I wasn’t surprised to see that Wildlife in North Carolina was named the best state wildlife magazine in the country by the Association for Conservation Information. The magazine, published monthly by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, is an engaging and helpful journal for everyone who enjoys life outside, whether you’re there to enjoy the scenery or to fire away at ducks and deer.
I make a point of checking in regularly at the website of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. In particular, I’m keeping an eye on the North Carolina Black Bear Occupied Range Expansion. I’m sure that other readers will notice the ominous trend of inward expansion toward the Piedmont as bears are no longer held to just the far mountain and coastal regions. How much longer before they’ll be in Charlotte, Raleigh, or Winston-Salem? Sleep well while you can, city-dwellers: the bears are on their way.