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for Friend of Wildlife Vol. 34 Issue 2, Mar/Apr 1987
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The National Wildlife Federation is trying to stop a federal raid on the Wallop-Breaux Fund and help keep fish in our lakes. The fund is raised from a variety of user fees designed to aid state sport fishing programs. The federal proposal would limit the fund and transfer a portion of the revenues.
Shad fishing is a popular spring sport in North Carolina. Hickory shad can be found in slow moving, cypress-lined backwater streams. Recommended fishing sites are the Cape Fear and Roanoke River drainages.
Paying farmers for hunting rights will open up more lands for hunters in North Carolina. Lands leased may receive some degree of active management for wildlife and provide better hunting than public lands.
Thousands of acres of North Carolina pocosin wetlands have been developed without federal permits because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ruled they are not wetlands. Now the Environmental Protection Agency will decide whether state coastal areas proposed for development constitute wetlands.