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RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding hunters to practice safe handling while field dressing and processing harvested deer. This reminder follows in the wake of recent studies in Iowa and Ohio that confirmed infection with SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans) in wild deer found in those states. While this type of study has not been conducted in North Carolina, there is no reason to expect that the situation would be different in our state.   

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Tuesday, 09 November 2021 14:39

State agency officials urge safe waterfowl hunting

RALEIGH — As duck hunting season ramps up across the state, officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission urge waterfowl hunters to practice safety and to share best practices with someone new to hunting. The Wildlife Commission reported that of the 27 people who died boating on the water in 2020, 19 were not wearing a life vest. 

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RALEIGH —  Yesterday, the Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission welcomed the curator of Reptiles, Amphibians and Invertebrates at North Carolina Zoo, Dustin Smith, to the committee. The 15-member committee was created in 1987 by statute to advise the Wildlife Commission on matters related to conservation of non-game wildlife in North Carolina.

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RALEIGH — Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are asking the public to join the NC Bird Atlas team to participate in the Early Winter Bird Atlas season by recording their bird observations in Ebird. Nearly 100 bird species migrate to North Carolina this time of year and the NC Bird Atlas needs the public’s assistance in recording sightings.  

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RALEIGH —In September, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission stocked over 150,000 white catfish in several southeastern North Carolina streams.

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FAYETTEVILLE —The Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville has released its November class schedule.

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RALEIGH — Officials from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced that recent legislation now allows for North Carolina residents, 50-69 years old, to purchase a Lifetime Sportsman and Lifetime Unified Sportsman license for $265 and $358 respectively. These new prices are half of what the same resident lifetime licenses cost prior to the change.

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RALEIGH — Just in time for Halloween, expect to see and hear more coyotes over the coming weeks as young coyotes leave their parents’ territory to establish a home of their own.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission established the Mountain Heritage Trout Waters Program in 2008 to promote trout fishing as a heritage tourism activity on trout waters that run through 17 mountain communities in western North Carolina.

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RALEIGH —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is now accepting entries to its 17th annual Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Competition. The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers of all ages, except for employees of the Wildlife Commission, the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and their immediate families (children, siblings and spouses). Entries will be accepted now through Jan. 31, 2022 at 5 p.m.

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