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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 45 Issue 4, Apr 1981
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Wildlife law enforcement officers do more than just check hunting and fishing licenses. Many do undercover work to trap violators of game laws, cover a regular beat, speak at schools about good hunting and fishing principles, pick up road-killed deer, clean up after fish kills, and write monthly reports. It can be a dangerous job. In the past ten years, 33 officers have been assaulted in the line of duty, and three have been killed.
Before the bridges spanned the state's rivers and creeks, ferries transported people, animals, and various cargoes across waterways. It is believed the Quakers owned and operated the first ferry in 1700 in the Albemarle Sound area. Early ferries were private enterprises, and it was not until 1741 that the first free ferry was established. Once numerous, only ten ferries are in use today, seven along the coast and three on inland waterways.
The Sauratown Trail dates back to the 1920s and 30s during the time of the construction of the Appalachian Trail. It is the first long-distance hiking trail developed on private land in the state. The twenty-mile trail may be the first link in a hiking trail the one day could reach across the state.