The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is holding a public meeting on April 3 in Rockingham to seek input in developing a management plan for the Pee Dee River Game Land in Richmond County.
The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Hinson Lake Rotary Lodge, located on 152 Hinson Lake Road.
Wildlife Commission staff will use input from the meeting to help guide management and user activities on the state-owned portions of the Pee Dee River Game Land for the next 10 years. This game land is located between Rockingham and Lilesville. Two tracts, encompassing approximately 2,270 acres, are popular for deer, turkey and small game hunting opportunities.
“We are seeking input from all users of the Pee Dee River Game Land and others who are interested in how the property is managed,” said Lands Program Manager Isaac Harrold. “This meeting is not just for hunters and anglers. It is for wildlife watchers and photographers, birding groups, hikers and others who have interest in the Pee Dee River Game Land. Everyone is encouraged to provide input.”
The Wildlife Commission also is accepting comments and suggestions from people who do not attend the meeting. Beginning April 1, comments regarding the Pee Dee River Game Land may be submitted online at www.ncwildlife.org. Click on “Comment on Game Land Plans” from the scrolling icons at the bottom of the page. Comments also can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Type “PDRGL” on the subject line to comment specifically on the Pee Dee River Game Land. Comments for the Pee Dee River Game Land will be accepted until May 15.