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for Carolina Country Vol. 31 Issue 4, Apr 1999
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Overhunting and increasing human population brought about the decline of the wild turkey across the country from millions to around 30,000 at the start of the 20th-century. The National Wild Turkey Federation sponsors Target 2000, a project that seeks to restore the wild turkey nationwide by the year 2000. By April, 1999, the state's wild turkey population will reach 100,000, with habitats in all 100 counties.
Most people think of Louisiana when they hear the word crawfish. However, our own state has a North Carolina Crawfish Growers' Association and a small number of growers who produce around 100,000 pounds annually. Sterling Davenport has grown crawfish at his Millpond Crawfish Farm in Plymouth for eleven years, making his the state's oldest operating crawfish farm.