NC Wildlife Resources Commission hosting National Hunting and Fishing Day events

A deer peers through the woods in this undated photo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, the state’s agency mandated to conserve and sustain the state’s fish and wildlife resources, will host two family-friendly events on Saturday, Sept. 24 highlighting NC’s extraordinary hunting and fishing heritage.  

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. 

The two events will take place at the John Lentz Hunter Education Complex in Ellerbe and the Wildlife Expo at the Pechmann Center in Fayetteville. 

Hunting, fishing and related activities directly support upwards of 123,600 wildlife associated jobs in North Carolina according to the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2021.