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for Friend O’ Wildlife Vol. 23 Issue (26) 3, Sept 1979
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Bluff Mountain in Ashe County, North Carolina is considered one of the most valuable natural areas in the state. To help preserve this community of native plants and animals, the North Carolina Nature Conservancy has received a large grant from the James E. Hanes memorial Foundation.
A recently study by fisheries biologists has shown that the 15-inch minimum size limit on walleye pike is not necessary to maintain a healthy population of the fishery in North Carolina’s mountain lakes. Removal of the minimum size would allow anglers to harvest walleye being lost to natural mortality.
An updated trapping policy has been proposed for trapping of furbearing animals on National Wildlife Refuges, allowing trapping where it is compatible with a refuge’s management policies.
For the first time since 1973, waterfowl hunting from limited and assigned blinds will be allowed at the Lake Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge.
White bass, one of the most popular fish in North Carolina, is relatively new to the state, being stocked the Yadkin and Catawba River reservoirs in the 1950s.
Lake Hyco has been stocked with over 30,000 striped bass fingerlings as the second phase in a fish stocking project.