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Wildlife Commission Adopts 44 Proposed Rules For 2020-21

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission voted at its business meeting on Thursday to adopt rules related to wildlife management, fisheries, game lands and law enforcement for the 2020-21 seasons. The Commission adopted all 44 propos... — Updated 3/9/2020


NCWRC Seeks Nominees For Annual Small Game Awards

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... — Updated 2/26/2020


Hatchery Supported Trout Waters To Temporarily Close

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 Saturday and reopen them at 7 a.m. on April 4. While fishing is closed,... — Updated 2/26/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

TNRC Approves Resolution Supporting Ecusta Trail – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) recently voted on a resolution supporting the concept of the Ecusta Hike/Bike Trail, as well as to elect Stephanie Adams as the... — Updated 1/20/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

A Number Of New Laws Went Into Effect At The Start Of New Year

Eighteen new laws went into effect on New Year’s Day in North Carolina covering a broad variety of topics, from storm disaster relief to new fees for hunting and fishing licenses. One law makes several changes to the statutes... — Updated 1/13/2020


NCWRC To Hold Public Hearing In Sylva On Jan. 14

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will conduct a public hearing at 7 p.m., Jan. 14, in Sylva to accept comments on proposed changes to agency regulations related to wildlife management, inland fisheries and game lands for the... — Updated 1/8/2020


Headwaters Outfitters To Host WNC Wildlife Day

Headwaters Outfitters and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Council will hold their Annual WNC Wildlife Day, Saturday, Jan. 11, at Headwaters Outfitters in Rosman. The WNC Wildlife Day is designed to promote local wildlife and... — Updated 1/6/2020


Wildlife Commission Makes Changes To Hunting License Fees

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) is announcing several changes to its hunting, inland fishing and trapping license structure and associated fees, which are set to go into effect on Jan. 1. Specific changes include:... — Updated 12/23/2019


NCWRC Reminds Waterfowl Hunters To Practice Safety While Boating

As duck season continues across the state, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission urges waterfowl hunters to share their boat with someone new to hunting. “North Carolina has a rich tradition of waterfowl hunting, and mentoring... — Updated 11/20/2019


Enviva Forest Conservation Fund Partners With DU

Thanks to a generous donation from Ducks Unlimited (DU) and the Enviva Forest Conser-vation Fund, The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) purchased 6,310... — Updated 11/11/2019


Whitmire Praises Agreement Between USDA And State

On this past September 25th, the National Forests in North Carolina, including our own Pisgah District received a signed Memorandum of Understanding. This MOU was signed by the Nort... — Updated 11/5/2019


N.C. Wildlife Recommends Wearing Orange

Fall is here, and so is the hunting season. Many take to the woods this time of year to enjoy the brisk weather and fall foliage, and its important to be aware of hunting activity i... — Updated 10/21/2019


Young Coyotes 'Wandering' For New Territory, N.C. Biologists Say

Hearing or seeing more coyotes these days? You’re not alone, say biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. According to them, it is common for North Carolinians to report seeing and hearing coyotes more often in... — Updated 10/21/2019


Deer Hunters: Think Twice Before Pulling The Trigger

As deer hunting season commences around the state, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From the Hunt campaign reminds hunters to be aware of their surroundings and positively identify their target before pulling the... — Updated 10/16/2019


Commission Asks Public To Report Hellbenders

With Delayed Harvest Trout Waters now open, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking the public, in particular trout anglers, to report any sightings of hellbenders (water... — Updated 10/16/2019


Pisgah Center For Wildlife Education Offers Free November Workshops

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 November. Online registration is required... — Updated 10/14/2019


Ask Us – Transylvania County, NC

I have a 15-year-old son who I am homeschooling. Can he work during the day when other teenagers are in school? No. According to the North Carolina Department of Labor, 15-year-olds are not allowed to work during school hours.... — Updated 10/7/2019


I-26 Widening Project Between Brevard Road, Hendersonville To Begin In Next 30 Days

A timeframe to start a construction project on Interstate 26 in Henderson County is becoming clear, according to a N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) press release. Construction will commence in November on a Henderson County... — Updated 9/30/2019


Delayed Harvest Trout Regulations Begin Oct. 1

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will implement delayed harvest trout waters regulations on 36 trout waters in 20 western North Carolina counties, including Transylvania, on O... — Updated 9/30/2019


Tree Stand Accidents Account For The Majority Of Hunting Injuries And Deaths

Since the 2017 hunting season, seven hunters in North Carolina have lost their lives in a tree stand incident. As deer season begins, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters to follow safety guidelines when hunting... — Updated 9/23/2019


Celebrate National Hunting And Fishing Day Sept. 28

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host three outdoor events on Sept. 28 in support of National Hunting and Fishing Day. Each wildlife conservation-focused event, held on the coast, the piedmont and the mountains of North... — Updated 9/18/2019


Special Day Designated For Young Hunters

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has designated Saturday, Sept. 28, as a Youth Deer Hunting Day for 2019. On this day, youth 17 and younger may use any legal weapon to hunt... — Updated 9/17/2019


Forest Service's Buck Project Will Be One Of Largest Proposed Timber Sales In Nantahala National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service has completed an environmental analysis for the Buck Project on the Nantahala National Forest’s Tusquitee Ranger District in eastern Clay County. Once implemented, the project will provide important young... — Updated 8/21/2019


Free Workshops Held 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 the month of September. Online registration is required... — Updated 8/19/2019


N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund Closes Out 2018 With Over $27 Million In Awards

The state’s Land and Water Fund (formerly known as the Clean Water Management Trust Fund) will help conserve lands and protect waterways serving millions of North Carolinians through over $27 million in grants awarded in the... — Updated 8/19/2019


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