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CWD Monitoring: A Proactive Approach

CWD Monitoring: A Proactive Approach

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) weighs heavily on the minds of biologists across the United States as a silent killer of deer and elk. With a recent positive case just over 30 miles across the state line in Virginia, our agency staff are hard at work increasing CWD monitoring efforts this deer season. MORE

Tuesday, October 19, 2021/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (64)/Comments (0)/
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The 2021 N.C. State Fair :: Worth the Wait!

The 2021 N.C. State Fair :: Worth the Wait!

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will once again be at the N.C. State Fair in Raleigh from Oct. 14–24. As with most things these days, the agency’s presence will be different than in years past. MORE

Tuesday, October 12, 2021/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (792)/Comments (0)/
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UPDATE! Wildlife Commission Monitors Mysterious Avian Disease

UPDATE! Wildlife Commission Monitors Mysterious Avian Disease

In late May, biologists began to receive reports of sick and dying songbirds in several states near North Carolina. MORE

Friday, August 13, 2021/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (3002)/Comments (0)/
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Crossing Paths with Crossbills

Crossing Paths with Crossbills

In the fall of 2020, we headed to the field in search of a unique and rather uncommon bird – the red crossbill. This unusual finch uses its asymmetrical bill to extract seed from the cones of conifer trees. The species is further divided into “types”...MORE

Tuesday, May 4, 2021/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (705)/Comments (0)/
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Fishing for Answers at Harris Lake

Fishing for Answers at Harris Lake

Why are largemouth bass harder to catch recently and why the threadfin shad die-off?

Harris Lake has long been known for its excellent largemouth bass and crappie fishing. Recently anglers have voiced concern about the health of the fish in the lake after noticing a die-off of threadfin shad and a reduced number of largemouth bass caught. MORE

Friday, March 19, 2021/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (5602)/Comments (1)/
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