2021 “Learn to Deer Hunt” Webinar Series

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation is host of the New Hill Hunter Education and Mentoring Program “Learn to Deer Hunt” webinar series. This series was developed and is being delivered in collaboration with New Hill’s facilitating partners: Opportunity Outdoors, Action Packer Outdoors, and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

Interested in participating in these Webinars real-time? To register for each of the webinars in the series, just “Click to register” next to the individual events in the table below. Video recordings are also available for all past webinars and can be viewed by selecting “Click to view.”

DATETOPICREGISTRATIONWEBINAR RECORDING
Feb 9INTRODUCTION TO THE DEER HUNTING- Learn why people hunt; the tenets of an ethical hunter, what it takes to become a successful deer hunter, how to find a place to hunt. Click to view
Feb 23E-SCOUTING- Explore the use of NCWRC game land tools; use of GIS, OnX Maps, Avenza and Huntstand to locate areas you’ll want to scout; and get advice on how to identify and approach landowners  N/A
March 9SETTING UP A FIREARM –Discuss how to select the right firearm for you; Learn to mount a scope, sight in and maintain your firearm Click to register N/A
March 23HUNTING TOOLS – Cut through the advertising hype; identify what you really need in the field.  Minimum and advanced tools; recommended clothing, footwear and more  N/A
April 13TREE IDENTIFICATION – Learn more about what NC piedmont wildlife habitat has to offer; and discover both online and print resources that serve as invaluable plant identification and use guides.  N/A
April 27HUNTING REGULATIONS – Meet with NCWRC Enforcement staff to learn the basics of a legal hunt, mistakes commonly made by new hunters, suggestions on how to productively hunt on public land.  N/A
May 11INTERESTED IN ARCHERY? – Learn how to select equipment that fits, where to get help with technique, steps you can take to be ready by fall, and more.  N/A
May 25EFFECTIVE USE OF TREESTANDS – Learn the pros and cons of tree stand options, and how to use the safety equipment that may one day save your life.  N/A
June 08GAME CAMERAS: learn fundamentals, lessons learned, use for scouting 24/7  N/A
June 22GETTING TO KNOW THE WHITE-TAILED DEER, SHOT PLACEMENT- understanding how deer communicate, detect danger, and react; where they live; and how you can use each to your advantage can dramatically improve your odds of finding deer.  Learning how to make an effective shot is then your key to success.  N/A
July 13DEVELOP A HUNTING PLAN – Learn now to anticipate deer behavior and movement as habitat, hunting pressure, and food sources change. Learn techniques that can improve your odds – access, timing, stand placement and more  N/A
July 27AFTER THE SHOT – So you’ve fired your weapon.  What should you do now?  Tips on the safe, successful, retrieval and field care of harvested game.  N/A
Aug 10FROM FREEZER TO TABLE -Tips on making the most of your harvested game: best cuts, sausage making, jerky, burgers, steaks, and more r to Table: learn the best cuts, sausage making, jerky, ground meat, steaks & more  N/A
Aug 24BACKCOUNTRY HUNTING – Discover the beauty of the backcountry and learn what you’ll need to be prepared to meet the challenges you’ll face HUNTING STRATEGIES – Your chance to ask experienced hunters what’s on your mind; and receive tips that in many cases took these hunters years to learn  N/A
Sept 14HUNTING STRATEGIES WRAP-UP – Setting expectations, keys to a successful hunt, changing strategies as the season progresses, lessons learned by hunters who have been in your shoes.  N/A

Hosted by the South Wake Conservationists and the NC Wildlife Federation.