Wildlife Commission Offers Waterfowl Hunting Opportunity for Youth January 31st

By / Fishing / Monday, 22 December 2014 05:00

COINJOCK, N.C. (Dec. 12, 2014) — 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, or by calling 1-888-248-6834.
The hunt is for youth between 12-15 years old. 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. “All participants are provided guidance and assistance every step of the way,” said BB Gillen, the Wildlife Commission’s outdoor skills coordinator. “Youth and adults always have fun and learn — and typically are successful — at these events. This hunt in particular has been one of the most popular and successful waterfowl hunts for youth in North Carolina.”
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.
“This is a unique opportunity for kids to experience an awesome waterfowl hunting tradition and meet an outstanding group of volunteers who will work hard to provide a good time and a good hunting experience,” Gillen said. “The Currituck Waterfowl Association has been partnering with the Wildlife Commission for years to provide the guides, boats, decoys, staffing — the whole shooting match. I commend them for their outstanding conservation efforts.”
For more information on this youth hunt, contact BB Gillen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 919-218-3638. The Wildlife Commission provides permit hunting opportunities across the state. These hunts allow for managed participation, provide opportunities for special areas and include special hunting opportunities for youth and persons with disabilities.

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