UPDATE: Wildlife Commission postpones public hearing in Elkin

Due to the snow that arrived last week in the region, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has rescheduled a public hearing for Feb. 21 at...

January 23rd, 2018 |  


Wildlife Commission seeks public comment through Feb. 9 on Draft Coyote Management Plan

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public comment through Feb. 9 on its draft Coyote Management Plan.Comments can be su...

January 16th, 2018 |  


UPDATE: Wildlife Commission postpones public hearing in Elkin

Due to the snow that arrived Wednesday in the region, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has postponed a public hearing that was schedul...

January 15th, 2018 updated: January 17th, 2018. |  


Wildlife Commission opens public comment period for proposed regulation changes

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has opened the public comment period for proposed changes to agency regulations related to wild...

December 18th, 2017 |  


N.C. Hunters: Always think twice before pulling the trigger

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters to be aware of their surroundings and positively identify their target before p...

October 29th, 2017 |  


With fall fire season approaching, N.C. Forest Service offers tips to prevent wildfires

RALEIGH — As fall wildfire season approaches, the N.C. Forest Service encourages North Carolinians to heed the call of National Fire Prevention ...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Delayed harvest trout waters open Oct. 1

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will implement Delayed Harvest Trout Waters regulations on 34 trout waters in 20 western North ...

September 21st, 2017 |  


Youth Deer Hunting Day scheduled for Sept. 23

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has set Saturday as a Youth Deer Hunting Day. On this day, youth 17 and younger may use any leg...

September 17th, 2017 |  


Wildlife Commission moves to real-time reporting of big game harvests

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters that, starting this fall hunting season, all big game harvests must be reported...

September 7th, 2017 |  


New law enhances opportunities to hunt on Sundays

New law enhances opportunities to hunt on Sundays

RALEIGH — A new law, “Outdoor Heritage Enhanced,” will increase opportunities to hunt wild animals and upland game birds on private ...

August 5th, 2017 |  


Surry CC offers taxidermy orientation on July 29

Surry CC offers taxidermy orientation on July 29

DOBSON — Anyone interested in learning more about the Taxidermy classes offered by Surry Community College is encouraged to attend an orientatio...

July 5th, 2017 |  


No fishing license needed to fish on July 4

RALEIGH — July 4 is “free fishing day” in North Carolina where everyone — residents and non-residents alike — can fish i...

June 27th, 2017 |  


Delayed harvest trout waters open to harvest June 3

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open 34 trout streams and two lakes classified as Delayed Harvest to trout harvest on June...

May 20th, 2017 |  


Wildlife Commission opens hatchery-supported trout waters Saturday

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on Saturday. The sea...

March 28th, 2017 |  


Members sought for Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominations through April 30 for four seats on its Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committ...

March 20th, 2017 |  


Elkin Middle School Jr. Beta Club presents Patrol the Trails Bike Dedication Ceremony

The Elkin Middle School Jr. Beta Club will present the Patrol the Trails Bike Dedication Ceremony, taking place at the trailhead located at the Elkin ...

March 8th, 2017 |  


Outdoor Weekend for Women scheduled for March 31-April 2 in Wilkes County

BOOMER — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host the 20th annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Weekend Workshop, March 31-April 2, a...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Wildlife Commission sets regulations for 2017-18 seasons

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission voted recently on proposed rule changes to 39 agency regulations related to wildlife management...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Hatchery Supported Trout Waters closed to fishing, March 1-31

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will close about 1,000 miles of Hatchery Supported Trout Waters to fishing one-half hour after ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Wildlife Commission to conduct nine public hearings starting Jan. 10

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will conduct nine public hearings in January 2017 on proposed changes to 39 agency regulations ...

December 13th, 2016 |  


Wildlife Commission opens new public fishing area on Fisher River

DOBSON — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently opened a new public fishing access area on the Fisher River in Surry County.The Bray Fo...

September 25th, 2016 |  


Youth Deer Hunting Day returns for second year on Sept. 24

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Youth Deer Hunting Day returns for its second year on Sept. 24. On this day, youth youn...

September 3rd, 2016 |  


Applications for permitted hunting opportunities now available

RALEIGH — Applications for permitted hunting opportunities, including waterfowl hunts, are now available from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commis...

July 28th, 2016 |  


No fishing license needed to fish on July 4

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds anglers and would-be anglers of all ages that July 4 is “free fishing day” ...

June 29th, 2016 |  


Surry’s Excellence in Teaching Award recipient leads adventurous course

Surry’s Excellence in Teaching Award recipient leads adventurous course

DOBSON — Anyone looking for tips on being a better teacher need look no further than Surry Community College’s 2016 Excellence in Teaching...

June 29th, 2016 |  


Delayed-harvest trout waters open under hatchery-supported regulations June 4

RALEIGH — On June 4, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open 34 trout streams and two lakes classified as delayed-harvest trout waters ...

May 31st, 2016 |  


New user friendly MST Trail guides show ways to nc beauty, history

Hiking North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) just got easier with publication of a set of guides that literally describe every twist and...

May 28th, 2016 |  


Fawns and other young wildlife — look, but don’t touch

Fawns and other young wildlife — look, but don’t touch

RALEIGH — Encounters with wild animals, particularly young wildlife such as fawns, become more frequent in the spring. The N.C. Wildlife Resourc...

May 14th, 2016 |  


Temporary rules approved for black bear hunting

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has approved two temporary rules that apply to black bear hunting.The first temporary rule will...

April 26th, 2016 |  


2016 Yadkin Riverkeeper tour launches with Paddle-a-thon on May 21, continues for three weekends this summer

WINSTON-SALEM — Registration opens April 1 for the 2016 Yadkin Riverkeeper tour of paddling experiences down North Carolina’s second longe...

April 10th, 2016 |  


North Carolina’s pre-collegiate shooting sports championship set

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host the 38th annual Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament — the state championsh...

April 2nd, 2016 |  


Youth turkey hunting season opens April 2, regular season April 9

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open the statewide spring hunting season for wild turkeys — male and bearded turkeys...

March 31st, 2016 |  


Warmer weather may bring black bear sightings

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission advises that black bear sightings across the state become more common as warmer weather approac...

March 29th, 2016 |  


Wildlife Commission opens hatchery-supported trout waters April 2

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open about 1,000 miles of Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m....

March 29th, 2016 |  


New wildlife regulations set for 2016-17 seasons

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently voted on proposed rule changes to the state’s game land, wildlife management and...

February 18th, 2016 |  


Hatchery-supported trout waters closed to fishing for a month

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will close about 1,000 miles of hatchery-supported trout waters to fishing one-half hour after ...

February 16th, 2016 |  


Access areas temporarily closed in region

Access areas temporarily closed in region

What had been stair steps leading down to the Yadkin River where it meets the Mitchell River at Burch Station was instead a mud slide Friday following...

February 8th, 2016 |  


Wildlife Commission to hold District 7 public hearing on Jan. 14

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will conduct a public hearing on proposed changes to state hunting, wildlife management, game land and inland f...

January 6th, 2016 |  


Wildlife Commission to conduct nine public hearings starting Jan. 5

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will conduct nine public hearings in January on proposed changes to the state’s wildlife ...

December 14th, 2015 |  


Nominations sought for 2016 Wildlife Conservation Award

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominations for the Thomas L. Quay Wildlife Diversity Award, which recognizes indivi...

December 8th, 2015 |  


Delayed-harvest trout waters open Oct. 1

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission implemented delayed-harvest regulations on 36 trout waters in 19 western North Carolina countie...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Day of service aids trails

Day of service aids trails

Students from Elkin Middle School chose to work on the E&A Rail Trail section of the Mountains to Sea Trail as their Day of Service project on Sep...

September 24th, 2015 |  


Giving the gift of child advocacy

Giving the gift of child advocacy

The Guardian ad Litem Program kicked off the holiday season on Nov. 23, as District Court Judge William Brooks swore in six new Guardian ad Litem (GAL...

September 21st, 2015 updated: December 3rd, 2015. |  


Public input sought for game lands management plan

WILKESBORO — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is holding a public meeting this month to seek input in developing a management plan for thr...

August 18th, 2015 |  


North Carolina’s Outdoor Heritage Act signed into law

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced recently that Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law the Outdoor Heritage Act (House Bill 6...

July 21st, 2015 |  


Yadkin Chamber holds annual golf tournament

Yadkin Chamber holds annual golf tournament

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June 28th, 2015 |  


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June 13th, 2015 |  


18 determined souls brave the ‘Stone Mountain Challenge’

18 determined souls brave the ‘Stone Mountain Challenge’

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June 11th, 2015 |