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for Friend O’ Wildlife Vol. 30 Issue 6, Nov/Dec 1983
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Ted Reed is the quintessential volunteer who has dedicated his time to conservation education. Ted founded the Raleigh Wildlife and Conservation Club and developed programs to teach school children about wildlife conservation and acid rain. He also leads a Boy Scout Troop, which is involved in conservation projects and hunter safety programs.
For the first time in several years, North Carolina waterfowl hunters will have the opportunity to take canvasback ducks during a special season in coastal waters. Regulations were also adopted allowing hunters to use handguns for big game during the regular gun seasons.
With changes in the mechanics of hunting, and in view of the ever-critical eye of society on the sport of hunting, it becomes increasingly important for hunters to reassess their attitudes and actions in terms of hunter behavior and ethics. Resources, respect, restraint, and responsibility are four words to always keep in mind.
The gray squirrel is surprisingly, the number one game animal in North Carolina. This small target is challenging but there are several methods to hunt gray squirrels. An ideal time for hunting a squirrel is just after a light rain or during a light drizzle when the wind is calm.
The black duck population has been decreasing by slightly more than one-percent each year. Hunting could be a factor in the decline of the black duck, but habitat loss and the interbreeding with its cousin, the mallard, are more viable causes for the decline.