Firearm Safety Reminders for Hunting Seasons

Firearm Safety Reminders for Hunting Seasons

t’s a busy time of year for the North Carolina hunting community. Blackpowder and gun deer hunting seasons begin this month, as well as duck, bear, small game and other hunting seasons. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters of the following firearm safety tips.

  • Always positively identify your target before pulling the trigger. To ensure the safest shot, . . . MORE
Tuesday, October 10, 2023/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (1314)/Comments (0)/

Celebrating Our Natural Heritage – Endangered Species Day

Celebrating Our Natural Heritage – Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day is a great day to celebrate our natural heritage and learn more about the projects and programs conducted by biologists with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission to protect North Carolina’s native wildlife species and the ecosystems upon which they . . . More

Thursday, May 18, 2023/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (4393)/Comments (0)/

Biologists Discover Two New Crayfish Species in Western North Carolina

Biologists Discover Two New Crayfish Species in Western North Carolina

North Carolina is home to two new species of crayfish found only in Wilkes and Watauga counties in North Carolina – and nowhere else in the world. The species, the Stony Fork crayfish (Cambarus lapidosus) and the Falls crayfish (Cambarus burchfielae) are named for the small Yadkin River tributaries where they were first discovered. NCWRC biologists Michael Perkins and William Russ, along with NC Museum of Natural Sciences researcher Bronwyn Williams, published the study in late April in the . . . MORE

Wednesday, May 10, 2023/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (3951)/Comments (0)/

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week 2023

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week 2023

It’s that time of year! North Carolina kids and their families are invited to join in the fun of National Fishing and Boating Week, June 3-11. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) and its partners will be celebrating with FREE FAMILY FISHING EVENTSacross the state in both May and June. More. . .

Monday, May 1, 2023/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (4637)/Comments (0)/

Where Do License Dollars Go?

Where Do License Dollars Go?

Buying a license to fish in North Carolina isn’t just the lawful thing to do, it’s a way of giving back to our shared natural world. Your license dollars – whether it’s to fish, hunt or trap – are aiding in a bigger effort to conserve our state’s wildlife resources. MORE

Tuesday, September 6, 2022/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (2256)/Comments (0)/

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