited after Friday. Call 919-833-1923 or go to www.ncwf.org.
Deer processing: Learn to process deer at two free “Practical Deer Processing, From Field to Freezer” seminars being hosted by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the N.C. Wildlife Federation.
The 6-8:30 p.m. programs will be held Sept. 27 at the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education, 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, and Oct. 4. at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, 7489 Raeford Road, Fayetteville. Advance registration is required at www.ncwildlife.org/sbs.
Instruction: Next week marks the start of a series of seven free deer hunting seminars with the Wildlife Resources Commission and the nonprofit Quality Deer Management Association.
For new or advanced hunters, the seminars will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and cover topics such as deer biology, hunting methods and equipment, field care of deer and processing.
The first three seminars will be held Sept. 6, Bass Pro Shops, Concord, Cabarrus County; Sept. 12, Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center, Mills River, Buncombe County; and Sept. 13, N.C. State University, 3114 Engineering Building II, 890 Oval Drive, Raleigh, Wake County.
Registration is required at www.ncwildlife.org/sbs.
Fishing: Applications for vision-impaired participants, volunteers and guides are being accepted for the annual N.C. Lions VIP Fishing Tournament that will be held Oct. 17-19 at sites along the Outer Banks. Lodging, meals and workshops are included. The fees are $85 for VIPs and $100 for sighted. Contact Gwen White at 252-441-4966 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.facebook.com/groups/312080143914.
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