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Monday, 11 October 2021 15:20

Tillis, Burr support wildlife conservation bill

RALEIGH — Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr are co-sponsoring the most significant wildlife conservation bill in nearly half a century, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. The bipartisan bill currently has 28 Senate co-sponsors and will devote $1.4 billion annually to locally-led efforts — including over $20 million to North Carolina — to help prevent extinctions and help at-risk wildlife species.

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RALEIGH —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is now accepting entries to its 17th annual Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Competition. The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers of all ages, except for employees of the Wildlife Commission, the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and their immediate families (children, siblings and spouses). Entries will be accepted now through Jan. 31, 2022 at 5 p.m.

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RALEIGH — N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission officials announced today that the outbreak affecting songbirds since May 2020 seems to be subsiding and, thanks to diligent reporting by North Carolina residents, it appears not to have notably impacted birds in our state.

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ASHEBORO — The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce the names of the six red wolf pups (four females, two males) born on the guest view habitat to first-time parents Flint (male) and Sassy.

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Friday, 21 May 2021 16:14

NCWRC: Leave wildlife in the wild

RALEIGH — The biologists who staff the NC Wildlife Helpline at the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission handle a glut of calls each spring and summer about fawns, bunnies and fledgling songbirds that people find and mistake as abandoned or in danger. Well-meaning people often put young wildlife into harm’s way when they intervene in a wild animal’s natural process of growing up.

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RALEIGH — Today the Virginia Department of Natural Resources announced a positive case of Chronic Wasting Disease in Montgomery County, about 33 miles from Surry and Stokes counties in North Carolina. In response, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have met to discuss next steps in implementing the state’s CWD response plans.

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RALEIGH — Women landowners, natural resources professionals and others are invited to attend the final presentation of a four-part, interactive webinar series on managing lands for wildlife, ForestHer NC Wildlife.

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ROCKINGHAM — The month-long filing period for the Richmond County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors opens next week.

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The Pee Dee River starts around Pilot Mountain and runs 232 miles before emptying into the ocean at Georgetown, South Carolina. It starts out by the name of the Yadkin River and turns into the Pee Dee where the Uwharrie River flows into it just below the dam at Tillery. In South Carolina it is known as the Great Pee Dee and along the river’s basin lies the most beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife to be found.

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ALBEMARLE — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will conduct a public hearing in Albemarle on Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. to accept comments on proposed changes to agency regulations related to wildlife management, inland fisheries and game lands for the 2020-2021 seasons.

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