About the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) is the state government agency created by the General Assembly in 1947 to conserve and sustain the state’s fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use and public input. The NCWRC is the regulatory agency responsible for the enforcement of North Carolina’s fishing, hunting, trapping and boating laws.  

The sale of hunting and fishing licenses, federal grants and other receipts provides financial support of the agency. The agency has an operational budget of approximately $85 million and employs approximately 650 full-time staff and 100 seasonal temporary staff across the state, including wildlife and fisheries biologists and technicians, wildlife law enforcement officers, wildlife educators, communication specialists, customer service, information technology and administrative professionals.

Mission Statement

To conserve North Carolina’s wildlife resources and their habitats and provide programs and opportunities that allow hunters, anglers, boaters; other outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy wildlife-associated recreation.

Strategic Plan


Financial Summaries & Historical Budget

NC Wildlife Endowment Fund Balance

Proposed Regulations

 

Proclamations

Resolutions

History of N.C. Wildlife