Christmas is coming early for trout anglers in 13 western North Carolina counties. Starting Dec. 4 through Dec. 21, hatchery staff with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will be stocking extra trout from the hatcheries to provide additional angling opportunities...MORE
Bear hunting season and gun deer season overlap in the Coastal Bear Management Unit (CBMU) but currently do not overlap in all portions of the Mountain Bear Management Unit (MBMU). Proposed changes to deer hunting seasons would make the western deer and bear hunting seasons overlap in the MBMU during the December bear hunting season. In July 2017, the Commission ... READ MORE
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is proposing changes to the statewide deer hunting regulations for 2018-2019, the culmination of years of extensive biological research coupled with hunter engagement and feedback.
The biological evaluation of the statewide deer herd suggested that the deer herd can be improved by reducing young buck harvest, shifting the timing of harvest later in the year and adjusting doe harvest rates. Of the 33,750 hunters responding to the 2016 Deer Hunting and Management Survey, 81 percent of respondents were willing to accept changes in deer hunting seasons to improve buck age structure and the quantity of the herd. ... READ MORE
In September, staff with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with partners and volunteers, planted 900 red spruce seedlings on the Pisgah National Forest to help create better habitat for many rare wildlife species including the Carolina northern flying squirrel, red crossbill, brown creeper and northern saw-whet owl. READ MORE
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s State Fair exhibit is located between the Old Farm Machinery Building and the Children's Barnyard, across from the Village of Yesteryear.