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for Friend O’ Wildlife Vol. 19 Issue 4, Sept-Oct 1975
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Given Lee County’s position near the middle of the state, there are many anglers and hunters in this area interested in wildlife resources and their management. The Lee County Wildlife Club was formed in the late 1940s and became a fully affiliated and active group by the 1950s. Projects during its lifetime have been wide-ranging and expansive including summer camps and sponsorship of wildlife resource legislation.
Portsmouth Island was established by the NC General Assembly in 1753. Once a thriving seaport along the Outer Banks, Portsmouth Island is now part of the National Park Service for recreational purposes. Although many of the buildings are in good condition, the Island is slowly disappearing into the sea.
The North Carolina Wildlife Federation, in cooperation with the National Wildlife Federation and the North Carolina Extension’s Forestry Service, are presenting a summit in Manteo, NC designed to give families a learning experience in Outer Banks history and environment.
Although a number of species are becoming more and more limited, the wood duck is illustrating that some species can come back from the brink of extinction. Once threatened by habitat destruction and illegal hunting, the wood duck now numbers in the millions throughout the United States.
Thanks to an ambitious restoration program, including reforesting and restocking, by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, many parts of the state are seeing an upswing in wild turkey populations.