Rank (0) Views 3948 On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 11:12 AM, 1136 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (April 20, 2011) – Camp Out-Door-Rageous is an outdoor, outrageous and free weeklong summer program for boys and girls, ages 13 to 17. The program is scheduled for July 25-29 at the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education.

The daily camp time is 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required and now being accepted.

“Camp Out-Door-Rageous is a hands-on experience, offered by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, that builds self-reliance and teaches new outdoors skills,” said Kelsey Obernuefemann, an educator at the center. “While conducted in a fairly urban setting on the Centennial Campus of N.C. State University, the camp offers plenty of opportunities for learning about conservation through outdoor skills at nearby Lake Raleigh and surrounding woodlands.”

Campers will build a fire without matches, trap and release some wild animals, catch and cook a fish and learn how to shoot a bow and arrow.

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Rank (0) Views 3691 On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 11:09 AM, 1136 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (April 20, 2011) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has completed renovations to the Castle Hayne Boating Access Area, which is now open to the public.

Renovations include a paved parking lot, new docks and ramps and a new fishing pier. The renovated site was paid for through funds from the Sport Fish Restoration Program and motorboat registration receipts.

“This popular fishing spot is always busy in the spring and summer,” said Erik Christofferson, chief of the Commission’s Division of Engineering Services. “This major renovation, including the addition of the fishing pier, will greatly benefit boaters and anglers headed to the Cape Fear in northeast New Hanover County.”

For more information on boating in North Carolina, including an interactive map of boating access areas, visit www.ncwildlife.org/boating.


Rank (0) Views 4158 On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 11:06 AM, 1136 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (April 21, 2011) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has completed renovations on the Spring Garden Boating Access Area, which is now open to the public.

The site, on the Neuse River, has new docks and bulkhead and improvements to the parking lot. Workers also replaced a fishing pier.

“This is one of four sites we have partnered with Craven County to renovate,” said Erik Christofferson, chief of the Wildlife Commission’s Division of Engineering Services. “Last year, we renovated Maple Cypress and Cool Springs and, in the future, we’ll be working on one more site in Craven County. We are grateful for this partnership that is allowing us to do the work on these sites.”

Like all of the commission’s more than 200 public boating access areas, the Spring Garden ramp is free and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information on boating in North Carolina, including an in


Rank (0) Views 3478 On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 11:04 AM, 1136 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (April 27, 2011) – Women can learn or improve archery and bow hunting skills during a special weekend workshop offered June 3–5 by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

To be held at Howell Woods Environmental Center, east of Benson, the workshop is designed for all skill levels and is part of the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program. Archery equipment will be provided.

Workshop participants will learn how to make a hunt plan, put together a survival kit, and organize a safe, successful hunt. Instructors will cover first aid, tree stand safety, how to use elevated stands and blinds, how to choose scents, lures and game calls, and how to select equipment.

There will be a session for developing shot strategies, as well as plenty of target practice using 3-D targets. Because successful hunters must be prepared to recover game, the workshop will offer instruction in proper trailing techniques, as well as field dressing and moving big game.

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Rank (0) Views 4602 On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 11:00 AM, 1136 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (April 29, 2011) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is advising hunters that a bill removing the requirement to obtain a pistol permit in order to purchase or transfer ownership of a crossbow has been signed into law.

Previously, state law required anyone buying or otherwise receiving a crossbow in North Carolina to have either a pistol permit from their local sheriff’s office or a concealed handgun permit.

Crossbows are a legal method of hunting in North Carolina, permissible anytime bow-and-arrow hunting is allowed.  However, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission does not regulate the sale or purchase of firearms and crossbows.

The Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ safety campaign recommends these crossbow guidelines:
Never carry a crossbow cocked and loaded with a bolt (arrow).
Keep fingers and thumb below the rail at all times.
When cocking, be sure that your foot is firmly planted in the cocking sti


Rank (0) Views 3526 On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 10:57 AM, 1136 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (April 29, 2011) – As the weather warms, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering steps to avoid conflicts with black bears emerging from hibernation.  

The Commission is cautioning people to take care not to feed bears that wander into yards, parks, onto sidewalks or in other residential areas. Feeding a bear rewards it for coming near people and their homes and increases the likelihood that the bear will approach again.

While black bears are rarely aggressive toward people, they can become bold when they grow accustomed to feeding on human-provided foods, such as garbage and bird seed. Often, they lose their fear of people.

Contrary to popular belief, wildlife employees will not trap and relocate bears, because this would simply relocate the problem, rather than solve it. The solution is to modify habits, such as how you feed your pet(s) or where you store your garbage, before a problem begins.

Residents can avoid problems by:


Rank (0) Views 5410 On Thu, Sep 08, 2011 12:00 AM, 1136 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 8, 2011) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a free celebration of  National Hunting and Fishing Day in North Carolina on Sept. 24, at Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education with family activities and demonstrations.

Located near Brevard, south of Asheville, the center will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for this special event. 

National Hunting and Fishing Day, formalized by Congress in 1971, was created to celebrate the conservation achievements of hunters and anglers that benefit all who appreciate wildlife and the outdoors.

Hands-on, interactive exhibits and demonstrations include fishing, outdoor cooking, archery, pellet rifle range, interactive kids' hunt camp, and more. Inside, the center will screen an award-winning documentary on natural history and wildlife diversity of the mountains. Exhibits include five aquatic habitats with live fish, frogs, salamanders and snakes.

Other exhibits include:

BB gun


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RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 8, 2011) – The Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education will host a Wildlife Expo in recognition of National Hunting and Fishing Day in North Carolina on Sept. 24.

The Center is located at 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh on the Centennial Campus of NCSU and will be open with special Saturday hours of noon to 5 p.m. for this special event. 

National Hunting and Fishing Day, formalized by Congress in 1971, was created to celebrate the conservation achievements of hunters and anglers that benefit all who appreciate wildlife and the outdoors.

Scheduled activities include outdoor cooking, archery, pellet range, tracking, fishing skills at nearby Lake Raleigh and much more:

Wildlife Knowledge Test
Backyard Bass Casting Game
Raptor Rehab
Falconers Guild with Raptors
Mountain Man Camp
Trapping
Outdoor Cooking
Fishing
Fly-fishing
Fly-tying
Lasershot Hunting Simulator
Game Recovery
Animal Tracking Station
Huntmast


Rank (0) Views 5643 On Thu, Sep 08, 2011 12:00 AM, 1136 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 8, 2011) – The Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education will partner with Ducks Unlimited and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a National Hunting and Fishing Day in North Carolina event at Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge  on Saturday, Sept. 24.

The day of fishing and outdoor fun begins at 8 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m. For $25, each participant will receive a rod and reel combo, tackle, a T-shirt, Fish-For-Fun bags and a Greenwing membership. Pre-registration is required. Lunch and beverages will be provided for participants and their families. This day of fun includes:
Exploring Mackay Island Wildlife Refuge and looking for eagles.
Learning bow safety and how to shoot a bow with the N.C. Bowhunters Association.
Visiting “Citation Station” to see if your fish can be registered in the N.C. Angler Recognition Program.
Entering the longest and heaviest fish contest.

   


Rank (0) Views 6145 On Fri, Sep 02, 2011 12:00 AM, 1137 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 2, 2011) – Fisheries biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission have been assessing fish populations in coastal rivers this week to determine the impacts of low dissolved oxygen following Hurricane Irene.

They have found that with the exception of the Cape Fear River basin, which suffered little impact to its fish populations, many coastal North Carolina rivers are experiencing oxygen levels too low to sustain fish. As oxygen levels remain depressed, biologists expect the fish kills will continue throughout the Labor Day weekend.

“These fish kills, while unfortunate, are naturally occurring events that typically follow a major hurricane,” said Chad Thomas, Coastal Region fisheries supervisor. “Given time, the fish populations in the impacted rivers will recover, as they did after Hurricane Isabel in 2003.”

As of Thursday, the rivers experiencing low dissolved oxygen levels and reported fish kill


Rank (0) Views 3871 On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 12:00 AM, 1137 days ago



RALEIGH, N.C. (July 29, 2011) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has suspended channel catfish stockings at 31 of its Community Fishing Program sites in the Piedmont Region because of drought conditions and extreme heat. The Commission will resume stockings when the weather returns to more seasonable temperatures.

The recent period of hotter-than-normal temperatures has impacted the harvest and distribution of fish from the McKinney Lake Fish Hatchery, the facility responsible for stocking program sites in the region.

“High water temperatures make harvesting the fish from the hatchery ponds extremely stressful on the fish,” said David Deaton, fish production supervisor for the Commission’s Division of Inland Fisheries. “This handling stress, along with the stress of transporting, can lead to delayed mortality after the fish are stocked.” 

Stocking of channel catfish is one of the many benefits city an


Rank (0) Views 4171 On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 12:00 AM, 1137 days ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (July 29, 2011) -- The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is inviting citizens to provide input on regular waterfowl hunting seasons online on the Commission’s website. Regular waterfowl seasons may begin in late September and include various seasons for ducks, Canada geese, snow geese, brant and tundra swans. Beginning next week, citizens can comment on proposed dates for the seasons, by going to www.ncwildlife.org and clicking on “Regular Waterfowl Season Comments.” Comments on the proposed season dates will be accepted until Aug. 15. The Commission’s website will also list the federal frameworks from which seasons may be selected, a direct link to a map of North Carolina’s Canada goose hunt zones, and a link to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2011 Status of Waterfowl video. More information on waterfowl and migratory game birds in North Carolina is available online.

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