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Leave Fawns and Other Young Wildlife Alone
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 10, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding people to leave young wildlife alone. Human encounters with young animals often increase in the spring, when many species bear young. Handling, feeding or...

Prescribed Burn Scheduled for Richmond County
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 9, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting a prescribed burn today on 76 acres of the Sandhills Game Land in Richmond County. WHAT:  Prescribed burn to reduce pine litter and wiregrass and to...

State Pre-Collegiate Shooting Sports Tournament Set
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 8, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host the 36th annual Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament — the state championship for pre-collegiate shooting sports — on April 26 at the Millstone 4...

Taxpayers Can Help Wildlife by Donating on Line 31 of State Income Tax Form
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 4, 2014) — Tax day is less than two weeks away and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking taxpayers to remember North Carolina’s wildlife this year when completing the state income tax form by making a don...

Wildlife Commission Seeks Nominees for Annual Small Game Awards
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 3, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominees for its annual Lawrence G. Diedrick Small Game Awards, which recognize an individual and organization whose contributions aid wildlife that depend on e...

Space Still Available for Free Fishing and Kayaking Workshop
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (April 2, 2014) — A few openings remain for the 3rd Annual Kayak Fish and Float Workshop, which will be held April 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. The free worksh...

Prescribed Fire Projects to Burn 3,300 Acres in the Mountains
MORGANTON, N.C. (April 2, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation, and the U. S. Forest Service will conduct prescribed burns over the next two days on 3,300 acres in Burke, Haywood, McDowell and...

Fun, Free, Family-Friendly FrogFest Scheduled for Saturday
APEX, N.C. (April 1, 2014) — Hop on down to Crowder District Park on April 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the 15th Annual FrogFest, a free, family-friendly event that celebrates frogs and water quality in Wake County. The N.C. Wildlife Resour...

Nominations Sought for 2014 Wildlife Conservation Award
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 1, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominations for the Thomas L. Quay Wildlife Diversity Award, which recognizes individuals who make outstanding contributions to wildlife diversity in North Caro...

Turkey Hunting Season Begins April 5
RALEIGH, N.C. (March 28, 2014) — The statewide spring season for wild turkeys — male and bearded turkeys only — opens Saturday, April 5, with a one-week youth season that lasts through April 11. The season for all hunters opens Ap...

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