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FAYETTEVILLE — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville has released its April workshop schedule.

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RALEIGH —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking the public, particularly anglers, to continue to report sightings of mudpuppies and hellbenders to the agency. Both species of aquatic salamanders are found in western North Carolina.

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Thursday, 25 March 2021 12:42

Hatchery supported trout waters open April 3

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open approximately 900 miles of Hatchery Supported Trout Waters at 7 a.m. on April 3. The season will run through Feb. 28, 2022.

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RALEIGH— N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission officials have confirmed that aquatic moss balls contaminated by the invasive zebra mussel have been found and potentially sold in several retail outlets across North Carolina. In response, the Wildlife Commission released an informational video and an updated alert about how to destroy and discard aquatic moss balls and disinfect aquariums and moss ball packaging.

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Tuesday, 23 March 2021 12:08

NCWRC: Leave bear cubs alone for their safety

RALEIGH — The N.C Wildlife Resources Commission is asking the public to contact them if they suspect they’ve encountered an orphaned bear cub. Black bears become more active in the spring after emerging from their winter dens, particularly in the western and eastern parts of the state. This includes female bears and their cubs born over the winter. They often leave the den together to explore their surroundings.

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RALEIGH — Wild turkey hunting season opens in North Carolina on April 3. The youth season is April 3–9, and the statewide season is April 10–May 8. Hunters are limited to two turkeys for the season, only one of which may be taken during the youth season. 

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public comment on the 2021-22 migratory game bird hunting seasons, specifically waterfowl, webless and extended falconry.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reviewed proposed rule changes at its business meeting on Feb. 25. The commissioners accepted 40 of the proposed changes related to wildlife management, inland fisheries and game lands for the 2021-22 seasons. The effective date for these regulations is Aug. 1, 2021.

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RALEIGH — Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission have received a concerning number of reports over the past few weeks of dead goldfinches and pine siskins in yards across the state. In response, biologists had multiple carcasses tested and the preliminary results point to salmonellosis.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is warning anyone who has recently purchased aquarium moss balls that they may contain an invasive species of mussel called the zebra mussel and should be carefully discarded immediately.

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