Rank (0) Views 1645 On Mon, Nov 04, 2013 5:17 PM, 638 days ago



Raliegh, N.C. (November 4, 2013) Download the PDF below for the revised November 6, 2013 Notice of the Committee of the Whole Meeting and Closed Session

November 6, 2013 Revised Committee Meetings Notice (PDF)

 


Rank (0) Views 4636 On Fri, Nov 01, 2013 2:47 PM, 641 days ago



GOLDSBORO, N.C. (Oct. 31, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has re-opened the Cox Ferry Boating Access Areas after completing renovations last week.

The area, which is located at 1048Ferry Bridge Road in Goldsboro, provides access to the Neuse River and is a popular destination for anglers during the spring fishing season. Renovations included replacing the old boat ramp with a new 14-foot wide ramp, installing a floating dock and constructing a paved, handicapped-accessible parking space and accessible path.

Anglers launching their boats from the site can expect to catch shad and striped bass in the spring and sunfish, largemouth bass and crappie throughout the year.

“Because the Neuse River can bes hallow at times, the Cox Ferry Boating Access area is a good site for launching small johnboats and other small watercraft,” said Erik Christofferson, chief of the Commission’s Division of Engineering Services.

The Wildlife


Rank (0) Views 1845 On Fri, Nov 01, 2013 1:00 PM, 641 days ago



Raleigh, N.C. (November 1, 2013) Download the November 7, 2013 commission agenda package below.  http:///

November 7, 2013 Commission Agenda Package (PDF - 15.6MB) 


Rank (0) Views 595 On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 4:12 PM, 642 days ago



The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has re-opened the Cox Ferry Boating Access Areas after completing renovations last week.

The area, which is located at 1048Ferry Bridge Road in Goldsboro, provides access to the Neuse River and is a popular destination for anglers during the spring fishing season. Renovations included replacing the old boat ramp with a new 14-foot wide ramp, installing a floating dock and constructing a paved, handicapped-accessible parking space and accessible path.

Anglers launching their boats from the site can expect to catch shad and striped bass in the spring and sunfish, largemouth bass and crappie throughout the year.

“Because the Neuse River can be shallow at times, the Cox Ferry Boating Access area is a good site for launching small johnboats and other small watercraft,” said Erik Christofferson, chief of the Commission’s Division of Engineering Services.

The Wildlife Commission paid for the renovation of the a


Rank (0) Views 5746 On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 1:11 PM, 643 days ago



PENROSE, N.C. (Oct. 30, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission opened its first boating access area on the French Broad River in Transylvania County today.

The Penrose Boating Access Area is located at 170 Apac Drive in Penrose, just south of Old Hendersonville Highway and east of Crab Creek Road. The Wildlife Commission constructed a single14-foot wide boat ramp, a floating dock, gravel parking lot and paved ADA-compliant parking spaces with 15 trailer spaces, including one that is handicapped accessible. The Commission also constructed at the site six single-vehicle spaces — one of which is handicapped accessible.

While the French Broad River is a well-known for excellent muskellunge fishing, it has good populations of smallmouth bass as well.

“The French Broad River is popular with both boaters and anglers, and we are excited to provide this increased access to this treasured resource,” said Erik Christofferson, chi


Rank (0) Views 1628 On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 10:29 AM, 643 days ago



Raleigh, N.C. (October 30,2013) Download the PDF below for the November 6, 2013 Committee Meetings Notice.

November 6, 2013 Committee Meetings Notice (PDF)


Rank (0) Views 1707 On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 10:20 AM, 643 days ago



Raleigh, N.C. (October 30, 2013)  Download the PDF below for the November 7, 2013 Commission Meeting Agenda. 

November 7, 2013 Commission Meeting Agenda (PDF)


Rank (0) Views 2961 On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 11:08 AM, 644 days ago



FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 29, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering free, wildlife-related workshops in November and December at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville.  Most programs are free and open to the public. The schedule includes: Nov. 14 – Lure-Making Class from 6:30-9 p.m. The workshop covers the fundamentals of creating artificial worms, lizards, crayfish and other soft plastic baits. Participants will create multiple lures to take home.  Nov. 15 – Project WILD Workshop from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. This workshop is for adults interested in teaching young people about wildlife. Participants receive the Project WILD K-12 educator guide along with materials specifically about North Carolina wildlife. The educator guide contains more than 150 hands-on activities that focus on wildlife and natural resources. Public school teachers may receive CEU credit, and the workshop qualifies for Componen


Rank (0) Views 5121 On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 8:43 AM, 656 days ago



ROXBORO, N.C. (Oct. 17, 2013) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has completed work on the Hyco After Bay Boating Access Area, and it is now open to the public.

The boating access area is located on the Hyco After Bay, which is the reservoir below the Hyco Lake dam in Person County. Duke Energy, which owns the after bay and surrounding land, uses the reservoir to help meet water quality and temperature standards prior to release into the Hyco River.

The area has one launch ramp and a floating, universally accessible pier. It has nine trailered parking spaces and one universally accessible trailer space. Wildlife Commission staff also paved the parking lot and access road leading to the boating access area.

The new site is the first official boating access area constructed by the Commission on the after bay, although boaters have been accessing it for years via an old road bed.

“The Hyco After Bay has been a popular fishing and waterfowl hunting spot


Rank (0) Views 4690 On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 9:49 AM, 658 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 15, 2013) — A covert investigation and a wildlife officer working undercover garnered prestigious conservation honors for the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

The N.C.Wildlife Federation named Sgt. Chad Arnold with the Commission’s Special Investigations Unit as Wildlife Enforcement Officer of the Year, while the Commission was named Natural Resources Agency of the Year for its participation in “Operation Something Bruin” — a multi-agency infiltration into bear poaching circles that led to multiple arrests in North Carolina and Georgia. Arnold played a major role during the 4-year undercover operation.

The honors came earlier this year at the annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards banquet, held at Embassy Suites RTP, Cary. The ceremony recognizes those who have an unwavering commitment to conservation and an uncommon determination to safeguard the state’s natural resources. By


Rank (0) Views 4062 On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 7:39 AM, 662 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 11, 2013) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open its State Fair exhibit in Raleigh on Oct. 17, with displays highlighting the many diverse outdoor opportunities it offers the public, from hunting and fishing to boating and wildlife watching. 

The exhibit, located downhill from the Village of Yesteryear, is open to the public from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Oct.17 and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 18-27.

Visitors can check out a 12-foot wall map that displays all the places they can hunt, fish, trap, boat and watch wildlife in North Carolina. They can test their wildlife knowledge by identifying bird mounts scattered throughout the tent and by visiting the Sensory Safari, a 24-foot, hands-on exhibit of animal pelts, mounts and bones.

They can also test their fish identification skills at the mobile aquarium — twin 300-gallon fish tanks on wheels that showcase some of the popular game fishes found in North Carolina&rsqu


Rank (0) Views 7055 On Mon, Oct 07, 2013 3:12 PM, 666 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 7, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has a limited number of permits remaining for a special youth-only deer hunt on Dec. 14 near New Bern.

The cost is $5 per youth hunter and the deadline to purchase a permit is close of business, Nov. 22. Permits can be purchased at any Wildlife Service Agent location, online at www.ncwildlife.org or by calling 1-888-248-6834.

The hunt is for youth between 12 to 15 years old. All hunting will take place at the Weyerhaeuser-Cool Springs Environmental Education Center, located off U.S. 17 between Vanceboro and New Bern.

To be eligible, participating youth must have completed a hunter education course. During the hunt, the youth must be accompanied by a licensed adult. The adult is not allowed to hunt and does not need a permit. Both the youth and accompanying adult must attend a mandatory orientation session on Dec. 7.

“All participants are provided guidance and assistance every step of t

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