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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 59 Issue 9, Sept 1995
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Caused by raccoons and other wild animals like bats and foxes, the worst rabies outbreak since the 1950s is spreading across the state. By July, 1995, 252 animals - 204 of them raccoons - were confirmed rabid, compared to 89 at the same time in 1994.
Restoration of the white-tail deer, which began almost fifty years ago when there were50,000 statewide, has increased the population to over 800,000. As habitats approach their carrying capacity, good management is a necessity.
For shotgun shooters competing in contests or hunting, accuracy can depend on how well the gun is fitted to the shooter. Since shotgun stocks are made for the \"average\" shooter, a visit to a professional gunfitter may be necessary to insure a good fit.
Duane Raver, the state's premier wildlife artist, is also one of the nation's best. The former editor of WILDLIFE IN NORTH CAROLINA is profiled in this pictorial essay.