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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 29 Issue 4, Apr 1965
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The North Carolina Boating Act of 1959 â€œrequires that all boating accidents occurring on public waters and fitting the reporting criteria of the act be reported to the Wildlife Resources Commission.â€ There were forty-four fatalities in 1964, and the number of accidents totaled eighty-eight. Over half of the accidents for which causes were determined were the result of collision with another vessel or capsizing. A map of the state provides locations of nonfatal and fatal boating accidents.
The corn snake is a member of the well-known Rat Snake Family. Because of its markings, it is said to be the most beautiful snake in North America. It is found across North Carolina but is most abundant in the coastal plain. Rodents are the chief food item. The name â€œcorn snakeâ€ comes from the fact that it is often found in corn and other grain fields providing beneficial rodent control. It is one of the most valuable of all harmless snakes.
In Part 2 of his discussion of management problems of North Carolina's wild turkey population, Gooden discusses turkey hunting laws and possible revisions; illegal hunting; misconceptions about raising turkeys in captivity and using them for restocking; and turkey diseases caused by the use of certain fertilizers in fields where turkeys forage.