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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


May • June 2024 Contents

A Wild Week at Summer Camp (flipping book)

written by Mike Zlotnicki and Josh Leventhal   photographed by Jonathon Gruenke

For 40 years, the Fur, Fish & Game Rendezvous has provided campers with the ultimate outdoors experience.


Officers in the Making 

written by Josh Leventhal   photographed by Jonathon Gruenke

If you have ever wondered what it takes to be a wildlife enforcement officer, here's your chance to find out.


The Delicate Art of Catching Tiny Fish

written by Todd Pusser and Luke Etchison   photographed by Todd Pusser

Two anglers, from different walks of life, discover the wonder and joy of microfishing.


Home on the Range

written by Mike Zlotnicki   photographed by Jonathon Gruenke

These nine shooting ranges operated by the Commission across the state offer residents a fun and safe opportunity to shoot their firearms.


Constant Conservation

written by Kabryn Mattison   photographed by Melissa McGaw

From tracking turtles to searching for snakes, a day in the life of a wildlife diversity technician is never dull—or the same.


Bass Fishing with the Commission's 'Two Bald Biologists' 

written by Ben Ricks and Corey Oakley   photographed by Jonathon Gruenke

The podcast hosts share their favorite tips, tricks and spots to catch North Carolina's most popular sport fish.


In the July • August 2024 Issue


Our Best Shots

Always a reader favorite, this year's Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Competition features a talented group of photographers and includes an amazing Grand Prize winner on the cover.


Black Snakes 

The rat snake and racer are the most common black snakes in North Carolina, but they are not the only ones. Herpetologist Jeff Beane examines the many black snakes found in our state. 



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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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A Wild Week at Summer Camp (flipping book)

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

These Coastal Islands Are for The Birds (flipping book)

2023 Sample Articles

2022 Sample Articles

2021-2004 Sample Article Archive