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23136
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During the winter months, tundra swans migrate from their breeding grounds in the Arctic Circle to northeastern North Carolina. Area wildlife refuges provide the ideal aquatic environment for this species and many can be seen at Lake Mattamuskeet and Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuges.
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5720
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Between 70,000 and 80,000 tundra swans winter in North Carolina, the highest population along the Atlantic Flyway. Unregulated hunting caused the population to drop in the 1930s, and restrictions were put on hunters. This restored the swans to today's levels. In 1984, a limited hunting season began. Only a limited number of hunting permits are issued, and hunters are allowed a bag limit of only one swan.
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7353
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North Carolina generally has the largest wintering East Coast population of tundra swans. Only five states have hunting seasons for the eastern population, and North Carolina usually has the largest harvest. The first tundra swan hunting season in the state took place in 1984-1985 and 867 birds were killed. The 2004-2005 season produced the second-lowest harvest on record with 1,745 birds taken. Wilson discusses this decline in the harvest.
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