Rank (0) Views 6790 On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 3:50 PM, 783 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (July 10, 2012) — Back by popular demand, the North Carolina Freshwater Fishes poster and the North Carolina Marine Fishes poster are available online through the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s N.C. Wild Store.

Each poster is $12 or a set of two is $20. The North Carolina Freshwater Fishes poster, which measures 28”x 22 ½”, colorfully depicts 36 of the state’s most popular game and nongame freshwater fish. The North Carolina Marine Fishes poster measures 35” x 22 ½” and depicts 60 marine species that swim in the state’s coastal waters. 


Rank (0) Views 2387 On Mon, Jul 09, 2012 11:03 AM, 784 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (July 9, 2012) — Fayetteville angler Tyler Bineham reeled in more than just catfish during the “Take a Kid Fishing” event at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center on June 2.

The 11-year-old also reeled in a unified lifetime sportsman license, donated by Neuse Sport Shop in Kinston. The lifetime sportsman license was the grand prize in a statewide random drawing for participants in 45 kids’ “Fish for Fun events,” held in May and June in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week 2012.

The first-prize winner was Rheannan Parks, 12, of New London, who won a lifetime freshwater fishing license, which was donated by the N.C. Council of Trout Unlimited. Rheannan registered for the drawing at the Kids’ Fishing Day at Kings Mountain Point Recreation Area at Badin Lake on June 9.

In addition to Tyler and Rheannan, 150 other kids netted prizes — from rods and reels and tackle boxe


Rank (0) Views 2244 On Tue, Jul 03, 2012 3:21 PM, 790 days ago




RALEIGH, N.C. (July 3, 2012) Download the PDFs below for the July 11, 2012 Committee meeting agendas. 

Committee of the Whole Meeting Agenda (PDF)

Habitat, Nongame & Endangered Species Committee Meeting Agenda (PDF)

Migratory Birds, Waterfowl Committee Meeting Agenda (PDF)

Land Use and Access Committee Meeting Agenda (PDF)

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RALEIGH, N.C. (July 3, 2012) Download the agenda package PDF below. July 12, 2012 Commission Meeting Agenda Package (PDF - 22 MB)

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RALEIGH, N.C. (July 2, 2012) Download the PDF below for the July 12, 2012  Commission Meeting Agenda. July 12, 2012 Commission Meeting Agenda (PDF)

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Rank (0) Views 7828 On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 8:47 AM, 795 days ago



The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has scheduled a Practical Wildlife Habitat Management clinic for July 17, at its Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh. The 6:30-8 p.m. clinic is free, but pre-registration is required.

The Practical Wildlife Habitat Management clinic is designed for landowners and sportsmen managing 5 to 500 acres for wildlife, and will consist of:

- An overview of wildlife habitat requirements,

- How to develop a wildlife habitat management plan,

- The wildlife value of native plants and why not to use some invasive vegetation, and

- How to utilize habitat enhancements, such as old-field management prescribed burning, mast tree planting and food plots to attract and retain wildlife. 

The clinic will wrap up with a question and answer session. Handouts on important food sources for wildlife will be provided to all participants. The instructors are from the Quality Deer Management Association, a non-profit wildlife con


Rank (0) Views 2966 On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 3:28 PM, 796 days ago



SUNSET BEACH, N.C. (June 27, 2012) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has scheduled a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the Sunset Beach Boating Access Area in Brunswick County.

The ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, June 29, onsite at 101 Sunset Blvd. The new access area, which will be open to the public Friday, allows boaters to launch into the Intracoastal Waterway.

“We are grateful for our partnership with the town of Sunset Beach, which allowed us to build this boating access area,” said Erik Christofferson, chief of the Commission’s Division of Engineering Services. “This site will draw anglers, recreational boaters and wildlife watchers from across the state, as well as locals interested in spending a day on the water.”

Several years ago, the town and Brunswick County used grants to purchase property adjacent to the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway where the new boating access area is


Rank (0) Views 3501 On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 10:36 AM, 796 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (June 27, 2012) —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding lifetime license holders that it is time to request a copy of the 2012-13 N.C. Inland Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Regulations Digest for the upcoming season, which begins Aug. 1.

Lifetime license holders who are licensed to hunt big game and migratory game birds also can request their big game harvest report cards and HIP certification at the same time. Make requests by: Going to www.ncwildlife.org and clicking on the lifetime license holder seasonal information button; Calling the Commission at 888-248-6834. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday; Visiting a Wildlife Service Agent. Most agents are located in bait-and-tackle shops, hunting and sporting goods stores and larger chain stores across the state.

 

The 2012-13 N.C. Inland Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Regulations Digest will be available at agent locations, and on the Commission’s website,


Rank (0) Views 3156 On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 4:04 PM, 797 days ago



SNEAD’S FERRY, N.C. (June 26, 2012) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has completed renovations to the Snead’s Ferry Boating Access Area and it is now open to the public.  

The renovations included increasing the ramp from a single launch lane to two launch lanes. It also has 35 vehicle-trailer parking spaces and 10 single-car spaces. This includes both a main asphalt parking lot and a gravel overflow parking lot. There are also three ADA parking spaces.

“The Snead’s Ferry Boating Access Area is popular with fishermen headed out to the inlet to fish offshore, but many also stay inshore to fish for speckled trout, flounder, puppy drum and other species,” said Erik Christofferson, chief of the Commission’s Division of Engineering Services. “We are grateful for the partnerships that allowed us to renovate this popular site on the New River.”

The bulk of construction was paid f


Rank (0) Views 2579 On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 4:00 PM, 797 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (June 26, 2012) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer two special outdoor skills sessions for women in September through its Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program.

Registration is open to women ages 18 and older, on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a fee to cover costs of materials and accommodations. Partial scholarships are available.

On Sept. 8-9, an overnight Outdoors Skills session for the mountains region will be held at Fort Hamby campground, W. Kerr Scott Lake near North Wilkesboro. This two-day workshop will help participants master skills and gain confidence in archery, basic fishing and tracking and wildlife identification. Saturday lunch and Sunday continental breakfast will be provided, with campers responsible for their own supper on Saturday. Participants bring their own tent and sleeping gear. Workshop staff will be on hand to assist in setting up camp. Fort Hamby campground has grills and potable water, and restau


Rank (0) Views 2254 On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 3:44 PM, 798 days ago



 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 25, 2012) — The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works approved a bill last week that would convey the McKinney Lake National Fish Hatchery in Hoffman, N.C., from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

The bill was introduced in Congress initially as H.R. 1160, McKinney Lake National Fish Hatchery Conveyance Act, by Rep. Larry Kissell (D-NC). It passed the House Committee on Natural Resources as well as the full House of Representatives in 2011.

In the Senate, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) led the effort to get the bill through the Environment and Public Works Committee. The bill now goes to vote in the full Senate.

Located in Richmond County, the McKinney Lake hatchery is the primary source of channel catfish, which helps the Commission achieve its fisheries management goals in city and county parks across North Carolina.

“We’re grateful


Rank (0) Views 4191 On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 11:39 AM, 798 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (June 25, 2012) — Summer regulations are in effect for striped bass at four Piedmont reservoirs.

 

Anglers fishing in John H. Kerr Reservoir, Lake Gaston, Roanoke Rapids Lake and Lake Norman can harvest any size striped bass — up to four a day — from June 1 through Sept. 30.

 

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission removed the striped bass minimum size limit in these four lakes because research has shown that adult striped bass caught and released during warmer months, when water temperatures exceed 70 degrees, suffer higher mortality rates than during cooler months.

 

Catch-and-release mortality rates increase during warmer months because striped bass are typically caught in deep, cold water but released in warm water at the surface. The temperature of the surface water is higher than the preferred, and usually tolerable, water temperature for striped bass.  In many cases, striped bass are

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