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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...

Operation Dry Water Scheduled for North Carolina Waterways
RALEIGH, N.C. (June 13, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will participate in Operation Dry Water on June 27-29 — a nationwide campaign to build awareness of the dangers of boating under the influence of alcohol. “W...

Free Kids’ Fishing Event this Saturday in Elizabeth City
Other Free Kids’ Fishing Events Being Held throughout State RALEIGH, N.C. (June 11, 2014) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is hosting a free kids’ fishing event will be held this Saturday, June 14 from 9 a.m. to noon, at...

Project Healing Waters Fly-Tying Event Scheduled for July 12
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (June 11, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the Fayetteville chapter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF), will conduct the inaugural Marabou Madness Fly-Tying Event on July 12 from 9 a.m....

Recent Bear Interactions Prompt Reminders on Co-Existing with Bears
RALEIGH, N.C. (June 11, 2014) — Last week’s encounter with a female bear and three cubs in Maggie Valley and Monday’s multiple sightings of a black bear passing through a busy neighborhood in Raleigh have prompted the N.C. Wildlif...

Wildlife Commission Continues Prescribed Burn Today on Sandhills Game Land
RALEIGH, N.C. (June 11, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is continuing a prescribed burn today on the Sandhills Game Land, in Scotland County. WHAT:  Prescribed burns to reduce pine litter and undesired vegetation, and to...

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