August 11, 2013
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.
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 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 traditionally have been held to receive comments on waterfowl seasons. However, attendance at these meetings had declined over time and public input was minimal at most locations. As a cost-savings measure and to allow for a relatively easy means for statewide citizen input, the agency developed an online comment system, which has now been used 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 2013 Status of Waterfowl video.