Rank (0) Views 748 On Tue, Jul 07, 2015 3:46 PM, 24 days ago



Raleigh, N.C. (July 7, 2015)  Download the PDF below for the July 16, 2015 Commission Meeting Agenda.

July 16, 2015 Commission Meeting Agenda (PDF)


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Raleigh, N.C. (July 7, 2015) Download the PDF below for the Wednesday, July 15th committee meetings' notice. July 15, 2015 Committee Meetings' Notice (PDF)


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RALEIGH, N.C. (July 7, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting a prescribed burn today on the following game land:

WHERE: One location:

Sandhills Game Land – 228 acres in Scotland County.  GPS coordinates: 34.98059 79.5058

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

WHEN: July 7, 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 1941 On Thu, Jul 02, 2015 3:40 PM, 29 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (July 2, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has developed a new online search tool for anglers who are interested in fishing for trout in western North Carolina.  

Using the Public Mountain Trout Waters Search, anglers can find places to fish for trout by county or by regulation classification. Waters in the Commission’s Public Mountain Trout Waters Program fall into one of seven classifications, each with its own set of regulations: Delayed Harvest Trout Waters; Hatchery Supported Trout Waters; Catch and Release/Artificial Lures Only Trout Waters; Catch and Release/Artificial Flies Only Trout Waters; Wild Trout Waters; Wild Trout /Natural Bait Waters; and Special Regulation Trout Waters. 

After anglers enter their search criteria, they can sort results alphabetically by county, classification, and stream name. When they have identified a water of interest, they can click on the map link, which takes them to an inter


Rank (0) Views 5746 On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 1:44 PM, 31 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (June 30, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding lifetime license holders that it is time to request a copy of the 2015-16 North Carolina Inland Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Regulations Digest for the upcoming season, which begins Aug. 1.

Lifetime license holders who have a license that entitles them to hunt big game and migratory game birds also can request their big game harvest report cards, HIP certification and bear e-stamp, if applicable. Requests can be made by: visiting the Commission’s website, ncwildlife.org/lifetime; calling toll-free 888-248-6834, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday-Friday; and, visiting a Wildlife Service Agent. Most agents are located in bait and tackle shops, hunting and sporting goods stores and larger chain stores across the state. A $2 transaction fee may be added to your total order (NCGS §113-270.1B). The 2015-16 N.C. Inland Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Regulations Digest will be availabl


Rank (0) Views 1990 On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 3:03 PM, 32 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (June 29, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will team with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the State Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies over the July 4 holiday weekend for the “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive” safety campaign.

The annual multi-agency initiative works to ensure everyone can travel safely on the road and on the water during summer holidays. In North Carolina, a driver or boat operator with a blood-alcohol concentration that meets or exceeds .08 is subject to arrest.

“Operating a car or boat while impaired increases your chances of being involved and possibly injured in an accident,” said Lt. Sam Craft with the Wildlife Commission. “If alcohol is part of your holiday celebration, think before you drink. Have a designated driver. If you are charged with operating a boat while impaired, you will have to appear before a judge. Penalties incl


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RALEIGH, N.C. (June 25, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host an “Introduction to Falconry” workshop, presented by the N.C. Falconers Guild, on Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh.

Falconry is hunting by means of a bird of prey, with strict state and federal requirements in place for owning a raptor and hunting with it. Participants at the workshop will learn about raptor identification, anatomy and care of raptors, the history of falconry, bird training and falconry equipment. Trained raptors will be on hand.

The N.C. Falconers Guild was founded in 1987 to assist and advance falconry and bird-of-prey issues through education and support.

“Anyone wanting to practice falconry in North Carolina must complete an apprenticeship and hold the necessary permits and licenses,” said Tammy Rundle, the Wildlife Commission’s permits coordinator. &l


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RALEIGH, N.C. (June 23, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting a prescribed burn today on the following game land:

WHERE: One location: Sandhills Game Land – 157 acres in ScotlandCounty.  GPS coordinates: -79*25.796  34*58.667

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

WHEN: June 23, 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.


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RALEIGH, N.C. (June 22, 2015) — The deadline to submit nominations for a seat on the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee is June 26.

Two seats are available on the committee, which is made up of 15 North Carolina citizens who advise the Wildlife Commission on nongame wildlife conservation issues across the state. The first seat is an “expert affiliate seat.” Nominees for this seat should have extensive biological, regional, academic, scientific and/or habitat expertise and experience in matters dealing with nongame wildlife conservation in North Carolina.

The second seat is an at-large “affiliate seat.” Nominees for this seat should be qualified individuals from land trusts serving North Carolina, federal natural resource agencies other than the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, non-governmental conservation organizations, industries with operations and/or management that have landscap


Rank (0) Views 1633 On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 3:46 PM, 42 days ago



WESTFIELD, N.C. (June 19, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with Jessup Mill, has opened a new public fishing access area on the Dan River in the Westfield community of Stokes County.

The Jessup Mill Public Fishing Area is located 6.1 miles upstream of Hart’s Access at N.C. Hwy. 704. GPS coordinates are 36.525714, -80.370674. The fishing area consists of a parking lot with 11 parking spaces and a turnaround area for trailers; a set of concrete stairs with adjoining slide to help paddlers carry kayaks and canoes up and down the stairs; and a concrete walkway connecting the stairs to the parking area.

The new public fishing area is a partnership between the Wildlife Commission and Jessup Mill, an outdoor recreation business that offers camping, tubing, music, and other outdoor events on the banks of the Dan River across from the new access area. 

Andrew Jones, the owner of Jessup Mill, donated use of the site to the Com


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RALEIGH, N.C. (June 17, 2015) — July 4 is free fishing day in North Carolina. From 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., everyone in North Carolina can fish in any public body of water without purchasing a fishing license or additional trout fishing license.

Residents and non-residents can fish for free in public, inland waters, as well as coastal waters, although they will need to abide by all other fishing regulations, such as size and creel limits, as well as lure restrictions.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission stocks a variety of fish in public, inland waters across the state throughout the year to give anglers a better chance of catching fish. Staff stocks cool mountain waters with brook, brown and rainbow trout, as well as walleye and muskellunge. In warm waters, staff stocks largemouth bass, American shad, striped bass, channel catfish and sunfishes.

The agency also provides access to free fishing sites across the state, including public fishing areas and boatin


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RALEIGH, N.C. (June 17, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting a prescribed burn today on the following game land:

WHERE: One location: Sandhills Game Land – 247 acres in Richmond County.  GPS coordinates: 35.05951  79.6166

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

WHEN: June 17, 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.

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