on Mar 26, 2014 10:02 AM • Views 2395

The Wildlife Commission is holding a public meeting on April 8 in Dublin to hear comments on how the Whitehall Game Land should be managed.

Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen
919-707-0187
jodie.owen@ncwildlife.org

DUBLIN,  N.C. (March 26, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is holding a public meeting on April 8 in Dublin to seek input in developing a management plan for the Whitehall Plantation Game Land in Bladen County.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Bladen Community College, located at 7418 N.C. Hwy. 41W.

Wildlife Commission staff will use public input from the meeting to help guide management and user activities on the Whitehall Plantation Game Land for the next 10 years. This game land, which totals 1,430 acres, includes the Cape Fear River floodplain and offers excellent examples of semi-permanent wetlands that provide critical habitat for many wildlife species. Some of the most popular game species include deer, turkey, waterfowl and small game. Whitehall Plantation Game Land is part of the Permit Hunting Opportunities Program that allows for managed participation and unique opportunities for special areas or species.  

“We are seeking input from all users of the Whitehall Plantation 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 and others who have interest in the Whitehall Plantation Game Land. Everyone is encouraged to provide input.”

The Wildlife Commission is also accepting comments and suggestions from people who do not attend the meeting. Beginning April 1, comments regarding the Whitehall Plantation Game Land may be submitted online at www.ncwildlife.org. Click on “Comment on Game Land Plans” from the scrolling icons at the bottom of the page. Comments also can be e-mailed to gamelandplan@ncwildlife.org. Type “Whitehall” on the subject line to comment specifically on the Whitehall Plantation Game Land. Comments for this game land will be accepted until May 15.

The Wildlife Commission will provide updates on development of the new management plan for the Whitehall Plantation Game Land on Facebook and Twitter