Commission offers free webinar on squirrel hunting on January 6

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers will host a free online webinar on squirrel hunting on January 6 from 7-8 p.m.

Topics will include species habits, habitats, scouting, essential gear, effective shot placement, hunting strategies, cleanliness, cooking techniques, and dish ideas. The class will conclude with an interactive question and answer session.

“The webinar is open to all skill levels,” said R3 fighter specialist Walter “Deet” James. “However, it is especially designed for people who have never hunted and do not have access to a hunting mentor.”

Space is limited and advance online registration is required. Participants will receive a Zoom link in a confirmation email after registering. The class will be recorded and available to registered participants at a later date.

Gray, red, and fox squirrels can be hunted throughout the state. Harvest seasons as well as bag, possession, and season limits are available online and in the 2021-2022 Compendium of North Carolina Inland Waters Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping Regulations.

For more information on skills-based hunting opportunities, visit or contact James at [email protected] or 984-202-1387.