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for Friend O’ Wildlife Vol. 20 Issue 3, Summer 1976
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South Creek, a tributary of the Pamlico River in Beaufort County, North Carolina, is well known to duck hunters and bass fishermen. However, it has recently garnered the attention of the NC Wildlife Federation due to concern over a proposed dredging project and its adverse effects on fish and wildlife resources.
Wildlife habitat conservation is key to species conservation; however, more habitats are being destroyed from deforestation and development. Conservation strategies are turning to zoos to provide appropriate habitat and resources for various species.
Plant collectors are persistent pluckers but their love of exotic plants has made some rare species endangered. However, some state and federal legislation is making an attempt to protect wild plants.
In five counties in North Carolina, thirty people were charged with game and fish law violations in illegal possession and sale of inland game fish and wild deer meat. Penalties range from small fines to several years in jail.
New procedures for tagging and reporting of antlered deer and wild boar are taking place in 1976. These include new tags for big game and a Big Game Kill Report Card that specifies type, sex, date, and county.
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has opened a new free, public boating access area on the Pasquotank River.