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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has set aside 139 acres in the Butner-Falls of Neuse Game Lands as an archery only zone, with 58 more acres designated as Gun Free and Restricted Firearms zones. Commission restricts weaponry on 157 acres of Butner-Falls of Neuse Game Lands
385 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 10:52 pm

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission approved on Thursday a proposal to re-designate approximately 157 acres on the Butner-Falls of Neuse Game Land to an Archery Zone, Gun Free Zone, and a Restricted Firearms Zone.


The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission set waterfowl seasons for this fall and winter at its meeting in Raleigh on Thursday. State sets late duck, goose seasons at meeting in Raleigh
1043 Views - Posted: August 27 at 10:58 pm

North Carolina waterfowl hunters will get their usual three-part season for ducks this fall and winter, along with two youth-only days and an extended season for snow and other light geese as the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission set seasons on Thursday at its meeting in Raleigh.


Brian McCoy of Mooresville has been named Volunteer of the Year by conservation group Delta Waterfowl. Mooresville man is named Delta Waterfowl's Volunteer of the Year
455 Views - Posted: August 13 at 11:54 am

Brian McCoy of Mooresville has been named Delta Waterfowl’s 2015 Volunteer of the Year from a field of seven finalists during a month-long, online vote.


The Forbush Raptors won the YHEC national hunter-safety championship in late July in New Mexicco. Two Yadkin County teams win national hunter-ed championships
1072 Views - Posted: August 07 at 7:30 am

Two teams from Yadkin County have won the 30th annual International Youth Hunter Education Challenge, held in late July at the NRA’s Whittington Center in Raton, N.M.


Earl Trent of Harmony killed his huge grey hog on a South Carolina hunt last weekend. One shot with a .243 between the eyes, and the Grey Ghost is no more
8918 Views - Posted: July 29 at 5:20 pm

Earl Trent of Harmony had hunted unsuccessfully for hogs for years – until July 20, when he harvested a beast of a wild boar. Known locally as the “Grey Ghost” the hog, which weighed close to 500 pounds, made the fatal mistake of looking directly at Trent, who placed a 100-grain .243 slug directly between its eyes, ending the legend that roamed a Dillon County, S.C., tract that is part of Cherokee Run Hunting Lodge.


Kim Guglielmo's Northampton County gobbler sported four beards and is the No. 2 all-time turkey taken in North Carolina by a female hunter. Nurse's Northampton County gobbler is No. 2 all-time in North Carolina
3018 Views - Posted: July 21 at 12:30 pm

A Maryland native who grew up fishing and crabbing and had never fired a shotgun at a wild turkey bagged North Carolina’s No. 2 all-time gobbler taken by a female this past spring.


North Carolina dove hunters can take to the fields this year the morning of Sept. 5, the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Dove season will open Saturday of Labor Day weekend as NCWRC sets seasons
3659 Views - Posted: July 17 at 4:53 pm

Dove hunters will open the 2015 season on a Saturday for the first time in several years after the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced season dates for dove and other webless migratory game birds, as well as September seasons for Canada geese and teal.


Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a bill allowing Sunday hunting with guns on private land -- with certain restrictions. Governor signs Sunday hunting bill into law
7097 Views - Posted: July 09 at 4:07 pm

North Carolina’s long-standing ban on Sunday hunting with guns ended on Wednesday when Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law HB 640, “The Outdoor Heritage Act”, which will take effect Oct. 1.


Duck numbers in the Carolinas should be almost identical to last season, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's annual spring waterfowl breeding survey. Duck numbers remain good, according to USFWS waterfowl survey
647 Views - Posted: July 06 at 7:54 am

Waterfowl hunters in the Carolinas can expect to see roughly the same number of ducks this coming season as they have in the past several, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual report on the breeding duck population shows numbers slightly above 2014 levels.


Sunday hunting with firearms on private land could be a reality of Gov. Pat McCrory signs a bill passed Wednesday by the N.C. Senate and last week by the N.C. House. N.C. Senate sends Sunday hunting bill to McCrory for his signature
1656 Views - Posted: June 25 at 1:43 pm

Gov. Pat McCrory’s signature is all that stands between a huge expansion of Sunday hunting opportunities for North Carolina hunters. On Wednesday, the N.C. Senate passed by a 33-15 vote a compromise bill passed last week by the N.C. House.


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will allow hunters in North Carolina an extra three weeks to target light geese next season. Waterfowl hunters will get an extra three weeks to take light geese in 2015-16
880 Views - Posted: June 17 at 6:55 am

In response to requests from hunters, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will extend the season for snow, blue and Ross’ geese in the 2015-16 season. According to Commission biologist Doug Howell, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Conservation Order allows additional opportunities for hunters to target “light’ geese but requires a re-ordering of hunting dates.


North Carolina hunters tagged 17,828 turkeys during the spring season that ended early last month, the second-highest harvest on record. Spring turkey harvest is second-highest on record
877 Views - Posted: June 03 at 2:59 pm

North Carolina hunters recorded the second-highest wild turkey harvest on record during the 2015 spring season, downing 17,828 gobblers, according to statistics released by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.


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