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for Friend O’ Wildlife Vol. 19 Issue 1, Jan-Feb 1975
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Several states have passed laws requiring the u se of hunger orange given the indications that its use in field clothes has had a tremendous effect on the safety record in hunting. Although North Carolina does not required the use of hunter orange, except in military installations, it is strongly recommended for upland and big game hunters by management officials.
Effective January 1975, new regulations in North Carolina offer two types of Special Device Fishing Licenses. Changes eliminate the requirement of a special license for taking rough and migratory saltwater fishes in each county, but instead can be used throughout the state. The two types of this license differentiate between personal and non-personal use.
Controversy continues over the closing of W. Kerr Scott Reservoir to hunting. The Wilkes County lake was closed by the US Army Corps of Engineers due to issues with waterfowl hunting. Although the Corps has reopened part of the lake, sportsmen along with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission remain concerned about the Corps’ influence with a public property.
The National Wildlife Federation has released more than 1,000 acres of land to the Federal Government to be used as a refuge for the American bald eagle. The land acquisition was funded by the ‘Save a Living Thing’ Campaign undertaken by the NWF and 7-Eleven food stores.
The American Woodcock puts on quite a show, and North Carolina game management officials believe may have the potential to increase diversity and quantity game hunting in the state.