RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 26, 2019) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission voted at its Feb. 21 business meeting to adopt rules related to wildlife management, fisheries, game lands and law enforcement for the 2019-20 seasons. The effective date for these regulations is Aug. 1, 2019.
Of the 44 proposed rule changes presented during public hearings in January, 43 were adopted. The one proposal that was not adopted would have removed the exception to the general statewide regulation for crappie in B. Everett Jordan Reservoir by reducing the minimum size limit from 10 inches to 8 inches (F10). This proposed change was designed align the size limit for crappie at Jordon Reservoir with other fishing waters across the state. After considering constituent feedback, wildlife commissioners opted to maintain the current 10-inch limit.
To view the full text of all proposed regulations, download the 2019-2020 Public Hearings booklet.