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.
This Friday, May 19, is Endangered Species Day, and it also marks the 50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, a landmark piece of legislation that protects and conserves native fish, plants and wildlife and their habitats both domestically and abroad.
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
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
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 EVENTS across the state in both May and June. More. . .
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