The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has the authority, granted by the Legislature, to create regulations called “rules” which although not state law, have the force of law. The complete set of rules under the jurisdiction of the Commission can be found hereFrom Proposal to Regulation describes the Commission's rule-making procedures. Below is a list of the rules the Commission is currently proposing to change, a description of each, and ways to submit your comments. We welcome your feedback.

15A NCAC 10H .1201-.1204 Fox Hunting Preserve Petition

The Commission received a petition for rulemaking on September 10, 2020.In that petition, amendments were proposed to the following rules: 15A NCAC 10H .1201, .1202, .1203, and .1204.As part of the periodic review process, the Commission had initiated rulemaking for all rules in Section 10H .1200 in August 2020.At their December 10, 2020 meeting, the WRC voted to grant the petition.However, the Commission also voted to readopt the 10H .1200 rules, as required by G.S. 150B-21.3A(d)(2), which may address some of the petitioner’s concerns. The rulemaking initiated in August will be reviewed by the RRC in January and those readoptions are anticipated to become effective February 1, 2021; thus, the language in this Notice will differ from the language that has been readopted by the agency.

Rule Text: 
15A NCAC 10H .1201-.1204

Public Hearing Information:
Date: February 3, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar

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Submit a Comment:

  • Email
  • Written comments can be mailed to Rule-making Coordinator, 1701 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701 


Public Comment Period Closing Date: March 16, 2021

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Proposed Regulation Updates

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Subjecting a Proposed Rule to Legislative Review 

Written objections to proposed rules can be submitted to the Rules Review Commission. If the Rules Review Commission receives written and signed objections from 10 or more individuals clearly requesting review by the legislature and the Rules Review Commission approves the rule, the rule will become effective as provided in G.S.150B-21.3(b1). The Rules Review Commission will receive written objections until 5:00 p.m. on the day following the day the Rules Review Commission approves the rule. The Rules Review Commission will receive those objections by mail, delivery service, hand delivery, or facsimile transmission.