Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 72 Issue 12, Dec 2008
Currently viewing results 1 - 2
Hunting for diving ducks in North Carolina's coastal regions has a rich history and a devoted following dating back to the 19th century. Despite an upward trend in the state, overall the population is declining. A definitive cause has yet to be found, but possible causes are habitat conditions on spring staging areas; contaminants; diseases; and hunting.
The coastal plain of North and South Carolina is the primary wintering range for woodcocks in the Eastern Flyway. This bird has a long bill which is ideal for probing in the dirt for food, and its mottled brown color provides a good camouflage against predators. The woodcock's preference for dense cover habitats makes it a challenging bird to hunt.