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New NC hunting, trapping, fishing rules take effect Aug. 1

From the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

-- The 66 hunting, trapping and fish rules proposed for the 2010-11 seasons and approved by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission in March go into effect Aug. 1.  

Along with the new regulations, the proposed hunting and trapping rule changes approved by the Commission in March 2009 but delayed for legislative review also become effective Aug. 1.

Among new regulations to take effect is an increase in the either-sex deer season on Jordan Game Land from the current moderate season to the maximum season. Also, Whitehall Plantation Game Land in Bladen County will open as a permit-only game land.

A complete list of all regulations that take effect can be found at http://www.ncwildlife.org/NewsReleases/documents/Hunting_Trapping_and_Fishing_Regulations_for_the_2010-2011.pdf.

The 2010-2011 Deer Seasons and Other Major Regulatory Changes can be found at http://www.ncwildlife.org/NewsReleases/documents/2010-2011_Deer_Seasons_and_Other_Major_Regulatory_Changes.pdf.

An online edition of the digest will be available at www.ncwildlife.org Aug. 1, and hard copies will be available mid-month.

Beginning Sept. 7, the Commission will conduct nine public hearings across the state, asking for public comments on 23 proposed changes to hunting, fishing and trapping regulations for the 2011-12 seasons. After hearing and reviewing public and written comments, the Wildlife Commission meets in November to vote on adopting proposed rules. Adopted rules will go into effect Aug. 1, 2011.

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