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for Friend O’ Wildlife Vol. 30 Issue 4, July/Aug 1983
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In North Carolina, the fox squirrel is twice the size of the local gray squirrel and is usually found in open hardwood forests. While little is known about the fox squirrel’s general ecology, eastern populations seem to be disappearing.
In North Carolina and around the country, the destruction of wetlands has been a topic of debate. Most recent is the conflict between development and preservation as a result of a plan which may call for the mining of thousands of wetland acres in Washington, Hyde, and Tyrrell counties.
The National Wildlife Week Essay Contest, held in conjunction with the N.C. Wildlife Federation, was conducted in North Carolina schools. A major aspect of the contest aims to increase environmental awareness among students. Due to its successful first year, the contest may become an annual event.
Due to a decrease in black duck populations, waterfowl hunters can expect harvest restrictions this fall. The Atlantic Flyway Technical Committee biologists recommended to reduce flyway-wide harvest by twenty-five percent.