Public Radio For Eastern North Carolina 89.3 WTEB New Bern 88.5 WZNB New Bern 91.5 WBJD Atlantic Beach 90.3 WKNS Kinston 88.5 WHYC Swan Quarter 89.9 W210CF Greenville
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

North Carolinians Have Been Fishing And Hunting More In 2020


State officials in North Carolinians say that hunting and fishing have increased this year. The Winston-Salem Journal reported Sunday that license revenue from fishing, hunting and combination licenses rose more than 20% in the past seven to eight months. Vessel revenue was up more than 10%. That information comes from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Paul Thompson, northern mountains land management biologist with WRC, says the increase is a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. He said layoffs as well as people working and learning remotely has prompted many to turn to hunting and fishing as a way to stay active and cope.