If you’re already a hunter, try to imagine a time (if you can) when you didn’t know how to hunt…a time without firearm knowledge and scouting skills, no comprehension of how to process meat and no social support, such as family or friends to help you get out into the field. Most of us took to hunting easily and naturally, and with abundant assistance from other hunters in our circle of friends. In fact, many of us learned from someone we shared a home with, or at least a neighborhood. Still, there are many folks who grew up with no supporting cast of family and friends to encourage or cultivate their hunting interests. READ MORE
Bats. Snakes. Crows & Ravens. Black cats.
What do these animals have in common? Like witches, warlocks and goblins, they are “scary” animals most often associated with Halloween. However, they are anything but scary. In fact, they are . . . MORE
Recently, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission made the difficult decision to euthanize an adult female black bear that was involved in an incident that injured a Swannanoa citizen. We understand that many members of the public have expressed concern about this decision. We would like to take this opportunity to share why we made the decision, as well as what you can do to help our agency prevent future bear conflicts. READ MORE
My name is Emma and I was an intern with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission this summer. Throughout my internship, I had the opportunity to work with several different biologists, ranging from those who worked with freshwater mussels to black bears. Here are some updates of what Commission biologists were doing this summer in the field. READ MORE
Being a sea turtle volunteer is not for the faint of heart – it’s hard work throughout much of the year, yet it is also rewarding work, particularly when you consider that the five species of sea turtles that are found along North Carolina’s coastline are all federally listed as threatened or endangered species. So, they need all the help . . . MORE