Rank (0) Views 4533 On Fri, Oct 09, 2015 1:43 PM, 48 days ago

DANBURY, N.C. (Oct. 9, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with N.C. State Parks, will stock 1,200 catchable-size rainbow trout in Hanging Rock State Park’s lake on Oct. 12 in support of the new trout fishery created in the Stokes County lake earlier this year.

This will be the Wildlife Commission’s second stocking of rainbow trout in the 12-acre lake to give anglers a unique opportunity to fish for trout recreationally outside of traditional mountain trout waters. Commission staff conducted the first stocking of rainbow trout in April — an instant hit with anglers, according to Commission Fisheries Biologist Kin Hodges.

“Park staff reported that there was a major increase in fishing activity on the lake’s pier as soon as the trout were stocked and they regularly observed anglers catching trout throughout the spring,” Hodges said. “They also noticed a decline in the number of peopl

Rank (0) Views 1355 On Thu, Oct 08, 2015 9:18 AM, 49 days ago

HOT SPRINGS, N.C. (Oct. 8, 2015) — Anglers at Max Patch Pond have better fishing opportunities now that the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the U.S. Forest Service have completed renovations to the 1 1/2-acre pond located in the Pisgah National Forest in Madison County.

The Commission improved fishing access by replacing an old boardwalk with a modern, universally accessible floating fishing pier. The T-shaped pier extends 60 feet into the pond and spans 48 feet across. Alternating high and low handrails on the pier can accommodate children and anglers in wheelchairs.

The new pier gives better access to the deepest part of the pond and creates shade and cover that attract fish. A concrete sidewalk connects the pier to a new van-accessible parking pad. Staff also refurbished a deteriorated fishing platform on the opposite side of the pond.

Commission and Forest Service staff and Trout Unlimited volunteers planted trees and shrubs around the pond to enhance the

Rank (0) Views 2499 On Wed, Oct 07, 2015 3:38 PM, 50 days ago

BOONE, N.C. (Oct. 7, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently opened a new public fishing access area on the South Fork New River, near Boone in Watauga County.  

The Pine Run Public Fishing Area is a partnership between the Commission and High Country Pathways, a non-profit group focused on planning, developing and ensuring the stewardship of trails and blueways in Watauga County. 

The fishing area, which is located approximately 5 miles east of Boone (GPS coordinates are 36.2464, -81.5948), consists of a paved parking area with four parking spaces and a set of stairs that can be used to access the river. It is adjacent to additional formal access points in Watauga County and can serve as a takeout point for anglers launching upstream of Pine Run at Hwy. 421 in Boone or as a launch point for anglers and boaters floating downstream to Green Valley Park.  For anglers and boaters interested in shorter floats, additional informal

Rank (0) Views 2466 On Tue, Oct 06, 2015 4:23 PM, 50 days ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 6, 2015) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has closed several roads on the following game lands in eastern North Carolina due to high water and unsafe driving conditions.

All closures are highlighted in yellow on the linked maps below.

Buckridge Game Land in Tyrrell County

Alligator River Game Land in Tyrrell County

Chowan Swamp Game Land in Hertford and Gates counties

Juniper Creek Game Land in Brunswick and Columbus counties

Whitehall Plantation Game Land in Bladen County

Suggs Mill Pond Game Land in Bladen and Cumberland counties

Holly Shelter Game Land in Pender County

Carteret County Game Land in Carteret County

Roads will remain closed until floodwaters recede and driving conditions improve. Commission staff will assess road conditions later in the week and open roads or sections of roads as conditions warrant.

“Our primary goal is to provide safe access to our game lands,” said Coastal Ecoregion

Rank (0) Views 1013 On Tue, Oct 06, 2015 10:15 AM, 51 days ago

Raleigh, N.C. (October 6, 2015) Download the PDF below for the Wednesday, October 21st committee meetings' notice. October 21, 2015 Committee Meetings' Notice (PDF)

Rank (0) Views 2686 On Mon, Oct 05, 2015 4:29 PM, 51 days ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 5, 2015) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will resume all Delayed Harvest trout stockings starting Oct. 6.

The revised stocking dates are listed on the Commission’s trout fishing page. Click on the Delayed Harvest Trout Waters Stocking Dates link.

A complete list of delayed-harvest trout waters, stocking dates, information on delayed-harvest regulations and trout fishing maps, can be viewed on the Commission’s trout fishing page.

Rank (0) Views 1428 On Mon, Oct 05, 2015 2:38 PM, 52 days ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 5, 2015) – With gun hunting season for deer opening this month, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding hunters to make tree stand safety a top priority when in the field this season.

Following a few basic guidelines can help prevent injuries and ensure that hunters return home safely — a key message of the agency’s Home From The Hunt™ safety campaign. Guidelines include: Maintaining three points of contact when climbing up or down a stand (most falls occur during this time). Using a full-body safety harness properly at all times. Checking belts, chains and attachment cords for damage and excessive wear before use.

“And always remember to follow manufacturer’s instructions on using tree stands correctly, such as heeding the manufacturer’s maximum weight settings,” said Chet Clark, eastern outreach manager with the Commission. “More people are hurt falling

Rank (0) Views 778 On Mon, Oct 05, 2015 9:35 AM, 52 days ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 5, 2015) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will have a new location and new hours when it opens its N.C. State Fair exhibit in Raleigh this month.

The new location will be across from the Village of Yesteryear and between the Antique Farm Machinery building and the FAA Animal Barn (map). The exhibit will open from 3 to 9 p.m., on Oct. 15 and from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., Oct. 16-25.

In addition to a new location and new hours, the Commission’s exhibit will have new displays, such as the “Wildlife at Your House” display, which shows the do's and don’ts of living with and around raccoons, bears, deer and other wildlife that can be considered nuisance species. The agency’s mascot Labrador retriever, Alvin, will be promoting boating safety and posing for photo opportunities wearing his life jacket aboard a wildlife enforcement boat. Visitors also can have their photos taken while posing next to

Rank (0) Views 6087 On Thu, Oct 01, 2015 3:34 PM, 56 days ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 1, 2015) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has suspended all Delayed Harvest trout stockings effective today, until further notice, due to forecasted heavy rains and expected flood conditions over the upcoming weekend.

Commission staff already has conducted stockings in the following systems: Helton Creek, Trout Lake, West Fork Pigeon River, Big Laurel Creek, Mitchell River, East Fork French Broad River, Coffee Lake, Watauga River, East Prong Roaring River and Stone Mountain Creek.

Commission staff will evaluate water levels on Oct. 5 to develop a revised October stocking schedule.  The updated stocking schedule will be posted on the agency’s website, www.ncwildlife.org/fishing, Facebook page and Twitter feed.

A complete list of delayed-harvest trout waters, stocking dates, information on delayed-harvest regulations and trout fishing maps, can be viewed on the Commission’s trout fishing page.

Rank (0) Views 735 On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 11:48 AM, 58 days ago

PITTSBORO, N.C. (Sept. 29, 2015) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, is conducting the second in a series of free wildlife workshops for Piedmont-area landowners.

“Managing Your Land for Nongame Wildlife” will be held on Oct. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m., in the North Carolina Extension Service Agriculture Building’s auditorium, located at 65 East Chatham Street in Pittsboro.  

Staff with the Commission’s Wildlife Diversity Program will present tips and information on how landowners can manage their lands for nongame wildlife — animals that are not hunted or fished — focusing on bats, songbirds, reptiles and amphibians.

The third workshop on Nov. 16, will focus on addressing nuisance wildlife issues and wildlife damage control. It will also be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chatham County Agriculture Building

Rank (0) Views 817 On Fri, Sep 25, 2015 4:32 PM, 61 days ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 25, 2015) – Despite the rain forecasted for tomorrow, six family-friendly events supported by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission in celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day get underway tomorrow. With the exception of two Greenwing fishing events, all events are free.

The 12th Annual Jakes Day at Rose Hill Farms in Nashville and the Wildlife Hunting, Fishing and Recreation Celebration Day in Windsor have been postponed. See below for new dates. The Roanoke-Chowan Wildlife Club Hunting and Fishing Day in Winton has been cancelled.

Remaining events, times and locations are:

•    John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. The Wildlife Expo, which is free, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The N.C. Wildlife Federation is giving away a lifetime sportsman license in a random drawing at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Tom Carpenter, center director, at thomas.carpenter@ncwildlife.org;

Rank (0) Views 4021 On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 1:47 PM, 64 days ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 23, 2015) — Spaces still remain for introductory deer hunting seminars offered by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the Quality Deer Management Association across the state in September.

The free seminars, which will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., are designed for new and experienced hunters. Topics will include deer biology, hunting methods, equipment and clothing, as well as field care of deer, processing and easy-to-follow recipes.

A question-and-answer session, along with a brief overview of hunter recruitment, retention and re-activation initiatives, will conclude each seminar.


Remaining dates and locations are:
Sept. 23 Cumberland County Extension Center, Cumberland County 301 E. Mountain Drive, Fayetteville, N.C. 28306 GPS coordinates: 35.012639, -78.893928
Sept. 24 McDowell Technical Community College, McDowell County Building #11-Cedar Auditorium 54 College Drive, Marion, N.C. 28752 GPS coordinates: 35.6563

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