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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 38 Issue 2, Feb 1974
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Smith Island is the state's most isolated coastal area and one of the last remaining wilderness areas along the Atlantic Coast. Actually, it is made up of three sub-islands, Bluff, Middle, and Bald Head. Godfrey does not dwell on the island's rich and fascinating history nor its uncertain and controversial future with proposed development on Bald Head Island. Instead he describes the incredible natural beauty of the landscape.
This is the second in a series describing the North Carolina Wildlife Commission's game lands. These are areas open to hunting by the public during the regular season. A special games land permit is required to hunt on these managed lands. The Northern Game Lands consist of 395, 785 acres that include Pisgah National Forest Game Land, South Mountains Game Land, Thurmond Chatham Game Land, and the Cherokee National Game Land.
The bog turtle is an uncommon species that is easily recognized by the large and usually prominent orange splotch on each side of its head. Its habitat is in soggy areas throughout portions of the Eastern United States. However, because of over-collecting and habitat destruction, it is considered one of the rarest and most endangered species. In North Carolina they are restricted to the mountainous western areas. State legislation does not protect the bog turtle in either Virginia or North Carolina.