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Other Free Kids’ Fishing Events Being Held throughout State

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 11, 2014) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is hosting a free kids’ fishing event will be held this Saturday, June 14 from 9 a.m. to noon, at Mid-Atlantic Christian University in Elizabeth City.

The event, one of nearly 40 free kids’ fishing events being held in celebration of National Boating and Fishing Week, is open to the first 50 kids 15 and younger. Interested participants can pre-register by emailing jeremy.mccargo@ncwildlife.org or they can register the day of the event.


All events are supported by the Commission, in cooperation with Neuse Sport Shop, N.C. State Council of Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Forest Service. Participants registered at any listed event will be entered into a statewide drawing to win more than 150 fishing-related prizes. The grand prize is a lifetime sportsman license, which includes fishing privileges in freshwater an


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RALEIGH, N.C. (June, 11, 2014) Download the PDF below for the July 10, 2014 Commission Meeting Notice. July 10, 2014 Commission Meeting Notice (PDF)


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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (June 11, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the Fayetteville chapter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF), will conduct the inaugural Marabou Madness Fly-Tying Event on July 12 from 9 a.m. to  3 p.m., at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville.  

The free, public event will feature fly-tying demonstrations from accomplished fly-tiers such as Anthony Hipps, the originator of the Hipps’ popper, fly-tying contests, casting games and raffles. Proceeds from the raffles will go to the Fayetteville PHWFF, which will use the money to fund future fly-fishing activities and outings.

“This is our first year holding this event and we encourage everyone to come out to help support our wounded, active-duty military personnel and disabled veterans,” said Tom Carpenter, a fisheries educator with the Pechmann Center. “Fly tying is a very beneficial activ


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RALEIGH, N.C. (June 11, 2014) — Last week’s encounter with a female bear and three cubs in Maggie Valley and Monday’s multiple sightings of a black bear passing through a busy neighborhood in Raleigh have prompted the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to remind the public that people can co-exist peacefully with bears by following basic safety guidelines.

First and foremost, never feed a black bear — intentionally or unintentionally. Bears are opportunistic feeders and will eat just about anything. Bears are particularly attracted to human garbage, pet food, and other human-associated foods, like bird seed. For this reason, if a bear is in the area, people should remove bird feeders and hummingbird feeders, even those advertised as “bear proof.” They also should:

·     Secure bags of trash inside cans stored in a garage, shed or other secure area;

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RALEIGH, N.C. (June 11, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is continuing a prescribed burn today on the Sandhills Game Land, in Scotland County.

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

WHEN: June 11

WHERE: One location:

·         57 acres on Sandhills Game Land on Slate Circle and Gardner Farm (see area delineated by red lines on map to the right)


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RALEIGH, N.C. (June 10, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is continuing a prescribed burn today on the Sandhills Game Land, in Richmond County.

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

WHEN: June 10

WHERE: One location:

·         368 acres on Sandhills Game Land at McKinney Lake (see area delineated by red lines on map to the right)


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HICKORY, N.C. (June 9, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will close the Wittenburg Public Fishing Access Area located on Lake Hickory in Alexander County on June 16 to replace the fishing piers with an accessible floating fishing pier.

The Commission anticipates the closure will last two weeks. Staff will notify the public through a news release and social media when the public fishing area reopens.

Although the fishing area will be closed, the boat ramps will remain open. Other nearby public fishing areas on Lake Hickory include Lovelady, Gunpowder, Dusty Ridge and Oxford.

For more information on fishing in public, inland waters, including an interactive map of more than 500 public fishing access areas throughout the state, visit www.ncwildlife.org/fishing.


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RALEIGH, N.C. (June 9, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting a prescribed burn today in Scotland County on the Sandhills Game Land.

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

WHEN: June 9

WHERE: One location:

·         356 acres on Sandhills Game Land in Deercroft Community (see area delineated by dark lines on map to the right)

 


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RALEIGH, N.C. (June 5, 2014) – If you’re looking for something fun — and free — to do this weekend, check out this list of kids fishing events being held this weekend and next weekend throughout the state.

The events, celebrated as part of 2014 National Fishing and Boating Week, are supported by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, in cooperation with Neuse Sport Shop, N.C. State Council of Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Forest Service.

Participants registered at any listed event will be entered into a statewide drawing to win more than 150 fishing-related prizes. The grand prize is a lifetime sportsman license, which includes fishing privileges in freshwater and saltwater, as well as hunting privileges, donated by Neuse Sport Shop in Kinston. The first prize is a lifetime freshwater fishing license, donated by the N. C. State Council of Trout Unlimited.

Neuse Sport Shop is donating fishing-related prizes, such as tackle boxes, rod-an


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YADKINVILLE, N.C. (June 6, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently partnered with the Yadkin County Parks and Recreation Department to construct a universally accessible fishing pier on a 1-acre pond in Yadkin County Park.

The floating, T-shaped pier features an 8-foot wide walkway and extends 59 feet into the water, ending with an 11’ x 48’ platform. The pier also features three benches and incorporates seven low handrail sections to make it easier for children and wheelchair-bound anglers to cast their lines.

To facilitate easier access to the pier from the nearby parking area, the Yadkin County Parks and Recreation Department built a gravel parking lot and a concrete ADA-compliant parking pad with space for one vehicle adjacent to the pond. Park staff also constructed an ADA-compliant sidewalk that connects the parking pad to the pier.

Earlier this month, Wildlife Commission staff began stocking the pond with 250 catchable-size


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RALEIGH, N.C. (June 5, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting a prescribed burn today on the Sandhills Game Land in Richmond County.

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

WHEN: June 5

WHERE: One location:

·         344 acres on Sandhills Game Land on County Road and A-6 lane (see area delineated by dark lines on map to the right)

 


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The Wildlife Commission sent a letter this week requesting an immediate programmatic evaluation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of its red wolf reintroduction in northeastern North Carolina. Utilizing existing data, the letter requests a determination as to whether the experimental red wolf reintroduction is capable of meeting the goals and objectives established for the project. The letter also informs the USFWS that the Wildlife Commission will not authorize sterilization and release of coyotes in the region due to potential for impacts to private landowners and native wildlife. See letter.

 

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