Rank (0) Views 2600 On Fri, May 31, 2013 8:47 AM, 479 days ago



FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (May 31, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering a variety of free fishing-related events and workshops in June at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. 

On June 1, the “Take A Kid Fishing” event will run from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., and is open to all ages, although only participants 15 years old and younger are eligible to enter a statewide drawing for a chance to win one of more than 153 fishing-related prizes. The “Take A Kid Fishing event” is one of 31 that gets under way this Saturday to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week 2013. Registration is on site the day of the event.

At the Fishing Lanyard Crafting Workshop, which is scheduled for June 14 starting at 7 p.m., participants will create their own fishing lanyard to take home.

“A fishing lanyard is a great alternative to a fishing vest because you can hang it around your neck and have


Rank (0) Views 2323 On Thu, May 30, 2013 2:52 PM, 480 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (May 30, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, State Highway Patrol and the Alcohol Law Enforcement Division have released Memorial Day weekend totals for “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive” campaign.

“On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive” campaign is a multi-agency initiative that is designed to combine law enforcement resources to ensure that everyone can safely travel on highway and waterways during the summer months. The campaign periods focus on three major holidays; Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. The campaign will continue into the upcoming summer months.

Below are the Memorial Day weekend enforcement efforts from all three participating agencies:

Wildlife Resources Commission

 Operate Boat While Impaired: 25

 Other Boating Arrest Violations:  471

 Other Boating Warnings: 811

 To


Rank (0) Views 2037 On Wed, May 29, 2013 5:09 PM, 481 days ago



FOUR OAKS, N.C. (May 29, 2013)  —A free fishing event at Howell Woods scheduled for June 1 has been canceled. Participants who had planned to attend the Johnston County event can attend the Lake Wheeler Fishing Derby, which will be held at Simpkins Pond on Lake Wheeler in Wake County, on June 1 starting at 9 a.m.

The Lake Wheeler Fishing Derby is one of 31 that get under way this Saturday to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week 2013. The kids' fishing events are supported by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, in partnership with Neuse Sport Shop, Trout Unlimited and the U.S.Forest Service. Find out more about the kids' fishing events, including an updated list of events, here.


Rank (0) Views 2339 On Wed, May 29, 2013 3:47 PM, 481 days ago



KINSTON, N.C. (May 29, 2013)  —  Neuseway Nature Park and Neuse Sport Shop will co-host a free fishing event for children ages 15 and younger at the park’s pond, which has a pier, a fish feeder and stocked catfish, on June 8 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The event is one of more than 35 kids’ fishing events supported by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, in partnership with Neuse Sport Shop, Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Forest Service, to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week 2013.

Download an updated list of events, which are held throughout the state each year from late-May through early June.

Young anglers registered at any of these fishing events can enter a statewide drawing for a chance to win one of more than 150 fishing-related prizes. The grand prize is a lifetime sportsman license, which includes freshwater and saltwater fishing privileges, as well as hunting privileges, donated by Neuse Sport Shop, located in Kinst


Rank (0) Views 5533 On Wed, May 29, 2013 9:51 AM, 481 days ago



WILMINGTON, N.C. (May 29, 2013) — The Cape Fear River Partnership, a coalition of state and federal natural resources agencies, academic entities and private and non-governmental organizations, will release tomorrow the final version of the “Cape Fear River Basin Action Plan for Migratory Fish” — a blueprint that provides long-term, habitat-based solutions for the most pressing challenges to migratory fish in the Cape Fear River basin.

The plan will be unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Bladen County to celebrate the completed construction of a rock arch ramp — or “fish passage way” — at the Cape Fear River Lock and Dam No. 1, which is located 32 miles upriver from Wilmington.

Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which constructed the rock arch ramp, will cut the ceremonial red ribbon at 10 a.m. to mark the official opening of the rock arch ramp.

The rock arch ramp is expected t


Rank (0) Views 1385 On Fri, May 24, 2013 2:33 PM, 486 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (May. 24, 2013) Download the PDF below for the Notice to the Secretary of State of an added official WRC meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2013 in Raleigh.

Notice to Secretary of State (PDF) Visit Meetings / Actions in the About section for more information.


Rank (0) Views 5585 On Fri, May 24, 2013 11:35 AM, 486 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (May 24, 2013) — We get it. They are awfully cute, and many times look abandoned.

But the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding the public that they should not approach, touch, feed or move fawns seen hiding in the grass, brush or other vegetation. Deer are a“hider species” — which means a female will hide her fawn in vegetation while she feeds elsewhere. She might not return for several hours.

So while the fawn might look abandoned and alone, it is often just waiting for the female to return.

The fawn is well-equipped to protect itself. By the time it is 5 days old it can outrun a human and by 3 to 6 weeks of age the fawn can escape most predators.

“Spotted and lacking scent, fawns are well camouflaged and usually remain undetected by predators. The doe will return to the fawn several times a day to nurse and clean it, staying only a few minutes each time before leaving again to seek food,”


Rank (0) Views 2525 On Thu, May 23, 2013 8:45 AM, 487 days ago



NEW BERN, N.C. (May 23, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, in coordination with Weyerhaeuser, is conducting a “Reptiles of North Carolina” workshop at the Cool Springs Environmental Education Center in Craven County, on June 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   

The workshop is open to anyone 16 and older interested in learning more about snakes, turtles and lizards found in North Carolina.A $10 fee is required to cover costs associated with operating the center — an outdoor classroom that provides hands-on learning opportunities in forestry, ecology and other environmental topics.

During the morning session, Wildlife Commission personnel Mike Campbell and Jeff Hall will lead a classroom discussion on conservation, basic biology and habitat requirements of snakes, turtles and lizards as well as the effects that people can have on these often-maligned, but ecologically important animals. In the afternoon,workshop partic


Rank (0) Views 1883 On Thu, May 23, 2013 7:32 AM, 487 days ago




CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (May 22, 2013)  —  A free fishing event for kids 15 and younger will be held on Orde Pond at Camp Lejeune on June1 from 8 a.m. to noon. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and bait will be provided.

The event is one of more than 35 kids’ fishing events supported by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, in partnership with Neuse Sport Shop, Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Forest Service, to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week 2013.

Download an updated list of all events, which are held throughout the state each year from late-May through early June.  

Young anglers registered at any of these fishing events can enter a statewide drawing for a chance to win one of more than 150 fishing-related prizes. The grand prize is a lifetime sportsman license, which includes freshwater and saltwater fishing privileges, as well as hunting privileges, donated by Neuse Sport Shop, located in Kinston. The firs


Rank (0) Views 1969 On Wed, May 22, 2013 9:30 AM, 488 days ago



BREVARD, N.C. (May 22, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host two introductory outdoor photography workshops in June at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education. These family-oriented programs are free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required on a first-come, first-served basis.

 “Outdoor Photography for the Beginner” will be held June 21 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and is suitable for ages 12 and older. Wildlife educators will cover the basics of outdoor photography, including how to compose shots effectively and make the most of natural lighting.

 “Close-Up Outdoor Photography” will be held June 22 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and is aimed at photographers who already grasp photography basics. This workshop will focus on the equipment and techniques that enable photographers to capture images of the fascinating world of tiny plants and animals.   

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Rank (0) Views 4385 On Mon, May 20, 2013 5:01 PM, 490 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (May. 20, 2013) —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has scheduled an emergency telephonic meeting of its governing board for tomorrow, May 21, at 3 p.m., to discuss impacts of the proposed Senate budget cuts.

Senate Bill 402 proposes $9,476,588 from State appropriations to fund N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission operations — a 49 percent cut in appropriations to the State fish and wildlife agency.

The telephonic meeting will allow Wildlife Commissioners to discuss the proposed Senate budget’s impacts on day-to-day operations, including conservation programs, infrastructure and personnel.

Download the PDF for the Notice to the Secretary of State of the May 21 emergency telephonic meeting:  http://tinyurl.com/kqhvv3x


Rank (0) Views 1355 On Mon, May 20, 2013 11:20 AM, 490 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (May. 20, 2013) Download the PDF below for the Notice to the Secretary of State of an emergency telephonic meeting of the WRC that has been called for tomorrow, May 21, at 3 pm.

Notice to Secretary of State (PDF)

WRC Agenda May 21, 2013 (PDF) Visit Meetings / Actions in the About section for more information.

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