RALEIGH, N.C. (November 4, 2011) – With hunting season under way, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has posted information on its website about the new Landowner Protection Act.
The law, which went into effect Oct. 1, requires hunters, anglers and trappers to obtain written permission from a landowner or leaseholder before hunting, fishing or trapping on privately owned, posted property — including land, waters, ponds or legally established waterfowl blinds.
The Wildlife Commission’s website, www.ncwildlife.org, has answers to frequently asked questions, a fact sheet and a sample permission form (full size and wallet size) about this law.
The Landowner Protection Act provides two ways for landowners to post their lands to allow only hunters, trappers and anglers with written permission to enter their property legally. Landowners can now post their land by using vertical purple paint marks on posts or trees, or, as in the past, by p