on Jul 18, 2013 11:40 AM • Views 3531
Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen

CASTLE HAYNE, N.C. (July 18, 2013) — The N.C.Wildlife Resources Commission is holding a public meeting July 22, at 7 p.m., in Castle Hayne to seek input in developing a management plan for Holly Shelter Game Land. The meeting will be held in the McKeithan Center, BB&T Auditorium at Cape Fear Community College, North Campus.

Wildlife Commission staff will use public input from the meeting to help guide management and user activities on Holly Shelter Game Land for the next 10 years. The Holly Shelter Game Land comprises 64,743 acres in Pender County and is a popular destination for hunters, anglers, wildlife viewers, geocachers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

“We are seeking input from all users of Holly Shelter Game Land and others who are interested in how the property is managed,” said Lands Program Manager Isaac Harrold. “This meeting is not just for hunters and anglers. It is for wildlife watchers and photographers, birding groups, hikers, kayakers and others who have interest in Holly Shelter Game Land. Everyone is encouraged to provide input.”

The Wildlife Commission also is accepting comments and suggestions from people who do not attend the meeting. Submit comments regarding the Holly Shelter Game Land management plan to “Comment on Game Land Plans.” Comments also can be e-mailed to gamelandplan@ncwildlife.org. Type “Holly Shelter Plan” on the subject line.

The Wildlife Commission will provide updates on development of the new management plan for the Holly Shelter Game Land on Facebook and Twitter.