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APPROVED RULES

(b)  Traffic Requirements.  No person shall park a vehicle on game lands in such a manner as to block traffic, gates or otherwise prevent vehicles from using any roadway.
(c)  Tree Stands.  It is unlawful to erect or to occupy, for the purpose of hunting, any tree stand or platform attached by nails, screws, bolts or wire to a tree on any game land designated herein.  This prohibition shall not apply to lag-screw steps or portable stands that are removed after use with no metal left remaining in or attached to the tree.
(d)  Time and Manner of Taking.  Except where closed to hunting or limited to specific dates by this Chapter, hunting on game lands is permitted during the open season for the game or furbearing species being hunted.  On managed waterfowl impoundments, hunters shall not enter the posted impoundment areas earlier than 4:00 a.m. on the permitted hunting dates, and hunting is prohibited after 1:00 p.m. on such hunting dates; decoys shall not be set out prior to 4:00 a.m. and must be removed by 3:00 p.m. each day.  No person shall operate any vessel or vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine on a managed waterfowl impoundment.  On waterfowl impoundments that have a posted "Scouting-only Zone," trapping during the trapping season and waterfowl hunting on designated waterfowl hunting days are the only activities allowed on the portion of the impoundment outside of the posted "Scouting-only Zone." No person shall attempt to obscure the sex or age of any bird or animal taken by severing the head or any other part thereof, or possess any bird or animal which has been so mutilated. No person shall place, or cause to be placed on any game land, salt, grain, fruit, or other foods without prior written authorization of the commission or its agent.  A decision to grant or deny authorization shall be made based on the best management practices for the wildlife species in question.  No person shall take or attempt to take any game birds or game animals attracted to such foods.  No live wild animals or wild birds shall be removed from any game land.
(e)  Definitions:
(1)For purposes of this Section "Eastern" season refers to seasons set for those counties or parts of counties listed in 15A NCAC 10B .0203(b)(1)(A); "Central" season refers to seasons set for those counties or parts of counties listed in 15A NCAC 10B .0203(b)(1)(D); "Northwestern" season refers to seasons set for those counties or parts of counties listed in 15A NCAC 10B .0203(b)(1)(B); "Western" season refers to seasons set for those counties or parts of counties listed in 15A NCAC 10B .0203(b)(1)(C).
(2)For purposes of this Section, "Dove Only Area" refers to a Game Land on which doves may be taken and dove hunting is limited to Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and to Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days within the federally-announced season.
(3)For purposes of this Section, "Three Days per Week Area" refers to a Game Land on which any game may be taken during the open seasons and hunting is limited to Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Thanksgiving,
Christmas and New Year's Days.  These "open days" also apply to either-sex hunting seasons listed under each game land.  Raccoon and opossum hunting may continue until 7:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, until 7:00 a.m. on Thursdays, and until midnight on Saturdays.
(4)For purposes of this Section, "Six Days per Week Area" refers to a Game Land on which any game may be taken during the open seasons.
(f)  Hunting with Dogs on Game Lands.  Deer shall not be taken with the use of dogs on game lands in counties or parts of counties where taking deer with dogs is prohibited as described in 15A NCAC 10B .0109.
(g)  Bear Sanctuaries. On Three Days per Week Areas and Six Days per Week Areas bears shall not be taken on lands designated and posted as bear sanctuaries except when authorized by permit only elsewhere in this Chapter. Wild boar shall not be taken with the use of dogs on such bear sanctuaries, and wild boar may be hunted only during the Bow and Arrow deer seasons, the MuzzleLoading deer seasons and the Deer With Visible Antlers seasons on bear sanctuaries. Dogs shall not be trained or allowed to run unleashed between March 1 and the Monday on or nearest October 15 on bear sanctuaries in and west of the counties and parts of counties described in 15A NCAC 10B .0109.  
(h)  The listed seasons and restrictions apply in the following game lands:
(1)Alcoa Game Land in Davidson, Davie, Montgomery, Rowan and Stanly counties

(A)Six Days per Week Area

(B)Deer of either sex may be taken the first six open days and the last six open days of the applicable Deer With Visible Antlers Season in that portion in Montgomery county and deer of either sex may be taken all the open days of the applicable Deer With Visible Antlers Season in those portions in Davie, Davidson, Rowan and Stanly counties.

(2)Alligator River Game Land in Tyrrell County

(A)Six Day per Week Area

(B)Deer of either sex may be taken all the open days of the applicable Deer With Visible Antlers Season.

(C)Bear may only be taken the first three hunting days during the November Bear Season and the first three hunting days during the second week of the December Bear Season.

(3)Angola Bay Game Land in Duplin and Pender counties

(A)Six Days per Week Area

(B)Deer of either sex may be taken all the open days of the applicable Deer With Visible Antlers Season.

(4)Bachlelor Bay Game Land in Bertie and Washington counties

22:23                                                               NORTH CAROLINA REGISTER                                           JUNE 2, 2008

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