The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

October 15, 2013

Beaufort County Has New Local Law That Affects Hunters


CNHI

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 — RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding hunters in Beaufort County of a newly enacted local law that prohibits the discharge of firearms or archery equipment on or from public roads or right-of-way.



The new law became effective Oct. 1, making it unlawful to discharge a firearm or bow and arrow from, on, across or over the roadway or right-of-way of any public road in Beaufort County. It is also unlawful to attempt to discharge a firearm or bow and arrow from, on, across or over the roadway or right-of-way of any public road in the county.



The local law is enforceable by wildlife officers with the Wildlife Commission, as well as deputies and other law enforcement officers.



For more information, call Wildlife Officer Parks Moss at 252-558-6661 or Wildlife Officer William Cain at 252-558-6662.



The public can report wildlife violations in North Carolina anytime by calling 1-800-662-7137. Callers can remain anonymous.



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.