Wildlife in North Carolina
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

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January / February 2018

Wildlife In North Carolina 2017 Photo Competition (PDF)

Presenting the top photos in 10 categories.

  • Grand prize
  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Invertebrates
  • Wild Plants
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Wild Landscapes
  • Animal Behavior
  • Youth Photographer 13–17
  • Youth Photographer 12 and under

 

Wild & Tasty (PDF)

recipe by Chad McIntyre | photographed by Melissa McGaw
A Cheerwine glaze gives this traditional duck recipe a North Carolina twist that delivers a crispy, tender dish sure to please.

 

On The Trail Of Timberdoodles

written by Mike Zlotnicki | photographed by Thomas Harvey
Unraveling the riddle of woodcock provides a challenge for a pair of upland hunters.

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Wildlife In North Carolina 2017 Photo Competition (PDF)

Presenting the top photos in 10 categories.

  • Grand prize
  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Invertebrates
  • Wild Plants
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Wild Landscapes
  • Animal Behavior
  • Youth Photographer 13–17
  • Youth Photographer 12 and under

 

Wild & Tasty (PDF)

recipe by Chad McIntyre | photographed by Melissa McGaw
A Cheerwine glaze gives this traditional duck recipe a North Carolina twist that delivers a crispy, tender dish sure to please.

Video

Wild & Tasty

Our chef gave his traditional duck recipe a North Carolina twist by swapping a red wine sauce for a Cheerwine glaze. While the combination may sound unusual, this crispy and tender dish is sure to please.

Coming in the Next Issue

 

The Trail Continues

Our final installment of a three-part series on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail brings us to the Coastal Region, which features swamps, marshes, Carolina bays and—of course—sandy beaches.

 

An Accidental Birdwatcher

In honor of the N.C. Birding Trail’s 10th anniversary, one Wildlife Resources Commission employee chronicles how she became a bird-watcher without even realizing it.

 

Turkey Primer

Turkey hunting, plain and simple, can be a difficult and humbling experience. To up your odds of bagging a gobbler, we offer 10 tips for a better turkey season.

 

2018 Spring Outdoor Guide

Table of Contents for 2018 Spring Outdoor Guide

 

Editor’s Note

 

Putting a Bow on a Fishing Alternative

written by Hannah Shively | photographed by Melissa McGaw
If you are passionate about hunting and fishing, then you might want to give bowfishing a shot.

 

Regulations for Mountain Trout

 

Delayed Harvest Stocking Dates

 

North Carolina Angler Recognition Program

 

North Carolina Freshwater Fishing Records

 

Identification Chart

 

Regulations for Warmwater Game Fish

 

Bass on Top

written by Mike Zlotnicki | photographed by Thomas Harvey
Nothing beats the strike when fishing topwater lures.

 

Coastal Boating Guide

 

Piedmont Boating Access Areas

 

Mountain Boating Access Areas

 

Youth Take to the Fields at Pirate Classic

written by Mike Zlotnicki | photographed by Melissa McGaw
Inaugural event seeks to help ‘remove barriers’ for young turkey hunters.

 

2017 Reported Spring Wild Turkey Harvest

 

The Upland Gazette

2017 Fall Outdoor Guide

Table of Contents for 2017 Fall Outdoor Guide

 

Editor's Note

 

An Upland Alternative

written by Mike Zlotnicki | photographed by Melissa McGaw
Hunting preserves vary in amenities and options but share a similar quality: a place to pursue gamebirds.

 

Index to Game Lands

 

North Carolina Hunting Seasons

 

Secrets of the Sandhills (PDF)

written and photographed by Brady Beck
Follow along as longtime biologist Brady Beck leads a special tour of Sandhills Game Land.

 

Regulations for Warmwater Game Fish

 

Regulations for Mountain Trout

 

Bear Season Map

 

Deer Season Maps

 

North Carolina Goose Zones

 

Hunting Regulations and Information

 

A Return to Squirrels

written by Walter “Deet” James | photographed by Melissa McGaw
Once a staple of every young hunter, squirrel hunting has largely been replaced by a pursuit of big game. The time has come for a change.

 

Big Game Harvest Reports for 2016–17

 

The Upland Gazette

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