The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has scheduled five public meetings across the state to hear from the public and answer questions about black bear management, particularly in the coastal counties.

The meetings “will serve as an open forum” for public comment regarding proposed options that would change the current coastal bear hunting seasons to align with the new biological bear management units, a commission release said.

Those units were presented at last year’s forums. The presentation, which includes statistics and maps, can be found at

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