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
- 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
fields managed by the state. Check these out.
I sincerely hope you can benefit from these fine lands.