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The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC) is proposing temporary, emergency regulations that could impact those who train or participate in field trials with rabbits.

Due to extensive feedback from local field trial clubs, hunters, and the AKC, the WRC has scheduled a second public hearing on April 30, to allow those concerned with the measure an opportunity to, in the words of the WRC, “engage with Commission staff, ask questions and provide comments” on these proposed regulations.

Written comments on this issue are still due to the commission by Monday, April 27.

View AKC’s previous alert for more details on this proposal.
View the Wildlife Resource Commission’s FAQ page for more details on specific questions relating to these proposed regulations.

What You Can Do:

AKC appreciates that the commission has scheduled a public hearing, and encourages those who hunt, train, and participate in field trials to take advantage of both the public and written opportunities for comment.  View the commission website for more information.

Public Hearing Information:
April 30, 2020
6:00 pm
Online: Register for the online webinar at this link.
Phone: Participate in the hearing by phone at (888) 788-0099 or (877) 853-5247, and enter the webinar ID 937 5891 0805

Questions regarding these proposed regulations may be submitted prior to the meeting at, and commission staff will address them during the meeting.

Written Comments Information:
You may submit comments by April 27, 2020, in one of the following ways:

Mail: Rule Making Coordinator
1701 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1701

AKC Government Relations continues to closely monitor these regulations and work with local residents to communicate with the commission.  For questions or more information, contact AKC GR at