Editorial page editor Ned Barnett interviewed new DENR Secretary John E. Skvarla III this week. Here's a look at what they talked about:
It’s a new era for hunters in the Old North State.
When the smoke cleared at the wildlife commission meeting on March 4, Sunday bow-hunting on private land was approved.
But not by a landslide. The vote of the 17 commissioners present was split (Randy Allen was absent and chairman Wes Seegars normally doesn’t vote) and commissioners Eugene Price, W. Ray White, Bobby Purcell, Maughan Hull asked after the meeting that their names be on the record as voting opposed.