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Maligned and misunderstood, modern hunters are under increasing scrutiny. In response to the current anti-hunting sentiment, the North Carolina Wildlife Federation is acting on several fronts to ensure that properly regulated hunting and properly managed wildlife go hand in hand.
Carolina Biological Supply in Burlington produces scientific educational products that include everything from maggots to tarantulas to kits that teach genetic engineering. Dr. Thomas Powell, Jr., an Elon College biology professor, founded the company in 1927. The company sells to science teachers, medical schools, and other science organizations around the world from an inventory of over 30,000 items. Prior to this, science teachers were expected to go into the field and stream to get their specimens for classroom use.
According to the editor Eddie Nickens, a strict adherence to game laws doesn’t mean you have to agree with all of them. But the laws represent the only standard we have of judging our sporting behavior, and are part of our hunting heritage.
Susan Allen, the first wildlife biologist appointed to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, finds the state at a crossroads of natural resource management. She contributes her understanding of how hunting and fishing affects wildlife population dynamics.
The North Carolina Department of Natural Resources has recommended that the General Assembly pass a ban on the use of phosphate detergents. The Clean Detergent Act would help eliminate the largest contributing factor to algae blooms in the Chowan and Neuse Rivers.