NC Wildlife Commission Urges Waterfowl Hunters To Become Mentors


As duck season continues across the state, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission urges waterfowl hunters to share their boat with someone new to hunting.

“North Carolina has a rich tradition of waterfowl hunting and mentoring someone new to hunting is a great way to pass along that tradition,” said Chet Clark, the Commission’s recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) manager. “Sharing your knowledge through guiding a new waterfowl hunter is rewarding and can be a life-changing experience.”

Important Comment Opportunity for SCI Florida Members and All SCI Members Who Support Black Bear Hunting in Florida


After one successful black bear harvest in 2015, Florida has not held another hunting season.  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (“FWC”) determines whether to open future seasons.  That decision will depend in part on the 2019 update to Florida’s Black Bear Management Plan, and on the public’s response to the update.  As part of the revision to the Plan, the FWC tasked the state wildlife agency with analyzing available options for black bear management, including regulated hunting.