Rank (0) Views 8220 On Mon, Feb 01, 2016 1:09 PM, 12 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 1, 2016) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Wild Turkey Federation are offering 24 free turkey hunting seminars across North Carolina in March and April in anticipation of the upcoming spring turkey season.

The seminars, which will be conducted on introductory and advanced levels, will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. at 12 locations throughout the state. They are open on a first-come, first-serve basis to all ages, although participants 16 years and younger will need parental permission to register.

Pre-registration is required. Register online.

The introductory seminars are designed for novice turkey hunters or those who have never hunted turkey, but all are welcome. Topics will include biology, hunting methods, calls and decoys, firearms and ammo selection, camouflage clothing, and turkey cleaning and cooking techniques.

The advanced seminars are for experienced turkey hunters, but all are welcome. Focus will be on advanced b


Rank (0) Views 590 On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 5:35 PM, 17 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 26, 2016) — It’s not too late to recognize someone who is a leader in nongame wildlife conservation in North Carolina with a nomination for the Thomas L. Quay Wildlife Diversity Award.

The award, now in its 11th year, is presented to individuals who have a passion for wildlife conservation and who have made outstanding contributions to wildlife diversity in North Carolina. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will accept nominations through Jan. 29. Nominators must submit a completed nomination form and a detailed essay describing the nominee’s contributions to nongame wildlife conservation in North Carolina. Submissions that fail to follow length guidelines will be disqualified and returned to the nominator.

Download the nomination form at ncwildlife.org. Click on the “Thomas L. Quay Award” scrolling icon located at the bottom of the home page. Submit nominations by: E-mail to melinda.huebner@ncwildlife.


Rank (0) Views 16130 On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 10:08 AM, 19 days ago



WHITTIER, N.C. (Jan. 25, 2016) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission advises trout anglers fishing in western North Carolina waters to be especially diligent when cleaning their fishing equipment after didymo, a nuisance algae, was found in the Tuckasegee River in Jackson County.

Researchers from Tennessee Tech University collected cells of the microscopic algae while conducting regional surveys in late 2015 — the first time the organism has been documented in North Carolina. Didymo, also called rock snot, is the common name of Didymosphenia geminata, a freshwater diatom species that can produce thick algal mats along stream bottoms. The mats can be so thick that they alter stream habitats and make fishing difficult.

Because didymo can be spread easily from waterbody to waterbody, Commission biologists recommend that trout anglers take the following steps to avoid spreading the algae:

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Rank (0) Views 564 On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 9:22 AM, 23 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 21, 2016) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting two prescribed burns today on the following game lands:

WHERE:  Two locations: Roanoke River Game Land – 24 acres in Martin County. GPS coordinates: 35*54.0 77*6.4

Sandhills Game Land - 62 acres in Richmond County. GPS coordinates: 35*00.537 79*34.427

WHAT:  Prescribed burn to reduce hazards and to stimulate growth of native vegetation to benefit wildlife.

WHEN: Jan. 21, 2016

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 539 On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 11:45 AM, 25 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 19, 2016) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting one prescribed burn today on the following game land:

WHERE: One location: Sandhills Game Land – 148 acres in Richmond County. GPS coordinates: 34 58.174 -79 35.765

WHAT:  Prescribed burn to reduce hazards and to stimulate growth of native vegetation to benefit wildlife.

WHEN: Jan. 19, 2016

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 526 On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 9:19 AM, 25 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 19, 2016) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting one prescribed burn today on the following game land:

WHERE: One location: Green Swamp Game Land – 191 acres in Brunswick County. GPS coordinates: -78 12.1 34 6.2

WHAT:  Prescribed burn to reduce hazards and to stimulate growth of native vegetation to benefit wildlife.

WHEN: Jan. 19, 2016

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 419 On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 11:47 AM, 30 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 14, 2016) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting one prescribed burn today on the following game land:

WHERE: One location:

·        North River Game Land – 38 acres in Camden County. GPS coordinates: 35° 16.4’ North 76° 1.7’ West

WHAT:  Prescribed burn to reduce hazards and to stimulate growth of native vegetation to benefit wildlife.

WHEN: Jan. 14, 2016

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 486 On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 11:46 AM, 30 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 14, 2016) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting one prescribed burn today on the following game land:

WHERE: One location:

·      Pisgah Game Land – 154 acres in McDowell County. GPS coordinates: 35° 45.75’ North 81° 58.97’ West

WHAT:  Prescribed burn to reduce hazards and to stimulate growth of native vegetation to benefit wildlife.

WHEN: Jan. 14, 2016

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 365 On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 11:42 AM, 30 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 14, 2016) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting one prescribed burn today on the following game land:

WHERE: One location:

·     Butner Falls of Neuse Game Land – 27 acres in Durham County. GPS coordinates: 36.106 North  -78.805 West

WHAT:  Prescribed burn to reduce hazards and to stimulate growth of native vegetation to benefit wildlife.

WHEN: Jan. 14, 2016

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 282 On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 11:36 AM, 30 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 14, 2016) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting one prescribed burn today on the following game land:

WHERE: One location:

·         Sandhills Game Land – 5 acres in Scotland County. GPS coordinates: -79.477 34.968

WHAT:  Prescribed burn to reduce hazards, prepare site for grass planting and to stimulate growth of native vegetation to benefit wildlife.

WHEN: Jan. 14, 2016

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 1219 On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 3:06 PM, 31 days ago



Raleigh, N.C. (January 13, 2016) Download the PDF below for the Thursday, February 11th commission meeting notice. February 11, 2016 Commission Meeting Notice (PDF)


Rank (0) Views 318 On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 11:36 AM, 31 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 13, 2016) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting one prescribed burn today on the following game land:

WHERE: One location:

·         Roanoke River Game Land – 65 acres in Bertie County. GPS coordinates: 36 8.6. 77 14.7

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

WHEN: Jan. 13, 2016

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.

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