Wildlife Commission Announces CWD Surveillance Areas

Mandatory Sampling Dates Set for 2024-25 Hunting Season

Tuesday, April 23, 2024/Author: Heather Hugh-Jones/Number of views (113)/Comments (0)/

NC Wildlife Agency Responds to Incident Involving   Harassment of Black Bear Cubs

NC Wildlife Agency Responds to Incident Involving   Harassment of Black Bear Cubs

NC Wildlife Resources Commission urges the public to leave bear cubs alone  

On Tuesday, April 16, NCWRC staff were contacted by the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department regarding a group of people at an apartment complex seen pulling two bear cubs from a tree and taking photos of themselves with the cubs. NCWRC staff arrived and were told both cubs had escaped after a cub bit one of the people. One of the cubs was found later in a retention pond and taken to a licensed cub rehabilitation facility. The other has not been located. 

Thursday, April 18, 2024/Author: Anna Gurney/Number of views (7746)/Comments (0)/

NC Wildlife Resources Commission Reports Additional Cases of Chronic Wasting Disease

CWD-positive deer were not detected in any new counties during the 2023-24 season

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) is confirming 13 new cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) from deer samples submitted since July 1, 2023. This brings the total number of positive results in North Carolina to 24, since the disease was first detected in a Yadkin County deer harvested in 2021. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2024/Author: Anna Gurney/Number of views (1283)/Comments (0)/

Hatchery Supported Trout Waters Open April 6

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open approximately 1,000 miles of Hatchery Supported Trout Waters at 7 a.m. on April 6. The season will run through February 28, 2025. 

Monday, March 25, 2024/Author: Anna Gurney/Number of views (2608)/Comments (0)/

Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee Seeks Membership Nominations

Professionals who offer knowledge and dedication to conservation of nongame wildlife sought as nominees 

Wednesday, March 20, 2024/Author: Anna Gurney/Number of views (943)/Comments (0)/

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