If you ran a NASTAR race course at any of the more than 100 resorts which offer the event, you may have been fast enough to qualify for the NASTAR Nationals. Qualifiers have now been listed on the website (http://www.nastar.com); snail mail notifications will be sent out soon.
The 35th Dixie Deer Classic outdoors exposition will draw more than 20,000 people to the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh this weekend to buy hunting and fishing gear from some of the 312 exhibitors and learn from dozens of speakers.
Scenic Three Sisters Springs: it's the center of Florida's manatee universe where as many as 500 of the huge, gentle mammals come and go in a single day as the waters of the nearby Gulf of Mexico grow too cold for them to travel and forage.
Pre-med major John Wright studies often in his final semester at Wichita State in Kansas. Along with the assorted courses on advanced biology, he's currently cramming in as much knowledge as he can get about Kentucky Lake.
Fish and Game officials are asking anglers to suggest changes to the upcoming fishing rules, which take effect in 2016 and last until 2018. More important, to me at least, F&G is also asking where anglers would like to see better fishing access.
This week's winter weather forced the NC Wildlife Resources Commission to postpone public meetings of keen interest to outdoors enthusiasts. The red wolf public hearing, originally scheduled for Feb. 17, has been moved to 7 p.m. Tuesday at commission headquarters, 1751 Varsity Drive on NC State University's Centennial Campus in Raleigh.
The 20th annual East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival and NC Decoy Carving Championships will add a twist this year. For the first time, the show in downtown Washington will open to the public Friday evening.
The first survey of alligators in coastal North Carolina in 30 years shows the reptile’s populations are stable or increasing, particularly from New Bern to Wilmington. But the slow-growing gators could be vulnerable to hunting, and a harvest may send overall numbers down by removing females from the population.