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Public Invited to Comment on Early Migratory Game Bird Seasons
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 30, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is inviting public comments beginning June 2 on the early waterfowl and webless migratory game bird hunting seasons. The seasons include dove, woodcock, rail, snipe and...

Delayed-Harvest Trout Waters Open under Hatchery-Supported Regulations June 7
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 29, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open approximately 64 miles of trout streams and two lakes classified as delayed-harvest trout waters under hatchery-supported regulations on June 7. From 6 a.m. un...

Flintlock Valley Shooting Range Hosts Open House and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
TROY, N.C. (May 28, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the National Rifle Association (NRA), held an open house with a ribbon cutting on Friday to celebrate the grand re-opening of th...

Wildlife Commission Seeks Participation in Adopt-A-Boat-Ramp Program
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 27, 2014) —With boating and fishing season underway, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking the public to help keep boating access areas clean and free of debris by “adopting” a boat ramp. The &ldquo...

Wildlife Commission Reduces Stockings in Trout Waters
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 27, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has reduced trout-stocking rates by 50 percent into public waters through August 2014 due to excessive predation by great blue herons at the Bobby N. Setzer State Fish Hatc...

W. Neal Hanks Sworn in as Wildlife Commissioner
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 23, 2014) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission welcomed a new member to its governing board during its business meeting on Thursday. W. Neal Hanks, a North Carolina native and lifelong angler and hunter from Ashevill...

Public Hearing Set for Two Mole Species to be Designated Pests
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 23, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, in Raleigh to receive public comments on designating two species of moles as pests. The eastern mole, Scalopus...

Coyote Hunting Halted in Five Counties
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 16, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is notifying the public that a U.S. District Judge has issued a court order prohibiting hunting of coyotes in Dare, Hyde, Beaufort, Tyrrell and Washington counties, day or...

May 22, 2014 Commission Meeting Agenda Package
Raleigh, N.C. (May 16, 2014) Download the May 22, 2014 commission meeting agenda package below.   May 22, 2014 Commission Meeting Agenda Package (PDF - 15 MB) 

Free Kids Fishing Events Get Started this Weekend
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 16, 2014) – More than 35 free, family-oriented fishing events get underway this weekend, as part of 2014 National Fishing and Boating Week. Supported by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, in cooperation with Neuse S...

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