NCWRC seeking input on regulation changes

The NCWRC is seeking public input on proposed changes to upcoming fish and game regulations.

Public can comment in person, mail, or electronically

Fish and game laws are a necessary evil. While they place limitations on our outdoor pursuits, they do so in a way that is hopefully best for the sustainability of the fish and animals we pursue. It’s also hopefully best for the public at large. But no matter what the regulations are, and no matter how well-intended, some folks will always have disagreements.

The NCWRC is looking at making some changes that involve enforcement, wildlife management, inland fisheries, and game lands for the 2019-2020 seasons, and they want to hear the public’s input. So this is the time to express your thoughts.

Many outdoorsmen complain that it’s a waste of time to voice their opinions to the NCWRC, but simply complaining certainly does no good. And it’s never been easier to let them know your thoughts on any changes you’d like to see. In the old days, you had to be present at a public meeting which may not have fit your schedule. Meetings still take place, and will begin tomorrow and run through the end of the month at several different locations around the state.

But you can also email your opinions to, or submit them online by clicking here

If you’re really into the old way of doing things, you are also welcome to mail your comments in to: Rule-Making Coordinator, NCWRC, 1701 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699.

For those who can make it to a public meeting, you can choose from nine different ones.

Meetings will be held at following locations

 Jan. 8, 2019 (Tues.)


 Dublin  Bladen Community College
Auditorium, Bldg. 9, Multipurpose Room
7418 N.C. Hwy. 41W
Dublin, NC 28332
 Jan. 9, 2019 (Wed.)


 Graham  Old Alamance County Courthouse
1 SE Court Square
Graham, NC 27253
 Jan. 10, 2019  (Thurs.)


 Albemarle  Stanly County Agri-Civic Center
26032-B Newt Road
Albemarle, NC 28001
 Jan. 15, 2019 (Tues.)


 Clyde  Haywood Community College
185 Freelander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
 Jan. 16, 2019 (Wed.)


 Morganton  Western Piedmont Community College
Leviton Auditorium, Moore Hall
1001 Burkemont Ave.
Morganton, NC 28655
 Jan. 17, 2019  (Thurs.)


 Elkin  Elkin High School
334 Elk Spur Street
Elkin, NC 28621
 Jan. 22, 2019 (Tues.)


 Edenton  Chowan County Public Safety Center
305 W. Freemason St.
Edenton, NC 27932
 Jan. 23, 2019 (Wed.)


 New Bern  Craven Community College
Orringer Auditorium
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
 Jan. 24, 2019  (Thurs.)


 Rocky Mount  Nash Community College
Brown Auditorium
522 N. Old Carriage Road
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
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