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National Hunting and Fishing Day Comes to North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. – For the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, Sept. 27, is as much about involvement as it is a celebration. All four of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s education centers will host and participate in National Hunting and Fishing Day events: John…


Interactive State Shooting Range Map Now Available Online

RALEIGH, N.C.  – Looking for a shooting range? You can now visit the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Web site to find one virtually anywhere in the state. The commission has launched an interactive map of more than 75 public and private ranges and other opportunities across North Carolina. Search by…


Wildlife Photography At Next Fisheries and Wildlife Seminar

RALEIGH, N.C.  – The Sept. 10 Fisheries and Wildlife Seminar series program at the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education will be all about wildlife photography. Greg Jenkins, editor of Wildlife in North Carolina, an award-winning magazine published monthly by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, will present some history on…


Canoes and Kayaks Do Not Need Throwable Flotation Device

RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 28, 2008) – In an effort to bring North Carolina into compliance with federal regulations for recreational boating, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is currently preparing modifications to personal flotation device (PFD) requirements. In state waters, canoes and kayaks do not and will not need a Type…


Dove Season Set to Open on Sept. 1st Throughout North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C.  – North Carolina’s dove season opens statewide on Monday, Sept. 1 at noon with a daily bag limit of 15 doves per hunter per day. Traditionally Labor Day weekend is the opening of dove season in North Carolina and includes both Saturday and Monday – giving most hunters…


Country Park Joins Tackle Loaner Program in North Carolina

GREENSBORO, N.C.  – No rod and reel? No problem! Anglers fishing in either of two 7.5-acre lakes at Country Park in Greensboro can borrow free loaner rods and reels on a first-come, first-serve basis now that the park has joined the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Tackle Loaner Program. The program…


Fish for Free Statewide on July 4

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 23, 2008)– Along with watching fireworks and grilling out, celebrate Independence Day by indulging in another favorite pastime, fishing — no license needed! From midnight until 11:59 p.m., on July 4, anyone — resident or non-resident — can fish in any public water, including mountain trout waters…


Safe Boating for this Fourth of July and Throughout the Summer

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 23, 2008)– With summer officially here and the Fourth of July holiday a couple of weeks away, more Tar Heel residents and visitors will be enjoying recreational boating, including after sunset. Officers with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will patrol waterways across the state throughout the summer,…


Children Younger Than 13 Must Wear a Life Vest in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina law requires children younger than 13 years of age to wear an appropriate life vest whenever they are on a recreational vessel that is underway. “Parents should individually inspect each child’s life vest to see if it is good condition and that it properly fits,”…