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Didymo found in South Holston River, in Tennessee. Photo by Dr. Justin Murdock, Tennessee Tech University (Click link at bottom of page for high-resolution photos) Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen 919-707-0187 jodie.owen@ncwildlife.org

Trout Anglers Should Take Precautions after Discovery of Nuisance Algae

WHITTIER, N.C. (Jan. 25, 2016) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission advises trout anglers fishing in western North Carolina waters to be especially diligent when cleaning their fishing equipment after didymo, a nuisance algae, was found in the Tuckasegee River in Jackson County. Researchers from Tennessee Tech University collected cells…


Pisgah Fly Masters Emerging as Fly Fishing Competition

BREVARD, N.C. – Organizers believe the Pisgah Fly Masters, a casting and fly-fishing competition preparing for its second year on March 21-22, could emerge as a premier event with continued success. “Having the inaugural event under our belt helps,” said Emilie Johnson, “And I believe adding a youth category this year…


Fly-Fish for Trout at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center

RALEIGH, N.C. – Anglers can fish for trout this winter without leaving Cumberland County. In December, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission stocked more than 1,000 brook, brown and rainbow trout in two ponds at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center for several upcoming fly-fishing clinics during January, February and…


Concealed Carry Permit Not Always an Exemption

RALEIGH, N.C. – The announcement that concealed firearms will be allowed in some national parks and wildlife refuges has prompted questions about what is allowed at areas held by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, including game lands. The Interior Department issued a rule on Dec. 5 that allows an individual…


2009 Pisgah Fly Masters Fly-Fishing Tournament Announced

BREVARD, N.C. (Nov. 24, 2008) – The Pisgah Fly Masters fly-fishing tournament on the Davidson River is back for a second year, on March 21-22, 2009, and will add a youth category this year for anglers younger than 16. Hosted by the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and Davidson River…


N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Renovates, Expands Shooting Range

ELLERBE, N.C.  – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has expanded the shooting range at the John Lentz Hunter Education Center, adding 100- and 50-yard ranges to the popular site for hunters and other sportsmen. The range, which is part of the John Lentz Hunter Education Center at the Millstone 4-H…


Seminar Topic at NCSU Centennial Campus: Bobwhite Conservation in North Carolina, 10 Years of Research and Restoration

RALEIGH, N.C.  – The final seminar in the 2008 Fisheries and Wildlife series at the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 19.  The program will focus on the efforts by N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries biologists and N.C….


North Carolina Waterfowl Hunters Urged to Use Caution on the Water

RALEIGH, N.C.  – Waterfowl hunters are reminded by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to use basic safety precautions when boating. Capt. Chris Huebner, the state’s hunting and boating safety coordinator, recommends the following guidelines: Wear a proper personal flotation device and insist that passengers wear one also. Be aware that…


N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Postpones Trout Stocking for Reddies River

RALEIGH, N.C.  – The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has postponed the November delayed-harvest trout stocking for Reddies River in Wilkes County.  The current water quality conditions in the river could impact the survival of stocked fish. The portion of Reddies River downstream of the city’s water supply reservoir was…


A Universally Accessible Pier is Latest Feature at Westwood Park, NC

MOUNT AIRY, N.C.  – New pond. New fish. New pier. As part of a multi-phase effort to bring more fishing opportunities to local anglers, the City of Mount Airy, in cooperation with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, recently completed construction of a universally accessible fishing pier on Tumbling Rock Reservoir…