North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

News About The Upland Gazette

The Wildlife Commission’s Upland Gazette is Now Part of the Spring and Fall Guides of Wildlife in North Carolina Magazine

The Wildlife Commission’s Upland Gazette newsletter is published each Spring and Fall for anyone interested in wildlife species and the habitats they need to live in the Tarheel state. The Upland Gazette is in its 22nd year of providing North Carolinians information about bobwhite quail, rabbits, other small game wildlife, songbirds, and many other game and nongame species and their habitats.

Beginning in the Fall of 2015, all subscribers to Wildlife in North Carolina received the Upland Gazette as part of their normal subscription.  Online readers are still be able to access each issue of the Upland Gazette on our website a few weeks after the WINC Guides are published.  Issues from 1996 through Spring 2017 are posted here for readers.  Please continue to read the Upland Gazette and provide us feedback and questions on our articles.

Mark D. Jones, Upland Gazette Editor and Supervising Wildlife Biologist, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

The Latest Issue

Stay up-to-date with North Carolina small game issues and wildlife habitat information in the Upland Gazette newsletter!

The Spring 2017 Issue of the Upland Gazette is now available along with all past issues at the links below.  Articles in the current issue include:

  • Two stories in our “Conservation Chronicles” series highlighting North Carolina landowners’ efforts to develop and manage unique wildlife habitat on their properties.  One story is from Haywood County in our mountains and another from our southcentral border county of Scotland.
  • A story about a seasoned turkey hunter and his obsession with an unattainable bird he came to call “The Prince of the Pines”.
  • A description of a research effort by the Wildlife Commission to study gobbling chronology in our wild turkey populations in order to present the public with optimal hunting season options.
  • A summary of The “Safe Harbor” Program which provides legal protections to landowners who manage habitats in areas with endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers. 
  • Our final article covers research into the possible effects of lymphoproliferative disease (LPDV) on the state’s wild turkey populations.


Please look for future issues here on our website and consider subscribing to Wildlife in North Carolina Magazine which includes the Upland Gazette in its Spring and Fall Guides (

We hope you enjoy the Upland Gazette!

Upland Gazette Editor and Supervising Wildlife Biologist

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