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The IAFWA trapper education manual was designed to assure that content taught to students was consistent among state agencies, despite differences in trapping regulations. This is a similar method used by state hunter educational programs.
Each state is unique concerning the species and numbers of furbearers present, regulations, and traditions. Please consult North Carolina’s trapping regulations for specific restrictions regarding permissible trap-types, furbearer species and other regulations pertinent to North Carolina.
In June 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly directed the Wildlife Resources Commission (Commission) to study fox and coyote populations and to recommend management methods and controls designed to ensure statewide conservation of fox populations while managing adverse effects of coyote populations. Since that time, the Commission has gathered information about the attitudes and perspectives of numerous stakeholder groups.
In addition, the Commission compiled all available information on the harvest and status of foxes and coyotes by hunters and trappers. Included herein is a detailed presentation of the different authorities for regulating take of foxes and coyotes, including the Commission’s limited authority for regulating take of foxes, and the resulting significant variation in fox hunting and trapping seasons.
Please visit the N.C. Interactive Fishing Access Map to find information regarding Public Mountain Trout Waters. Users can view all Public Mountain Trout Waters, search for specific waters or regulatory classifications, select counties of interest, find driving directions, and print maps.
Public Mountain Trout Waters are displayed in colored lines that correspond to colors of existing signs conspicuously posted along waters. Tract boundaries and designated portions of streams are not precise, but are approximations of actual locations.
Users should identify boundaries on the ground before fishing. Maps are provided as a guide to trout waters and users should refer to the current North Carolina Inland Fishing, Hunting & Trapping Regulations Digest or see the trout regulations to obtain additional information and confirm regulations in effect.
Download the large version of the Coastal Boating Guide. (PDF is a large file, 6 MB)
Download a multiple-page version of the map as it appears in the Spring Fishing & Boating Guide.
View NCWRC boating access areas online!
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2014 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report (pdf)
2013 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report (pdf)
2012 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report (pdf)
2011 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report (pdf)
2010 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report (pdf)
2009 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report (pdf)
2008 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report (pdf)
2007 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report (pdf)
2006 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report (pdf)
2005 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report (pdf)
2004 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report (pdf)
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