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Hunting safety encouraged

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt safety campaign is reminding hunters to be as cautious with tree stands prior to deer season as they should while hunting. Travis Casper, state hunter education coordinator, recommends using a lineman-style...
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Resident finds new neighbors

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Carol Hailey was walking through her back yard when she spotted something different. “Upon further inspection, I found a beautiful new family,” Hailey wrote. Rehabilitators with the Piedmont Wildlife Center in Durham advise folks that if a nest of...
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Two official state amphibians named

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s collection of state symbols got a little wilder June 28 after Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation making the Pine Barrens treefrog and the marbled salamander the official state frog and salamander, and the Virginia opossum the official state marsupial....
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New hunting permit available

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission have begun issuing Hunting Heritage Apprentice Permits effective July 1, allowing new hunters to go afield under the guidance of licensed adult mentors before taking a required hunter education course. Gov. Pat McCrory recently...
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First swallow-tailed kite nest found in N.C.

RIEGELWOOD — Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission discovered the first swallow-tailed kite nest in North Carolina May 7 while conducting aerial surveys in Bladen County. They located the nest in the top of a bald cypress along the Cape Fear River, north of Lock...
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