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 By Alex Perri    Features 

Habitat Project Showing Good Results

Six months after completion, a wetland habitat restoration project that included the French Broad River is showing positive results. Conserving Carolina's natural resources manager... — Updated 4/7/2021


Anglers Dot The Davidson During Opening Of Trout Waters – Pisgah National Forest

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission opened approximately 900 miles of hatchery supported trout waters last Saturday, April 3. The season will run to Feb. 28, 2022, according to... — Updated 4/7/2021


Leave Bear Cubs Alone For Their Safety

The N.C Wildlife Resources Commission is asking the public to contact them if they suspect they’ve encountered an orphaned bear cub. Black bears become more active in the spring... — Updated 3/25/2021


Wild Turkey Season Opens In North Carolina On April 3

Wild turkey hunting season opens in North Carolina on April 3. The youth season is April 3 - 9, and the statewide season is April 10 - May 8. Hunters are limited to two turkeys for... — Updated 3/22/2021


Public Comment Needed For Migratory Game Bird Seasons

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public comment on the 2021-22 migratory game bird hunting seasons, specifically waterfowl, webless and extended falconry. Comments will be accepted March 12–19 on the Wildlife... — Updated 3/15/2021


Wildlife Commission Adopts Proposed Rules For 2021-22

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) reviewed proposed rule changes at its business meeting on Feb. 25. The Commissioners accepted 40 of the proposed changes related to wildlife management, inland fisheries and game lands... — Updated 3/15/2021


Enjoying WNC's Bald Eagles Responsibly

With 32 new nests discovered over the past 16 years, bald eagles are more common in western North Carolina than they have been in decades, providing a thrill for those fortunate... — Updated 2/11/2021


Hatchery Supported Trout Waters To Close Feb. 28-April 3

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will close approximately 1,000 miles of Hatchery Supported Trout Waters to fishing one-half hour after sunset on Feb. 28 and reopen them at 7 a.m. on April 3. This year, Wildlife Commission... — Updated 2/8/2021


Several Rock Faces In Pisgah District Closed Until Aug. 15 – Transylvania County, NC

Each year between Jan. 15 and Aug. 15, the U.S. Forest Service closes several rock faces in western North Carolina to recreational activities, including rock climbing, to protect the rare peregrine falcons that nest there.... — Updated 1/20/2021


How Transylvania County Lead The State In Bear Conservation – Transylvania County, NC

I can remember well as my grandfather rushed into the house excitedly saying, "I saw a bear track." He worked for the N.C. Department of Transportation and saw the track off a... — Updated 1/18/2021


Ask Us: Grading on Maxwell Cove Road in Pisgah, Trail Work Projects

Why were Thrift Cove and Maxwell Cove Road recently graded in Pisgah National Forest? The Transylvania Times spoke with Pisgah District ranger Dave Casey about recent roadwork in Pisgah and he provided us with the following answer.... — Updated 1/4/2021


A Look Back To The Year In News – Transylvania County, NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories in The Transylvania Times that appeared between January and June of 2020. July through December will appear in Monday's... — Updated 12/30/2020


Partnerships Bring More Mountain Bike Trails To Wilson Creek Area

On November 23, 2020, the Pisgah National Forest's Grandfather Ranger District approved the Mortimer Trails Project. Planned in coordination with local partners, this project will... — Updated 11/30/2020


Partnerships Bring More Mountain Bike Trails To Wilson Creek Area

On Nov. 23, 2020, the Pisgah National Forest’s Grandfather Ranger District approved the Mortimer Trails Project. Planned in coordination with local partners, this project will increase the sustainability of the trail system and... — Updated 11/25/2020


Bow Hunting DuPont State Recreational Forest – Transylvania County, NC

Hunting in general has seen a decline in participation numbers over the last two decades as more people in America live in more urbanized areas. Many people have moved away from... — Updated 11/23/2020


Free Workshops Offered at Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education Through November

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education has reopened with limited programming and is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels this week through the... — Updated 11/16/2020


Ask Us: Hospital Questions, Do Armadillos carry leprosy?

Are there nurses at Transylvania Regional Hospital participating in the nurse’s union that formed in Asheville since Transylvania Regional is a part of the Mission Hospital system? Nancy Lindell with public and media relations... — Updated 10/5/2020


Pisgah National Forest Updates, Funding Usage

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council met Sept. 11 and Pisgah Ranger Dave Casey gave the following updates for the Pisgah District of the national forest. •The newly passed legislation, The Great American Outdoors Act, may... — Updated 9/28/2020


Wildlife Commission Seeks Information on Hellbender Sightings

With fall fishing right around the corner, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking the public, particularly anglers, to report any sightings of hellbenders (water dogs) to... — Updated 9/28/2020


Fall 2020 Hunting Season Begins In Transylvania County

Every year, early September marks the beginning of the hunting season in North Carolina. Transylvania County has a mixture of both private and public land, where hunters can hunt... — Updated 9/21/2020


Free Online Deer Hunting, Processing Seminars Offered in September

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the N.C. Wildlife Federation will offer five free online deer hunting and processing seminars from Sept. 14 – 18. The “Introduction to... — Updated 9/14/2020


Wildlife Commission Reminds Dove Hunters To Practice Safety, Ethics

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home from the Hunt campaign reminds hunters to follow state and federal laws and practice safe hunting techniques as dove season opens on... — Updated 9/14/2020

 By Alex Perri    Features

Work Returns River Section To Natural Habitat

A popular section of the Davidson River is now enhanced thanks to work from the Pisgah and Rocky River chapters of Trout Unlimited, along with the U.S. Forest Service and the North... — Updated 8/26/2020


Local Partnerships Lead To Habitat Improvement On Local Public Lands

On July 27 at the N.C. Arboretum, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue met with a few state officials and local conservationists to discuss issues surrounding Pisgah and Nantahala... — Updated 8/17/2020


Decoy Deer Helps With Catching Poachers – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff's Office has announced recent success in its campaign to stop illegal wildlife poaching using a robotic "decoy deer" purchased with donations from... — Updated 7/27/2020


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