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Wildlife Commission Receives Federal Grant to Conserve Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers
RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 10, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has received $1.1 million in federal funds to conserve red-cockaded woodpeckers and longleaf pine habitat in the Sandhills region. The grant came to the Wildlife Commissi...

Wildlife Commission Staff Recognized at Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet
RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 10, 2014) — Two staff members with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission were honored at the 51st annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet, held in Cary on Sept. 6. The awards, presented by the...

Pechmann Center Holds Free Deer-Processing Workshop Sept. 22
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 8, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the Cape Fear River Branch of Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), is hosting a “Practical Deer Processing — from Field to Freezer&rdqu...

Wildlife Commission Hosts Free Family-Friendly Events Celebrating Fish and Wildlife
RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 3, 2014) — Learn about fishing, hunting and wildlife conservation at any of the eight events the N.C. Wildlife Resources is hosting or supporting in celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day 2014. The events, whic...

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Seeking Public Input on Red Wolf Program
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awarded a contract to conduct a review of the Eastern North Carolina non-essential, experimental red wolf population to the Wildlife Management Institute. Read the Service’s full release. Anyone interested...

2014-15 Waterfowl Seasons, Bag Limits, Other Limits Set
RALEIGH, N.C. (pending) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has set season dates, bag limits and applicable regulations for the 2014-15 waterfowl and extended falconry seasons. Beginning Sept. 1, hunters can apply for permit waterfowl...

Wildlife Commission’s Mountain State Fair Exhibit Has Something for Everyone
FLETCHER, N.C. (Aug. 29, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s exhibit at the Mountain State Fair will have fun and educational exhibits for everyone in the family to enjoy.   The fair, which will be open Sept. 5-14, i...

Linda Pearsall Receives Prestigious Wildlife Conservation Award
RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 29, 2014) —  Linda Pearsall, a life-long conservationist and architect of partnerships benefitting wildlife, on Aug. 28 received the Thomas L. Quay Wildlife Diversity Award, one of the most prestigious awards given by...

Dove Hunting Season Starts Monday, Sept. 1
RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 26, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters that the dove hunting season opens Monday, Sept. 1, and to be safe throughout the season for these popular game birds. Shooting hours are half-hour befo...

Caswell Game Land Shooting Range Now Open to Public
YANCEYVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 22, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission held a ribbon cutting today to celebrate the opening of the Caswell Shooting Range, located on the agency’s R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell Game Land in Yanceyville....

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