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Wildlife Resources Commission

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State of North Carolina

Roy Cooper, Governor

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Monty R. Crump, Chairman, Rockingham

Thomas L. Fonville, Vice Chairman, Raleigh

John M. Alexander, Jr., Raleigh

Michael K. Alford, Jacksonville

Thomas A. Berry, Greensboro

V. Ray Clifton Jr., Clarkton

J. Carlton Cole, Hertford

John T. Coley IV, Holly Springs

Mark R. Craig, Greensboro

Kelly N. Davis, Swan Quarter

Thomas M. Haislip Jr., Sanford

David W. Hoyle Jr., Dallas

Hayden Rogers, Brasstown

James (Jim) Ruffin, Winston-Salem

Wes Seegars, Goldsboro

Bradford G. Stanback, Canton

John A. Stone, Pinehurst

Stephen L. Windham, Wilmington

Landon G. Zimmer, Wilmington

Cameron Ingram, Executive Director

Kyle Briggs, Chief Deputy Director

Lisa Hocutt, Deputy Director of Constituent Support & Engagement

Brian McRae, Deputy Director of Operations

Phone Numbers

Big Game Harvest Reporting - 800-I-GOT-ONE (800-446-8663)

Boating Access Areas - 919-707-0150

Boating Safety Course Information - 919-707-0030

Boater Safety Education - Replacement Certificates - 833-950-0575

Enforcement Operations Office - 919-707-0030

Engineering - 919-707-0150

Game Lands/Public Lands - 919-707-0150

Human Resources - 919-707-0101

Hunter Safety Course Information - 919-707-0031

Hunter Safety Education - Replacement Certificates - 833-950-0575

Inland Fisheries - 919-707-0220

License Information - 833-950-0575

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries - 252-726-7021/800-682-2632

Regulation Information - 919-707-0030

Turn In Poachers (TIP) - 855-945-3847

NCWRC Merchandise - 833-950-0575

Wildlife in North Carolina Magazine - 800-786-2721

Vessel Registration and Titling - 833-950-0575

Violations Reporting - 800-662-7137

In the Raleigh area - 919-707-0040

Via TTY Machine* - 800-662-7137
*(TTY machine available for people with hearing disabilities)

Wildlife Education - 919-707-0170

Wildlife Helpline - 866-318-2401

(information on wildlife behavior, damage, injury, and co-existing)

Wildlife Management - 919-707-0050

Equal Opportunity

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All wildlife programs are administered for the benefit of all North Carolina citizens without prejudice toward age, sex, race, religion or national origin. Violations of this pledge may be reported to the Equal Employment Officer, 1703 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1700, Tel. 919-707-0101.

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Disposal of Deer Carcasses

  • Disposing of deer or any other animal remains on roadsides, waterways or on property (without permission or where restricted) is illegal in North Carolina.
  • Irresponsible dumping of deer carcasses sends the wrong image of a great sport, can spread disease, and could result in misdemeanor and felony charges.
  • Dispose of game remnants in a prompt and responsible manner.
  • Where permissible, bury remains at least two feet deep.
  • Contact your area landfill or solid waste management provider for local policies and more information.

Be a responsible and ethical hunter!

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