Wildlife Commission proposes night hunting of coyotes and feral hogs

Here’s the press release from the Wildlife Commission:

Wildlife Commission Proposes Night Hunting of Coyotes and Feral Hogs

RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 6, 2012) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is inviting the public to comment on proposed rules that will allow the hunting of feral swine and coyotes at night with a light.

The proposed seasons would be year-round, and would allow the hunting of feral swine and coyotes on Sundays on private lands with archery equipment. Night hunting is one means of controlling the population of coyotes and feral swine, both of which are non-native to North Carolina.

The public can comment online, email regulations@ncwildlife.org or attend one of the following five public hearings across the state, which will begin at 7 p.m.

March 20
Iredell County Agricultural Extension Center
444 Bristol Dr. Statesville, N.C.

March 21
District Court #1, Buncombe County Courthouse
60 Court Plaza Asheville, N.C.

March 26,
Bladen County Courthouse,
106 W. Broad Street, Elizabethtown, N.C.

March 28,
Room 153, Fulford Building, Pitt Community College
4381 County Home Rd., Greenville, N.C.

March 29
Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education
1751 Varsity Dr., Raleigh, N.C.

About the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
Since 1947, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has been dedicated to the conservation and sustainability of the state’s fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use, and public input. The 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. To learn more, visit www.ncwildlife.org.

Get N.C. Wildlife Update — news including season dates, bag limits, legislative updates and more — delivered free to your Inbox from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Go to www.ncwildlife.org/enews.

About Jake Frankel
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  1. Mountain Coon Hunters Association

    We are against the rule that allows the hunting of feral swine and coyotes at night with lights.

    171 members

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