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Practice Safety During Your Holiday Hunt

Practice Safety During Your Holiday Hunt

The holiday season means different things for different people. Some look forward to wrapping and opening gifts while others anticipate the hours spent decorating their home in festive colors. For hunters, the annual holiday hunt is just as much a part of the holiday ritual. READ MORE

Wednesday, December 13, 2017/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (88)/Comments (0)/
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What do you think about allowing migratory bird hunting on Sunday?

What do you think about allowing migratory bird hunting on Sunday?

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking your opinion on migratory bird hunting on Sunday. Currently Sunday hunting for migratory birds, including waterfowl, is prohibited. The Commission urges you to attend a public meeting and share your opinion. READ MORE

Tuesday, December 05, 2017/Author: Ryan Kennemur/Number of views (360816)/Comments (0)/
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Wildlife Commission Proposes Changes in Bear Regulations for 2018-2019

Wildlife Commission Proposes Changes in Bear Regulations for 2018-2019

Bear hunting season and gun deer season overlap in the Coastal Bear Management Unit (CBMU) but currently do not overlap in all portions of the Mountain Bear Management Unit (MBMU). Proposed changes to deer hunting seasons would make the western deer and bear hunting seasons overlap in the MBMU during the December bear hunting season. In July 2017, the Commission ... READ MORE

Friday, December 01, 2017/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (29795)/Comments (0)/
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Wildlife Commission Proposes Changes in Deer Regulations for 2018-2019

Wildlife Commission Proposes Changes in Deer Regulations for 2018-2019

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is proposing changes to the statewide deer hunting regulations for 2018-2019, the culmination of years of extensive biological research coupled with hunter engagement and feedback.

The biological evaluation of the statewide deer herd suggested that the deer herd can be improved by reducing young buck harvest, shifting the timing of harvest later in the year and adjusting doe harvest rates. Of the 33,750 hunters responding to the 2016 Deer Hunting and Management Survey, 81 percent of respondents were willing to accept changes in deer hunting seasons to improve buck age structure and the quantity of the herd. ... READ MORE

Friday, December 01, 2017/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (307946)/Comments (0)/
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Western N.C. Disabled Hunt Leads to Three Successful Harvests

Western N.C. Disabled Hunt Leads to Three Successful Harvests

Each October, staff from the Northern Mountain Zone and Morganton Land and Water Access host up to five disabled hunters in a facilitated two-day deer hunt. This hunt is available to all disabled sportsmen and women through the permit hunts process. READ MORE

Wednesday, November 08, 2017/Author: Ryan Kennemur/Number of views (427)/Comments (0)/
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