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Survey Identifies Value of Hunting and Fishing to N.C. Economy
RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 26, 2013) — In advance of National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday (Sept. 28), the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is highlighting results from a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Census Bureau survey to show...

Women’s Hunter Education Course Offered in Raleigh
RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 25, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer a hunter education course for women in Raleigh on Nov. 1-2. The free course is offered on a first-come, first-served basis with limited space available and p...

Delayed-Harvest Trout Waters Open Oct. 1
RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 24, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will implement delayed-harvest regulations on 33 trout waters in18 western North Carolina counties on Oct. 1. Before Oct. 1, hatchery-supported regulations apply to these...

Wildlife Commission Announces Price Increase and Changes for Vessel Registrations
RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 24, 2013) – Fee increases and changes in vessel registration and titling resulting from the N.C. General Assembly’s passage of Senate Bill 402 will go into effect Oct. 1, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission annou...

Wildlife Commission Schedules Meetings to Discuss Black Bear Management Plan
RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 24, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a series of public meetings in October to discuss the 2012-2022 Black Bear Management Plan, including possibly creating a Piedmont bear hunting season, extendin...

Blaze Orange Requirements and Recommendations for North Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 23, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ safety campaign is reminding hunters to follow blaze orange requirements. In North Carolina, hunters are required to wear a cap, hat o...

Impacts of Deer Disease in 2012 Expected to be Short-Lived
RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2013) — Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are assuring the public that the outbreak of hemorrhagic disease in western North Carolina in 2012 will not result in a long-term decline in the area&rsqu...

National Hunting and Fishing Day at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education on Sept. 28
COROLLA, N.C. (Sept. 18, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 28 with family activities at a pair of events — one at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Educ...

Wildlife Commission Seeks to Test 3,000 Deer for Deadly Disease
RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 18, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking whitetail hunters to allow staff to sample their deer harvests this fall for the agency’s statewide Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) surveillance effort....

National Hunting and Fishing Day Event Scheduled for Brevard on Sept. 28
BREVARD, N.C. (Sept. 17, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education. A variety of free, family-or...

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