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Armstrong Hatchery Closes Road and Limits Access Hours during Construction
MARION, N.C. (Aug. 12, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has closed the upper end of Armstrong Creek Road to vehicular traffic until further notice due to construction on the Armstrong State Fish Hatchery in McDowell County. Th...
Home From The Hunt™ Campaign Says Be Safe, Be Responsible When Dove Season Opens on Sept. 5
RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 12, 2015) —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ campaign reminds hunters that when dove hunting season opens on Sept. 5 to be safe and responsible in the field throughout the season....
Stopping the Spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species Requires Angler Diligence
RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 11, 2015) — Fisheries biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are again asking for anglers’ assistance after reports of gill lice on rainbow trout in three western North Carolina trout streams were con...
Public Can Comment on North Carolina Waterfowl Seasons Online
RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 10, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is inviting the public to provide input on regular waterfowl hunting seasons through an online comment system on its website, www.ncwildlife.org. Regular waterfow...
Wildlife Commission Seeks Input for Buffalo Cove, Mitchell River and Thurmond Chatham Game Lands Management Plan
WILKESBORO, N.C. (Aug. 10, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is holding a public meeting this month to seek input in developing a management plan for three of its western North Carolina game lands. The meeting is scheduled for...
Practice Tree Stand Safety Before and During Hunting Seasons
RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 7, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ campaign is reminding hunters to be prepared and stay safe, especially when using a tree stand. That includes pre-hunting season preparati...
Wildlife Officers Graduate from Basic Wildlife Law Enforcement Training
RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 6, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission welcomed into its ranks 19 new wildlife officers with a sworn duty to enforce conservation and boating laws and to assist those who enjoy wildlife-related recreation and ou...
North Carolina Teams Win Championships in International Youth Shooting Sports Competition
RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 5, 2015) — Youth teams affiliated with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission emerged as junior and senior division champions at the 30th annual International Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC), a shooting and outdoor...
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...
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