on Jul 12, 2013 03:43 PM • Views 6480
Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen
919-707-0187
jodie.owen@ncwildlife.org

RALEIGH, N.C. (July 12, 2013) — The N.C.Wildlife Resources Commission is holding seven public meetings in July and August to seek input in developing management plans for Commission-managed gamelands across the state.

Wildlife Commission staff will use public input from the meetings to help guide management and user activities on game lands for the next 10 years. Through its N.C. Game Lands Program, the Commission manages more than 2 million acres of public and private lands for hunters, anglers, trappers and other outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy.

“We are seeking input from all users of our game lands and others who are interested in how the properties are managed,” said Lands Program Manager Isaac Harrold. “These meetings are not just for hunters and anglers. They are for wildlife watchers and photographers, birding groups, hikers, kayakers and others who have interest in our game lands. Everyone is encouraged to provide input.”

The schedule of meetings, including dates, times and locations, is below:

 

GAME LAND

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

 

 

 

 

Sandhills

July 18, 2013

6 p.m.

Hinson Lake Rotary Lodge

 

Thursday

 

152 Hinson Lake Dr.

 

 

 

Rockingham, N.C. 28379

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holly Shelter

July 22, 2013

7 p.m.

Cape Fear Community College

 

Monday

 

North Campus

 

 

 

4500 Blue Clay Rd.

 

 

 

Castle Hayne, N.C. 28429

 

 

 

McKeithan Center, BB&T Auditorium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lower Roanoke River

July 23, 2013

7 p.m.

Martin Community College

 

Tuesday

 

1161 Kehukee Park Rd.

 

 

 

Williamston, N.C. 27892-4425

 

 

 

Building 1, Room 14

 

 

 

 

 

Suggs Mill Pond

July 24, 2013

7 p.m.

Bladen Community College

 

Wednesday

 

7418 NC Hwy 41W

 

 

 

Dublin, N.C. 28332

 

 

 

Auditorium

 

 

 

 

 

R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell

July 24, 2013

7 p.m.

Caswell County Center 

 

Wednesday

 

Agriculture Building

 

 

 

NC Cooperative Extension Service

 

 

 

126 Court Square, Yanceyville, N.C. 27379

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy Mush

July 30, 2013

7 p.m.

Asheville-Buncombe Tech. Comm. College

 

Tuesday

 

Madison Campus

 

 

 

4646 US 25-70, Marshall, N.C. 28753

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green River

Aug. 1, 2013

7 p.m.

Blue Ridge Community College

 

Thursday

 

Henderson County Campus

 

 

 

180 West Campus Dr.

 

 

 

Flat Rock, N.C. 28731

 

 

 

Thomas Auditorium on Eagles Reach Drive

The Wildlife Commission also is accepting comments and suggestions from people who do not attend the meeting. The public can submit comments regarding game land management plans beginning July 16 at www.ncwildlife.org. Click on “Comment on Game Land Plans” in the scrolling icon links at bottom of the page. Comments also can be e-mailed to gamelandplan@ncwildlife.org. If emailing comments, note the name of the game land and type “Game Land Management Plan” in the subject line.

The Wildlife Commission will provide updates on development of the new game landmanagement plans on Facebook and Twitter.