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

The Wildlife Commission’s The Upland Gazette newsletter is published each Spring and Fall for anyone interested in wildlife species and the habitats they need in the Tarheel state. The Upland Gazette is in its 23rd 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 The Upland Gazette as part of their normal subscription. Online readers will 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 Fall 2018 are posted below for readers.  Please continue to read The Upland Gazette and provide us feedback and questions on our articles.

Mark D. Jones, The Upland Gazette Editor and Wildlife Research Program Supervisor, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

The Latest Issue

Stay up-to-date with North Carolina's wildlife issues and wildlife habitat information in The Upland Gazette newsletter!

The Fall 2018 Issue of The Upland Gazette is now available along with all past issues at the links below.  Articles in the current issue include:

  • A heart-warming article called Outdoor Dreaming for Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses which should make us all thankful for the opportunities we have to enjoy the great outdoors and make us willing to help others share our experiences.
  • A Conservation Chronicles segment called The Lone Ranger, Box Turtles and Sericea Lespedeza which describes one man’s journey to create wildlife habitat reminiscent of his childhood fantasies.
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors which describes how landowners in some areas of North Carolina are working together to achieve better wildlife habitat through cooperative efforts to implement prescribed burning.
  • A piece from two University professors about re-assessing how we develop and manage optimal early successional habitat across North Carolina.
  • North Carolina’s Tiniest Decoys focuses on a part of our State’s history that has been forgotten by most people – the tradition of making shorebird decoys.  Once used for hunting, these are now collectors’ items of much renown.

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  • Another story in our Conservation Chronicles Series focusing on how one Harnett County landowner made his land management dreams become reality.


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!

The Upland Gazette Editor and Wildlife Research Program Supervisor, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

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