Rank (0) Views 515 On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 9:50 AM, 12 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (March 16, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting six prescribed burns today on the following game lands across the state.

WHERE: Six locations:

·         Suggs Mill Pond Game Land in Bladen County (125 acres, 5 miles northeast of  White Oak)

·         Chowan Swamp Game Land in Hertford County (70 acres of Mapleton Tract, 2 miles west of Mapleton)

·         Sandhills Game Land in Scotland County (278 acres)

·         Pee Dee River Game Land in Richmond County (63 acres)

·         South Mountains Game Land in Ru


Rank (0) Views 350 On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 4:10 PM, 15 days ago



Raleigh, N.C. (March 13, 2015) Download the PDF below for the Wednesday, March 18th special electronic commission meeting notice.

March 18, 2015 Special Electronic Meeting Notice (PDF)


Rank (0) Views 307 On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 1:26 PM, 15 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (March 13, 2015) —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and an agency biologist were honored recently by the Hugh Hammond Bennett Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society for development of state-of-the-art wildlife habitat practices.

The Soil and Water Conservation Society is an international nonprofit scientific and educational organization that fosters the science and art of soil, water and related natural resource management to achieve sustainability. The Hugh Hammond Bennett Chapter represents North Carolina and is celebrating its 50th year.

The Natural Resource Enhancement award, recognizing innovation and practical application of conservation techniques, was presented to Benjy Strope, a technical assistance biologist responsible for the Wildlife Commission’s corporate component of the Cooperative Upland Habitat Restoration and Enhancement (CURE) Program. The Corporate CURE program works with hog farms in Bladen, Sampson and Dup


Rank (0) Views 342 On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 10:34 AM, 15 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (March 13, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting three prescribed burns today on the following game lands across the state.

WHERE: Three locations:

·         Chowan Swamp Game Land in Gates County (82 acres, 4 miles east of  Eure)

·         Sandhills Game Land in Richmond County (145 acres, see map to right)

·         Stones Creek Game Land in Onslow (151 acres)

 

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

WHEN: March 13, 2015

CONTACT:  For questions, please contact:

Hannah Whitley

Processing Assistant V

Division of Engineering and Lands Mana


Rank (0) Views 391 On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 11:56 AM, 16 days ago



WILMINGTON, N.C. (March 12, 2015) –  A laser shot simulator, animal pelts and mounts will be on display at the 7th Annual Cape Fear Wildlife Expo, courtesy of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

The Commission will be one of 90 exhibitors at this year’s expo, which will be held March 20-22 in downtown Wilmington at the Coastline Convention Center.

Back by popular demand this year is the laser shot simulator, which will be located inside the convention center. Participants can use the free simulator to practice shooting skills using a 12-foot projection screen and an assortment of shooting games.

Stop by the Commission’s exhibit to speak with agency staff, including wildlife enforcement officers who will be available to answer questions about white-tailed deer, turkey, bears and other wildlife and boating-related regulations. While there, pick up a free copy of Wildlife in North Carolina  magazine, as well as an assortment o


Rank (0) Views 177 On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 10:33 AM, 16 days ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 12,  2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting three prescribed burns today on the following game lands across the state.

WHERE: Three locations:

·         Sandhills Game Land in Scotland County (58 acres) See map to the right

·         Chowan Swamp Game Land in Gates County (120 acres, 4 miles NW of Eure)

·          Stones Creek in Onslow County

 

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

WHEN: March 12, 2015

CONTACT:  For questions, please contact:

Hannah Whitley

Processing Assistant V

Division of Engineering and Lands Management


Rank (0) Views 255 On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 9:44 AM, 17 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (March 11, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting three prescribed burns today on the following game lands across the state.

WHERE: Three locations:

·         Sandhills Game Land in Moore County (215 acres)

·         Pee Dee River Game Land in Richmond County (95 acres)

·         Suggs Mill Pond Game Land in Bladen County (91 acres 5 miles northeast of White Oak)

 

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

WHEN: March 11, 2015

CONTACT:  For questions, please contact:

Hannah Whitley

Processing Assistant V

Division of Engineering and Lands Management


Rank (0) Views 451 On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 10:12 AM, 18 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (March 10, 2015) — It’s going to be a hopping, slithering, slinking kind of day on March 14 at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh when the 21st annual Reptile and Amphibian Day kicks off at 9 a.m.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the North Carolina chapter of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (NCPARC), will staff an exhibit on the third floor of the museum that features live reptiles and amphibians — collectively known as “herps.”

Visitors will get a close-up view of some common herps in North Carolina, such as Eastern kingsnakes, corn snakes, marbled salamanders, painted turtles, green anoles and southern leopard frogs, just to name a few.  For intrepid visitors who can muster the courage, live snakes will be available for touching.  

The Commission and NCPARC have supported the event over the years to dispel myths and misconceptions about rep


Rank (0) Views 288 On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 9:44 AM, 18 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (March 10, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting two prescribed burns today on the following game land across the state.

WHERE: Two locations:

·        Sandhills Game Land in Scotland County (296 acres –see map to the right)

·        Roanoke River Wetland Game Lands in Martin County (43 acres on the Conoho & Everett tracts, 6 miles north of Williamston)

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

WHEN: March 10, 2015

CONTACT:  For questions, please contact:

Hannah Whitley

Processing Assistant V

Division of Engineering and Lands Management

Phone: (919) 707-0363


Rank (0) Views 287 On Mon, Mar 09, 2015 10:42 AM, 19 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (March 9, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting three  prescribed burns today on the following game land across the state.

WHERE: Three locations:

·         Jordan Game Land in Chatham County (297 acres 3 miles south of  Wilsonville)

·         Chowan Swamp Game Land in Gates County (75 acres 6 miles NW of Eure)

·         Juniper Creek Game Land in Brunswick County (171 acres 10 miles south of  Bolton)

 

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

WHEN: March 9, 2015

CONTACT:  For questions, please contact:

Hannah Whitley

Proces


Rank (0) Views 23340 On Mon, Mar 09, 2015 9:44 AM, 19 days ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 26, 2015) — Spaces are still available in free turkey hunting seminars being conducted in March and April by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Wild Turkey Federation in anticipation of the upcoming spring turkey season.

The seminars, which will be conducted on introductory and advanced levels, will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the remaining locations throughout the state listed below. 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.

REGISTER HERE

The introductory seminars are designed for novice hunters or those who have never hunted turkey and would like to learn more. 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. They will focus on advanced biology, and mo


Rank (0) Views 4906 On Fri, Mar 06, 2015 10:17 AM, 22 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (March 6, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission yesterday approved 57 changes to the state’s game land, wildlife management and inland fishing regulations for the 2015-16 seasons.

Effective dates for new regulations are May 1, 2015 for game land regulation changes and Aug. 1, 2015 for wildlife management and inland fishing regulation changes.

Game Land Regulations Changes

The Commission approved 14 changes to game land regulations that include prohibiting all target shooting on both Holly Shelter and Stones Creek game lands in Pender and Onslow counties, as well as seven other game lands across the state that are within a 30-mile radius of a current or planned shooting range facility. These game lands are:
Angola Bay Game Land, in Duplin and Pender counties;
 Cape Fear River Game Land in New Hanover and Pender counties;
 R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell Game Land in Caswell County;
Nicholson Creek Game Land and Ro

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