on Nov 09, 2011 02:35 PM • Views 5948
Media Contact: Carolyn Rickard

RALEIGH, N.C. (November 9, 2011) – Ongoing drought conditions have led to less-than-desirable conditions for late-season waterfowl hunts on the Butner-Falls of Neuse Game Land.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will not be able to flood the Flat River Impoundment, which is used for permit hunts only, and the Brickhouse Road and Little River Greentree Impoundments due to the severe drought that has affected the Northern Piedmont part of the state.

Though it has rained in recent weeks, it has not rained enough to raise the water levels in Flat River and Knapp of Reeds Creek to the depth needed for pumping water into the impoundments. 

Knapp of Reeds Greentree Impoundment has some available water to hunt, but it is not at full pool. The Butner Depot, Beaverdam and Bluff Impoundments, which are used for permit hunts only, as well as Patterson Road Greentree Impoundment, have adequate water for hunting. 

To receive the latest updates on waterfowl impoundments statewide, download the Waterfowl Condition Report at http://www.ncwildlife.org/.