Lifetime License Holders Advised to Request Seasonal Information

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 2, 2010) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding lifetime license holders that it is time to request a copy of the 2010-2011 North Carolina Inland Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Regulations Digest for the upcoming season, which begins Aug. 1. The Commission is no longer mailing reminder notices to lifetime license holders. Lifetime license holders who have a license that entitles them to hunt big game and migratory game birds also can request their big game harvest report cards and HIP certification at the same time. Make requests by: Clicking on the lifetime license holder seasonal information button; Calling the Wildlife Resources Commission at (888) 248-6834. Hours of operation are: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday; Visiting a Wildlife Service Agent. Most agents are located in bait-and-tackle shops, hunting and sporting goods stores and larger chain stores across the state. For more information, visit the inland fishing, hunting
Tuesday, June 1, 2010/Author: Gayle Myers/Number of views (9601)/Comments (0)/

Commission Sponsoring April 24 Trap Shoot

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 21, 2010) – The N. C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Hunting Heritage program is sponsoring a trap and skeet shoot for shooters with a disability. The shoot is scheduled for 9:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, at the Durham County Wildlife Club. Turning Point Carolina will offer two levels of trap shooting for beginners and more advanced mobility-impaired participants. The Commission will demonstrate its Huntmaster handicapped hunting lift. The Durham County Wildlife Club is also a sponsor, supplying the facility and targets at no cost to participants.  For more information on the event, or to register, visit www.turningpointnation.org, or e-mail David Kiley at dk@turningpointnation.org. For more information on the Commission’s programs for disabled hunters, visit NCWRC’s Access Guide for Sportsmen with Disabilities. For directions to the Durham County Wildlife Club, visit www.dcwc.info. .....
Tuesday, April 20, 2010/Author: Gayle Myers/Number of views (9417)/Comments (0)/

Commission Schedules Public Meeting About Jordan Game Land

Raleigh, N.C. (April 19, 2010) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a public meeting to hear comments on a proposal to convert 86 acres of Jordan Game Land to archery-only hunting in the vicinity of the new Chatham County Northeast District Park, planned for construction off of Big Woods Road near Jordan Lake.  The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 2 in Building 2, Multipurpose Room of Central Carolina Community College, located at 764 West Street in Pittsboro (approximately 1 mile west of the traffic circle on U.S. 64 Business West).  For more information, call the Commission’s Wildlife Management Division at (919) 707-0050. For more information on game lands, visit the interactive game land map at www.ncwildlife.org. ................................................................................... About N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Since 1947, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has been dedicat
Sunday, April 18, 2010/Author: Gayle Myers/Number of views (10575)/Comments (0)/

Commission Schedules Public Meeting About Person County Game Land

Raleigh, N.C. (April 19, 2010) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a public meeting to hear comments on a proposal to remove 282 acres of archery-only area immediately west of the Hyco Power Plant on Hyco Game Land in Person County, and add 288 acres of new archery-only area in the same general vicinity.  The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 26 in the W.H. Barker Community Building at Hyco Lake Park. To get there, take Kelly Brewer Road (SR1313) south off of N.C. 57; after approximately 0.65 miles, turn right on Pointer Road; turn left toward the boat ramps and continue around; then, turn left toward campground, the Community Building is on the left.  For more information, call the Commission’s Wildlife Management Division at (919) 707-0050. For more information on game lands, visit the Commission’s interactive map at www.ncwildlife.org/. .......................................................................
Sunday, April 18, 2010/Author: Gayle Myers/Number of views (9378)/Comments (0)/

Concealed Carry Permit for Firearms Prompts Questions

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 14, 2010) – A change in federal law that allows firearms in many national parks does not include state parks and forests or other state recreational areas, including game lands. According to the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of Interior, people who can legally possess firearms under federal and state law can now possess those firearms in the national parks in that state. This pertains to anyone with a concealed carry permit. National parks should not be confused with national forests. In North Carolina, the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie and Croatan national forests are also designated as game lands. “Concealed carry permits do not supersede the other regulations that apply,” said Maj. Keith Templeton, with the Law Enforcement Division of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. “It is up to the individual with a valid concealed carry permit to know the law and obey it.” Under game land regula
Tuesday, April 13, 2010/Author: Gayle Myers/Number of views (29204)/Comments (0)/

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