i was fishing last night at High RockDam and notice a ranger walking towards me and i was OC he ask for my fishing license and then ask me do i know that possessing loaded firearms is unlawful in a public fishing area? but he did say he don't see why there is a problem for me not carrying at night and he understand that i want to be safe. well it was getting late on a weekday so i called it a night with two 8 lbs. blue catfish
so i went home later and look up the N. C. WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMISSION web site and it states http://www.wildlife.state.nc.us/pg02_Regs/pg2b5.pdf
FISHING ACCESS AREA REGULATIONS
It is unlawful to:
Use any public fishing area for purposes other than fishing,
except where facilities are provided and approved uses are
posted. All other uses—including swimming, sunbathing on
piers or decks, possessing loaded firearms, launching or
mooring jet skis or boats, skiing, building fires, operating
concessions or other activities not directly associated with
but on http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/enactedl...rticle_35.html
says it ok to carry on state hunting or fishing land
§ 14-269.4. Weapons on State property and in courthouses.
It shall be unlawful for any person to possess, or carry, whether openly or concealed, any deadly weapon, not used solely for instructional or officially sanctioned ceremonial purposes in the State Capitol Building, the Executive Mansion, the Western Residence of the Governor, or on the grounds of any of these buildings, and in any building housing any court of the General Court of Justice. If a court is housed in a building containing nonpublic uses in addition to the court, then this prohibition shall apply only to that portion of the building used for court purposes while the building is being used for court purposes.
This section shall not apply to:
(1) Repealed by S.L. 1997-238, s. 3, effective June 27, 1997,
(1a) A person exempted by the provisions of G.S. 14-0269(b),
(2) through (4) Repealed by S.L. 1997-238, s. 3, effective June 27, 1997,
(4a) Any person in a building housing a court of the General Court of Justice in possession of a weapon for evidentiary purposes, to deliver it to a law-enforcement agency, or for purposes of registration,
(4b) Any district court judge or superior court judge who carries or possesses a concealed handgun in a building housing a court of the General Court of Justice if the judge is in the building to discharge his or her official duties and the judge has a concealed handgun permit issued in accordance with Article 54B of this Chapter or considered valid under G.S. 14-415.24,
(4c) Firearms in a courthouse, carried by detention officers employed by and authorized by the sheriff to carry firearms,
(5) State-owned rest areas, rest stops along the highways, and State-owned hunting and fishing reservations.
Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. (1981, c. 646; 1987, c. 820, s. 1; 1993, c. 539, s. 166; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c); 1997-238, s. 3; 2007-412, s. 1; 2007-474,