AN ACT TO EXPRESS LEGISLATIVE SUPPORT FOR TWO RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THE NORTH CAROLINA WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMISSION PERTAINING TO THE UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE RED WOLF REINTRODUCTION PROGRAM AND TO PROHIBIT HUNTING FROM THE RIGHT-OF-WAYS OF PUBLIC ROADS IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY.
House committee substitute makes the following change to the 1st edition.
Deletes the content of the previous edition and replaces it with the following.
Changes the act's short and long titles.
Expresses the General Assembly's support for the following Wildlife Resources Commission resolutions dated January 29, 2015: (1) resolution requesting that the US Fish and Wildlife Service declare the red wolf extinct and terminate the Red Wolf reintroduction Program in Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Tyrrell, and Washington counties and (2) resolution requesting that the US Fish and Wildlife Service remove red wolves released onto private lands in the red wolf recovery area located in those same counties.
Makes it a Class 3 misdemeanor to hunt, take, or kill any wild animal or wild bird with a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow, on, from, or across the right-of-way of any State maintained road or highway, or to discharge any firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow, on, from, or across the right-of-way of any State-maintained road or highway in Buncombe County. Effective October 1, 2016, and applies to acts committed on or after that date.