Rank (0) Views 269 On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 1:02 PM, 15 hours ago



RALEIGH, N.C.  (March 26, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has halted target shooting on Holly Shelter and Stones Creek game lands, citing habitat destruction and public safety concerns.

The Commission issued an advisory notifying the public of the ban, which is effective immediately. Holly Shelter and Stones Creek game lands encompass nearly 67,000 acres in Pender and Onslow counties and are popular destinations for hunters, anglers, birders, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

Taking action under NCGS§ 113-264 and 15 NCAC 10D .0102 (a), the Wildlife Commission will enforce entry onto Holly Shelter and Stones Creek game lands for the purpose of target shooting as trespassing.

The Wildlife Commission also now prohibits geocaching on days open to hunting during the youth-only and statewide wild turkey hunting seasons on Holly Shelter and Stones Creek game lands.

Rep. Chris Millis, who represents Pender and Onslow counties in the st


Rank (0) Views 630 On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 10:12 AM, 3 days ago



FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (March 23, 2015) — To help anglers improve their fishing skills, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering two free fishing workshops in April at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville.

On April 11, the center, along with the Fort Bragg/Fayetteville chapter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, will host the 4th Annual Kayak Fish and Float Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Capt. Jerry Dilsaver and Mark Patterson of the North Carolina Kayak Fishing Association will instruct participants on:
         Kayak safety and rigging,
         Inshore kayaking fishing,
         Kayak fishing for mackerel,
         Kayak fishing for bass,


Rank (0) Views 127 On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 10:11 AM, 3 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (March 23, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting one prescribed burn today on the following game land:

WHERE: One location:

·         Chowan Swamp Game Land in Gates County (Sand  Banks tract, 80 acres, 4 miles northwest of  Eure)

 

WHAT:  Prescribed burn to reduce pine litter and undesired vegetation, and to stimulate growth of native vegetation to benefit wildlife.

WHEN: March 23, 2015

CONTACT:  For questions, please contact:

Hannah Whitley

Processing Assistant V

Division of Engineering and Lands Management

Phone: (919) 707-0363

 

MORE INFO:  Learn why the Commission conducts prescribed burns by reading our “Prescribed Burns Benefit Wildlife” blog.


Rank (0) Views 309 On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 7:32 AM, 6 days ago



TROY, N.C. (March 20, 2015) — Staff with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with other natural resources professionals, will be among the presenters at a free two-day workshop on shortleaf pine, hosted by the Greater Uwharrie Conservation Partnership and the Shortleaf Pine Initiative.

The “Shortleaf Pine 101” workshop, scheduled for May 12-14 at the James Garner Center in Troy, is open to private forestland owners and natural resource managers who want to learn more about the economic and ecological benefits of shortleaf pine, an ecosystem that has been in decline for the several decades.

Among the topics that will be presented during the workshop are the status of shortleaf pine today; significance of the shortleaf pine ecosystem; regeneration of shortleaf pine forests; economics and yield of shortleaf pine; and cost-share opportunities for landowners who want to manage shortleaf pine stands. Additionally, members of the Shortleaf Pine


Rank (0) Views 1683 On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 11:04 AM, 7 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (March 19, 2015) —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open the statewide spring hunting season for wild turkeys — male and bearded turkeys only — on April 11 through May 9, preceded by a youth-only week from April 4-10.

During the youth-only season, turkey hunting is only allowed for those younger than 16 years, who must be accompanied by a licensed adult at least 21 years old. An adult may accompany more than one youth during a particular hunt. The adult cannot harvest a turkey. Each youth must report harvest to the Wildlife Commission through a Big Game Harvest Report Card. License-exempt youths should report their harvest using a Big Game Harvest Report Card for license-exempt hunters.

The daily limit is one turkey and the possession and season limit is two turkeys per hunter, only one of which may be taken during youth season.

The Wildlife Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ campaign reminds turkey hunte




RALEIGH, N.C. (March 19, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open approximately 1,100 miles of Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on April 4. The season will run through Feb. 29, 2016.

While fishing on Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters, anglers can harvest a maximum of seven trout per day, with no minimum size limits or bait restrictions.

To give trout anglers better opportunities to plan fishing trips in advance, the Commission now is posting stocking dates and locations for the entire stocking season by week, and posting daily updates at noon for all waters stocked that day. Information can be searched by county, by month, or both.

“We have wanted to help trout anglers by giving more advance notice of stocking dates and locations so they can plan fishing trips better without impacting our program,” said David Deaton, fish production supervisor for the Commission’s Division of Inland Fisheri


Rank (0) Views 123 On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 10:32 AM, 7 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (March 16, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting one prescribed burn today on the following game lands across the state.

WHERE: One location:

·         Sandhills Game Land in Moore County (184 acres – see map to the right)

 

WHAT:  Prescribed burn to reduce pine litter and undesired vegetation, and to stimulate growth of native vegetation to benefit wildlife.

WHEN: March 19, 2015

CONTACT:  For questions, please contact:

Hannah Whitley

Processing Assistant V

Division of Engineering and Lands Management

Phone: (919) 707-0363

 

MORE INFO:  Learn why the Commission conducts prescribed burns by reading our “Prescribed Burns Benefit Wildlife” blog.


Rank (0) Views 269 On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 10:34 AM, 8 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (March 18, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting three prescribed burns today on the following game lands across the state.

WHERE: Three locations:

·         Green River Game Land in Polk County (Big Hungry tract, 250 acres, 7 miles southeast of Flat Rock)

·         Sandhills Game Land in Moore County (238 acres)

·         Tillery Game Land in Halifax County (44 acres, 1.5 miles west of Tillery)

 

WHAT:  Prescribed burn to reduce pine litter and undesired vegetation, and to stimulate growth of native vegetation to benefit wildlife.

WHEN: March 18, 2015

CONTACT:  For questions, please contact:

Hannah Whitley

Processing Assistant V

Division of E


Rank (0) Views 387 On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 3:13 PM, 9 days ago



Raleigh, N.C. (March 17, 2015) Download the March 18th commission meeting agenda package below.

March 18, 2015 Commission Meeting Agenda Package (PDF)


Rank (0) Views 202 On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 2:27 PM, 9 days ago



Raleigh, N.C. (March 17, 2015)  Download the PDF below for the March 18, 2015 Electronic Commission Meeting Agenda.

March 18, 2015 Commission Meeting Agenda (PDF)


Rank (0) Views 345 On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 10:09 AM, 9 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (March 17, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting five prescribed burns today on the following game lands across the state.

WHERE: Six locations:

·        Chowan Swamp Game Land in Hertford County  (Wiccacon tract – 54 acres, 1.5 miles north of Harrelsville)

·         Stones Creek Game Land in Onslow County (210 acres)

·        R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell Game Land in Caswell County (413 acres, 2 miles south of  Yanceyville)

·        Sandhills Game Land in Richmond County (494 acres)

·        Pee Dee River Game Land in Richmond Cou


Rank (0) Views 945 On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 3:32 PM, 10 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (March 16, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program will offer a pair of fly-fishing workshops on either end of the state in May and June. Interested anglers can choose from a three-day fly-fishing weekend on May 15–17 in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, and a one-day event on June 13 at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville.

Fly Fishing in Brevard

The three-day fly-fishing weekend on May 15–17 will be held at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and the North Mills River Campground, both located near Brevard in Transylvania County. The registration fee is $125, but scholarships are available.

The one-on-one instruction includes casting techniques, stream ecology, basic knots and fly-tying. On the final day, participants will practice their new skills in a guided fly-fishing experience on prime trout waters.

Fly-fishing equipme

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