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for Friend of Wildlife Vol. 31 Issue 6, Nov/Dec 1984
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The future of hunting and other forms of outdoor recreation was the topic at the first North Carolina Conference on Outdoor Ethics, sponsored by the N.C. Wildlife Federation in late September. Representatives from conservation groups, landowners, and government agencies discussed ways of improving the image of outdoor users and increasing educational efforts.
The National Wildlife Federation has joined in the debate over the Oregon Inlet jetties, criticizing a new economic analysis that supports construction of jetties to stabilize the inlet on North Carolina’s Outer banks. The federation claims the study significantly overestimates the benefits by relying on faulty data and incorrect assumptions.
The alarming decline in the populations of striped bass along the Atlantic seaboard in the last decade has prompted proposals for new legislation. The proposed bills would provide a moratorium on striped bass fishing in all states until a management plan is implemented.
Duke University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies will receive $7.67 million from a Georgia timber executive’s bequest. Raymond Sullivan was a native of North Carolina and Duke graduate in business administration. Money from the bequest will provide scholarships, research assistantships and funding for some faculty research.