Deer Hunting and Processing Seminars Offered in Raleigh, Fayetteville

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the N.C. Wildlife Federation will offer eight free deer hunting and processing seminars in Raleigh and Fayetteville in September and October.

The “Introduction to Deer Hunting” and the “Practical Deer Processing: From Field to Freezer” seminars are intended for individuals who have never hunted or are new to hunting. Experienced hunters are welcome to attend but are encouraged to bring someone new to hunting, whether family, friend or acquaintance.

Topics will include whitetail habits and habitats, scouting techniques, essential equipment, tree stand safety, effective shot placement, tracking techniques and field dressing. Topics at the deer processing seminar will include field dressing, taxidermy, skinning, safe meat handling and basic home processing. These seminars are part of the Federation’s Farmers and Communities Manage Deer program, which promotes effective deer management through hunting and the sustainable use of harvested wild game.

Seminars will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Locations and dates are:

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Headquarters (Auditorium)
1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh
Sept. 10 and Sept. 17 ­­– Introduction to Deer Hunting
Sept. 12 and Sept. 19 – Practical Deer Processing: From Field to Freezer

NCSU Cumberland County Extension Center
301 East Mountain Drive, Fayetteville N.C. 28306
Sept. 25 – Introduction to Deer Hunting
Sept. 26 – Practical Deer Processing: From Field to Freezer

Fort Bragg NCO Academy
A4375 Deglopper Street, Fort Bragg N.C. 28310
NOTE: Special instructions for getting on base can be found on registration page.
Oct. 1 – Introduction to Deer Hunting
Oct. 3 – Practical Deer Processing: From Field to Freezer

Pre-registration is required, and participants must register online. For more information, contact Walter “Deet” James at 919-707-0059 or hunting.heritage@ncwildlife.org.