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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


Conservation Groups Work With Agencies To Improve Key Sections Of The Davidson River

Two chapters of the national conservation organization Trout Unlimited (TU) have partnered with the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) to improve a section of the... — Updated 7/27/2020


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


Weeks Act Helped Create National Forests In North Carolina

One of the most important pieces of environmental legislation ever enacted by Congress was the passage of the Weeks Act on March 1, 1911. Named for its chief sponsor, Congressman... — Updated 7/9/2020


Support Wildlife In Southern Appalachian Forests

Forests in the Southern Appalachians are some of the most biologically diverse temperate forests in the world: however, these forests have departed from healthy conditions and many wildlife and plant species are in decline due to... — Updated 6/29/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Dollar General Store Lawsuit Settled-Brevard NC

A settlement has been reached between the South Carolina Environ-mental Law Project (SCELP) and the developer (Broadway Group, LLC) of the Dollar General on U.S. 276. According to... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

TNRC Has Six Ideas For Forest Plan-Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt the Transylvania Natural Resource Council’s (TNRC) recommendations for the draft Pisgah/Nantahala Forest Plan Revision and will send the recommendations to... — Updated 6/15/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Dollar General Protestors Want Elktoe Study -Brevard NC

At a press conference on Wednesday, the South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP) announced its initial steps in legal proceedings pursuant to the Endangered Species Act.... — Updated 5/19/2020


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


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


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