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for Friend O’ Wildlife Vol. 20 Issue 2, Mar-Apr 1976
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The Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge will again open to sport fishing in March 1976. The refuge has been closed to activity since November 1975 to minimize waterfowl disturbance but will now open to sport and bow fishing during daylight only and within only certain areas.
The rapid loss of wetland habitat is considered one of the most critical natural resource problems in the United States, but steps are being taken to preserve remaining wetlands. The Wetland Loan Act and the Migratory Bird Hunting Conservation stamp are efforts to save land and raise funds for wetlands.
The Williamston High School Wildlife club has completed their year with various activities such as building wood duck nesting boxes, promotion of National Hunting and Fishing Day, and showing films on wildlife conservation.
Billions of tons of river and harbor sediment are dredged each year. Until recently, the solution to disposal of the often toxic materials was to dump them in near shore waters, including wetlands. The United States recently took steps to regulate dredged materials in order to prevent environmental damage through the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is reviewing a mandatory tagging system for big game species. The Commission is working out the details of the system including the tags used and the methods for reporting kills.