The Roanoke/Cashie River Center (RCRC), US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge, and the Town of Windsor are joining together in presenting a Wildlife Hunting, Fishing, and Recreation Celebration Day on September 23, 2017, 10am-2pm.
All are invited to come out for a day of food, fun, and learning about the opportunities this area has to offer. The day’s schedule includes:
- Fishing from the Dock (poles and bait provided)
- BB Tent
- AirSoft Shotgun
- Wildlife Exhibits
- Crafts Vendors
- Food Vendors
- Kayak race (kids 8-13)
- River Rambler Boat Tours
- Shock Boat
Events and games are open to all ages and free of charge, with the exception of the kayak race — for 13 and under only.
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) is taking part in this event alongside the US Fish and Wildlife Service. In addition to running the BB tent, the NCWRC Shock Boat will be there. What is a Shock Boat? It is a watercraft that is designed to release a brief electrical shock in a small perimeter around it, temporarily rendering the river fish, snakes, or turtles immobile. They rise to the surface, and NC Wildlife Officers then scoop them out of the water, and show the crowd the wide variety of life that is swimming in the river’s waters. Shock will take place at 10:30am just by the dock. Note that the wildlife recover quickly, and after a short viewing they are returned to the river.
For those interested in the Boat Tours, an RCRC sign-up sheet will be available on event day. Seating may go quickly.
The Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge grounds’ address for navigation is 112 W Water Street, Windsor NC — in Bertie County about 45 minutes East of Rocky Mount NC.
For more information, contact Sherrie Jager at the Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge (www.fws.gov/refuge/roanoke_river) at 252.794.3808.
The mission of Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge is to protect and conserve migratory birds and other wildlife resources through the protection of wetlands. Be sure to bring binoculars for birding, or a camera to photograph the beautiful Refuge lands.
Roanoke River fishing is allowed year-round. Available species include large-mouth bass, striped bass, crappie, sunfish, and catfish. The Refuge, in partnership with the NCWRC, offers hunt permits for small game, turkey, and deer during parts of the year.
There will also be shopping during the event. Vendors are invited to set up, at no charge. Whether you’re offering jewelry, art, candles, handmade goods, or other items, you are invited to come and participate in this unique outdoor day.
While there is no fee, you are asked to contact Sherrie Jager and let them know you’re coming and what you will be offering.
Ed. Note: Thank you to Sherrie Jager, Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge, for bringing this event to our attention.