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July 10, 2014 Commission Meeting Agenda
Raleigh, N.C. (June 27, 2014)  Download the PDF below for the July 10, 2014 Commission Meeting Agenda. July 10, 2014 Commission Meeting Agenda (PDF)

Kokanee Salmon State Record Broken — Twice in Less than a Week
FRANKLIN, N.C. (June 27, 2014) — Nantahala Lake, a 1,065-acre reservoir in Clay and Macon counties, has spawned two state records for kokanee salmon in less than a week. On June 6, Fred Mix, of Rainbow Springs, broke the existing record of...

Wildlife Commission Requests Help in Reporting Wild Turkey Observations
RALEIGH, N.C. (June 26, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public assistance in reporting observations of wild turkeys this summer. From July 1 through Aug. 31, wild turkey sightings by volunteers and Wildlife Commis...

Wildlife Commission and Partners Use Internet to Protect Wildlife
RALEIGH, N.C. (June 24, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has concluded a joint operation with partner agencies to use the Internet to protect wildlife, wildlife habitat, lawful businesses and public safety. During the four-day...

Prescribed Burn Continues Today on Sandhills Game Land
RALEIGH, N.C. (June 24, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is continuing a prescribed burn today on the Sandhills Game Land, in Scotland County. WHAT:  Prescribed burn to reduce pine litter and undesired vegetation, and to...

Two Prescribed Burns Today on Sandhills and Chowan Swamp Game Lands
RALEIGH, N.C. (June 23, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting two prescribed burns today on the Sandhills Game Land, in Richmond County and Chowan Swamp Game Land in Gates County. WHAT:  Prescribed burns to reduc...

Wildlife Commission Schedules Public Meeting about Bladen Lakes State Forest Game Land
DUBLIN, N.C. (June 18, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has scheduled a public meeting to hear comments on a proposal to prohibit the use of dogs for taking deer on approximately 1,700 acres of Bladen Lakes State Forest Game Lan...

Wildlife Commission Conducts Prescribed Burn in Richmond County
RALEIGH, N.C. (June 17, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will conduct a prescribed burn today in Richmond County on the western side of Gum Swamp Lake. WHAT: Prescribed burns to reduce pine litter and undesired vegetation, an...

Wildlife Commission Announces July 4 as Free Fishing Day
RALEIGH, N.C. (June 16, 2014) — On July 4, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission invites anglers and would-be anglers of all ages to go fishing — for free. From 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., everyone in North Carolina — residen...

Wildlife Commission Cuts Ribbon at Kinston Boating Access Area
KINSTON, N.C. (June 13, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission celebrated the opening of its first Boating Access Area (BAA) in Lenoir County with a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning. The Kinston Boating Access Area, located at...

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