WRC seeks public input on draft game lands management

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RALEIGH — After conducting a series of public meetings to gather input on developing management plans for game lands across the state, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has posted draft plans for seven game lands on its website for additional public comment.

The Commission is accepting comments through Jan. 16 for the following game lands:

*   Green River, comprising 14,331 acres in Henderson and Polk counties
*   Holly Shelter, comprising 64,743 acres in Pender County
*   Lower Roanoke River Wetland, comprising 10,077 of state-owned acres in Martin and Bertie counties
*   R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell, comprising 17,788 acres in Caswell County
*   Sandhills, comprising 62,735 acres in Hoke, Moore, Scotland and Richmond counties
*   Sandy Mush, comprising  2,767 acres in Buncombe and southern Madison counties
*   Suggs Mill, comprising 11,044 acres in Bladen and Cumberland counties

Draft game land management plans may be viewed by click here. Click here for a direct link to the draft Sandhills Game Land plan. Comments can be e-mailed to NCPlanRevision@fs.fed.us. Type the name of the game land on which you are commenting in the subject line.

Since July 2013, the Wildlife Commission has conducted 15 public meetings for hunters, trappers, anglers, birders, wildlife watchers and others interested in using game lands to gather input on how 20 Commission-owned game lands should be managed over the next 10 years. Staff is using the public input from the meetings, as well as comments on the draft management plans, to help guide management and user activities on these game lands.

The Commission is developing draft management plans for other game land areas, and will post them online next summer for public review.
For more information on game lands in North Carolina, visit www.ncwildlife.org/hunting.

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