RALEIGH, N.C. (April 22, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has adopted a resolution supporting a bill that would promote wildlife-related recreation and youth involvement in outdoor activities across the state.
Wildlife Commissioners took the action Tuesday in support of House Bill 640, known as the Outdoor Heritage Act.
“This legislation provides a comprehensive blueprint to increase opportunities to enjoy North Carolina’s rich outdoor heritage,” said Gordon Myers, executive director of the Wildlife Commission. “With a focus on youth involvement, it’s an investment for the future.”
The resolution cites the importance of provisions in the bill that focus on private property rights, increased access to public land, additional hunting opportunities and promotion of a wide range of outdoor recreation, including horseback riding, hiking, bird watching, hunting, fishing and boating.