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for Friend O’ Wildlife Vol. 24 Issue (27) 1, Jan 1980
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Although there is an assumption that putting an area into the National Park system will provide it better environmental protection. But given increased development and overcrowding, water and air pollution are still problems for many national parks.
Although the value of mandatory and voluntary hunter safety courses has been recognized in all states, there is still an issue with getting hunters to wear safety orange. However, it has been shown that in states where the orange is mandatory, there have been no hunting fatalities.
Due to a recent federal district court decision, it will be more difficult for developers to take over forested wetlands. The court held that some clearing activities were in violation of the Clean Water Act.
Quail, squirrel, and rabbit populations are having a banner year, and small game hunters in North Carolina stand to take advantage of the increasing populations across the state.
North Carolina’s turkey harvest hit an all-time high in 1979, the largest taking of the bird since the turkey season was initiated.
A recent ‘rebellion’ in Nevada, an attempt of state government to lay claim to 49 million acres of federal land, puts a light on issues in land ownership and the role of hunters, fishermen, and outdoor recreationists in advocating for federally protected lands.