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Wildlife Commission Asks Hunters to Help with Wild Turkey Virus Research
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 2, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking the assistance of turkey hunters with a study of North Carolina’s wild turkey population. Successful hunters who want to participate are asked to remov...

Prescribed Burns Conducted Today on Jordan, Sandhills, Embro Game Lands
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 2, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting three prescribed burns today on the following game lands: WHERE: Three locations: ·        Jordan Game Land in...

Prescribed Burns Conducted Today Four Game Lands
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 1, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting five prescribed burns today, including two on the Sandhills Game Land in Richmond County.   WHERE: Four locations: ·    &...

Bat-Killing Fungus Continues in North Carolina
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 31, 2015) —  White-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats in the eastern United States, continues to affect bat populations in western North Carolina, although the declines associated with...

Warm Weather Brings Black Bear Sightings and Advisories
RALEIGH, N.C.  (March 31, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission advises that black bear sightings will become more common across the state as weather becomes warmer. While black bears are not inherently dangerous and rarely ag...

Prescribed Burns Conducted Today on Sandhills and Caswell Game Lands
RALEIGH, N.C. (March 31, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting two prescribed burns today on the following game land: WHERE: Two locations: ·         Sandhills Game Lan...

North Carolina’s Pre-Collegiate Shooting Sports Championship Set
RALEIGH, N.C. (March 31, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host the 37th annual Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament — the state championship for pre-collegiate shooting sports — on April 25 at the Millstone...

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...

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