Rank (0) Views 77 On Fri, May 29, 2015 10:41 AM, 23 hours ago




RALEIGH, N.C. (May 29, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is continuing one prescribed burn today on the following game land:

WHERE: One location: Sandhills Game Land - 225 acres in Richmond County. GPS coordinates: 34.95869 79.484 WHAT:  Prescribed burn to reduce pine litter and undesired vegetation, and to stimulate growth of native vegetation to benefit wildlife.

WHEN: May 29, 2015

CONTACT:  For questions, please contact:

Hannah Whitley

Processing Assistant V

Division of Engineering and Lands Management

Phone: (919) 707-0363

 

MORE INFO:  Learn why the Commission conducts prescribed burns by reading our “Prescribed Burns Benefit Wildlife” blog.


Rank (0) Views 1018 On Thu, May 28, 2015 10:21 AM, 1 day 23 hours ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (May 28, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is inviting public comments beginning June 1 on the early waterfowl and webless migratory game bird hunting seasons.

The seasons include dove, woodcock, rail, snipe and those waterfowl seasons that begin prior to Oct. 1. Input on extended falconry seasons for webless species also will be taken at this time. Comment on proposed dates for the seasons by going to www.ncwildlife.org and clicking on “Submit Your Comments.”

Comments will be accepted through June 21.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides the framework from which state fish and wildlife agencies select respective hunting season dates. After reviewing public comments, Wildlife Commissioners will select season dates for North Carolina during their July 16 meeting.

For more information on migratory game birds in North Carolina, visit www.ncwildlife.org.


Rank (0) Views 368 On Tue, May 26, 2015 9:45 AM, 4 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (May 26, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is continuing three prescribed burns today on the following game lands:

WHERE: Threelocations: Chowan Swmp Game Land – 45 acres of the Wiccacon tract  in Hertford County, 2 miles northeast of Harrellsville.  Sandhills Game Land - 184 acres in Richmond County. GPS coordinates: 35.03963  79.6464 Holly Shelter Game Land - 583 acres in Pender County, 5 miles west of Hampstead. This will be a prescribed burn using a helicopter. WHAT:  Prescribed burn to reduce pine litter and undesired vegetation, and to stimulate growth of native vegetation to benefit wildlife.

WHEN: May 26, 2015

CONTACT:  For questions, please contact:

Hannah Whitley

Processing Assistant V

Division of Engineering and Lands Management

Phone: (919) 707-0363

 

MORE INFO:  Learn why the Commission conducts prescrib


Rank (0) Views 2383 On Fri, May 22, 2015 3:05 PM, 7 days ago



ELKIN, N.C. (May 22, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has partnered with the Surry County Parks and Recreation Department and the Yadkin County Parks and Recreation Department to provide anglers with two new public fishing access areas on the Yadkin River.

The Burch Station Public Fishing Area, a joint partnership between the Commission and Surry County, is located just east of Elkin while the Yadkin Shore Public Fishing Area, which is a joint partnership between the Commission and Yadkin County, is located just north of Boonville. GPS coordinates for Burch Station are: 36.2756, -80.7689. GPS coordinates for Yadkin Shore are 36.2695, -80.722.

Both locations have turnaround areas and parking, including designated spaces adjacent to the launch areas for anglers and boaters with limited mobility. Burch Station has a set of stairs with an adjoining slide to make going up and down the stairs with a paddlecraft easier, while Yadkin Shore has a concrete boat ra


Rank (0) Views 754 On Fri, May 22, 2015 9:23 AM, 8 days ago



FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (May 21, 2015) — Space remains for a one-day fly-fishing workshop for women only at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center on June 13, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The fly-fishing workshop is part of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Becoming An Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program. Fly-fishing workshop participants will receive hands-on instruction from experienced instructors on the basics of fly fishing, including casting, knots and fly tying. After learning the basics, participants will test their new skills by fishing for largemouth bass and bluegill on two ponds at the center.

Participants should bring sunscreen, insect repellant, comfortable clothing and footwear. Sign in begins at 8 a.m. A registration fee of $20 covers rods, reels and all equipment, as well as lunch, drinks and snacks. Pre-registration is required and the workshop is limited to 40 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. More information is availab


Rank (0) Views 2042 On Thu, May 21, 2015 4:27 PM, 8 days ago



DURHAM, N.C. (May 21, 2015) — To combat a rapidly spreading hydrilla infestation in the Eno River, the Eno River Hydrilla Management Task Force has approved a plan to apply an EPA-approved herbicide in the river from Lawrence Road to N.C. Highway 501, located in Durham and Orange counties.

The task force has hired SePRO Corporation based in Carmel, Ind., with research and support facilities in Whitakers and Rocky Mount. SePRO will apply the herbicide, Sonar Genesis® (fluridone), in a 16-mile target zone of the river, starting May 27, weather permitting, through the end of September.  The company will apply the herbicide in a concentration well within the limits approved by the EPA— a concentration that is both safe for swimmers and boaters and non-toxic to fish and wildlife.

The herbicide treatment project is part of a two-year pilot program to reduce the presence of hydrilla in the Eno River. Hydrilla is a highly destructive, nonnative aquat


Rank (0) Views 7650 On Thu, May 21, 2015 3:38 PM, 8 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (May 21, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host nine public forums across the state in June to discuss deer management in North Carolina. These forums will utilize an interactive approach to share information and gain feedback from deer hunters and others about their preferences for deer management in North Carolina.  

Wildlife Commission biologists will share a recently completed biological evaluation of the state’s deer herd, including the average ages of bucks and does harvested, the peak breeding dates, and the timing of the harvest. Discussion will include how each of these can play a role in determining the future of deer management in North Carolina as well as other topics of interest to deer hunters. Commissioners and staff will welcome questions and discussion on the future of deer hunting and deer management in North Carolina.

“White-tailed deer are the most popular hunted species in North Carolina,


Rank (0) Views 5507 On Thu, May 21, 2015 1:55 PM, 8 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (May 21, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open 31 trout streams and two lakes classified as delayed-harvest trout waters under hatchery-supported regulations on June 6.

From 6 a.m. until 11:59 a.m. on June 6, delayed-harvest trout waters are open only to anglers 15 years old and younger. At noon, waters open to all anglers. Delayed-harvest waters will stay open under hatchery-supported regulations through Sept. 30. During this time, anglers can keep up to seven trout per day — with no bait restrictions and no minimum size limits.

The Wildlife Commission stocks delayed-harvest trout waters in the fall and spring with high densities of trout to increase anglers’ chances of catching trout. When summer arrives, waters become too warm for trout to survive so the Commission opens delayed-harvest streams and lakes to harvest. Delayed-harvest trout waters are posted with diamond-shaped, black-and-white signs. 

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Rank (0) Views 173 On Thu, May 21, 2015 10:12 AM, 9 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (May 21, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is continuing two prescribed burns today on the following game lands:

WHERE: Two locations: Suggs Mill Pond Game Land – 40 acres in Bladen County, 5 miles northeast of White Oak. GPS coordinates: 34 48.5’, -78 40.3’
Sandhills Game Land – 436 acres in Richmond and Scotland counties.  GPS coordinates: 34.89709  79.5795

WHAT:  Prescribed burn to reduce pine litter and undesired vegetation, and to stimulate growth of native vegetation to benefit wildlife.

WHEN: May 21, 2015

CONTACT:  For questions, please contact:

Hannah Whitley

Processing Assistant V

Division of Engineering and Lands Management

Phone: (919) 707-0363

 

MORE INFO:  Learn why the Commission conducts prescribed burns by reading our “Prescribed Burns Benefit Wildlife” blog.


Rank (0) Views 658 On Tue, May 19, 2015 2:56 PM, 10 days ago



Raleigh, N.C. (May 19, 2015)  Download the PDF below for the May 21, 2015 Commission Meeting Agenda.

May 21, 2015 Commission Meeting Agenda (PDF)


Rank (0) Views 184 On Tue, May 19, 2015 1:21 PM, 10 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (May 19, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is continuing two prescribed burns today on the following game lands:

WHERE: Two locations: Suggs Mill Pond Game Land – 100 acres in Bladen County, 5 miles northeast of White Oak. GPS coordinates: 34 49.2’, -78 40.7’
Sandhills Game Land – 225 acres in Richmond County.  GPS coordinates: 34.95869 79.484

WHAT:  Prescribed burn to reduce pine litter and undesired vegetation, and to stimulate growth of native vegetation to benefit wildlife.

WHEN: May 19, 2015

CONTACT:  For questions, please contact:

Hannah Whitley

Processing Assistant V

Division of Engineering and Lands Management

Phone: (919) 707-0363

 

MORE INFO:  Learn why the Commission conducts prescribed burns by reading our “Prescribed Burns Benefit Wildlife” blog.


Rank (0) Views 560 On Mon, May 18, 2015 1:46 PM, 11 days ago



KINSTON, N.C. (May 18, 2015) — Neuseway Nature Park and Neuse Sport Shop will co-host a free fishing event on June 6 from 9 a.m. to noon for children ages 15 and younger at the park’s pond featuring a fishing pier, stocked catfish and a solar-powered fish feeder.

The event is one of 40 kids’ fishing events supported by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, in partnership with Neuse Sport Shop, Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Forest Service, to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week 2015.

The events, which are held throughout the state each year from late May through early June, are listed here, alphabetically by county. 

Young anglers registered at any of these fishing events can enter a statewide drawing for a chance to win one of more than 150 fishing-related prizes. The grand prize is a lifetime sportsman’s license, which includes freshwater and saltwater fishing privileges, as well as hunting privileges, donated by Neu

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