North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

N.C. Wildlife News Brief - Oct. 31, 2012

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Button Shirt Still Available

Prompted by requests from people unable to attend the N.C. State Fair in Raleigh, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Neuse Sport Shop recently announced an agreement to expand sales of a new wildlife diversity T-shirt from the N.C. State Fair in Raleigh to Neuse Sport Shop’s store in Kinston as well as its online store, The shirt will also soon be available at

The T-shirt’s front features the small mouth bass art from this year’s State Fair button leaping across the agency’s wildlife logo, while the back features all 32 previous State Fair buttons dating back to the original squirrel button in 1981.


Commission to Meet Nov. 8 

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Headquarters Commission Room, 1751 Varsity Drive, N.C. State University Centennial Campus. Can't attend? Listen live online


Remember to Keep Safe While Hunting 

With several hunting seasons in full swing,The Home From The Hunt Safety Campaign is reminding hunters to practice firearm safety, wear blaze orange as required and use caution with trees stands. 

“Throughout the various hunting seasons, the majority of folks are responsible and safe,” said Travis Casper, state hunter education coordinator. “North Carolina has an excellent hunting safety record that improves every year. But it isn’t perfect and we want to eliminate all preventable incidents.”

For a quick refresher of safety tips, watch our hunting safety playlist on YouTube. 

In other hunting news, a white-tailed deer born and raised in captivity in Pennsylvania has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), prompting the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to implement restrictions regarding importing deer heads from Pennsylvania. As a result,North Carolina taxidermists no longer can accept full deer heads for mounts from Pennsylvania and must inform wildlife officers if they receive one. For more information, read our news release.

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Help Keep North Carolina Wild

At one time endangered and on the brink of extinction, bald eagles and peregrine falcons today soar high in our Carolina blue skies thanks in part to the work of Wildlife Diversity Program biologists. These biologists conduct projects and programs on behalf of nongame and endangered wildlife — animals that are not hunted and fished. Their efforts on behalf of nongame and endangered wildlife are funded significantly through donations, such as the N.C. State Income Tax Check-off. Other ways you can donate to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s efforts to keep the Tarheel state wild for generations to come can be found here