on Aug 27, 2013 08:52 AM • Views 3180

Col. Dale Caveny, left, congratulates Capt. Tim Hardy upon his promotion.

Media Contact: Geoff Cantrell

RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 27, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has promoted Tim Hardy to captain for District 1, where he will manage and supervise enforcement operations for hunting, fishing and boating, and coordinate boating safety and hunter education programs.

Hardy will supervise 21 wildlife officers and a hunter education specialist in the district, which includes Hertford, Gates, Currituck, Camden, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chowan, Bertie, Martin, Washington, Tyrrell, Dare and Hyde counties. He was previously a lieutenant in the district. His predecessor, Norman Watts, recently retired.

“The northeastern region of North Carolina with ancient maritime forests, swamps, rivers and out into the sounds, is an ideal place for hunting and fishing, and certainly boating,” said Hardy. “I take great pride in the northeast region of North Carolina and look forward to working with the sportsmen who enjoy the area.”

Hardy is a 23-year veteran of the Wildlife Commission. He is a 1982 graduate of Ahoskie High School and is a 1984 graduate of Elizabeth City State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science. He completed Wildlife Basic Law Enforcement Training School in 1990.

“Capt. Hardy is known for his encouragement of new hunters and anglers, his enthusiastic approach to daily tasks, and his dedication to conservation,” said Col. Dale Caveny, chief of the Division of Law Enforcement of the Commission. “His leadership and reliability make him a natural for the challenges of this position.”

Hardy resides in Bertie County with his wife, Sandra. They have three children, Lolita, Timothy, Jr., and Natasha, and one grandson, Omarion.

Sportsmen and the public can assist wildlife officers in their duties by reporting violations anytime by calling 1-800-662-7137. Callers can remain anonymous.