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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Annual Photo Competition
written by Mike Zlotnicki / photographed by Melissa McGaw
From Grandpa's old shotgun to Dad's deer rifle, heirloom guns evoke memories and carry on traditions.
written by John Carpenter / photographed by Melissa McGaw
The loggerhead shrike is not your typical songbird.
recipe by Derek St. Romain / photographed by Tiphani St. Romain
From deer camp to backyard feasts, this stuffed venison recipe is worthy of sharing.
written by Jeremy Harrill
"Wildlife Protectors" have served as guardians of North Carolina's natural resources for more than 75 years.
written by Hannah Plumpton, Christopher Kreh and Joseph Fuller
A recent study by the Wildlife Commission and several partners will provide valuable insight into turkey ecology.
written by Ruth King / illustrated by Gary Palmer
In the face of tragedy, the tight-knit community comes together to honor the memories of four young hunters.
written by Bland Simpson / photographed by Ann Cary Simpson
In his latest book, Bland Simpson leads us off the beaten path as he tours North Carolina, from the Coast to the Mountains.
Art of the Call
Box call, slate call or diaphragm call? Read about the tools of the turkey hunter.
What's on the Line?
When fly-fishing for trout, anglers often hook a surprise. Our biologists help you identify the surprise catch.
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.
written by Ann May | illustrated by Amy Friend
Shoreline plants help protect ponds and lakes while providing food for critters that live there.
written by Sydney Brown | illustrated by Anne Runyon
Ducks are almost EVERYWHERE in North Carolina, yet not all ducks are the same.
From tiny ants to medium-sized mammals, all sorts of creatures prefer to make their homes in burrows beneath the surface.
Insects like ants, butterflies and wasps use tricks to keep predators away.
written by Liani Yirka | illustrated by Amy Friend
Waterfowl species like snow geese migrate south every winter to warm places like North Carolina.
Jan - Feb: A Blast from the Past
Jan - Feb. A History of Law Enforcement Off the Pavement
Celebrating 75 Years of Conservation
Deer by the Numbers
Wildlife in North Carolina 2021-2022 Photo Competition
Wild & Tasty Venison Jerky
Three Cheers for Our Volunteers
Taking Toms with Decoys
Preserving a North Carolina Fishing Tradition
Everyone is a Birder (PDF)
Wild & Tasty Cajun Catfish Stew (PDF)
State of the Gobble (PDF)