March 13, 2014
COLUMBIA — The N.C.Wildlife Resources Commission is holding a public meeting on March 25 in Columbia, to seek input in developing a management plan for J. Morgan Futch Game Land in Tyrrell County.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Walter B. Jones Sr., Center for the Sounds auditorium located at the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on 205 South Ludington Drive in Columbia.
Wildlife Commission staff will use public input from the meeting to help guide management and user activities on J. Morgan Futch Game Land for the next 10 years. The game land is adjacent to U.S. 64, between Columbia and the Alligator River. It comprises 582 acres and is well-known for its waterfowl hunting opportunities.
“We are seeking input from all users of J. Morgan Futch Game Land and others who are interested in how the property is managed,” said Lands Program Manager Isaac Harrold. “This meeting is not just for hunters and anglers. It is for wildlife watchers and photographers, birding groups, hikers, and others who have interest in J. Morgan Futch Game Land. Everyone is encouraged to provide input.”
The Wildlife Commission also is accepting comments and suggestions from people who do not attend the meeting. Submit comments regarding the J. Morgan Futch Game Land management plan at www.ncwildlife.org. Click on “Comment on Game Land Plans” from the scrolling icons at the bottom of the page. Comments also can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Type “J. Morgan Futch” on the subject line.
The Wildlife Commission will provide updates on development of the new management plan for the J. Morgan Futch Game Land on Facebook and Twitter.