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Calendar of Wildlife & Habitat Happenings

August 19, 2021
Great Outdoors University - Getting kids and their families outdoors.

Calendar of Seasonal Events for September 2021 Sept. 4: Hunting season opens for doves, rails and moorhens. Sept. 10: Wild muscadines are ripe. Summer farewell is in bloom. Peak flight…

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NCWF Challenges Communities to Swap Trash for Trees

August 18, 2021
Community Activist holding up a bag of collected trash

People love a challenge – whether it’s the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, 22-Pushup Challenge or North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s Neighborhood Cleanup Challenge. As we head into fall, we’re keeping the…

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NCWF Joins Lawsuit Challenging Elimination of North Carolina Sea Turtle and Fish Protections

August 10, 2021

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation, Cape Fear River Watch and Defenders of Wildlife are challenging a decision to abolish turtle and fish protections in North Carolina that have been in…

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For the Love of Wildlife Underdogs

August 4, 2021
Loti and Dale - Wildlife Underdogs

Loti Woods and Dale Weiler, after retiring from working in the corporate world, met at an art gallery in Tryon, NC and 8 days later, were engaged. Their love story…

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Leaving Lead Behind

July 30, 2021
wild turkey on public lands

Hunting and angling are popular modes of outdoor recreation, and important drivers of wildlife conservation action and funding that greatly benefit wildlife and habitats. On the other hand, the use…

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New Bill Would Galvanize Wildlife Conservation, Help Prevent Extinctions in North Carolina

July 30, 2021
Sicklefin Redhorse

New bipartisan legislation in the House and Senate will fund locally led efforts to help prevent extinctions and help wildlife thrive nationwide. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) will send…

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Wildlife Feature: Opossums

July 27, 2021
A young Virginia opossum

The Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) is a marsupial that is native to regions of North America, occurring from southern Canada through much of the United States and south into Mexico…

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Commission Set to Change Rules on Shrimp Trawling

July 21, 2021

The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission is expected to vote at its August meeting on a new amendment pertaining to shrimp trawling, but some critics say the Commission’s proposed changes…

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NCWF Weighs in on Shrimp Trawl Fishery Waste, Habitat Destruction

July 15, 2021

The North Carolina shrimp trawl fishery generates significant waste and habitat destruction, compromising the health of our coastal ecosystems. Data shows that shrimp trawls produce large amounts of bycatch and…

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NC Wildlife Federation Announces Winners of 57th Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards

July 14, 2021
Governors Achievement Award logo

A renowned sea turtle biologist, educator and policy expert. An advocate for waterfowl hunters and wetlands conservation. An attorney fighting for water quality and environmental justice issues. An organization centered…

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Southern Flounder Season

July 6, 2021
southern flounder

North Carolina’s Southern Flounder fishery has faced overfishing for more than three decades. After heightened public pressure to make this fishery more sustainable, the new regulations for the 2021 season…

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Wildlife Feature: Chuck-will’s-widows

June 30, 2021
chuck-will's-widow bird on the ground

The Chuck-will’s-widow, Antrostomus carolinensis, is a bird in the nightjar family that is found throughout the southeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of North America. These birds dwell in dry, open woodlands…

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