Longtime Hunter Education Specialist Fred Rorrer Dies Unexpectedly

RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 15, 2010) – Fred Rorrer, a longtime hunter education specialist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission who taught thousands of North Carolinians about respect and enjoyment of the outdoors, died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 11. He was 52 years old. Services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 16th, at the Fair Funeral Home, 432 Boone Road, Eden. The family will receive friends beginning one hour prior to the service at Fair Funeral Home. “Fred Rorrer was the caliber of man who, whether personally or professionally, represented conservation and this agency in the best possible way,” said Col. Dale Caveny, chief of the Commission’s Division of Law Enforcement, which administers the state’s Hunter Education Program. “He was an avid outdoorsman and a great ambassador for hunting and fishing. His passing leaves a void and, for those who knew him, a real hurt.” As a hunter education
Thursday, October 14, 2010/Author: Gayle Myers/Number of views (8344)/Comments (0)/

Seminar Looks at the Human Dimension in Wildlife Conservation

RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 14, 2010) – Human dimensions in wildlife conservation – the “people aspect” of nature – will be the topic for the Oct. 27th Fisheries and Wildlife Seminar at the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education. The seminar, titled “Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management: What is it and Why Should You Care?” will be presented by Dr. Nils Peterson and Kerry Linehan at 4 p.m. following a networking session with refreshments, which begins at 3:30 p.m. An assistant professor at N.C. State University, Dr. Peterson researches the relationships of human actions and natural systems. He examines how factors from land use policies to household dynamics affect the environment and endangered wildlife populations. He will relate how this research and its applications can benefit conservation measures. As a human dimensions biologist for the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, Linehan conducts and coor
Wednesday, October 13, 2010/Author: Gayle Myers/Number of views (9408)/Comments (0)/

"Take It Outside" at the Wildlife Commission's State Fair Exhibit

RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 7, 2010) — “Take It Outside” at the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s N.C. State Fair exhibit this year to learn more about the many outdoor opportunities offered by the agency. The exhibit, located downhill from the Village of Yesteryear, is open to the public from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Oct. 14, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 15-24. The ‘Take It Outside’ exhibit provides an indication of the many hunting, fishing, boating, watching and learning opportunities provided to the public by the Commission. Visitors can check out a 12-foot, interactive map to find places to hunt, fish, boat and wildlife watch within 50 miles of where they live. “We want everyone who visits our tent to know that there are likely several places near their homes where they can wet a line, go hunting or boating, or simply watch wildlife,” said Penny Miller, communications director for the Commission.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010/Author: Gayle Myers/Number of views (8881)/Comments (0)/

PEREGRINE FALCON PERMIT APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE

RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 26, 2010) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission approved the peregrine season at its Aug. 25 meeting. The season for permitted take begins Sept. 20 and runs through Oct. 20, and is restricted to that portion of North Carolina east of U.S. Hwy. 17. North Carolina resident and nonresident falconers can now apply for a permit for the live take of a peregrine falcon for use in falconry. The application, which includes permit requirements and deadline information, can be downloaded here, or by visiting www.ncwildlife.org and clicking on “Permit Hunting Opportunities.” Then scroll down to the "Peregrine Falcon Permit Application 2010" link. The application is also available for purchase by calling 1-888-248-6834. Falconers are required to provide their federal falconry permit number at the time of application. The deadline for mail-in applications is Sept. 2 and for telephone applications, Sept. 6, with the permit draw a
Wednesday, August 25, 2010/Author: Gayle Myers/Number of views (12397)/Comments (0)/

Wildlife Officers Urge 'Boat Safe, Boat Sober' on Labor Day Holiday

RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 19, 2010) – The Labor Day weekend is the last hurrah for summer and one of the busiest times on waterways in North Carolina. To make it a safe holiday, wildlife officers with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are urging everyone to “boat safe, boat sober.” Throughout the Labor Day holiday, wildlife officers will be on patrol across the state to enforce boating regulations and conduct vessel safety inspections, in an effort to help minimize the risk of accidents. “We will concentrate on getting the impaired boat operator off the water,” said Capt. Chris Huebner, the state boating safety coordinator. “Alcohol is a factor in over 20 percent of boating fatalities.” Operating a recreational vessel while under the influence of an impairing substance or with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher is against the law. The maximum penalty is $1,000 fine and possible jail. In additi
Wednesday, August 18, 2010/Author: Gayle Myers/Number of views (9443)/Comments (0)/

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