New Needmore Game Lands plan released

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has released the final versions of five game land management plans, including the plan for the 5,000-acre Needmore Game Lands straddling Swain and Macon counties.

The 163-page document aims to provide a management framework balancing science-based conservation practices with public access and usage. It includes general information on the game land, including physical attributes, infrastructure, potential improvements and other features that can be found on the game land. The plan was made using a wide-ranging array of input, ideas and needs expressed by land managers and public users of the game lands.

New management plans for Pond Mountain Game Lands in Ashe County, J. Morgan Futch Game Lands in Tyrell County, Stones Creek Game Lands in Onslow County and Upper Tar Game Lands in Franklin, Halifax and Warren counties have also been released.

The Needmore plan is online at

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