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NCWRC Announces That July 4 Will Be A Free Fishing Day In North Carolina

July 4 is Free Fishing Day in North Carolina. From 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., everyone in North Carolina can fish for free in any public body of water, including coastal waters, without having to purchase a fishing license or additional trout fishing...

 

In July: Free Workshops Offered At Pisgah Center For Wildlife Education

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout July. Online registration...

 

Wildlife Commission: Fox Sightings Are Rising

Seeing foxes during the day recently? If so, it is likely because kit-rearing season is peaking. Young foxes, called kits or pups, are maturing and spending more time outside of the den, making...

 

Wild Turkey Harvest For 2019 Season Second-Highest Ever Recorded

Results from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s wild turkey harvest summary show this year’s harvest was the second highest ever recorded, with hunters across the state reporting 18,730...

 

The Return Of The Muskellunge

What The River Wants A floodplain restoration could help bring back muskie in the French Broad. Gigantic muskellunge – or muskie – have long made their home in the French Broad River. They’re a...

 

Free Workshops Offered At Pisgah Center In June

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education (PCWE) is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout the month of June....

 

Wildlife Resources To Open Streams For Trout Harvest

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open 34 trout streams and two lakes classified as Delayed Harvest to trout harvest on June 1 through Sept. 30. From 6 a.m. until 11:59 a.m., Delayed...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Public Told To Become Aware Of Bear Activity

Become BearWise. That’s the advice N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission biologists are giving now that the weather is warm, and bears are on the move. Bear sightings through-out the state are increasingly common as more people move into and near...

 

Mountain Biologist David Stewart To Speak May 2

David Stewart, southern mountains land management biologist with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, will be the speaker for the Discover Natural Transyl-vania program at the Transylvania County Library on Thursday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m....

 

Wildlife Resources Provides Tips On Dealing With Animals

Now that spring is underway and the weather is warmer, wild animals are becoming more active, people are spending more time outside, and interactions between the two typically lead to an increase in phone calls to the N.C. Wildlife Resources...

 

The Transylvania French Broad Stewards Merges With Conserving Carolina And Other Outdoors News

After almost a year of conversation, the final draft of a MOU that puts The Transylvania French Broad Stewards under the hat of Conserving Carolina, is all but complete. In today’s world it seems that mergers, buyouts or all-out takeovers are...

 

Wildlife Resources Officials Want Public's Help Locating Hellbenders

See a hellbender? If so, biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources want to know when and where, so they can continue their long-term inventory and monitoring of this giant, aquatic salamander. Hellbenders, also called “waterdogs,” are found in...

 

Wildlife Commission Offers Tips For Turkey Hunters

Wild turkey season runs April 13 through May 11 this year, preceded by a youth-only turkey season from April 6 through April 12. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission offers these tips for turkey hunters: •Hunting is not allowed where bait has...

 

Please, Stop Climbing Over The Wall

Due to human disturbance on Devil's Courthouse at milepost 422.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, peregrine falcons have yet to nest this year. Once an annual site for males set on attracting a mate, this...

 

PCWE Offers Free Programs In April

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout the month of April. Online registration is required for the workshops,...

 

NCWRC Seeks Public Input On Draft Catfish Management Plan

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) is seeking public input on its draft Catfish Management Plan until March 31. The plan, which is an update to the Commission’s 2007 Catfish Management Plan, provides a general outline of goals and...

 

Discover Natural Transylvania To Discuss Skunks March 7

Alan Cameron will present "The Skunks of North Carolina" for Discover Natural Transylvania program at the Transylvania County Library at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 7. Cameron uses game cameras to capt...

 

Wildlife Commission To Close Hatchery Waters

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will close about 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 6. While fishing is closed, Commission personnel will stock...

 

N.C. Wildlife Commission Seeks Nominees For Annual Small Game Award

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominations for its Lawrence G. Diedrick Small Game Award, which recognizes an individual or organization whose actions have significantly and positively impacted North Carolina’s small game...

 

Pisgah Wildlife Education Center Offers Free Workshops In March

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout the month of March. Online registration is required for the workshops,...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 18, 2019

Town Asked To Pay For Dead Wildlife

The Rosman Board of Aldermen voted last week to make a counter offer to the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for replacing wildlife killed when 300 gallons of chlorine spilled in the French Broad River. A valve left open in a chlorine...

 

MountainTrue Seeks To Map Whirling Disease With Innovative Technology

Whirling disease (Myxobolis cerebralis) is a parasite in the same phylum as jellyfish and is native to Eurasia. Whirling disease became infamous in North America after it harmed some of the continent'...

 

Prescribed Burns: Beneficial And Cost Effective For Managing Habitat

Some people see smoke in the vicinity of N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission game lands and their immediate thoughts go to wildfires. What they’re witnessing is actually one of the most beneficial and cost-effective methods of managing habitat for...

 

New Traditional Sporting Groups Formed In County

Many state wildlife agencies across the country worry about their future funding sources, with trends in hunting and fishing license sales declining. This problem that state agencies started to...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 21, 2019

Officials Concerned By Dead Deer In East Fork Area

Sixteen shot dead deer were found recently, left on the side of the road in the East Fork community, according to David Whitmire. Whitmire, owner of Headwaters Outfitters and chair of the N.C. Wildlif...

 

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