News & Press Releases

Photo by: Steve Genkins

Skunks of NC: Spotted and Striped

February 22, 2021

Skunks, infamous for their stinky defense mechanism, are mammals native to North America. There are four skunk species in the Americas, with two occurring in North Carolina. The spotted skunk…

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Register for Turkey Hunting Seminars in March

February 15, 2021
wild turkey on public lands

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) is offering a free online series of turkey hunting seminars in March. Topics will include biology, species habits, habitats, scouting, essential equipment, setup, effective shot…

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Preparing Bluebird Boxes for Spring

January 29, 2021
Preparing Bluebird Boxes for Spring

Many bird species are beginning to scout potential nesting sites for the approaching breeding season. That means that now is the time to erect new nest boxes or tidy up…

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Wildlife Feature: Buffleheads

January 28, 2021

If you have been to an inland pond or coastal marsh in North Carolina during the winter, then you have probably seen a bufflehead duck. Buffleheads are relatively small ducks…

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Wildlife Corridors: Connect Habitats, Save Lives

December 22, 2020

Development and deforestation are increasing in North Carolina, meaning wildlife habitat loss and fragmentation are also on the rise. This has a huge impact on wildlife, particularly species that traverse…

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Wildlife Feature: Gray Foxes

December 21, 2020

Gray foxes are North Carolina’s only native fox and the smallest of the four wild canids that are present in the state, with the others being the red fox, red…

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Wildlife Commission Seeks Public Input on Mudpuppy Sightings

December 17, 2020

Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) are asking the public, particularly anglers, to submit any sightings of mudpuppies to the agency. The mudpuppy is a relatively rare salamander…

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NCWF Welcomes Dr. Stacy Nelson to the Board

December 4, 2020

Dr. Stacy Nelson was recently elected to the NCWF board of directors. Nelson received his B.S. in Biology from Jackson State University, his Masters in Marine Science/Resource Management and Policy…

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Surplus Trout Coming to 38 Impoundments in N.C. this Winter

November 30, 2020

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is expanding seasonal angling opportunities by stocking surplus trout in 38 impoundments across central and western North Carolina this winter. When fishing in these waters,…

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Wildlife Feature: Beavers, Ecosystem Engineers

November 24, 2020

The American beaver, Castor canadensis, is North America’s largest rodent and are mainly identified by their brownish-black fur coats, wide and hairless tails, and the four large front teeth that…

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