North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Game Land Management Plans

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission manages over 2 million acres of game lands for the conservation of wildlife species and to provide public access for hunting, fishing, trapping, and other outdoor recreational opportunities. The management of game lands involves balancing science-based conservation practices with public access and usage. In 2013, the Commission began to develop game land management plans for individual or groups of small game lands that are owned by the Commission. The goal of the game land management plans is to provide a framework that will help guide the management of these public lands into the future. In order to ensure the public that use or are interested in how game lands are managed had a chance to comment, the Commission solicited public input at local meetings and online.

The resulting Game Land Management Plans are presented here. It should be noted that these plans are not intended to be an absolute roadmap for the management of the game lands presented. Instead, they are the culmination of a broad array of input, ideas, and needs expressed by land managers and the public users of our game lands. The plans are living documents and are subject to change as conditions and conservation and public needs change. The opportunities provided by these managed public lands are key to the Commission’s mission of conserving North Carolina’s wildlife resources and their habitats and providing opportunities for hunters, anglers, and other outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy wildlife-associated recreation.

Draft Game Land Management Plans For Public Review & Comment

Draft management plans for the following game lands are available for public review and comment through February 2, 2018:

 
Submit your comments about the draft plans to gamelandplan@ncwildlife.org.

Mountain Region

Piedmont Region

Coastal Region

Interactive Game Land Map

 Open the interactive map to search game lands by county or address, filter by specific species or facilities.
You may get driving directions to game lands, download game land maps, rules and regulations, and print an area of interest.