|Two heroes of 2013 show rare courage
36 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
December is traditionally a time to recognize people or events that occurred during the year that impacted our lives or showed us what we could be but rarely are.
|Park Service is not sportsman’s friend
130 Views - Posted: November 01 at 7:00 am
If uncertainty once existed about the National Park Service’s course to nurture animal and plant life at public venues — acknowledging the need to protect some birds and turtles at Cape Hatteras National Seashore — the federal agency erased all doubt recently in Florida.
|Silencer law shows Repubs tone deaf
285 Views - Posted: October 01 at 7:00 am
Just for argument’s sake, say you’re a deer poacher and you found a half-buried bottle of Jim Beam in a creek, rubbed it and a genie appeared and announced he’d grant you one wish.
|Threats, intimidation won’t win in the end
219 Views - Posted: September 02 at 9:00 am
From the 1972 movie “Deliverance”:
|Republicans shoot themselves in foot
328 Views - Posted: August 01 at 7:00 am
Recently, as I was vacationing at Oak Island, my cell phone jingled. An upset caller said he’d explored the upper reaches of the creek that flows by the boat ramp off Fish Factory Road in Southport.
|Red wolf genie is out of the bottle
425 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am
Since 1988, many people have wondered when the decision to release red wolves in eastern North Carolina would return to haunt the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
|It’s way past time for gamefish bill
383 Views - Posted: June 01 at 9:00 am
The North Carolina legislature will attempt for the fourth time this year to approve a gamefish-status bill for spotted seatrout, red drum and striped bass.
|Bear-baiting bill full of shortcomings
1106 Views - Posted: May 01 at 7:00 am
Responding to constituents’ requests is a good idea for politicians. It shows attention and compassion and pays dividends at the ballot box.
|Will Republicans end pay-to-play format?
461 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am
The “Government Reorganization and Efficiency Act,” aka Senate Bill 10 — part of which would change appointments of N.C. Wildlife Resources Commissioners — passed a Senate vote Feb. 7 and awaits House approval before the bill is sent to Governor Pat McCrory’s desk.
|Politicians, NRA miss target again
454 Views - Posted: March 01 at 7:00 am
Millions of words — some accurate, many inaccurate — have been spoken and written about the Dec. 14 school shooting and mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Most expressed revulsion at an insane killer’s act that ended the lives of 20 first-graders, five teachers and the principal.
|Sick economy sparks more trout troubles
535 Views - Posted: February 01 at 7:00 am
One of the results of a depressed economy is people often find ways that aren’t legal to supplement their incomes — to the detriment of public resources such as fisheries or wildlife.
That apparently happened this winter in several coastal North Carolina communities. Enforcement officers with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Marine Patrol, along with sheriff’s deputies, apprehended a string of law-breakers netting fish illegally.
|New administration in unique situation
640 Views - Posted: January 01 at 7:00 am
For the first time in 20 years, North Carolina will have a Republican governor, Pat McCrory.
McCrory and a Republican-dominated legislature will have the power to make needed changes in the state’s wildlife and saltwater resources management.
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