The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is accepting registrations for a “Deer Processing, From Field to Freezer” clinic to be held on Nov. 8, from 6:30-9 p.m., at the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh. This will be a repeat of the standing-room only deer-processing clinic held on Sept. 11.
Guy Gardner and Howard Walters, both from the Cape Fear River Branch of Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), will provide information on field dressing, processing techniques and taxidermy. They also will have a taste testing to show different ways to cook and serve venison.
“Registration for the first deer processing clinic that QDMA held at Wildlife Commission headquarters last month was at capacity,” said Kimberly Burge, a wildlife educator with the Commission. “The bacon-wrapped jalapeno venison bites and venison chili were very popular.”
Burge said that requests from people who could not attend the September clinic led to the scheduling of this second deer-processing clinic.
“I was getting phone calls and e-mails from people who couldn’t attend, asking if we were going to hold another clinic,” she said. “And at the recent Wildlife Expo, Guy and Judy from QDMA were being asked if they would do a repeat of their deer-processing clinic, so we talked about it after the Expo and scheduled this second clinic.”
The clinic is free, but space is limited, with advance registration required. For more information or to register, contact Kimberly Burge at 919-707-0204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Quality Deer Management Association is a non-profit wildlife conservation organization dedicated to ensuring the future of white-tailed deer, wildlife habitat and the hunting heritage.
The Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education is one of four wildlife education centers operated by the Wildlife Commission. The Centennial Center is located on the first floor of the Wildlife Commission headquarters at 1751 Varsity Drive on N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh.
About the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
Since 1947, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has been dedicated to the conservation and sustainability of the state’s fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use, and public input. The Commission is the state regulatory agency responsible for the enforcement of fishing, hunting, trapping and boating laws and provides programs and opportunities for wildlife-related educational, recreational and sporting activities. To learn more, visit www.ncwildlife.org.