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Wildlife Commission Schedules Free “Outdoors Day” at Outer Banks
COROLLA, N.C. (March 30, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is hosting a free “Outdoors Day” on April 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in Corolla in Currituck County. The fe...

Wildlife Commission Temporarily Closing Cold Mountain Shooting Range for Maintenance
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (March 30, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will close the Wayne E. Smith Shooting Range on Cold Mountain Game Land in Haywood County April 13-17 for routine maintenance and repairs. Commission staff closes t...

No Target Shooting at Holly Shelter, Stones Creek Game Lands
RALEIGH, N.C.  (March 26, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has halted target shooting on Holly Shelter and Stones Creek game lands, citing habitat destruction and public safety concerns. The Commission issued an advisory...

Wildlife Commission Offers Two Fishing Skills Workshops in April
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (March 23, 2015) — To help anglers improve their fishing skills, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering two free fishing workshops in April at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. On...

Wildlife Commission Conducts Prescribed Burn on Chowan Swamp Game Land
RALEIGH, N.C. (March 23, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting one prescribed burn today on the following game land: WHERE: One location: ·         Chowan Swamp Game La...

Landowners Invited to Free Shortleaf Pine Workshop in Troy
TROY, N.C. (March 20, 2015) — Staff with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with other natural resources professionals, will be among the presenters at a free two-day workshop on shortleaf pine, hosted by the Greater Uwharrie Conse...

Youth Turkey Hunting Season Opens April 4, Regular Season April 11
RALEIGH, N.C. (March 19, 2015) —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open the statewide spring hunting season for wild turkeys — male and bearded turkeys only — on April 11 through May 9, preceded by a youth-only week from...

Wildlife Commission Opens Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters, Provides New Stocking Information Online
RALEIGH, N.C. (March 19, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open approximately 1,100 miles of Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on April 4. The season will run through Feb. 29, 2016. While fi...

Wildlife Commission Conducts Prescribed Burn on Sandhills Game Land
RALEIGH, N.C. (March 16, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting one prescribed burn today on the following game lands across the state. WHERE: One location: ·         Sa...

Prescribed Burns Conducted Today on Three Game Lands
RALEIGH, N.C. (March 18, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting three prescribed burns today on the following game lands across the state. WHERE: Three locations: ·       &nb...

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