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Public Meeting on Hunting Designation to Butner-Falls of Neuse Game Land
DURHAM, N.C. (July 30, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting a second public meeting on Aug. 13 to gather comments on a proposal to designate approximately 145 acres on the Butner-Falls of Neuse Game Land from an All We...

Whirling Disease Found in Watauga River Rainbow Trout
FOSCOE, N.C. (July 29, 2015) – Whirling disease, a disorder affecting trout, has been confirmed in rainbow trout collected from Watauga River near Foscoe in Watauga County — the first occurrence of the disease in North Carolina. Whir...

Catawba Game Land Removed from Commission’s Game Land Program
RALEIGH, N.C. (July 21, 2015) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has removed the Catawba Game Land from its Game Land Program at the request of the owner, Crescent Resources. This change will remove 913 acres from the Game Land Progr...

Kinston Angler Wins Lifetime Unified Sportsman License
KINSTON, N.C. (July 20, 2015) — Although she didn’t catch any fish during a National Fishing and Boating Week event in June, 12-year-old Hannah Ball  reeled in a much bigger prize from the event — a lifetime unified sportsman...

Wildlife Commission Seeks Public Comment on Draft Wildlife Action Plan
RALEIGH, N.C. (July 20, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public comment on its draft 2015 North Carolina Wildlife Action Plan ­— a comprehensive document that identifies Species of Greatest Conservation Need and...

Madison Angler Wins Lifetime Freshwater Fishing License
RALEIGH, N.C. (July 20, 2015) — While she may have caught only five little sunfish at the kids’ Farris Park Fishing Derby, Faith Duncan, of Madison, reeled in a much bigger prize — a lifetime freshwater fishing license, courtesy o...

Wildlife Commission Sets Migratory Game Bird Seasons
RALEIGH, N.C. (July 17, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has approved the season dates for dove and other webless migratory game birds, as well as September seasons for Canada geese and teal. Seasons and bag limits for most...

Wildlife Commission Constructs Fishing Pier in Dan Nicholas Park
SALISBURY, N.C. (July 17, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the Rowan County Parks and Recreation Department, recently constructed a universally accessible fishing pier on the 10-acre lake in Dan Nicholas Park in Sali...

Wildlife Commission Presents Young Anglers with Lifetime Licenses
152 Anglers Statewide Win Prizes in National Fishing and Boating Week Drawing RALEIGH, N.C. (July 17, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with Neuse Sport Shop and the N.C. Council of Trout Unlimited, presented two young a...

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Elects New Leadership
RALEIGH, N.C. (July 16, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission unanimously elected a new chairman and vice-chairman during its business meeting today to preside over the governing board of the state regulatory agency. John Litton Cl...

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