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for Friend of Wildlife Vol. 38 Issue 6, Nov/Dec 1991
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This past February, Dale Mosteller was elected Western Vice President for the N.C. Wildlife Federation. As a sportsman, he believes it is becoming more necessary to be concerned about issues that five years ago many might have considered purely ecological notions.
The first annual Kerr Lake P.U.L.L. (Pick Up Lake Litter) Fishing Tournament occurred on September 21st. Anglers fished for largemouth bass while picking up trash off the lake.
Protecting sea turtle eggs and hatchlings alone are not enough to save sea turtle populations. Dr. Larry Crowder, a zoologist at North Carolina State University, says we need more emphasis on large juvenile and adult turtles caught by commercial fishermen.
Dr. Edward Noga, an associate professor of aquatic medicine at North Carolina State University, says environmental stress from pollution or salinity changes may predispose crabs to develop shell lesions that often are lethal.
About eighty percent of North Carolina land is in private ownership. The N.C. Wildlife Federation is continually seeking ways to encourage and support landowners’ efforts to wisely manage the natural resources they oversee.
The N.C. Wildlife Federation has established new priorities for wildlife enhancement activities. Priorities include increasing access to the outdoors, ensuring the safety of sportsmen, and pushing for greater habitat protection.