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for Friend O’ Wildlife Vol. 30 Issue 5, Sept/Oct 1983
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Controversy over Oregon Inlet jetty construction continues in North Carolina. Opponents to the jetties believe that a regular program of dredging is a better solution, whereas proponents argue dredging is unfeasible and too expensive to maintain a navigable channel. The Army Corps of Engineers is already authorized to build the jetties but additional Congressional actions remain before construction can proceed.
The bald eagle population has been declining for over a decade in North Carolina and across the nation. Lake Mattamuskeet may soon be home to a pair of resident bald eagles, the first step in a plan to restore bald eagle populations. The bald eagles will first be placed in a hack, a wooden cage atop a tower, to allow biologists to feed the birds without being seen.
As cool weather returns, people will be heading for the outdoors to take advantage of North Carolina’s natural areas. Visitors should become familiar with minimal impact camping, so that the area continues to look natural and untouched.
The mourning dove, a popular upland game bird, migrates to North Carolina each fall. The dove’s small size and flight antics make it a difficult target for hunters to consistently hit. Hunters have found a variety of strategies to outwit the dove, cherished for its dark, tender meat.
The Game Lands Use Permit entitles the holder to hunt, trap, fish, train dogs, or participate in field trials on any of the areas designated as Game Lands by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. These lands are leased by the state from other government agencies and private companies.