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4 results for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 46 Issue 5, May 1982
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6072
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Once covering 1.4 million acres, the Great Dismal Swamp has been reduced to 210,000 acres over the last 200 years. Eroding water tables, 200 years of logging, especially of the Atlantic white cedar, and an elaborate network of ditches cut through the swamp have all contributed to the reduction of this mysterious, dank, and nearly impenetrable area. Yet, the swamp stubbornly clings to survival.
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6065
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Rising 5,100 feet in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Bluff Mountain, near West Jefferson, is a treasure chest of botanical riches. Forty-two rare, endangered animals and flowering plants, including the bog turtle, wood lily, and sundew, are found there. An unusual feature of the mountain is a highland plateau that contains the only fen in the southern Appalachians.
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6066
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Since 1976, North Carolina has required hunters to report their big game harvest. Game managers use this information to make decisions affecting hunting seasons, bag limits, and other regulatory matters. Report Number 6 covers the 1981-82 hunting season and lists statistics by counties for game harvests of black bear, white-tailed deer, wild boar, and wild turkey.
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9703
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The red drum, or channel bass, is North Carolina's state fish and can be caught in surf or sound waters. In 1981, two world record channel bass were caught in one day in the state's waters. Arrington discusses channel bass fishing and tackle to use.
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