Raleigh, N.C. (January 26, 2015) - The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a public hearing in January to receive comments on rules regarding conditional coyote hunting in the five-county red wolf reintroduction area in northeastern North Carolina and the designation of the red wolf as a state listed threatened species.

The public hearings will begin at 7 p.m. on these dates and locations:
Feb. 3 at the Columbia High School auditorium, 902 East Main Street, Columbia.
Feb. 17 at Wildlife Commission headquarters auditorium, 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh.


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Raleigh, N.C. (January 26, 2015) Download the PDF's below for the January 28th committee meetings' agendas.
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Land Use and Access Committee Meeting Agenda (PDF)
1 - 3 p.m. Joint Meeting of the Habitat, Nongame and Endangered Species and Big Game Committees (PDF)
3 - 5 p.m. Committee of the Whole Meeting Agenda (PDF)


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RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 26, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold two public hearings in February to receive comments on permanent rules regarding conditional coyote hunting in the five-county red wolf reintroduction area in northeastern North Carolina and the designation of the red wolf as a state-listed threatened species.

The public hearings will begin at 7 p.m. on these dates and locations:

Feb. 3 at the Columbia High School auditorium, 902 East Main Street, Columbia.

Feb. 17 at Wildlife Commission headquarters auditorium, 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh.

As amended, the rules would allow daytime coyote hunting from ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset on private property in Dare, Beaufort, Hyde, Tyrrell and Washington counties with a coyote hunting permit. The private property permit will be available online at www.ncwildlife.org. Daytime hunting would be allowed on state-owned game lands by special hunt permit only.


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Raleigh, N.C. (January 23, 2015) Download the PDF below for the Wednesday, January 28th committee meetings' notice. January 28, 2015 Committee Meetings' Notice (PDF)


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Raleigh, N.C. (January 23, 2015)  Download the PDF below for the January 29, 2015 Commission Meeting Agenda.

January 29, 2015 Commission Meeting Agenda (PDF)


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RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 22, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission today is conducting three prescribed burns on the following game lands across the state.

WHERE: Three locations:

·         Sandhills Game land in Scotland and Richmond counties

·         Holly Shelter Game land in Pender Co.

·         Chowan Swamp in Gates Co.

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

WHEN: Jan. 22, 2015

CONTACT:  For questions, please contact:

Hannah Whitley

Processing Assistant V

Division of Engineering and Lands Management

Phone: (919) 707-0363

 


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RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 21, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission today is conducting five prescribed burns on the following game lands across the state.

WHERE: Five locations:

·         Holly Shelter Game Land – 250 acres, 5 miles north of Hampstead in Pender County

·         Suggs Mill Pond Game Land – 74 acres, 5 miles northeast of White Oak in Bladen County

·         Sandhills Game Land – 210 acres of SR 1459 in Richmond County. See map (area in black grid lines)

·         Green River Game Land – 82 acres, Big Hungry Section, 7 miles southeast of East Flat Rock in Polk County

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BREVARD, N.C. (Jan. 21, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering two fly-tying clinics in February through the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education near Brevard.

Both clinics are free and require pre-registration on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Fly Tying: Level I – Feb. 13, 9 a.m. to noon. For ages 12 to adult. Level I students are introduced to fly-tying tools, materials, patterns and tying techniques. They work at their own pace to tie a basic pattern. Equipment and materials provided.
Fly Tying: Level II – Feb. 20, 9 a.m. to noon. For ages 12 to adult. Level II students who have mastered basic techniques are instructed by experienced fly-tiers to learn advanced patterns and fly-tying techniques. Equipment and materials provided.

For more information, call 828-877-4423 or sign up online.

The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is located near Brevard, just south of Asheville, alongside the Davidson River in Trans


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RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 20, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission today is conducting two prescribed burns on the Stones Creek Game Land in Onslow and the Sandhills Game Land in Richmond County.

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

WHEN: Jan. 20, 2015

WHERE: Two locations:

·         Sandhills Game Land – 393 acres See map (area outlined in black)

·         Stones Creek Game Land – 175 acres 5 miles west of Surf City

 


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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 19, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will draw down the water at Lake Rim in Cumberland County on Jan. 20 to inspect a gate valve in the dam.

Although the lake level will be low, anglers still will be able to fish at the Lake Rim Public Fishing Access Area and other parts of the lake’s shoreline. Commission staff anticipates refilling the lake on Friday.

The Lake Rim Public Fishing Access Area is located on Raeford Road, directly across the street from the Commission’s John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville.

Locate publicly accessible fishing areas across the state by using the Wildlife Commission’s interactive map. For more information on boating in North Carolina, including the locations of more than 200 free, publicly accessible boating access areas, visit the Commission’s online locater map.

 


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MORGANTON, N.C. (Jan. 16, 2015) —  The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a second informational meeting on Feb. 18, in Morganton, to discuss constructing a shooting range on the Linville Tract of the Pisgah Game Land in Burke County.

The meeting is scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and will be held at Municipal Auditorium located at 401 S. College Street.  

The proposed site for the range is near the intersection of N.C. 126 and Wolf Pit Road, north of Lake James, in Burke County. Plans for the range include a 25-yard pistol range and a 100-yard rifle range.

Commission staff will present another overview of the proposed shooting range and discuss additional sound studies that have been performed since the first meeting, which was held on June 16, 2014, in Marion.

The Commission will hear public comments on the proposed shooting range at the conclusion of the overview and sound study discussion. Following the meeting, Commission


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RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 13, 2015) — By donating on line 27 of their N.C. state income tax form, North Carolinians can ensure the health and future of wildlife and their habitats for future generations to enjoy. 

Donations on line 27 support the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund, which the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission uses to conduct research, conservation and monitoring work that benefits animals not hunted or fished — animals such as songbirds, sea turtles, eagles, salamanders, frogs, turtles and bats.

Donations made to the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund make up the largest and most significant source of non-federal funding to help these animals, so donations — no matter how small — are critical to the continuation of many projects.

"Any amount people donate helps us to match federal and other grants, pay for educational activities and programs, such as the N.C. Birding Trail and Green Growth Toolbox, and condu

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