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Whirling Disease Impacts on Trout Populations in North Carolina

  • 31 July 2015
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RALEIGH, N.C. (July 31, 2015) — Following confirmation of whirling disease in rainbow trout from the Watauga River in North Carolina, biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are concerned about potential...

Wildlife Commission’s Brian Cookston Named State’s Boating Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

  • 31 July 2015
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BRYSON CITY, N.C. (July 31, 2015) — Master Officer Brian Cookston with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has been honored as North Carolina’s Boating Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for 2015. The prestigious...

Public Meeting on Hunting Designation to Butner-Falls of Neuse Game Land

  • 30 July 2015
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DURHAM, N.C. (July 30, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting a second public meeting on Aug. 13 to gather comments on a proposal to designate approximately 145 acres on the Butner-Falls of Neuse...

Whirling Disease Found in Watauga River Rainbow Trout

  • 29 July 2015
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FOSCOE, N.C. (July 29, 2015) – Whirling disease, a disorder affecting trout, has been confirmed in rainbow trout collected from Watauga River near Foscoe in Watauga County — the first occurrence of the disease in North...

Catawba Game Land Removed from Commission’s Game Land Program

  • 21 July 2015
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RALEIGH, N.C. (July 21, 2015) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has removed the Catawba Game Land from its Game Land Program at the request of the owner, Crescent Resources. This change will remove 913 acres...
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