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Wildlife Commission Proposes Changes to Youth Wild Turkey Season, Taxidermy and Falconry Rules

  • 1 September 2017
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RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 1, 2017) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is proposing changes to the existing Spring Youth Only Wild Turkey Season, Falconry and Taxidermy regulations.

For the Spring Youth Only Wild Turkey Season, a proposed technical change would remove the requirement that the licensed adult accompanying youth during this season, be at least 21 years of age. Amending this text will make adult companion ages consistent with other state and federal regulations.

Proposed changes to the falconry regulations would update references to federal regulations, clarify existing requirements, and incorporate technical changes to the text of the rules.

A proposed change to the taxidermy rules would allow taxidermists to accept wildlife killed accidentally or found dead. This and other changes to the rules update and clarify the existing language and references, making them consistent with federal and state regulations.

Read full text of all proposed rule changes.

The Commission will hold a public hearing on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m., to receive public comment on these proposed changes. The hearing will be held in the auditorium of the agency’s headquarters, located at 1751 Varsity Drive in Raleigh.

The agency also will accept written comments through Oct. 31, 2017 to or to NCWRC Rule-making Coordinator, 1701 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701.

If adopted, the proposed changes would be effective Feb. 1, 2018.

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Jodie B. Owen

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