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The Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society is the official non-profit support group for National Wildlife Refuges in Eastern North Carolina Information below was released by USFWS and is available on their website at #NCRefuges News
National Wildlife Refuges in North Carolina
Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuge Complex
100 Conservation Way (P. O. Box 1969)
Manteo, NC 27954

Contact Bonnie Strawser 252-473-1132 X 230 
or Steve Brumfield X 224
For Immediate Release
May 31, 2019
Photo Release: Celebrate America's Great Outdoors Month at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge's Annual Fishing/Crabbing Rodeo
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: USFWS

Photo caption: Past participants David Hild, along with his son James and friend Jadon Midgett, enjoyed a beautiful morning at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Fishing and Crabbing Rodeo.

Caption: Come join your friends and neighbors at one of the most looked forward to events for families on the Outer Banks on Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to noon at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.
The Rodeo is a great way to introduce a child, relative, or friend to the fun activity of crabbing. This is the only day that North Pond, directly behind the Pea Island Refuge Visitor Center, is open to the public for crabbing and fishing. Participants may drive around the service road to a specified end point, making this a great way for anyone to have access to the North Pond.
"Though one of the focuses for this day is family fun in the great outdoors, the extra access allowed at North Pond on Saturday is strictly for fishing and crabbing. The pond will continue to be closed to paddling and other activities. We hope folks will come out and enjoy a morning of outdoor recreation on one of the prettiest national wildlife refuges in the whole system,” mentioned Cindy Heffley, Visitor Services Specialist. "We invite all participants to bring crab nets, fishing lines, rods, bait, tackle, and whatever else they think will help them have a memorable day. Everyone will receive a flyer with crabbing regulations and must abide by these regulations." The event ends promptly at noon.
Persons needing further information are invited to call the Cindy Heffley, Visitor Services Specialist, at 252-475-4180 for more information.

Visit National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island. Open 7 days a week 9 am-4 pm Mon-Sat & Noon-4 pm Sun. Admission is free.