Wildlife Commission closes dove field

ELIZABETHTOWN – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has closed a dove field on the Bladen Lake State Forest Game Land to hunting until further notice.

The Commission closed the field due to someone baiting the field prior to the dove season opening, which is illegal. The closed dove field is located off Sweet Home Church Road. From Hwy. 242, turn onto Sweet Home Church Road and go approximately 1.2 miles. Turn left on Bladen Lakes State Forest and drive .25 mile. Turn left and go another .25 mile to the dove field location. GPS coordinates are N 34.69902, W 78.57829. The game land is located in Bladen County in Elizabethtown.

Anyone who has any knowledge about the illegal baiting is asked to contact the Commission’s Enforcement Division at 800-662-7137. Callers can remain anonymous.

For more information on dove hunting in North Carolina, visit the Commission’s website, www.ncwildlife.org/hunting.