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Latest Issue


January • February 2023 Contents

A Blast from the Past  

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. 


Beauty and the Butcher  

written by John Carpenter    photographed by Melissa McGaw

The loggerhead shrike is not your typical songbird.


Wild & Tasty 

recipe by Derek St. Romain    photographed by Tiphani St. Romain

From deer camp to backyard feasts, this stuffed venison recipe is worthy of sharing.


A History of Law Enforcement Off the Pavement

written by Jeremy Harrill

"Wildlife Protectors" have served as guardians of North Carolina's natural resources for more than 75 years.   


Tracking Turkey Behavior

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.   


Remembering our Boys Down EAST 

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.


Places in My Heart 

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.

In The March • April 2023 Issue


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


Check out the video series on YouTube


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

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