It is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year for outdoor enthusiasts. The Cape Fear Wildlife Expo is slated for March 14th through March 16th, 2014 in Wilmington, North Carolina. This family-friendly event will feature wildlife art and decoy displays, book signings by regional outdoor writers, hunting and fishing products, boats and accessories, truck and ATV displays, fly fishing and decoy carving demonstrations, conservation exhibits, outdoor sports guides and outfitters. What more could you ask for? The Cape Fear Wildlife Expo encourages people to enjoy the great outdoors through fishing and hunting. Its goal is to heighten public awareness of natural resources and to encourage conservation.
So here are the details… There will be several learning opportunities at the event. Seminars will touch on: Surf and Pier Fishing, Flounder and Speckled Trout, Spanish and King Mackerel and Knot Tying, Inshore Fishing, Women Anglers in Training and Kayak 101, Introduction to Deer Hunting, Survival Skills, Basic and Advanced Camping, Firearm Safety and Personal Protection, Tree Stand Hunting, Introduction to Bass Fishing, Flounder Gigging, The Fascinating Gulf Stream and Offshore Habitat, a Fly Fishing Demo, Introduction to Duck Hunting and Targeting Mallards on the Atlantic Flyway and Introduction to Bow Hunting and Bow Fishing. It all starts at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 14 and runs until 7 that evening. The hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. again on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The event will be held at the historic downtown Wilmington Convention Center along the Cape Fear River. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors 65+ and military. Children 10-years-old and under get in free when accompanied by an adult. There are three-day passes available for $20. You can also get involved in the Cape Fear Wildlife Foundation’s Annual Lowcountry Seafood and BBQ Banquet. Tickets start at just $50 for that event at the Coastline Convention Center.
With so much to do at the Cape Fear Wildlife Expo, don’t miss out on all the other great attractions in the Wilmington area. As you begin planning your trip to the expo, we encourage you to learn more about two of our Select Registry members. Let’s start with the Graystone Inn. Built in 1905-1906, the original “Bridgers Mansion” is a historic landmark and one of the most elegant structures in Wilmington. The Inn recently underwent extensive renovations and has been returned to its original turn-of-the-century grandeur. You’ll find another excellent option for accommodations at The Verandas. The grand antebellum mansion stands above a quiet tree-lined street in the historic district. This award-winning Inn was built in 1854 and is a blend of history, luxury, charm and hospitality. It features four verandas, cupola hideaways and a garden terrace. After you check out these properties, take a closer look at the Select Registry. For more than 30 years, the association has carried out a quality assurance inspection for each of its luxurious member properties. The program involves independent inspectors (not employees of Select Registry) with years of experience in the hospitality industry. This process provides a guarantee to the traveling public that a Select Registry destination is truly in a class of its own. Download the Select Registry Mobile App on your smart phone or tablet to learn more. It’s a great combination of our website and guidebook!