Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education hosts National Hunting and Fishing Day event
from N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 22 at its Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education with family activities and demonstrations.
Located near Brevard, south of Asheville, the center will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for this free hands-on event. Interactive exhibits and demonstrations include fishing, outdoor cooking, archery, pellet rifle range and more. Inside, the center will screen an award-winning documentary on natural history and wildlife diversity in the mountains. Exhibits include five aquatic habitats with live fish, frogs, salamanders and snakes.
- Scheduled special activities include:
- Fly Fishing Federation exhibit
- Backyard Bass activity
- Tools of Wildlife Management
- Hunt Master blind
- Wildlife Officers and patrol boat
- Fly casting
- Fly tying
- Wild game taste samples
- Outdoor Cooking
- Laser shot
- Trout Unlimited exhibit
- Knife Building
- Inland Fisheries
- N.C. Trappers Association trapping station
- Archery by N.C. Bowhunters Association
- B.B. Gun range by Balsam Grove Sportsman Club
National Hunting and Fishing Day, formalized by Congress in 1971, was created by the National Shooting Sports Foundation to celebrate conservation successes of hunters and anglers. Hunting, fishing and related activities directly support upwards of 29,000 jobs and $818 million in income in North Carolina.
This year’s National Hunting and Fishing Day is noteworthy because it is the culmination of a year-long celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) program. WSFR uses the excise taxes paid by hunters, anglers and boaters to improve hunting, fishing and boating opportunities in North Carolina. Find out more by visiting our WSFR page.
About the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
Since 1947, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has been dedicated to the conservation and sustainability of the state’s fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use, and public input. The Commission is the state regulatory agency responsible for the enforcement of fishing, hunting, trapping and boating laws and provides programs and opportunities for wildlife-related educational, recreational and sporting activities. To learn more, visit http://www.ncwildlife.org.