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Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 9, 2016 53rd Annual Coon Dog Day Festival in Saluda, NC.

Monday, April 25, 2016 NC General Assembly convenes www.ncleg.net

Friday & Saturday, February 26 & 27, 2016 SE Treeing Walker Days, Union, SC.

Saturday, July 11, 2015 52nd Annual Coon Dog Day Festival in Saluda, NC.

Friday, June 19, 2015  Cong. Mark Meadows' Public Hearing at Haywood County Courthouse, Waynesville, NC to investigate "Operation Something Bruin" sting by NC WRC and other governmental agencies.

Friday, June 5, 2015 NC Coonhunters Association Hunters Benefit Hunt and Youth Hunt in Norwood, NC.  Contact David & Eva Gardin for more information.

Saturday, November 16, 2013 Tarheel Beagle Club AKC Field Trial, Warp Drive, Cleveland, NC.

Saturday, October 5, 2013 Duplin Onslow Hunters Assn./Lenoir County Hunters Assn. Annual Banquet, Kenansville; visit Joe & Henri McClees at the NC Sporting Dog Assn. table.

March 9, 2013 Albemarle Houndsmen Assn. will host its Turkey Shoot and Dinner at the 4-H Livestock Building, Elizabeth City.  Shoot at 1pm; dinner at 4pm.  For more information, call Bobby Harris 252-340-2626 or Gary Barco at 252-341-4615. 

February 23, 2013  Duplin Onslow Hunters Assn. will host the annual Duplin and Onslow Counties' high school shooting teams for a scrimmage tournament 9:00 am.  For more information, call L.C. Jones 910-290-2897.

February 22-23, 2013 Southeastern Treeing Walker Days in Salisbury.

January 30, 2013 NC General Assembly begins work.

December 20, 2012 NCSDA 2012 Raffle ticket drawing (new date)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012  Election Day!

Monday, October 29, 2012  Meet Speaker of the House Thom Tillis at the Bay City Fox Preserve 6:00 pm.  Call Joe McClees for more information.

Monday, October 22, 2012  Stanly Co. Commissioners Public Hearing on proposed animal control ordinance.  NOTE CHANGE OF DATE.  Come early for this 7:00 pm meeting in Albemarle, NC.  Public can comment on proposed ordinance.

Saturday, October 6, 2012  Duplin Onslow Hunters Assn./Lenoir Co. Hunters Assn. joint annual banquet at Duplin Co. Events Center, Kenansville, NC.  Visit us at the NC Sporting Dog Assn. table.

September 2012 NC Wildlife Resources Commission Public Hearings in all nine wildlife districts across the state.  Some of the Commissioners will attend every meeting.  Anyone may comment on pending rule changes or any other wildlife issue.  General issues pending before the WRC include changes to rules for feeding stations for bears, bear hunting, and bow hunters' petition to restrict the taking of bucks.  Visit www.ncwildlife.org for specific meeting information.

September 10, 2012  Beaufort County Commissioners public meeting on issue of roadside hunting.  Only Beaufort County residents will be permitted to speak.  7:00 pm in the Beaufort County Superior Courtroom, Washington, NC.

September 4, 2012 Johnston County Commissioners will vote on noise ordinance changes.  Proposed changes include restrictions on gun fire.

May 19, 2012  Southeastern Brittany Club and the Tarheel Brittany Club combined meeting with speakers Joe & Henri McClees.

April 30, 2012 Albemarle Hunt Club meeting in downtown Plymouth.

April 16, 2012 deadline for comments online or email NC WRC about proposed night hunting rules.  Click on NC Wildlife Resources Commission.

April 21, 2012  Annual meeting of the NC Coon Hunters Assn.

April 14, 2012  Joe and Henri McClees join the Sweet Gum Hunt Club for a cookout.

March 30, 2012 Henri McClees joins the Western NC Coon Hunters Association for their annual hunt and banquet in Asheville.

March, 2012  Public Hearings to receive comment on proposed night hunting rules for coyotes and hogs:

March 20, 2012
7:00 pm  Iredell County Agricultural Ext. Center
                                     444 Bristol Drive, Statesville, NC 28677
March 21, 2012 7:00 pm  Buncombe County Courthouse, District Court #1
                                     60 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC 28801
March 26, 2012 7:00 pm  Bladen County Courthouse, 106 W. Broad Street,
                                     Elizabethtown, NC 28337
March 28, 2012 7:00 pm  Room #153, Fulford Bldg., Pitt Community College,
                                     4381 County Home Rd., Greenville, NC 27858
March 29, 2012 7:00 pm  NC WRC, Centennial Campus for Wildlife Education,
                                     1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

March 19, 2012 9:00 am  Duplin Co. Commissioners meeting at which a proposed Noise Ordinance will be discussed.  Duplin County dog hunters should attend.

March 17, 2012 Eastern NC Foxhunters Assn. outside fox hunt in Martin County; contact person Alvin Barrow.

March 10, 2012 1:00 pm Albemarle Houndsmen Assn. Turkey Shoot and Dinner on Saturday at the 4H Livestock Building, Progrow Rd., off Hwy. 17, Elizabeth City; Turkey Shoot at 1:00 pm; festivities all afternoon; Dinner 4:00 pm.

February 24-25, 2012
  UKC 39th Annual Southeastern Treeing Walker Days, Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1580 Julian Road, Salisbury, NC 28146.  Visit Joe & Henri McClees at the NC Sporting Dog Assn. table, close to the Registration Table.

February 15, 2012
 7:00 pm Fox Study meeting at Auditorium, Building #1, Montgomery Community College,Troy, NC

October 2, 2011 Deadline for commenting on the 2012-2013 NC WRC proposed rule changes.  Click here to enter your comments online.

Ten Public Hearings/Annual District Meetings of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission scheduled for September 2011.  Meetings are held in all nine wildlife districts and a tenth statewide meeting will be held in Raleigh.  For detailed information, visit the NC Wildlife Resources Commission website.

Bear Meetings August 9, 10, and 11, 2011 in eastern and western North Carolina to discuss WRC's new draft for a Bear Management Plan.  These meetings are sponsored by the NC Sporting Dog Association and hosted by local bear hunters.  First Meeting is on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 7:30 pm at The Inn at Moratoc, 101 East Blvd., Williamston, NC 27892.  Second Meeting is on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7:30 pm at the Club House of Limestone Hunting Club, 323 Willard Edwards Road, Beulaville, NC 28518.  Third Meeting is on Thursday at 7:00 pm (not 7:30) at the Haywood County Fairgrounds, 758 Crabtree Road, Waynesville, NC 28518.  You are welcome to attend.

NC Wildlife Resources Commission elected new president David Hoyle, Jr. and officers for 2011-2012 and new appointees seated on the Commission on July 7, 2011.

NC WRC Big Game Committee meeting about bear hunting on July 6, 2011 in Raleigh.

Rockfish Creek Coon Hunters UKC bench show in Raeford, NC on July 4, 2011.

NC Coonhunters Association annual meeting/State Championship at Moore County Fairgrounds, Carthage, NC on April 23, 2011.

Brunswick County Sporting Dogs Association meeting in Bolivia, NC on April 9, 2011.

National Plott Hound Association meeting in Asheville, NC on April 1, 2011.

Martin County Public Meeting on March 31, 2011. 

Northampton County Public Meeting on March 15, 2011.

NC General Assembly convened on January 26, 2011
for the "long session", the first year of the two-year term.

NC Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC) District Meetings in September 2010.  Joe & Henri McClees will meet with our members in each WRC District close to the time of the WRC Public Meetings in each District.  Contact Joe & Henri for more information and watch this website for meeting announcements.

Ongoing work in Richmond County  Next meeting before the County Commissioners  is on Monday, August 2, 2010.  Richmond County dog hunting clubs contact your leadership about our private meeting on Monday, July 26, 2010.

Legislative Lobbying Day II at the NC General Assembly  June 29, 2010.  Meet Joe & Henri McClees at the front door of the NC General Assembly, 16 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC at 8:30 am on Tuesday, June 29, 2010.

Preserve Wildlife Pens in North Carolina  Many events scheduled by individual groups, with certain proceeds donated to the NC Sporting Dog Association for the legislative initiative to protect wildlife pens in North Carolina.  Contact James Ray, W.A. West, or call Pete Warren at (252) 286-9808.

NC General Assembly
Wednesday, May 12, 2010   The NC General Assembly convenes, and the battle against animal rights legislation resumes

NC Wildlife Resources Commission
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Full Commission meets, will hear report from Big Game Committee

NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Big Game Committee
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 9:00 am in Auditorium at WRC Building, Raleigh
Big Game Committee will hear presentation on the "Georgia Plan" of regulating hunting with dogs.

Spring 2010  Joe and Henri are visiting dog clubs across North Carolina.  They especially want to visit between now and May 12, 2010!  Call the office and invite them to your next club meeting. 

Daughety's Chapel Hunting Club May 9, 2010
Carteret County Chapter of NCSDA pig picking in Newport May 8, 2010
Swift Creek Hunting Club meeting April 29, 2010
East Coast Hunters Assn. meeting April 10, 2010
NC National Plott Hound Assn. Plott Hound Sectional April 2-3, 2010
NC Coon Hunters Assn. 25th Annual Meeting April 2, 2010
Albemarle Houndsmen Assn. Annual meeting March 13, 2010
Lenoir County Hunters' Assn. candidates forum March 11, 2010
Coastal Carolina Hunters Assn. business meeting March 10, 2010
Parktown Hunting Club & other clubs in District #3 March 6, 2010

NC WRC regularly scheduled meetings
Join Henri and Joe McClees at the regularly scheduled meetings of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.  A schedule of dates and locations may be found at the website of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.

NC WRC Hearings for 2010
The NC Wildlife Resources Commission heard from the NC Sporting Dog Assn. at all nine (9) of their district meetings in January 2010.  Thanks to all the members who attended!