Subscribe or renew for a chance to win a prize pack. October 2023 gift pack includes: rifle scope, portable heater, knife combo kit, headlamp, and game camera. Enter today!


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. October 2023 gift pack includes: rifle scope, portable heater, knife combo kit, headlamp, and game camera. 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


September • October 2023 Contents

Normal Has Changed

written by Moriah Boggess  

Chronic Wasting Disease and its implications for deer in North Carolina.


"Welcome to the Farm"  (flip book)

written by Josh Leventhal    photographed by Melissa McGaw

As a landowner opens his property for the Getting Started Outdoors hunting program, the Commission hopes others will follow in his footsteps.


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North Carolina Hunting Seasons

On the Button

written by Josh Leventhal    photographed by Jonathon Gruenke

For more than 40 years, the Wildlife in North Carolina button has been a collector's item for visitors to the State Fair.


Legends of the Fall

written by Moriah Boggess    illustrated by Jack Pittman

Deer hunting "truths" are often based more on fiction than fact.


Dove Fields for Everyone (flip book)

written by Mike Zlotnicki    photographed by Thomas Harvey

A behind-the-scenes look at how the Commission manages more than 1,500 acres of public dove fields.


There's a Sucker Born Every Year

written and photographed by Todd Pusser

Nearly two decades of work by Commission biologists helps to ensure the survival of the rare and enigmatic robust redhorse.


In the November • December 2023 Issue


Where the Waterfowl Fly

Tag along as District 1 Program Specialist Chase Luker provides a variety of tips for duck hunting. 


A Cold-Weather Catch 

Anyone can catch fish when the weather is nice, but how about on a cold, wintry day? Fisheries Biologist Kevin Dockendorf talks about winter crappie fishing. 



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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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