Rank (0) Views 1693 On Fri, May 16, 2014 11:34 AM, 636 days ago



FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (May 16, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with Fayetteville Increases Sustainable Habitat (FISH) and Fayetteville Beautiful, is conducting a Lake Rim Clean-Up day on June 14, starting at 8:30 a.m.

Volunteers will meet in the Lake Rim parking lot at 7490 Raeford Road to pick up trash at the lake and surrounding areas. Trash bags will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves.

“This annual clean-up event is extremely important as we continue to try to bring awareness to habitat conservation and the increased use of the fishing access area and boating access area on Lake Rim,” said Kristopher Smith, director of the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, located across the street from Lake Rim. “It is a wonderful opportunity for families to volunteer, improve Lake Rim’s water quality and fish habitat, and promote environmental stewardship in our community.&rdq


Rank (0) Views 1068 On Fri, May 16, 2014 10:06 AM, 636 days ago



Raleigh, N.C. (May 16, 2014)  Download the PDF below for the May 22, 2014 Commission Meeting Agenda.

May 22, 2014 Commission Meeting Agenda (PDF)


Rank (0) Views 1186 On Thu, May 15, 2014 3:42 PM, 637 days ago




Raleigh, N.C. (May 15, 2014) Download the PDF's below for the May 21st and 22nd committee meeting agendas.

May 21, 2014
Fisheries, Migratory Birds and Waterfowl Committee Meeting Agenda  (PDF)  9:00 - 10:30 am
Big Game Committee Meeting Agenda (PDF)  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Land Use and Access Committee Meeting Agenda (PDF) 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Boating Safety Committee Meeting Agenda (PDF) 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m
Small Game Committee Meeting Agenda (PDF)   3:00 p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Committee of the Whole Agenda  (PDF) 4:00 p.m.

May 22, 2014
Habitat, Nongame & Endangered Species Committee Meeting Agenda (PDF) 11:30 a.m.
April 24, 2014 Habitat, Nongame and Endangered Species Committee Meeting Summary (PDF)


Rank (0) Views 1549 On Wed, May 14, 2014 9:47 AM, 638 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (May 14, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting a prescribed burn today in Richmond County.

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

WHEN: May 14.

WHERE: One location:

·         111 acres on Sandhills Game Land near nursery and A6 (see area delineated by dark line on map to the right)


Rank (0) Views 2525 On Wed, May 14, 2014 7:39 AM, 639 days ago



TROY, N.C. (May 14, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is beginning construction on a new fishing access area on the Uwharrie River at the N.C. Hwy. 109 bridge north of Troy in Montgomery Co. During construction, existing access at this site will be closed for public safety.

The site, an unused N.C. Department of Transportation right-of-way left over from a bridge realignment project, had been used informally by the public to access the river.

The Commission has scheduled construction to be completed by July 1 and will notify the public after it has reopened.

The new fishing access area will have dedicated parking spaces, a stairway to the river and a canoe slide for launching and retrieving canoes. Construction will be funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program, which utilizes state fishing license money and funds generated from taxes on fishing tackle and other fishing-related expenditures. This new site will be the second fishing access area t


Rank (0) Views 1877 On Wed, May 14, 2014 7:24 AM, 639 days ago



BREVARD, N.C. (May 14, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer an introduction to the tenkara style of fishing through two upcoming clinics this month at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in Transylvania County.

The hands-on instruction is free, but requires pre-registration on a first-come, first-serve basis. Jason Sparks, of Appalachian Tenkara, will lead instruction about this form of traditional Japanese fly-fishing. Primarily used for mountain streams, tenkara is a popular method of angling among freshwater mountain anglers in Japan, with increasing popularity in the United States.

Tenkara 101 will be held Saturday, May 17, 9-11 a.m. Topics will include history, equipment orientation, a perspective on Japanese flies (kebari), and using tenkara in local waters.

Tenkara Level II will be held May 23, 9-11 a.m. This program will include fishing techniques, detailed equipment options, and casting mechanics for anglers ready to learn advance




MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the U.S. Forest Service will host an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the re-opening of the Flintlock Valley Shooting Range on the Uwharrie National Forest. State Senator Stan Bingham, representing Davidson and Montgomery counties, will attend, along with staff from the Wildlife Commission, U.S. Forest Service and National Rifle Association. This invitation has been extended only to regional media.

WHAT: Closed since 2010, Flintlock Shooting Range is one of the few public shooting ranges in the Piedmont region. The Wildlife Commission and Forest Service have partnered to  renovate and upgrade the facility, including construction of additional safeguards. The range will offer competition shoots, hunter preparation courses, general target shooting, and in the future, may offer safety training.

WHEN: Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, May 23, 2014, at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Flintlock Vall


Rank (0) Views 1103 On Tue, May 13, 2014 12:54 PM, 639 days ago

Raleigh, N.C. (May 13, 2014) Download the PDF below for the Wednesday, May 21st and Thursday, May 22nd committee meetings' notice. May 21-22, 2014 Committee Meetings' Notice (PDF)


Rank (0) Views 1589 On Tue, May 13, 2014 10:21 AM, 639 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (May 13, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting a prescribed burn today in Richmond County.

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

WHEN: May 13.

WHERE: One location:

·         149 acres on Sandhills Game Land at Six Points


Rank (0) Views 2774 On Tue, May 13, 2014 9:31 AM, 639 days ago



KINSTON, N.C. (May 13, 2014)  —  Neuseway Nature Park and Neuse Sport Shop will co-host a free fishing event on June 7 from 9 a.m. to noon for children ages 15 and younger at the park’s pond featuring a fishing pier and stocked catfish.

The event is one of 40 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 2014.

The events, which are held throughout the state each year from late-May through early June, are listed on the Commission’s website, alphabetically by county. 

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, do


Rank (0) Views 2079 On Tue, May 13, 2014 8:36 AM, 640 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (May 13, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will join with the National Safe Boating Council to promote National Safe Boating Week on May 17-23. The week will encourage a safer recreational boating experience through education, outreach and training. 

Simple steps help ensure safety, said Maj. Chris Huebner, the state boating safety coordinator. His boating safety tips include the following recommendations:

Do not operate a boat while impaired by alcohol or drugs, and do not maneuver in a reckless manner;

Follow all navigational rules while underway; and,

Wear a personal flotation device, better known as a life vest, while on the water.

“It’s the one recommendation — wearing a life vest — that can make the biggest life-or-death difference in the event of an accident,” Huebner said.

U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in


Rank (0) Views 1429 On Mon, May 12, 2014 2:12 PM, 640 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (May 12, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting a prescribed burn today in Richmond County.

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

WHEN: May 12.

WHERE: One location:

·         84 acres on Sandhills Game Land at Six Points

 

 

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