Due to rising COVID-19 cases in the state, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission officials have decided to cancel this month’s three in-person public hearings on proposed regulation changes and will instead have a virtual public hearing.
The public hearing is to review the 2022-23 proposed regulation changes to inland fishing, hunting, trapping, game lands and other regulated activities.
The hearing is set to take place via Zoom beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20. Registration is required to receive the meeting link. Participants can also join by phone toll free by calling 888-788-0099 or 877-853-5247. Use Webinar ID: 160 983 2165.
Public comments on the proposed changes are being accepted through Jan. 31 and may be submitted during the public comment portion of the virtual hearing, through the agency’s online comment portal or or mailed to Rule-Making Coordinator, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, 1701 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1700. Comments also can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and must include name, phone number and mailing address.
A pre-recorded presentation of the proposed regulation changes will be available on the agency’s YouTube Channel prior to Jan. 20 for anyone unable to attend the virtual hearing.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is the state regulatory agency responsible for the enforcement of fishing, hunting, trapping and boating laws and provides programs and opportunities for wildlife-related educational, recreational and sporting activities.