Rank (0) Views 3555 On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 11:05 AM, 834 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (July 13, 2012) — While many people may describe themselves as lifelong anglers, Tyler Bineham really means it when he says he’s been fishing his whole life. The young angler, who is from Fayetteville, has been fishing steadily over the last 10 years. Quite a feat for an 11–year-old. 

It was Tyler’s good fortune on June 2 when he reeled in a unified lifetime sportsman license — 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.

Tyler, along with his parents Lori and Michael and his 8-year-old sister Ashley, traveled to Raleigh on Thursday to receive his lifetime sportsman license and certificate from Wildlife Commission Chairman David Hoyle at a N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission business meeting.

Tyler’s license, valued at $450, was donated


Rank (0) Views 2212 On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 1:28 PM, 835 days ago



NEW BERN, N.C. (July 11, 2012) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Craven County are holding a public meeting to gather input on the proposed renovation of the Boating Access Area at Cow Pen Landing Road.

The public also can comment on the potential management agreements with the county for the Cow Pen Landing site and the Spring Garden Boating Access Area.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., July 24, on the second floor of the Craven County Administration Building, 406 Craven St., New Bern.

For more information, contact Eddie Games of Craven County at 252-636-6606, or egames@cravencountync.gov or Tom Covington of the Wildlife Resources Commission at 919-707-0154, or tom.covington@ncwildlife.org.


Rank (0) Views 2926 On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 4:23 PM, 836 days ago



PITTSBORO, N.C. (July 10, 2012) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will close the Bells Church Public Fishing Area, which is located on Jordan Lake in Chatham County, from 7 a.m. on July 24 to 5 p.m. on July 26, to complete repairs to the fishing pier.  

The pier was closed briefly in June when crews began repairing the pier, which had been damaged by weather-related incidents over the past year. To finish repairs, crews will place large pilings along either side of the pier to stabilize it during high-wind events to prevent future damage.

While the Bells Church Public Fishing Area is closed, anglers can visit two other public fishing areas on Jordan Lake — Rock Quarry and Weaverville — both located in Chatham County.

For more information on fishing in public, inland waters visit the Commission’s fishing page or call the Division of Inland Fisheries, (919) 707-0220.


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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 2533 On Mon, Jul 09, 2012 11:03 AM, 838 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 2370 On Tue, Jul 03, 2012 3:21 PM, 843 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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Rank (0) Views 2625 On Tue, Jul 03, 2012 1:12 PM, 843 days ago




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 7988 On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 8:47 AM, 849 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 3123 On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 3:28 PM, 849 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 3669 On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 10:36 AM, 850 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 3344 On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 4:04 PM, 850 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

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