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Why Wildlife in North Carolina magazine? Easy. Consider it your inspiration to go experience North Carolina’s great outdoors.


Wildlife in North Carolina offers the kind of hunting and fishing insight that you can use to have a better day in the field and on the water, written by the state’s leading wildlife and outdoor experts. We keep you up to date with conservation and the latest news from the field. We highlight public areas and natural wonders for you to explore. Open one of our issues and you’ll see hunting and fishing seasons at a glance, brilliant wildlife photography, fascinating stories, and recipes foodies will want to make!


We publish Wildlife in North Carolina six times a year. That’s an issue every two months packed with captivating articles that will motivate you to get outside!


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Letter to the Editor/Feedback

Annual Photo Competition

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Latest Issue



May • June 2022 Contents

Three Cheers for Our Volunteers

written by Mike Zlotnicki      photographed by Melissa McGaw 

Meet a few of the faces who help the Commission achieve its conservation mission.


Banding Together 

written by Sydney Brown

Getting an estimate on the state's Canada goose population is messy but important work.


When Night Creatures Step into the Light

written by Alan Pomeroy   

Spotting a "nocturnal" animal during the daytime is not necessarily cause for concern.


Diamonds in the Rough

written and photographed by Jeff Hall

North Carolina's last known population of Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes lives among the bomb craters of Camp Lejeune.


All Tied Up

written by Mike Zlotnicki   I   photographed by Melissa McGaw

Students learn to fool fish with feathers during fly-tying classes at the Pechmann Center.


Never a Dull Moment Afloat

written by Josh Leventhal   I   photographed by Melissa McGaw

Safe boating includes a variety of scenarios and situations for wildlife law enforcement officers to handle.


An Education in Black Bears

written by Jennifer Strules, Christopher DePerno and Colleen Olfenbuttel   I   photographed by Melissa McGaw

The Urban/Suburban Black Bear Study is researching how management plans can impact human-bear interactions.


Upcoming Issue


July • August Issue

On the Draw

Asaiah McIntyre and his Southern Guilford High School teammates took to the range in preparation for a regional Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament. Not only did their shooting improve, but they also learned some lessons along the way.

Best of the Best

The top photographs from over 1,800 entries will be on display next issue as part of our 18th annual photo competition. 


Check out the video series on YouTube


Wild Notebook

Endangered...Threatened...Special Concern

written by Sydney Brown  | illustrated by Liz Bradford

Learn the laws that help protect animals in need by placing them in one of three categories.

Home In the Muck

written by Ann May  | illustrated by Amy Friend

Shoreline plants help protect ponds and lakes while providing food for critters that live there.

Here a Quack, There a Quack

written by Sydney Brown  | illustrated by Anne Runyon

Ducks are almost EVERYWHERE in North Carolina, yet not all ducks are the same.

Underground Living

written by Sydney Brown  | illustrated by Liz Bradford

From tiny ants to medium-sized mammals, all sorts of creatures prefer to make their homes in burrows beneath the surface.

Fooled You

written by Sydney Brown  | illustrated by Anne Runyon

Insects like ants, butterflies and wasps use tricks to keep predators away.

Snow Birds

written by Liani Yirka  | illustrated by Amy Friend

Waterfowl species like snow geese migrate south every winter to warm places like North Carolina.

2022 Sample Articles

2021-2004 Sample Article Archive