Displaying items by tag: Sandhills Game Lands

Friday, 11 September 2020 17:57

COLUMN: A day in the field

To celebrate the end of the long hunting drought, dove hunters take to the field around the first of September.

Published in Lifestyle
Thursday, 19 September 2019 22:41

COLUMN: Exploring the Sandhills Game Lands

In the northern parts of Richmond and Scotland counties lies more than 60,000 acres of the Sandhills Game Land. This land was part of a bigger purchase of land by the federal government in the early part of the 20th century. Over a half million acres of sandy poor land in five counties were and still are used to  train our armed forces. Over time, the part known as Sandhills Game Management Land has been managed by state agencies like the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, Fish Hatchery and Forest Service.

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County saw the sixth-largest increase across the state in visitor spending for 2018, according to a study announced Thursday.

Published in Local News

HOFFMAN — More than 25 Richmond County hunters are facing misdemeanor charges for allegedly illegally killing deer during the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

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HOFFMAN — One Richmond County legislator is asking the state’s wildlife agency to contribute part of the money it makes off the Sandhills Game Lands in lieu of the lost tax revenue to the county.

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