NC Game Lands
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Short list of some North Carolina Game Lands.

NCFishandGame contributors make good use of those gamelands managed by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. These NC Game Lands offer something for everyone: hunters, fishermen, hikers, boaters, photographers, and practically everyone who might wish to enjoy the outdoors. There are many lands spread geographically throughout the state. All seem to be professionally and skillfully managed by the NCWRC such that each land offers something different to the sportsman. Something can be found for all sportsman by these lands. I am very proud of NC's game lands as a resident.

We are going to try to spotlight a different game land every month or so to expose them to the public.

  • Caswell Game Lands is one of the states largest publicly owned hunting areas with more than 20,000 acres for hunting and fishing. More Wild Turkey are taken on the Caswell Game Lands than any other in the state and a favored Game Land for large buck deer. Caswell Game Lands is widely recognized for its excellent game management program. For more information contact the Caswell Game Lands office at 336-694-9272. The office is located on NC Hwy 62 south of Yanceyville.
  • Croatan National Forest Game Lands is 157,000 acres of pine forest, pocasins, and marine estuary. Croatan NF has good deer, decent quail, very good black bear, and good small game populations. Due to Croatan's terrain travel can be tough in areas but is well worth the trip. There are also very good fishing opportunities. Facilities for camping, hiking, and canoeing are broadly offered and well maintained.
  • The Sandhills Game Land is a very special land to many hunters. This 3 day/week game land offers good cut-over's (from cutting, road maintenance, and burning), a unique hunting experience for Fox squirrels. There is good, but relatively high pressured, deer hunting. There is good small game and fishing off the beaten path.

Of special note: there are some very fine dove fields managed by the state. Check these out.

I sincerely hope you can benefit from these fine lands.

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