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Tern Turret Tidings – The Black-“Crowned” Birds are Back in Town

Tern Turret Tidings – The Black-“Crowned” Birds are Back in Town

The black-“crowned” birds are back in town. Over the last couple of weeks, least terns have been checking out the rooftop of the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores in Carteret County. Staff with the aquarium and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are hopeful that the birds will soon begin nesting on the rooftop for a second year in a row.

Least terns are the smallest terns found in North America, measuring between . . . MORE

Friday, April 27, 2018/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (3919)/Comments (0)/
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Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Weekend Brings New Experiences

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Weekend Brings New Experiences

"If you had told me just over 15 years ago that I would be firing rifles, daydreaming of buying a truck and researching venison recipes, I would have never believed you."

Wednesday, April 18, 2018/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (8876)/Comments (0)/
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Highlights from the 2017 Wild Turkey Hunting Season

Highlights from the 2017 Wild Turkey Hunting Season

Statewide 2018 Season Begins April 14; Youth-Only Season Runs April 7-13

With the statewide 2018 wild turkey hunting season set to open on April 14, Chris Kreh, the Wildlife Commission’s Upland Game Bird Biologist, provides a few highlights from the 2017 season below.

Hunters harvested a record-setting 18,919 birds — a 5 percent increase from 2016. The previous record high was 18,409 birds reported in 2013.

Youth-season harvest was . . . MORE

Friday, March 23, 2018/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (8091)/Comments (0)/
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Wildlife Commission Seeking Angler Opinions on Fish Attractors and Aquatic Vegetation

Wildlife Commission Seeking Angler Opinions on Fish Attractors and Aquatic Vegetation

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society (SDAFS), is asking lapsed and active anglers to complete an online survey about their opinions on fish attractors and aquatic vegetation.

Responses from the survey will help fisheries biologists . . . MORE

Friday, March 23, 2018/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (1445)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Fishing
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Backyard Bird Basics: A How-To Guide

Backyard Bird Basics: A How-To Guide

Text and photos by Malorey Henderson

Who doesn't love backyard birds? They add beauty to the landscape and serenade us with their sweet songs. We often put out feeders to attract these lovely little critters to our homes. One of the best ways to attract birds and give back to them as they brighten our days is through native plant gardens. With the sprawl of urban areas, good bird habitat is increasingly in short supply. MORE

Thursday, March 22, 2018/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (6585)/Comments (0)/
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