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January • February 2020


Wildlife in North Carolina 2019 Photo Competition

Presenting the top photos in 10 categories. 
Grand Prize
Reptiles & Amphibians
Wild Plants
Outdoor Recreation
Wild Landscapes
Animal Behavior
Youth Photographer (13-17)
Youth Photographer (12 and under)


Wild & Tasty

recipe by Clark Barlowe | photographed by Melissa McGaw

Whether squirrel dishes are among your family traditions or a new offering, Chef Barlowe's "Crispy Squirrel with Acorn Gravy" recipe is a tasty treat that should not be missed. 

A Frog on the Edge

written by Jeff Hall | photographed by Melissa McGaw

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission leaps into action to help save the gopher frog.


This Month's Sample Article

Wildlife In North Carolina 2019 Photo Competition (PDF)



Coming in the Next Issue

In the March • April Issue

Superhero Bees

Native bees are fascinating, incredibly diverse and important pollinators. Now we need to figure out how to save them.

Just Outside of Your Front Door

You may not have to travel as far as you think to wet a line. Great fishing holes can be found in ordinary neighborhood ponds.

Tall Turkey Tales

Not all turkey hunting truisms hold water. We challenge a few that led to our own eureka moments.


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

Wild & Tasty Videos

Wildlife in North Carolina

Wild & Tasty Series

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