Rank (0) Views 13577 On Mon, Dec 07, 2015 10:15 AM, 64 days ago



FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 7, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering fly-fishing clinics this winter at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center for novice anglers, intermediate anglers and Boy Scouts who want to earn their Fly-Fishing Merit Badge.

Basic Fly-Fishing Clinics

Basic Fly-Fishing Clinics, designed for anglers with little to no fly-fishing experience, will be offered on Jan. 2, Jan. 16 and Jan. 30, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Trained volunteers will provide instruction on the Joan Wulff method of fly-casting, as well as instruction on fly-fishing equipment and knot tying. During the on-the-water portion of the course in the afternoon, participants will learn how to land a fish using a fly-rod.

Basic clinics are suitable for participants 13 years and older; however, students 15 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Each clinic is limited to 40 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is a registration fee of


Rank (0) Views 11103 On Fri, Dec 04, 2015 11:42 AM, 67 days ago



ENGELHARD, N.C. (Dec. 4, 2015) – In partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has collaborated with researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill to implement a habitat enhancement project on Lake Mattamuskeet beginning in 2016.  The Wildlife Commission will fund the $233,000 project with monies from a Wildlife Restoration Fund grant.

The 3-year research project will focus on maintaining submerged aquatic vegetation in the east basin of the lake and examining the potential to increase coverage of aquatic vegetation in the west basin.  Healthy stands of submerged aquatic vegetation provide food for waterfowl, habitat for other migratory birds, fish and crabs. Submerged aquatic vegetation is very limited in the west basin of Lake Mattamuskeet, and in recent years has steadily declined in the east basin.

As the centerpiece of the Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge in Hyde County, Lake Mattamuskeet is home to an ab


Rank (0) Views 1623 On Wed, Dec 02, 2015 3:37 PM, 69 days ago



Raleigh, N.C. (December 2, 2015) Download the PDFs below for the December 9th committee meetings' agendas. 3:00 p.m.. - 4:00 p.m. Land Use and Access Committee Meeting Agenda (PDF) 4:00 p.m. - 4:05 p.m. Boating Safety Committee Meeting Agenda (PDF) 4:05 p.m. Big Game Committee Meeting Agenda (PDF)


Rank (0) Views 12170 On Wed, Dec 02, 2015 3:01 PM, 69 days ago



Raleigh, N.C. (December 2, 2015) Download the PDF below for the Thursday, December 10th commission meeting agenda. December 10, 2015 Commission Meeting Agenda (PDF)


Rank (0) Views 1363 On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 10:18 AM, 71 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Nov. 30, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominations for the Thomas L. Quay Wildlife Diversity Award, which recognizes individuals who provide leadership in the conservation of wildlife diversity in North Carolina. 

The Wildlife Commission will accept nominations through Jan. 29. Nominators must submit a completed nomination form and a detailed essay of the nominee’s contributions to nongame wildlife conservation in North Carolina. Submissions that fail to follow length guidelines will be disqualified and returned to the nominator.

Submit nominations by: E-mail to melinda.huebner@ncwildlife.org Mail to N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, Division of Inland Fisheries, c/o Melinda Huebner, 1722 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1700 Fax to 919-707-0028

In addition to this year’s nominations, nominations submitted in 2014 and 2015 will be considered. Nominations submitted before 2014 will


Rank (0) Views 1504 On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 9:51 AM, 71 days ago



FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 30, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, in conjunction with Fayetteville Power and Sail Squadron, is offering a boating-related workshop on Dec. 8 and 9, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. 

The course, Basic Weather and Forecasting, is designed for boaters who want to learn more about weather and forecasting and how to operate their vessels safely in all weather conditions. Among the topics that will be covered in the two-night course are: What causes weather How weather systems move Why winds blow What clouds tell us How storms and fronts create foul weather Why fog forms Where to get the best professional forecasts How to refine them using your own observations

 

Participants will receive a waterproof McGraw Hill Captain’s Quick Guide – Onboard Weather Forecasting, which is designed for onboard and field use. They also will receive a stu


Rank (0) Views 2659 On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 4:32 PM, 81 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Nov. 20, 2015) - For many North Carolinians, hunting is as much a holiday tradition as carving the turkey and wrapping presents. With this in mind, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ campaign reminds anyone planning a hunting trip during the holiday season to make safety the top priority.

“Thanksgiving and Christmas are traditional times for family and friends to go hunting,” said Darrin Ball, the state’s southern mountain district hunter education coordinator. “With all the excitement surrounding the holidays, it’s important to make safety a big part of your planning.”

Ball advised:
Go back to basics — review hunter education training and equipment instructions.
Know the rules — read all applicable regulations before going afield.
 Inspect all equipment — repair or replace equipment, especially tree stands, bef


Rank (0) Views 728 On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 9:58 AM, 83 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Nov. 18, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting a prescribed burn today on the following game land:

WHERE: One location:

Suggs Mill Pond Game Land in Bladen County; 54 acres 5 miles northeast of White Oak. GPS coordinates: 34 41.9’, -78 50.5’

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

WHEN: Nov. 18, 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 1377 On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 9:54 AM, 83 days ago



NEW BERN (Nov. 18, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is holding a public meeting Dec. 3, at 7 p.m., in New Bern to seek input in developing a management plan for Neuse River Game Land.

The meeting will be held at Craven Community College, in Room 115 of the Student Center in the Naumann Community Center. The college is located at 800 College Ct., New Bern, N.C. 28562.

Wildlife Commission staff will use public input from the meeting to help guide management and user activities on Neuse River Game Land for the next 10 years.  Neuse River Game Land is located in Craven County adjacent to the Neuse River and encompasses over 4,000 acres. 

“We are seeking input from all users of the Neuse River Game Land and others who are interested in how the property is managed,” said Lands Program Manager Isaac Harrold. “This meeting is not just for hunters and anglers. It is for wildlife watchers and photographers, birdin


Rank (0) Views 1084 On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 9:52 AM, 83 days ago



BURGAW, N.C. (Nov. 17, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is holding a public meeting on Nov. 30, at 7 p.m., in Burgaw to seek input in developing a management plan for Cape Fear River Wetlands Game Land.

The meeting will be held at the Pender County Cooperative Extension Office, which is located at 801 South Walker Street, Burgaw, N.C. 28425.

Wildlife Commission staff will use public input from the meeting to help guide management and user activities on Cape Fear River Wetlands Game Land for the next 10 years.  This game land, which totals 7,190 acres, comprises four tracts of land. The Canetuck Tract borders the Black River and is 900 acres in size. The Roan Island Tract is bordered by both the Black and Cape Fear rivers and totals 2,755 acres. The Bellhammon Tract (2,640 acres) and the Shaw Swamp Tract (895 acres) are located on the Northeast Cape Fear River. All tracts are located in Pender County with the exception of approximately 1,000 acre


Rank (0) Views 1072 On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 10:09 AM, 84 days ago



WINDSOR, N.C. (Nov. 17, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is holding a public meeting Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., in Windsor to seek input in developing a management plan for Bertie County Game Land. 

The meeting will be held at the Roanoke/Cashie River Center, 112 W. Water Street, Windsor, N.C. 27983, behind the Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center.

Wildlife Commission staff will use public input from the meeting to help guide management and user activities on Bertie County Game Land for the next 10 years. Bertie County Game Land is located 2 miles east of Windsor on the Cashie River and encompasses 3,878 acres.

“We are seeking input from all users of Bertie County Game Land and others who are interested in how the property is managed,” said Lands Program Manager Isaac Harrold. “This meeting is not just for hunters and anglers. It is for wildlife watchers and photographers, birding groups, hikers, and ot


Rank (0) Views 434 On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 4:32 PM, 85 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Nov. 16, 2015) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has closed Cohoho Road on the Lower Roanoke River Game Land in Bertie and Martin counties due to high water and unsafe driving conditions.

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

 

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