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for Friend O’ Wildlife Vol. 21 Issue 3, Summer 1977
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Area residents in North Carolina are expressing varied reactions to the proposed Mount Mitchell National Park. Most show sentiments of distrust, particularly toward the intentions of the government and issues with resource exploitation and mass development.
Eastern North Carolina led the state in the number of arrests for illegal night hunting of deer, a violation of the State’s game laws.
The Secretary of the Interior has designated over $62 million in funds for fish and wildlife restoration and hunter safety programs. Funds come from taxes on ammunition, arms, and equipment, and appropriations are made to each state depending on activities and population.
Fishermen and bass clubs across North Carolina have contributed countless hours and data to the NC Wildlife Resources Commission’s Division of Inland Fisheries 1976 Bass Catch Survey. Data so far shows that catch did not vary from season to season as would have been expected, and that ponds provided the best place for a quick catch.
Proposed changes to the 1935 wildlife laws update many of the outdated and often contradictory laws. These changes provide provisions for stiffer penalties for violations, licensing of fur dealers and trapping permits, and greater authority to control harvesting and baiting.