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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 81 Issue 2, Mar/Apr 2017
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A new statewide camera trap survey offers beautiful pictures for citizens and data for scientists. The camera trap is part of a three-year citizen science project at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Candid Critters program that seeks the help of North Carolina residents to figure out what animals are living there.
The raccoon’s intelligence, flexibility, and social network have helped it become a successful and resilient mammal. Raccoons are also one of the primary vectors for rabies in North Carolina. As raccoons continue to be a part of the rural and urban landscapes, people should be cautious in areas where they are common.
North Carolina has some of the most diverse fisheries in the nation. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission operates six fish hatcheries, which have evolved to produce a variety of species and serve new needs throughout the state.
For years, forty yards was the limit most hunters imposed on themselves for shooting at a wild turkey. Advancements in ammunition shells and chokes allow North Carolina turkey hunters to take aim from farther away than before.
Doug Elliott, author and naturalist, reminisces about taking his son deer hunting in North Carolina. He taught his son how to scout for deer, find a good place to make a deer stand, and show respect for the animal they were hunting.