|Big money calling deer-farm bill shots
273 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am
When the topic is the management of cervid (deer) farms, big money calls the shots in the state legislature.
|When it matters to keep a cub a cub
82 Views - Posted: June 01 at 7:00 am
How nice it would be if state legislators didn’t include portions of bills as favors or special-interest awards, especially when they think they’re wildlife experts.
|NCDMF is on top of striped bass
122 Views - Posted: May 01 at 9:00 am
If you’re a fishermen who targets striped bass and you monitor the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries proclamations and stock-status reports, your heart may have skipped three or four beats since Jan. 1.
|Money, politics, CWD make a deadly mix
360 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am
Whitetail deer are the crown jewels of North Carolina wildlife. More hunters — more than a quarter-million — target them within state boundaries, more than any other wildlife species. Deer hunting accounts for $370 million in annual statewide economic impact, including $120 million in salaries and wages and $250 million in retail sales. It also generates $28 million in local and $30 million in federal taxes.
|Don’t make CAHA mistakes at CALO
886 Views - Posted: March 01 at 7:00 am
Fifteen Octobers ago, Rich Stevenson and Lee Huffines invited me to South Core Banks for my first surf-fishing adventure. It also was my first trip to Cape Lookout National Seashore.
|Guilford club hooked by HOA’s ruling
578 Views - Posted: February 01 at 7:00 am
Unless the Guilford Wildlife Club and Lake Jeanette Home Owners Association can reach an agreement about dues for use of the lake, the 65-year-old club likely will fold.
|Gunsmoke: Netters’ video is informing
551 Views - Posted: January 01 at 9:00 am
Smoking gun: A term that originally referred to an object or fact that serves as conclusive evidence of a crime or similar act. -- Wikipedia
|NCWRC’s deer-farm vote deserves praise
674 Views - Posted: December 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
North Carolina’s sportsmen, especially deer hunters, felt better about the state’s wildlife agency after Oct. 30. And for good reason.
|Wildlife, saltwater are in NC’s OZ
735 Views - Posted: November 01, 2014 at 9:00 am
Poor politicians. Even though most of us consider them lower on the popularity rung than polecats at a church social, they want us to vote for them in November. Anyway, I think we’re lucky to live in the USA because if we had the political history of, say, Syria and Iraq, we’d be sharpening knives and dropping in at campaign headquarters.
|NCSU ponders making Hofmann Forest error
1643 Views - Posted: October 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
Around 4 a.m. one cold November day in the 1950s, my father got me out of bed. I was ordered to dress for being outside. We climbed into the family’s ’53 Chevy coupe for a long drive east to Onslow County. Our destination was unknown to me — Daddy simply called it “Hofmann” — but I knew this trip was about deer hunting.
|Natural resources lose again in D.C.
591 Views - Posted: September 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
When you mix politics with decision-making concerning the management of natural resources, it’s a lose-lose proposition. Both major political parties have awful track records.
|Does love of money put wildlife at risk?
791 Views - Posted: August 01, 2014 at 9:00 am
On a long-ago hunt with my dad, I saw my first framed $1 bill in a Caswell County country store. Above the bill was written: “In God we trust. All others pay cash.”