Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 19 Issue 5, May 1955
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Once estimated at several hundred thousand in colonial North Carolina, the beaver was extinct across the state by the late 19th-century. In 1938, 29 beavers were released on what is now the Sandhills Wildlife Management Area in Richmond County. In 1955, the estimated beaver population was around 5,000. Wilson discusses the history of the beaver in North Carolina and its effect on the landscape.
From the freshwater ponds behind the dunes on the Outer Banks to mountain lakes in the western counties, the largemouth bass is the number one game fish of North Carolina anglers. The bass is not a commercial fish, and its sale is strictly prohibited in the state. Raver describes the fish and discusses its habitant, life history, and importance as a high quality sport fish.