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Since February, Wildlife in North Carolina magazine has been holding a monthly drawing for new magazine subscribers or subscription renewals for a chance to win a NCWRC seasonal prize pack. June’s prize pack includes a headlamp, fillet knife set, binoculars and backpack cooler. Subscribe for a chance to win today! One winner will be randomly selected each month out of eligible entries. One entry per person per monthly drawing per qualified Wildlife in North Carolina magazine subscription purchase. All eligible monthly entries will be entered into a random, one-time grand prize drawing at the end of 2023. Grand prize includes a pedal kayak, paddle, rod & reel combo, personal flotation device, and dry bag. Click link below for official rules and prizes.

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Latest Issue


May • June 2023 Contents

The Better Bass Waters 

written by Mike Zlotnicki    photographed by Melissa McGaw

Commission biologists reveal some of their favorite largemouth bass fisheries throughout the state and offer tips on how to fish them.


Go and Grow  

written by BB Gillen    photographed by Melissa McGaw

For more than 25 years, the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program has provided a chance to discover adventure, fun and friendship.


Not Your Ordinary Rodent

written by Andrea Shipley    photographed by Melissa McGaw

A Commission study seeks to learn more about woodrats, our soft and furry mountain resident.


Fishing For Answers

compiled by Commission Staff

New anglers often have a lot of questions, so we’re here to help.   


Hooks, Line and Sinkers

compiled by Commission Staff 

Take a closer look at the cool gear inside a Tackle Loaner Program mini tackle box.   


To Benefit Our Bumblebees

written by Gabriela Garrison    photographed by Melissa McGaw

Lend these important native insects a helping hand by participating in the Southeast Bumble Bee Atlas.


Unwelcome Visitors

written by Commission Staff 

The introduction of invasive species in North Carolina threatens many native species and could forever change our natural landscape.

In The July • August 2023 Issue


Competition Time

Subscriber entries will be featured on these pages as part of our 19th annual Photo Competition. 


Nature's Architect 

Meet the beaver, the largest rodent in North America that can be both a benefit to natural resources and problematic for some landowners. 



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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.

2023 Sample Articles

2022 Sample Articles

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