Rank (0) Views 1445 On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 1:19 PM, 34 days ago



DENTON, N.C. (Feb. 20, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has re-opened the Bringle Ferry Boating Access Area in Davidson County after completing renovations last week.

The boating access area, which is located at 3301 N. Bringle Ferry Rd. in Denton, provides access to Tuckertown Lake, a 2,500-acre reservoir. GPS coordinates are: 35° 35’ 47” N, 80° 13’ 48” W.

Wildlife Commission staff constructed a concrete boat ramp, a 60-foot x 8-foot floating dock and a gravel parking lot with space for six cars and 22 vehicles with trailers. Twelve spaces are delineated while the rest of the parking lot is open space. Staff also stabilized the shoreline by adding riprap. 

The entire area is ADA accessible with a dedicated single-vehicle parking space, a dedicated space for a vehicle with trailer, paved sidewalks and assist rails on the dock.

Tuckertown Lake offers excellent largemouth bass fishing o


Rank (0) Views 246 On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 11:20 AM, 34 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 20, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with The Nature Conservancy, is conducting a prescribed burn today on the following game land across the state.

WHERE: One location:

·         90 acres on 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: Feb. 16, 2015

CONTACT:  For questions, please contact:

Hannah Whitley

Processing Assistant V

Division of Engineering and Lands Management

Phone: (919) 707-0363


Rank (0) Views 738 On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 1:40 PM, 35 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 19, 2015) — Got an eye for design and a fondness for wildlife? The North Carolina chapter of The Wildlife Society is seeking logo entries for the Society’s conference, which will be held in Raleigh in October 2016.

The winning logo will be used to identify and advertise the conference on a dedicated website, banners and all communications materials, as well as T-shirts, pens, bags and other novelty items associated with the conference. The deadline for submissions is midnight March 16.

“More than 1,500 natural resource professionals from all over the world will be attending our conference in Raleigh next year, so the exposure someone’s logo will be getting is incredible,” said Kelly Douglass, a wildlife biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and president-elect of the N.C. chapter of The Wildlife Society. “We’re looking for a simple design with two to four colors and no more t


Rank (0) Views 1318 On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 3:56 PM, 36 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 18, 2015) — Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. And where there’s fire, at least on a N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission game land, there’s usually a prescribed burn — one of the best and most cost-effective methods of managing habitat for wildlife.

A prescribed burn, or an intentional burning of vegetation under strict and specific circumstances, helps restore and maintain wildlife habitat. It is a cost-effective tool that Commission staff uses to create and maintain suitable and ample wildlife habitat in old fields, native grasslands and open-canopy woodlands on game lands throughout the state.

The most common prescribed burns Commission staff conducts are restoration burns and maintenance burns. Restoration burns, as their name implies, are done on fire-dependent habitats that haven’t been burned in years. These habitats include longleaf, shortleaf, pond, table mountain and pitch pine for


Rank (0) Views 580 On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 12:32 PM, 36 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 18, 2015) — The state chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) honored two N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission employees earlier this month at its annual awards banquet, presented by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program.

The MADD Hero award was presented to Wildlife Officer Scott Strickland, stationed in Iredell County. A “Heart of MADD” award was presented to Geoff Cantrell, a public information officer based in Raleigh.

“We are honored to work hand in hand with our heroes in law enforcement and dedicated mission partners as we work towards a day of no more victims,” said LaRonda Scott, director of North Carolina MADD.  “I can't thank the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission enough for their efforts.  Scott and Geoff are so deserving.  It was an honor to present them with this award.”

The Hero award honors officers for co


Rank (0) Views 901 On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 11:30 AM, 37 days ago



CLYDE, N.C. (Feb. 17, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is holding a public meeting on March 9 in Clyde to seek input on developing a management plan for Cold Mountain Game Land located in Haywood County.

The meeting will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and will be held at the Haywood Community College Auditorium, located at 185 Freelander Drive.

Wildlife Commission staff will use public input from the meeting to help guide management and user activities on Cold Mountain Game Land for the next 10 years. Cold Mountain Game Land is located southeast of Waynesville near Lake Logan and encompasses more than 3,000 acres.

If the meeting is postponed, it will be rescheduled for March 12 at the same time and location. The Commission will post on its website, www.ncwildlife.org, on March 9 if the meeting is cancelled. The agency also will post a cancellation notice on its Facebook page and Twitter feed if the meeting is cancelled.

“We are encouraging everyo


Rank (0) Views 1366 On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 11:25 AM, 37 days ago



BOLIVIA, N.C. (Feb. 17, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is holding a public meeting March 12, at 7 p.m., in Bolivia to seek input in developing a management plan for Columbus County Game Land, Green Swamp Game Land and Juniper Creek Game Land.

The meeting will be held at the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension Office, located at 25 Referendum Drive in Bolivia.

Wildlife Commission staff will use public input from the meeting to help guide management and user activities on Commission-owned portions of Columbus County and Green Swamp game lands, and Juniper Creek Game Land for the next 10 years. 

The Commission-owned portions of Columbus County Game Land, which encompass 8,506 acres, are located in Columbus and Brunswick counties within the floodplain and headwaters of the Waccamaw River. 

The Commission-owned portions of Green Swamp Game Land, which encompass 2,110 acres, are located in Brunswick County adjacent to N.C. 211, wit


Rank (0) Views 844 On Mon, Feb 16, 2015 2:11 PM, 38 days ago



UPDATED FEB. 16 at 2:35 p.m. RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 16, 2015) — Due to anticipated inclement weather across the state, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has postponed four public meetings that were scheduled for this week.

The public meetings, with new dates and locations, if applicable, are:


Meeting

Original Date & Time

New Date & Time

Location


Pisgah Game Land Management Plan Public Meeting

2/16

6:30-8:30 p.m.

2/19

6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Foothills Higher Education Center

2128 South Sterling St.

Morganton


Chowan Swamp and Chowan Game Land Management Plan Public Meeting

2/16

7 p.m.

2/24

7 p.m.

Merchant’s Millpond State Park Visitors Center 176 Millpond Road

Gatesville


Proposed Shooting Range on Linville Tract Public Meeting

2/18

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

3/03

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Municipal Auditorium 

401 S. College Street

Morganton


Goose Cree


Rank (0) Views 188 On Mon, Feb 16, 2015 11:23 AM, 38 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 16, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission today is conducting a prescribed burn on the following game land across the state.

WHERE: One location:

·         280 acres on the Sandhills Game Land in Moore County

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

WHEN: Feb. 16, 2015

CONTACT:  For questions, please contact:

Hannah Whitley

Processing Assistant V

Division of Engineering and Lands Management

Phone: (919) 707-0363


Rank (0) Views 1547 On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 3:33 PM, 41 days ago



MANNS HARBOR (Feb. 13, 2015) – State and local officials gathered at the foot of the William B. Umstead Memorial Bridge in Dare County Friday to celebrate the completion of the final phase of the Manns Harbor Boating Access Area project.

This multi-use facility provides both commercial and recreational access to Croatan Sound, as well as green space suitable for picnicking, wildlife viewing and launching canoes and kayaks. The final phase of the project, construction of commercial storage and docking facilities, was completed in September, and reflects many layers of collaboration between state and local agencies.

“The resounding and unique success of this project is a tribute to the dedication of private citizens, small businesses, non-governmental organizations, and local and state governments working together with common purpose to ensure that all North Carolinians can access and enjoy our public trust waters,” said Gordon Myers, the N.C. Wildli


Rank (0) Views 226 On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 11:02 AM, 41 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 13, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission today is conducting two prescribed burns on the following game lands across the state.

WHERE: Two locations:

·         Green Swamp (Pinch Gut tract)  Game Land in Brunswick Co.  (314 acres)

·         Holly Shelter Game Land in Pender Co.  (160 acres)

 

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

WHEN: Feb. 13, 2015

CONTACT:  For questions, please contact:

Hannah Whitley

Processing Assistant V

Division of Engineering and Lands Management

Phone: (919) 707-0363


Rank (0) Views 674 On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 9:57 AM, 41 days ago



ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (Feb. 13, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has re-opened the Tory Hole Boating Access Area on the Cape Fear River in Bladen County after completing renovations yesterday.

The boating access area, which is located at 335 N. Poplar St., in Elizabethtown, provides boaters on the Cape Fear River opportunities to catch American shad and striped bass in the spring and largemouth bass, crappie, blue, flathead and channel catfish, and sunfish year round. GPS coordinates are: 34° 37’ 57” N, 78° 36’ 14” W.

Wildlife Commission staff replaced the boat ramp with a single-lane ramp and an 80-foot floating dock, and constructed a kiosk with information about the river and fishery. Staff paved the parking area, which now has space for seven single vehicles and 17 vehicles with trailers. Two parking spaces are ADA-compliant.

The Commission paid for the renovation of

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