on Jul 15, 2010 12:00 AM • Views 3612
Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen, Public Information Officer
(919) 707-0187
jodie.owen@ncwildlife.org

RALEIGH, N.C. (July 15, 2010) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission voted on July  7 to take to statewide public hearings 23 proposed changes to the state’s hunting, trapping and fishing regulations for the 2011-2012 seasons.

Adding five streams to the public trout waters program and removing hunting and trapping restrictions at Cowan’s Ford Waterfowl Refuge in Lincoln, Mecklenburg and Gaston counties are among the regulation changes. The public can provide comments online beginning in early August and at any of the nine public hearings in September.

For full text of the proposed regulations changes, visit Proposed Regulations for 2011-2012 Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Seasons.

Public hearings begin at 7 p.m. The schedule for the 2011-2012 hunting, trapping and fishing seasons is below:

DATE

DISTRICT

CITY

LOCATION

Tue, Sept. 7

4

Dublin

Bladen Community College

Wed, Sept. 8

5

Pittsboro

Central Carolina Community College

Thurs, Sept. 9

6

Norwood

South Stanly High School

Tues, Sept. 14

8

Morganton

Morganton Municipal Auditorium

Wed, Sept. 15

9

Clyde

Haywood Community College

Thurs, Sept. 16

7

Wilkesboro

The John A. Walker Center, Wilkes Community College

Tues, Sept. 21

1

Edenton

Swain Auditorium

Wed, Sept. 22

2

New Bern

Craven County Courthouse

Thurs, Sept. 23

3

Rocky Mount

Brown Auditorium
Nash Community College



In addition to attending a public hearing, the public can provide comments by:

  • Mailing comments to 1701 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701;
  • Visiting the Commission’s website, www.ncwildlife.org. In early August, a Submit Comments Link will be posted on the home page. 

After hearing public comments and reviewing written comments, the 19 members of the Wildlife Commission will meet in November and vote on adopting these proposed rules. Adopted rules will go into effect Aug. 1, 2011.