From the mountains to the coast, North Carolina has a wide variety of outdoor activities to enjoy and the Wildlife Commission provides access and opportunity. 

Interactive Maps

Find a Wildlife Service Agent near you, boating access areas, public fishing areas and fish attractors, as well as Game Land, Dove Field and related access information and regulations for hunting, birding, horseback riding, and other outdoor activities on game lands.   


Shooting Ranges

The N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission shooting ranges provide a safe, controlled and organized environment for sportsmen and recreational shooters alike.

Game Land Activities

With more than 2 million acres of game lands in North Carolina, recreationists of all kinds have plenty of places for photographing wildlife, watching birds or just enjoying the outdoors.


Access Guide for Sportsmen with Disabilities 

Programs and amenities available for persons with disabilities.



Some resources for birdwatching in North Carolina, including birding check lists for game lands, information on the N.C. Birding Trail, N.C. Partners in Flight and the Breeding Bird Survey.


Prescribed Fire

Find information on dates and locations of prescribed fires on NCWRC game lands, as well as a list of prescribed fire frequently asked questions, related links and a prescribed fire video.

Geocaching (PDF)

Geocaching information on game lands.

Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council