WNC WILDLIFE DAY

Hosted By: Headwaters Outfitters and The Fish & Wildlife Conservation Council

Saturday, January 9th 2021

Official measurers from North Carolina BowHunters Association and Pope and Young will be on site to measure trophies. You can bring in your harvest for an official record or just for fun from 10am to 3pm. Door prize registration for those brining in animals to be measured. A grand prize for largest buck taken in Transylvania County in 2020 season, measured on Wildlife Day. Event will be Outdoors with Social Distancing.

Due to COVID-19 presentations this year will be virtual.  Tune in on HEADWATERS OUTFITTERS FACEBOOK LIVE and interact with comments or questions. Door prizes drawn each hour for those who tune in. See Below for FACEBOOK LIVE Presentation Line-up. 

Mama Bears Food Truck and the Forks of the River Taproom will be open from 12pm-7pm. 

Headwaters Outfitters is located at the Intersection of Highway 215 and 64 in Rosman NC.  For more details on this event, or if you have a group that would like to participate, please call Jessica or David at 828-877-3106 or email us at avery@comporium.net.  

  • 10AM -3PM, NORTH CAROLINA BOWHUNTERS Association MEASURING DAY. Official measurers from NCBA and Pope and Young will measure legal harvested animals for entries into record books or for hunter’s interest. This year a prize will be awarded to the largest deer score taken in Transylvania County for the 2020 season, any weapon. Big game and small game taken with a bow by a NCBA member can be eligible for the annual awards contest.

    10am – 10:30am, North Carolina Bowhunters Association – District 9 report and discussion. A brief history of NCBA and the benefits of membership and programs. A report on District 9 activities and future plans. Moderated by David Whitmire, NCBA District 9 Rep.

    10:30 am- 11am, FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COUNCIL– History and future. Report on Nantahala / Pisgah Forest Revision Plan. Taking the wildlife habitat issue to the highest level. Moderated by David Whitmire, FWCC Chair

    11am – 12pm, Backcountry Deer Hunting in WNC -Devin Gentry from Brevard has a consistent record of taking deer with his bow on public land in District 9 each season. Listen in on the techniques and gear Devin uses to be able to punch tags each year in NC’s least deer populated district. You can ask questions and we will try to answer as many as possible live.

    12pm – 1pm, Timber Ninja Outdoors- Is a WNC company that offers the serious backcountry hunter a line of lightweight mobile gear to allow hunters to hunt like a Ninja. Folks at TNO will be describing their flagship product carbon fiber climbing sticks, future products, and their outlook on the future for hunters and conservationists. Live questions and answers will be available.

    1pm- 2pm, Adrienne –  will discuss her latest project “Hunting Curious? “ . This project was developed to be an outreach to those who are curious about hunting and eating organic wild game. Adrienne was not raised in a hunting household and her perspectives on her journey to the hunting lifestyle enables her to connect with those wanting to start their own journey. She also has been leader in educating other hunters and the public on habitat issues on our public lands in WNC. Live questions and answers will be available.

    2pm- 3pm, Headwaters Outfitters Guides- open discussion on public water fly fishing. What they feel is the current state and future of our trout waters in WNC. Techniques and gear needed to make the most out of public water fishing. Live questions and answers will be available.

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