2011-2012 North Carolina Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Regulations Up for Comment
Friday, July 16, 2010
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA- The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission voted on July 7 to take to statewide public hearings 23 proposed changes to the state's hunting, trapping and fishing regulations for the 2011-2012 seasons.
Adding five streams to the public trout waters program and removing hunting and trapping restrictions at Cowan's Ford Waterfowl Refuge in Lincoln, Mecklenburg and Gaston counties are among the regulation changes. The public can provide comments online beginning in early August and at any of the nine public hearings in September.
For full text of the proposed regulations changes, visit the Proposed Regulations for 2011-2012 Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Seasons on the Commission's website, www.ncwildlife.org.
Public hearings begin at 7 p.m. The schedule for the 2011-2012 hunting, trapping and fishing seasons is below:
Tues, Sept. 7
Bladen Community College
Wed, Sept. 8
Central Carolina Community College
Thurs, Sept. 9
South Stanly High School
Tues, Sept. 14
Morganton Municipal Auditorium
Wed, Sept. 15
Haywood Community College
Thurs, Sept. 16
The John A. Walker Center, Wilkes Community College
Tues, Sept. 21
Wed, Sept. 22
Craven County Courthouse
Thurs, Sept. 23
Nash Community College
In addition to attending a public hearing, the public can provide comments by:
* Mailing comments to 1701 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701;
* Visiting the Commission's website, www.ncwildlife.org. In early August, a Submit Comments Link will be posted on the home page.
After hearing public comments and reviewing written comments, the 19 members of the Wildlife Commission will meet in November and vote on adopting these proposed rules. Adopted rules will go into effect Aug. 1, 2011.
About the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
Since 1947, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has been dedicated to the conservation and sustainability of the state's fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use, and public input. The Commission is the state regulatory agency responsible for the enforcement of fishing, hunting, trapping and boating laws and provides programs and opportunities for wildlife-related educational, recreational and sporting activities. To learn more, visit www.ncwildlife.org.
Get N.C. Wildlife Update - news including season dates, bag limits, legislative updates and more - delivered to your Inbox from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Go towww.ncwildlife.org/enews.
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