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Catawba Game Land Removed from Commission’s Game Land Program

  • 21 July 2015
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RALEIGH, N.C. (July 21, 2015) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has removed the Catawba Game Land from its Game Land Program at the request of the owner, Crescent Resources.

This change will remove 913 acres from the Game Land Program.  However, parts or all of 12 other game lands totaling 107,500 acres are located within a 50-mile radius of the former Catawba Game Land and offer outstanding opportunities for hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreational opportunities.  These game lands include: Alcoa, Buffalo Cove, Johns River, Kerr Scott, Linwood, Perkins, Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah WRC, Second Creek, South Mountains, Thurmond Chatham and Uwharrie National Forest.

The Commission owns or manages more than 2 million acres of public and private land in North Carolina for public hunting, fishing, trapping wildlife-watching and other outdoor-recreation uses. Visit for an interactive map, as well as more information on the Commission’s Game Land Program.

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