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March • April 2020


The Eureka Moment

written by Bruce Ingram | illustrated by Gary Palmer

How a few simple things in strategyfrom being more patient to being open-minded about positioningcan lead to turkey hunting success. 

The Fox Squirrels of Eagle Springs

written and photographed by Todd Pusser

A lifelong fascination and years of patient observations helped the author save the life of one of these beautiful animals.

The New Nature Boy

written by Mike Zlotnicki

Chris Douglas comes home to North Carolina with a new outdoors show, "Carolina ALL OUT."


Creating a Buzz for Native Bee Pollinators

written by Gabriela Garrison | illustrated by Melissa McGaw

The important role of native bees comes into focus as insect populations continue to decline. 


For the Love of the Game

written by Thomas Harvey | illustrated by Stan Follows

Would a return to the fishing grounds of my youth be everything I remembered or an adult-sized letdown? 


This Month's Sample Article

Creating a Buzz for Native Bee Pollinators (PDF)



Coming in the Next Issue

In the May • June Issue

Getting to Know Gators

Through tagging and tracking studies, Wildlife Commission biologists are learning more about North Carolina's alligator populations.

Undercover Salamander 

The two-toed amphiuma can grow to 4 feet in length, weigh over 8 pounds and is likely the coolest (and biggest) critter you never heard of.

Perception vs. Reality

What's scarier, a tick or a shark? Right or wrong, our fear of certain animals might be based more on mythology than reality.


2020 Spring Outdoor Guide

Table of Contents for 2020 Spring Outdoor Guide


Editor’s Note


For the Life of a Pond

written by John Manuel | photographed by Melissa McGaw
The ups and downs of reviving a Piedmont farm pond.


Regulations for Mountain Trout


Delayed Harvest Stocking Dates


North Carolina Angler Recognition Program


North Carolina Freshwater Fishing Records


Identification Chart


Regulations for Warmwater Game Fish


A Season of their Own

written by Josh Leventhal | photographed by Thomas Harvey

A week-long youth turkey season gives young hunters an uninterrupted opportunity to hunt turkey.


Coastal Boating Guide


Coastal Boating Access Areas

What is R3?

written by Chet Clark | photographed by Thomas Harvey

A new philosophy for recruiting, retaining, and reactivating outdoor participants has become central to the Wildlife Commission's outreach efforts.


2019 Reported Spring Wild Turkey Harvest


Inaugural Fishing and Boating Industry Summit

Upland Gazette

2019 Fall Outdoor Guide

Table of Contents for 2019 Fall Outdoor Guide


Editor's Note


Dressed For Success

written by Terri Boggess
A well-prepared hunter can often be a taxidermist’s best friend.


Index to Game Lands


North Carolina Hunting Seasons


Not your Typical Mountain Game Land (PDF)

written by Josh Leventhal | photographed by Thomas Harvey

Rolling hills and diverse wildlife populations make Johns River Game Land a place to be.


Regulations for Warmwater Game Fish


Regulations for Mountain Trout


Bear Season Map


Deer Season Maps


North Carolina Goose Zones


Hunting Regulations and Information


Hunter in Their Sights

written by Mike Zlotnicki

Deer processors and volunteers help feed those in need through programs like Hunters for the Hungry.


2018-19 Big Game Harvest Reports


The Upland Gazette

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