Dec. 20, 2013. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission urges the public to participate in the public hearings and to submit comments about the proposed 2014-2015 fishing, hunting and other wildlife resource management regulations. Feel free to comment on multiple regulations.
Comments will be accepted until Feb. 14, 2014. If you would like to make lengthy comments on the proposed regulations, or would like to propose a new regulation change, you can send an e-mail to [email protected] or a letter to:
N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
Proposed Regulations Comments
1701 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701
Click on the link below to view the proposed regulations:
2014-2015 Public Hearing Booklet
Click the link below to view the bear proposals map supplement:
Bear proposals supplement for the 2014-2015 Public Hearing Booklet
Click on the link below to view the district map:
North Carolina District Map
Click on the link below to view proposed N.C. Administrative code text:
N.C. Administrative code proposed rule text
Click on the link below to view fiscal notes:
Fiscal note for all rules
Two proposed changes in fishing regulations specifically affect Watauga County.
One mile of the Watauga River from the Watauga River Bridge on U.S. 321 in Sugar Grove to the confluence of Laurel Creek is to be designated as Public Mountain Trout Waters and Delayed Harvest Trout Waters, while a 1.8 mile section near Hound Ears Club that runs parallel with N.C. 105 is being removed from the Public Mountain Trout Waters and Delayed Harvest Trout Waters designation.
For more information, click the public hearing booklet link above.