Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) is an international program in which women age 18 and older learn outdoor skills through hands-on experiences. With BOW programs in multiple countries, 7 Canadian provinces and 38 U.S. states, BOW in North Carolina is managed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Read more
Striped Bass are anadromous fish, meaning that the adults migrate from the ocean into freshwater rivers and creeks to reproduce. It’s a team effort to manage these species: they are managed by multiple agencies and commissions, depending on where they are in their migration cycle. Read more...
The North Carolina General Assembly recently enacted legislation that will enhance opportunities to hunt on Sundays. This legislation provides immediate changes for hunters on private lands and gives authority to the Wildlife Resources Commission (Commission) and other public landowners to implement new options for Sunday hunting on public lands. READ MORE
Now that summer has kicked off with a busy Memorial Day weekend, and many of us have begun flocking to North Carolina’s gorgeous beaches, please remember to share the shore with our state’s wildlife. Several threatened species of shorebirds and sea turtles nest on our beaches, so following these few “beach etiquette” tips can help keep them safe while you enjoy the surf and sand. READ MORE...
Trout fishing is a big deal in North Carolina! Here are five cool facts about trout fishing in our state:
1. It brings in money and jobs. Trout fishing is a huge economic benefit to our state. In 2014, it brought in an estimated $383 million and supported 3,600 jobs each year.
2. NC has more native populations of Brook Trout than anywhere in the Southeast! The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) carefully manages these populations, and also . . .