RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 11, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is inviting the public to provide input on regular waterfowl hunting seasons through an online comment system on its website, www.ncwildlife.org.
Regular waterfowl seasons may begin in late September and include various seasons for ducks, Canada geese, snow geese, brant and tundra swans.
The public can comment on proposed dates for the seasons by visiting www.ncwildlife.org and clicking on the scrolling icon, “Regular Waterfowl Proposed Season Comments,” located at the bottom of the home page. Comments on the proposed season dates will be accepted through Aug. 21.
Comments also can be mailed to:
N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
Proposed Regulations Comments
1701 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701
Public input meetings were held across the state previously to receive comments on waterfowl seasons. However, attendance declined significantly from meetings in previous years and public input was minimal at most locations. As a cost-savings measure and to allow for an easy means for statewide input, the Wildlife Commission developed an online comment system, which has been in use for several years.
The online comments form also lists the federal frameworks from which seasons may be selected, a direct link to a map of North Carolina’s Canada goose hunt zones, and a link to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2014 Status of Waterfowl video.
For more information on hunting seasons and safety, Hunting Heritage Apprentice Permits and the Hunter Education Program, go to www.ncwildlife.org/Hunting or call 919-707-0031.