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for Friend of Wildlife Vol. 33 Issue 2, Mar/Apr 1986
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Sheepshead are fish often found in inshore waters, bays and sounds near jetties, pilings, bulkheads or any other hard substrate where shellfish occur. In North Carolina, sheepshead are a challenge to catch but make for delicious eating.
The 1986 Dixie Deer Classic, the fourth sponsored by the Wake County Wildlife Club of Raleigh, was the best attended, biggest trophy display and most profitable of any of the club’s activities. This year’s highlight was the attainment of the first Boone and Crockett record head for the state.
The 1985 Farm Bill was passed to conserve soil buy putting eroding cropland in permanent vegetative cover, reduce surplus crop production, improve wildlife habitat, and promote forest tree planting. Farmers may elect to grow crops on their acres in exchange for payments, as part of the new conservation reserve program.
A new prescribed fire program has been initiated within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The purpose of the burns will be to open up dense shrub thickets along portions of Highway NC-12 to create scenic vistas for park visitors and to improve waterfowl habitat.