DUBLIN, N.C. (Dec. 28, 2017) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will conduct a public hearing in Dublin on Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. to take comments on proposed changes to 35 agency regulations related to wildlife management, fisheries and game lands for the 2018-19 seasons. The public hearing will be held at the Bladen Community College auditorium located at 7418 N.C. 41 West in Dublin.
Three proposed changes of interest to deer hunters statewide will:
Establish five deer season zones by separating the Eastern Zone into two zones — the Northeastern Zone and the Southeastern Zone. This regulation would also move Polk and Rutherford counties to the Western Zone and Cleveland County to the Northwest Zone (see proposed deer seasons zone map).
N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
1701 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701
After collecting and considering all public comments, the wildlife commissioners will meet in February to decide whether to adopt the proposals. Approved proposals will take effect Aug. 1, 2018.