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Surveys Reveal Critically Low Numbers of Black Rails in North Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 3, 2015) — The black rail is perhaps the most imperiled bird species along the Atlantic Coast that most people have never seen. The bird’s obscurity is due, in part, to its size — about the size of a sparrow...

Whirling Disease Impacts on Trout Populations in North Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C. (July 31, 2015) — Following confirmation of whirling disease in rainbow trout from the Watauga River in North Carolina, biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are concerned about potential significant impacts the...

Wildlife Commission’s Brian Cookston Named State’s Boating Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
BRYSON CITY, N.C. (July 31, 2015) — Master Officer Brian Cookston with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has been honored as North Carolina’s Boating Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for 2015. The prestigious award is present...

Public Meeting on Hunting Designation to Butner-Falls of Neuse Game Land
DURHAM, N.C. (July 30, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting a second public meeting on Aug. 13 to gather comments on a proposal to designate approximately 145 acres on the Butner-Falls of Neuse Game Land from an All We...

Whirling Disease Found in Watauga River Rainbow Trout
FOSCOE, N.C. (July 29, 2015) – Whirling disease, a disorder affecting trout, has been confirmed in rainbow trout collected from Watauga River near Foscoe in Watauga County — the first occurrence of the disease in North Carolina. Whir...

Catawba Game Land Removed from Commission’s Game Land Program
RALEIGH, N.C. (July 21, 2015) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has removed the Catawba Game Land from its Game Land Program at the request of the owner, Crescent Resources. This change will remove 913 acres from the Game Land Progr...

Kinston Angler Wins Lifetime Unified Sportsman License
KINSTON, N.C. (July 20, 2015) — Although she didn’t catch any fish during a National Fishing and Boating Week event in June, 12-year-old Hannah Ball  reeled in a much bigger prize from the event — a lifetime unified sportsman...

Wildlife Commission Seeks Public Comment on Draft Wildlife Action Plan
RALEIGH, N.C. (July 20, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public comment on its draft 2015 North Carolina Wildlife Action Plan ­— a comprehensive document that identifies Species of Greatest Conservation Need and...

Madison Angler Wins Lifetime Freshwater Fishing License
RALEIGH, N.C. (July 20, 2015) — While she may have caught only five little sunfish at the kids’ Farris Park Fishing Derby, Faith Duncan, of Madison, reeled in a much bigger prize — a lifetime freshwater fishing license, courtesy o...

Wildlife Commission Sets Migratory Game Bird Seasons
RALEIGH, N.C. (July 17, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has approved the season dates for dove and other webless migratory game birds, as well as September seasons for Canada geese and teal. Seasons and bag limits for most...

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