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Why Wildlife in North Carolina magazine? Easy. Consider it your inspiration to go experience North Carolina’s great outdoors.


Wildlife in North Carolina offers the kind of hunting and fishing insight that you can use to have a better day in the field and on the water, written by the state’s leading wildlife and outdoor experts. We keep you up to date with conservation and the latest news from the field. We highlight public areas and natural wonders for you to explore. Open one of our issues and you’ll see hunting and fishing seasons at a glance, brilliant wildlife photography, fascinating stories, and recipes foodies will want to make!


We publish Wildlife in North Carolina six times a year. That’s an issue every two months packed with captivating articles that will motivate you to get outside!


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Latest Issue


January • February 2024 Contents

Growing Our Land

written by Ben Solomon

The Commission is committed to acquiring land to conserve habitat and provide opportunities for hunting, fishing and wildlife-associated recreation.

Shotguns, Rifles, Hounds and and Heart (flipping book)

written by MikeZlotnicki and Josh Leventhal   photographed by Thomas Harvey

Traditions beyond hunting and fishing have kept Riverside Sportsman Club together for 50 years.



recipe by Walter "Deet" James    photographed by Jonathon Grueneke

This simple, hearty venison Crock-Pot chili recipe will add a little warmth to your winter diet.


Surviving a Long Journey

written by Chris Kelly

Biologists use new-and-improved technology to track the long-distance migratory patterns of the tiny golden-winged warbler.


Setting a Trap for Wildlife Photos

written and photographed by Neil Jernigan

Camera traps offer photographers a way to capture intimate photographs of wildlife in their habitat.


Helping Wildlife is Just a Check Away

written by Josh Leventhal

Contributions to the Wildlife Diversity Program through the annual Tax Check-Off Program go a long way toward benefitting nongame species.


How I Became A . . . 

compiled by Josh Leventhal    photographed by Jonathon Grueneke

From biologists to educators, Commission staff members share their different paths to a career in the outdoors.


In the March • April 2024 Issue


Coastal Bird Sanctuary

Follow along as we explore the dredged material islands along North Carolina's coast that support nesting bird populations, and learn about these Wildlife Conservation Areas, their importance and regulations. 


Following Our Lead 

Many N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission employees are so enthusiastic about land management strategies benefitting wildlife that they practice them on their own properties. 



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Wild Notebook

Endangered...Threatened...Special Concern

written by Sydney Brown  | illustrated by Liz Bradford

Learn the laws that help protect animals in need by placing them in one of three categories.

Home In the Muck

written by Ann May  | illustrated by Amy Friend

Shoreline plants help protect ponds and lakes while providing food for critters that live there.

Here a Quack, There a Quack

written by Sydney Brown  | illustrated by Anne Runyon

Ducks are almost EVERYWHERE in North Carolina, yet not all ducks are the same.

Underground Living

written by Sydney Brown  | illustrated by Liz Bradford

From tiny ants to medium-sized mammals, all sorts of creatures prefer to make their homes in burrows beneath the surface.

Fooled You

written by Sydney Brown  | illustrated by Anne Runyon

Insects like ants, butterflies and wasps use tricks to keep predators away.

Snow Birds

written by Liani Yirka  | illustrated by Amy Friend

Waterfowl species like snow geese migrate south every winter to warm places like North Carolina.

2024 Sample Articles

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Shotguns, Rifles, Hounds and and Heart (flipping book

2023 Sample Articles

2022 Sample Articles

2021-2004 Sample Article Archive