Eastern Wake: Sports

Sports Briefs: Jan. 18

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Fly fishing clinics planned

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer four basic fly-fishing clinics Jan. 17 and 31, and Feb. 14 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center ponds in Fayetteville. The Wildlife Commission designed the clinics for participants who have limited or no experience fly fishing. Instructors will teach the basics of fly-casting. They also will teach multiple fly-casting techniques, including on-the-water instruction. Two additional clinics for Boy Scouts who want to earn fly-fishing merit badges are scheduled for Feb. 28 and March 14. Clinics are limited to 30 people each, and registration at www.ncwildlife.org/learning is required. A registration fee of $5 for each participant will be collected the morning of the clinic by the Fayetteville Cumberland County Parks and Recreation Department. For more info, 910-868-5003 or kris.smith@ncwildlife.org.

Youth-only waterfowl hunt

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has a limited number of permits remaining for a special youth-only waterfowl hunt on Jan. 31 on Currituck Sound. The cost is $5 per youth hunter and the deadline to purchase a permit is close of business, Jan. 15. Permits can be purchased at any wildlife service agent location, online at www.ncwildlife.org or by calling 1-888-248-6834. The hunt is for ages 12-15. Youth hunters must hold hunter education certification to participate in this permit hunt. During the hunt, the youth must be accompanied by a licensed adult. The adult is not allowed to hunt and does not need a permit. Both the youth and accompanying adult must attend a mandatory orientation session on Jan. 30. The check-in, dinner, and orientation will be held Jan. 30 – one day before the hunt – at the Hampton Lodge on Waterlily Road in Coinjock. The Currituck Waterfowl Association will provide boats, life vests, decoys and guides for the hunt. Youth hunters must bring their own shotguns and steel shot. Info: B.B. Gillen at 919-218-3638 or bb.gillen@ncwildlife.org.

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