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

Headwaters Outfitters and The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Council will host the WNC WILDLIFE DAY, Saturday January 5th.  A day to celebrate, learn and mingle with many sportsman and sportsman groups that hunt, fish and conserve  WNC’s Wildlife. This will be a Free Event. Mamma Bears Food Truck will be on site from 10am-6pm serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.  $ 1.00 of every draft beer purchased at the Forks of the River Taproom will go to the “Bring Back the Pisgah Herd” campaign.

Throughout the day, the NC Bowhunters will be hosting an official measuring day inside the Taproom.  There will be Fly Tying from 2pm-4pm and several guest presenters throughout the day.  Local wildlife and conservation groups will also be on site with informational booths on how you can become more involved with WNC Wildlife.  

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.  

NC Bowhunters Association Measuring Day

10am-3pm in Taproom

  • David Stepp, Bernie Garcarz, Gary Rhodes- Offical Measurers 
  • Pope  & Young Certified Measuring
  • Boone & Crockett Certified Measuring
  • NC Bowhunters Certified Measuring

Presentation Line-Up

In Headwaters Media Room 

  • 11:00PM- US Forest Service 
    • Nantahala Forest Revision Plan and integrating wildlife management into it.
    • Wildlife strategy for the Pisgah Ledge, Bring Back the Pisgah Herd.


    • Learn from an award winning taxidermist on caping deer and how to legally transport your harvest state to state.


    • Grouse hunting in the WNC mountains & Bird Dog Demonstration
  • 3:00PM- USDA Wildlife Management Programs
  • Tyler Ross, US Soil & Water District Director


  • A 101 seminar to start those interested in archery hunting & those who want a look at successful techniques

Presenter Bios: 

  • Brandon BrownWith a lifelong passion for whitetails, starting with pencil sketches as a child to learning taxidermy in 2007. I attended my first taxidermy convention in 2010 and began to gain a stronger interest and a better knowledge of the art. With God setting the perfect standard of true beauty in wildlife, I hope and pray to continue to learn and better my self in the art of taxidermy. Awards Include: 2017 NCTA professional blue ribbon with best of category and peoples choice best of category. 2018 SCAT masters blue ribbon, best of category,PRO one award, QDMA best whitetail, and breakthrough. Owener: Wildlife Creations
  • Tyler Ross hails from Leicester with his wife and their 2 sons. Tyler enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and lives for any chance to take his bow and chase game across the continent. So far, those exploits have gone from here in the Tar Heel State to Ohio, South Carolina, Illinois, Ohio and most recently to Idaho. Tyler works for a local Soil and Water Conservation District as the Director and has been involved in locally led grassroots conservation for almost 7 years.
  • Jason Bowman,  is the owner of O.G.R.E. (Outdoor gear and Recreation Equipment). His love of bird hunting and the outdoors began at a young age having grown up in the mountains of southwestern Virginia. As an adult, Jason tried out multiple breeds of bird dogs such as Vizslas and English Setters, but after apprenticing with a bird dog trainer in Georgia who used Drahthaars, he took his bird hunting skills to the next level. Today, Jason still hunts with the fist Drahthaar, Quinni, and has completed multiple hunting tests with her (including the coveted VGP, a worldwide recognized field test for versatile hunting dogs). Jason and Quinni travel all over the U.S. chasing quail, ducks, pheasants, and blood tracking deer. But his true love is hunting grouse all up and down the east coast. You can learn more about his company at www.ogreoutdoors.com



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