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for Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society Vol. 114 Issue 3, Fall 1998
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The coyote's range is expanding. In the early 1980s, the animal was found in only four of the state's one hundred counties. By 1998, it had almost covered the state. Impacts from such proliferation include increased human-animal encounters and threats to native wildlife.
From 1982 to 1996, the Poor Boy Shark Tournament was held at Shallotte Point. These tournaments were popular because sharks were plentiful, good sport, and good to eat. However, two things ended the tournament in 1996. First, because sharks were being overfished, there were plans to limit size and catch; and secondly, other fishing tournaments began to offer larger money prizes.