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Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy Cape Fear Wildlife Expo

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)-- Outdoor enthusiasts are enjoying three fun-filled days at the 4th annual Cape Fear Wildlife Expo this weekend.

The event features fishing and hunting classes, boat and wildlife displays, as well as contests and other outdoor vendors.

Last year over 8,000 people came to check out the expo and this year event organizers are projecting somewhere between 10-12,000.

They say there is a special focus on the youth this year.

"We had over 800 kids that came through. They actually get classroom credits from 14 different counties throughout North Carolina," said organizer W.C. Lanier. "This year we will probably have 2,500 kids that come through and do the scavenger hunt. They get a prize to visit conservation booths. It's a learning experience."

The expo is held in both the Wilmington Convention Center and in the Coastline Convention Center.

The last day of the Cape Fear Wildlife Expo is Sunday, March 18th from 10 am-5 pm.

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