In January, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission issued a proclamation and distributed a press release stating that the 2021 striped bass harvest season in the Roanoke River Management Area would be reduced to just two weeks in April. This caught a lot of anglers off guard and angered many others. MORE
The results are in for this year’s wild turkey observation survey! All the details are in the 2019 Summer Observation Survey Report. This survey continues to be a great way to monitor our turkey population and to gauge hunting pressure and population trends across the state. Thank you for all your help and interest! Here are a few highlights from . . . MORE
This week is National Police Week, which honors individuals who have given their lives in service to their communities. North Carolina Wildlife Enforcement Officers dedicate their careers to protecting North Carolina’s wildlife and fish resources, as well as enforcing boating laws. Since 1930, 11 officers have given their lives in . . . MORE
With the statewide 2018 wild turkey hunting season set to open on April 14, Chris Kreh, the Wildlife Commission’s Upland Game Bird Biologist, provides a few highlights from the 2017 season below.
Hunters harvested a record-setting 18,919 birds — a 5 percent increase from 2016. The previous record high was 18,409 birds reported in 2013.
Youth-season harvest was . . . MORE
Regulations Set for 2018-19 Seasons, Resolution Signed on Sunday Hunting of Migratory Birds, Coyote Management Plan Approved, and Rule to Allow Limited Take of Alligators READ MORE