Displaying items by tag: NC Wildlife Resources Commission

Thursday, 20 January 2022 12:26

Free turkey hunting webinars offered in February

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer three free turkey hunting webinars this February. Topics will include biology, species habits, habitats, scouting, essential equipment, setup, effective shot placement, decoy placement and hunting strategies. Each hour-long class will conclude with an interactive Q&A session.

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RALEIGH — Confirmation that a wild duck (Northern shoveler) harvested by a hunter in Hyde County tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza has prompted biologists at the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to remind hunters to follow best practices when handling waterfowl after harvest.

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RALEIGH — Due to rising COVID-19 cases in North Carolina, officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission made the difficult decision to cancel January’s three in-person public hearings.

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Wednesday, 22 December 2021 16:36

Free squirrel hunting webinar offered in january

 

 

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers will offer a free online squirrel hunting webinar on Jan. 6 from 7–8 p.m. Topics will include species habits, habitats, scouting, essential equipment, effective shot placement, hunting strategies, cleaning, cooking techniques and dish ideas. The class will conclude with an interactive question and answer session.

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Tuesday, 21 December 2021 15:37

‘Tis the season for hunting and fishing

RALEIGH — The holidays are here, and so are North Carolina’s most popular hunting days. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are traditionally very active hunting days, and with people continuing to recreate outdoors due to COVID-19, wildlife law enforcement officers at the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission expect this year will be no exception.

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Friday, 10 December 2021 13:14

Four New Wildlife Commissioners Sworn In

RALEIGH — Yesterday, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recognized in-person four new commissioners on its governing board:  John M. Alexander of Raleigh, Michael (Mike) K. Alford of Jacksonville, J. Carlton (J.C.) Cole of Hertford and Thomas (Tom) M. Haislip of Sanford. In addition to the new commissioners, nine board members were re-affirmed, making the 19-member board whole.

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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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