Rank (0) Views 5689 On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 1:33 PM, 990 days ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (December 13, 2011) Download the PDF below for meeting actions. December 12, 2011 Teleconference Meeting Actions (PDF) Visit Meetings / Actions in the About section for more information.


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CLEMMONS, N.C. (Dec. 9, 2011) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently partnered with Clemmons to construct a new handicapped-accessible fishing pier on Village Point Lake in Forsyth County. 

 

Personnel from Clemmons and the Commission constructed the floating, T-shaped pier on the 7-acre lake in mid-October. The pier, which is 59 feet long with a 48-foot wide T-section at the end, incorporates benches and low, angled handrail sections that allow barrier-free access for children and anglers confined to wheelchairs.  

 

Commission staff recently stocked the lake, which was refilled earlier this summer, with bluegill and redear sunfish fingerlings to jumpstart the fishery, and a stocking of largemouth bass fingerlings is planned for summer 2012. In 2013 when the fingerlings have had at least one year to grow, Commission staff will begin stocking harvestable-sized channel catfish in the lake on a monthly b


Rank (0) Views 3909 On Fri, Dec 09, 2011 8:54 AM, 994 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Dec. 9, 2011) – The USDA Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced today that work is under way on the first wildlife habitat enhancement project in western North Carolina conducted under a unique agreement between a federal agency and state agency.

“The project and master agreement leverage federal and state resources to restore habitat by promoting new forest growth for wildlife,” said Marisue Hilliard, National Forests in North Carolina forest supervisor. “While this project is modest in size, we hope that it is the first of many that will benefit a wide variety of species.”

The National Forests in North Carolina and the Commission signed earlier this year the master stewardship agreement that includes this project. This agreement was the first of its kind between the USFS and a state agency. Subsequent projects will improve wildlife habitat in areas th


Rank (0) Views 2940 On Thu, Dec 08, 2011 1:23 PM, 995 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Dec. 8, 2011) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has a great gift idea for women on your Christmas shopping list, by way of the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program.

Give a gift card that covers registration for a weekend workshop on April 13-15, 2012, at the Eastern 4-H Conference Center in Columbia, N.C. The workshop includes expert instruction in activities ranging from fishing and target shooting to outdoor cooking and bird watching.

Cost is $225 per person and will cover her choice of four outdoor skill sessions, all program materials and use of equipment, plus meals and lodging. Amenities at the Eastern 4-H Conference Center include climate-controlled living quarters, private showers and dining hall. The 250-acre facility boasts a spectacular view of Albemarle Sound and access to nearby woodlands, meadows, pocosin forests, wetlands and tributaries.

“It’s a beautiful setting — perfect for learning these


Rank (0) Views 2779 On Tue, Dec 06, 2011 3:40 PM, 997 days ago



WAGRAM, N.C. (Dec. 6, 2011) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has completed renovations to the Wagram Boating Access Area in Hoke County, which reopened to the public today. . “We replaced a 12-foot wide ramp with a 14-foot ramp that extends into the Lumber River to provide a minimum of 4-foot water depth during low water,” said Bill Johnstone, the coastal region supervisor with the Commission’s Division of Engineering Services. “The site is well used by people with shallow draft boats, recreational boats, anglers and even some duck hunters.” The Commission also built at Wagram an 8-foot wide, 60-foot long floating boat dock with an ADA-accessible handrail, as well as a paved, ADA-compliant parking space. The remainder of the parking lot was graveled, the shoreline was reshaped and erosion control was established. The renovations were funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program and motorboat registration rec


Rank (0) Views 2658 On Tue, Dec 06, 2011 2:50 PM, 997 days ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (December 6, 2011) The meeting will be held Monday, December 12 at 10:30 for the purpose of considering adoption of temporary rules for the trapping of feral swine.

Download the agenda  package PDF below: December 12, 2011 Special Meeting Agenda Package (PDF) Visit Meetings / Actions in the About section for more information.


Rank (0) Views 3420 On Mon, Dec 05, 2011 9:22 AM, 998 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Dec. 5, 2011) –The Home from the Hunt campaign of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding waterfowl hunters who hunt from a boat to practice boating safety and hunting safety. “Statistics show more hunters die from hypothermia and drowning than gunshot wounds,” said Maj. Chris Huebner, the state boating safety coordinator. “Hypothermia is the loss of body heat and, left untreated, can prove fatal. Exposure to extreme cold, such as being in cold water or wearing wet clothes in cold conditions, can increase the chance of hypothermia.”

Boating safety tips include: • Always wear a life vest. • Don’t overload the boat, especially with passengers. • Keep hunting dogs prone in the center of the boat. • Never move about the boat with a loaded firearm.

In the event of capsizing or swamping, stay with the boat. It will still provide some flotation and will be the i


Rank (0) Views 3099 On Fri, Dec 02, 2011 4:53 PM, 1001 days ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (December 2, 2011)The meeting will be held Monday, December 12 at 10:30 for the purpose of considering adoption of temporary rules for the trapping of feral swine.

Download the notice and agenda PDFs below: December 12, 2011 Special Meeting Notice (PDF) December 12, 2011 Special Meeting Agenda (PDF) Visit Meetings / Actions in the About section for more information.


Rank (0) Views 2908 On Fri, Dec 02, 2011 4:41 PM, 1001 days ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (December 2, 2011) Download the PDF below for Commission Meeting Actions. November 10, 2011 Commission Meeting Actions (PDF) Visit Meetings / Actions in the About section for more information.


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NEWPORT, N.C. (Dec. 1, 2011) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has completed renovations to the Newport Boating Access Area in Carteret County, and it is now open to the public.

An obsolete, 7-foot wide boat ramp at the site was replaced with a 14-foot wide ramp. Renovations also included a new 60-foot long by 8-foot wide floating dock. The site is now ADA compliant with the completion of an accessible parking space and sidewalk.

“With limited access to the Newport River, we are proud to be able to provide this newly renovated access area to the public,” said Brian Watson, a boating technician with the Commission’s Division of Engineering Services. “The river, and Bogue Sound, which is only a few miles away, is a popular destination for recreational boaters, anglers and hunters.”

The renovations were funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program and motorboat registration receipts. For more information


Rank (0) Views 2943 On Thu, Dec 01, 2011 9:17 AM, 1002 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Dec. 1, 2011) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has promoted John Reams to captain of District 3, where he will manage and supervise enforcement operations for hunting, inland fishing and boating, and coordinate boating safety and hunter education programs.

A Warrenton resident, Reams was previously a lieutenant in D-3, which includes Wake, Johnston, Wayne, Franklin, Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe, Vance, Warren, Halifax and Northampton counties. His predecessor, Capt. Billy Holland, recently transferred to a neighboring district.

“I am excited to serve our agency, the resources, the sportsmen and the public of our great state,” Capt. Reams said. “I have to thank my wife, Sandi, and my family for their support of my career.”

A 24-year veteran with the Division of Law Enforcement of the Wildlife Commission, Capt. Reams began his career stationed in Northampton County. A native of Henderson, N.C., he brings 11 year


Rank (0) Views 2569 On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 11:17 AM, 1004 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (November 29, 2011) Download the PDFs below for committee meeting summaries.

Nov. 9, 2011 Big Game Committee Meeting Summary (PDF) Nov. 9, 2011 Fisheries Committee Meeting Summary (PDF) Nov. 9, 2011 Boating Safety Committee Meeting Summary (PDF) Visit the Meetings/Actions in the About section for more information.

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