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By NCWRC blogger on 2/20/2014 9:32 AM
[Editor’s Note:Since the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission started its Facebook page in January 2012, our “What Is It Wednesday?” feature has been a popular weekly feature — sometimes even generating more Likes, Shares and Comments than all other combined FB posts during the same week. Eventually, we knew that we’d come across a WIIW post for which no definitive answer could be provided — even by Wildlife Commission staff. That day is upon us. Read on for the back story of the bear/rabbit/sabre tooth tiger/Yeti track in the snow, and a summary of an informal conversation among four WRC Wildlife Biologists as they hypothesized what the enlarged/distorted track in melting snow might be.]

Message and Photo Sent to WRC FB Page

“I live in the Davidson County part of Clemmons, NC (on the Yadkin River). I found this...
By NCWRC blogger on 2/18/2014 3:22 PM
By Mark Knelson, Guest Blogger

I found these (deer hunting) seminars to be both extremely instructional and very interesting. While no one in my family in recent years had hunted I had some interest and these seminars proved to be the perfect opportunity to allow me to pursue this exciting sport. I was lucky enough to discuss these seminars with one of my buddies at work who is a long-time hunter having hunted with his father for years and now teaching his son.

He agreed to act as a mentor with the understanding that there was much more to hunting than simply going out and shooting an animal.Obviously, I completely agree and was able to enjoy the tract that has been in his families’ hands for many years north of Greensboro. We also built a very nice stand, reviewed images from game cameras, put out corn and salt and walked...
By NCWRC blogger on 2/7/2014 8:07 AM
Little Washington is the place to be this coming weekend as the East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival and North Carolina Decoy Carving Championships gets underway, starting on Friday at 6 p.m. with a special preview event and oyster roast. Tickets for this event are $40 per person, and include admittance to the entire festival, which opens to the public on Saturday at 9 a.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Tickets the weekend are $12.

During the special preview on Friday night, festival organizers will unveil the portrait that will become the 2014 North Carolina Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and Print, also known as the North Carolina duck stamp.

Along with more than 75 other vendors and exhibitors, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will have a booth at the festival, in the sportsman tent, located in front of the North Carolina Estuarium at 223...
By NCWRC blogger on 2/5/2014 3:58 PM
This is reprinted from a news release dated July 10, 2008.

 RALEIGH, N.C. (July 10, 2008) – As a wildlife biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, he helped bolster populations of game animals across the state, from raccoons, to wild turkeys to waterfowl. But it wasn’t until he agreed to take on a fledgling program dedicated to the conservation of nongame wildlife — animals without an open season — that Randall C. Wilson found his true calling.

The dedication and tenacity that he put in to growing the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program from a staff of four in 1988 to more than 25 biologists 20 years later, and the conservation achievements that resulted, have earned Wilson the Commission’s most prestigious honor, the Thomas L. Quay Wildlife Diversity Award.

Wilson was presented with the award...

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