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Tarheel youth make mark at Youth Hunter Education Challenge

North Carolina youth won three first- and one second-place awards during the recent Youth Hunter Education Challenge held in Raton, New Mexico.

The event is a week-long series of shooting competitions with .22-caliber rifles, muzzleloaders, shotguns and archery. There also are non-shooting components including orienteering, wildlife identification, written exams and hunter-safety trail tests. […]

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Halls Creek Boating Access Area renovations completed

Renovations to Halls Creek Boating Access Area in Elizabeth City has been completed and the boat launch is now open for public use, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission announced Wednesday (Aug. 10).

“The renovations to this Pasquotank County site will give both boaters and anglers better, more convenient access to the Little River,” said Erik Christofferson, chief of the NCWRC’s Division of Engineering Services. “The access area has a new ramp and fixed docks, and we also made the parking ADA accessible.” […]

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Early migratory waterfowl seasons set by NCWRC

Hunting season dates for early migratory game birds have been set by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, the agency reported yesterday (July 12).

The seasons set include dove, rails, gallinule, woodcock, teal and Canada geese.

The 2011–12 seasons dates are: […]

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Young anglers win N.C. lifetime licenses

Raleigh angler George Sinor didn’t catch any fish at the Lake Wheeler Park kids’ fishing event on June 4, but he did reel in a lifetime sportsman license.

The 9-year-old Sinor was one of two young anglers to take home lifetime licenses as part of a statewide drawing for participants in kids’ “Fish for Fun events” held in May and June in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week 2011. […]