on Jul 12, 2013 03:43 PM • Views 7442
Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen

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:











July 18, 2013

6 p.m.

Hinson Lake Rotary Lodge




152 Hinson Lake Dr.




Rockingham, N.C. 28379









Holly Shelter

July 22, 2013

7 p.m.

Cape Fear Community College




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




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




7418 NC Hwy 41W




Dublin, N.C. 28332










R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell

July 24, 2013

7 p.m.

Caswell County Center 




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




Madison Campus




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









Green River

Aug. 1, 2013

7 p.m.

Blue Ridge Community College




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.