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9628
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Between November 1, 1944 and February 1, 1979, Ollie Thompson worked for thirty-five years as a game warden, wildlife protector and enforcement officer. His retirement marks the end of an era for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, as Thompson is the last officer who was on the job working as a game warden for the State Department of Conservation when the Commission was formed in 1947.
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1602
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The North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission's Community Fishing Program was honored with the American League of Anglers and Boaters' Marine Fisheries Award, and was recognized as the most outstanding sport fishing and management program in the U.S.
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4617
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A rule change by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission for the 1999-2000 hunting season required hunters to record their harvests on a Big Game Harvest Report Card instead of tagging wild turkey, bear, deer, and boar as in past seasons. The Division of Wildlife Management uses this data to determine a species population status before it sets bag limits for the next season.
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4596
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A $4.3 million grant from the Natural Heritage Trust enabled the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to purchase six additional game lands tracts totaling 14,000 acres. The largest tract was the 5,784-acre Van Swamp located in Beaufort and Washington Counties. Others tracts were located in Hayward, Caldwell, Wilkes, Avery, Rutherford, and Ashe counties. The purchases add land to the game lands program and provide more acreage for hunting, fishing, and recreation.
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4708
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Four venomous snakes - diamondback, timber, and Carolina Pygmy rattlesnakes, and the coral snake - were added to the list of endangered species in 2000. The state has over 200 species on the list. Habitat loss, pollution, and building sprawl contribute to the creatures' decline.
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