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May / June 2017

 

Angling the State Parks

written by Mike Zlotnicki | photographed by Charlie Peek
North Carolina’s state parks offer more than camping and hiking opportunities; fine fishing, from mountain streams to ocean waters, can be found at parks throughout the system.

 

How to Build a Better Backyard Habitat

written by Bruce Ingram
Welcome more wildlife onto your property with easy-to-follow tips like growing mini food plots for deer, cutting standing softwood trees and creating early successional areas.

 

The Tar Heel Trail

written by John Manuel
The first installment in a three-part series about the Mountains-to-Sea Trail focuses on western North Carolina, where nearly 400 miles of trails provide breathtaking views.

 

Photo Competition Rules

Read over the rules and categories, then grab your camera and get clicking to enter the 13th annual Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Competition.

 

The Bears Among Us (PDF)

written by Jack Horan
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and N.C. State University are tracking black bear movement in and around Asheville as part of a study of urban bears.

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The Bears Among Us (PDF)

written by Jack Horan
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and N.C. State University are tracking black bear movement in and around Asheville as part of a study of urban bears.

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Wild & Tasty

Empty your freezer and fill up your hungry family all at once with our easy-to-prepare venison chili mac recipe.

Coming in the Next Issue

 

Insects Beware

Science fiction comes to life in carnivorous pitcher plants, which turn the wild kingdom upside down by feeding on insects and small animals. A variety of pitcher plants grow naturally in North Carolina, and each attracts insects to dine on in different ways.

 

The Creek Less Traveled

Want to avoid the crowds at the fishing hotspots? Then consider taking your small boat or kayak to a creek brimming with bream and catching a variety of panfish in peace and quiet.

 

A Family That clams together...

What better way to enjoy quality bonding time than digging for clams? We’ll provide tips on how to find them and suggestions on how to cook your catch at the end of the day.

 

2017 Spring Outdoor Guide

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Editor’s Note

 

Where the Bass Are

written by Mike Marsh
Seven years after opening, Randleman Lake fills the bill as a bass fishing destination. Do even better days lie ahead?

 

Regulations for Mountain Trout

 

North Carolina Angler Recognition Program

 

North Carolina Freshwater Fishing Records

 

Identification Chart

 

Regulations for Warmwater Game Fish

 

Blazing a Trail for a New Fishing Experience (PDF)

written by Mike Zlotnicki | photographed by Thomas Harvey
The Oak Hollow Fishing Trail is the first of its kind in North Carolina. Hopefully, it won’t be the last.

 

Catch-and-Release Basics

 

Coastal Boating Guide

 

Mountain Region Boating Access Areas

 

Earning Their Stripes

written by Jack Horan | photographed by Melissa McGaw
Bodie bass have replaced striped bass, plagued by summer die-offs, as Lake Norman’s newest game fish.

 

2016 Reported Spring Turkey Harvest

 

The Upland Gazette

2016 Fall Outdoor Guide

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Gone to the Dogs

written by Mike Zlotnicki | photographed by Thomas Harvey
Wade Meacham shares his secrets to success after decades of training gun dogs and pets.

 

Deer Hunting for a Cause

written by C.C. King | photographed by Melissa McGaw
Backyard Bow Pro helps feed those in need by building a partnership between hunters and landowners.

 

First Hunt (PDF)

written and photographed by Andrea Danchi
A passion to learn leads this novice from the classroom to a box blind.

 

The Upland Gazette (PDF)

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