NCWRC seeks public comments for rule changes

Deer hunting regulations, as well as those for fishing and other game, are up for discussion by NCWRC.

Let NCWRC know how you feel about proposed changes to fishing and hunting regulations.

The NCWRC has opened the public comment period for proposed rule changes to the 2024-2025 regulations related to wildlife management, inland fisheries and game lands. The comment period will be open through Jan. 30, 2024.

Comments may be submitted online at, emailed to, or mailed to:

Rulemaking Coordinator

NC Wildlife Resources Commission

1701 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1700

The public may also provide comments during any of NCWRC’s January public hearings. Three hearings will be held, each at 7 p.m., and one virtual meeting.

The public hearings are as follows:

Jan. 9, 2024 – Asheboro

Jan. 11, 2024 – Clyde

Jan. 17, 2024 – New Bern

Jan. 18, 2024 – Virtual (pre-registration required)

To review the proposed changes, submit a comment, or obtain information on the public hearings, please visit

Franklin County CWD

NCWRC has confirmed a female deer, harvested by a hunter in Franklin County, NC, has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. It’s the first case of CWD in Franklin County.

This finding means Franklin County will become a Primary County, where hunters must abide by certain special regulations concerning deer. These rules will go into place at the start of the 2024 fall deer hunting season.

For more information, visit

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