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Articles

  • A man wearing a camouflage hoodie posing for a photo on a gravel road
    Information icon Stephen Scott, longtime Hunters for the Hungry participant. Photo by Katherine Taylor, USFWS.

    Hunting for a cause

    December 12, 2018 | 3 minute read

    For many Americans hunting is a vehicle for connecting with nature and the great outdoors. Just look at the numbers: a five-year report found that 101.6 million Americans participated in hunting, fishing and wildlife activities in 2016.  Learn more...

  • A scruffy looking white-tailed deer that appears to be ill and underweight.
    Information icon A white-tailed deer with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Photo by Wyoming Game and Fish Dept.

    Stopping a killer

    October 26, 2018 | 6 minute read

    Atlanta, Georgia — Two Louisiana men, who plead guilty to smuggling diseased white-tailed deer into Mississippi, were recently sentenced to three years probation and ordered to pay $140,000 in fees and fines. The punishment sent an unmistakable message that law enforcement and conservation agencies take very seriously the threat chronic-wasting disease (CWD) poses to the South’s deer and deer-hunting industry. Their fears are well-founded. A sickly white-tail tested positive for CWD near Tupelo in early October.  Learn more...

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    Information icon Raccoon Creek. Photo by Brett Albanese, Georgia DNR.

    A wildlife gem, in the shadow of a booming Atlanta

    June 7, 2017 | 8 minute read

    Braswell, Georgia — It was 1946, a cold night in the Blue Ridge mountains, and the six frustrated deer hunters hunkered down in a glade as the wind howled. Two days spent scrambling over the hills had flushed but one doe. The annual hunt was no longer worth the long drive from Paulding County outside Atlanta. “What I’m figuring,” said E.F. Corley, a farmer, sawmiller, truck driver and ordained Baptist minister, “is stocking deer in the hills behind home.  Learn more...

Podcasts

  • The silhouette of a deer with large antlers in front of an orange sky.
    Deer silhouette. Photo by USFWS.

    Chronic wasting disease and North Carolina

    July 7, 2014 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. After looking at more than 3,800 free-ranging deer in 2013 and 2014, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has not detected the fatal, untreatable wildlife affliction, chronic wasting disease, despite its presence in Virginia and other nearby states. Chronic Wasting Disease is a transmissible neurological disease of deer, elk, and related mammals, that causes a spongy deterioration of the animal’s brain.  Learn more...

  • The silhouette of a deer with large antlers in front of an orange sky.
    Deer silhouette. Photo by USFWS.

    Deer to the Qualla Boundary

    January 13, 2014 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Oftentimes in endangered species conservation, we’re faced with a situation where you have a small, and vulnerable population of imperiled plants or animals, but you have a large, healthy population elsewhere, or you can successfully propagate and raise them in captivity. In these situations, one of the most basic conservation tools is augmentation – assuming the habitat is okay, you augment the small, vulnerable population with individuals from the large, healthy population, or from those propagated in captivity.  Learn more...

  • The silhouette of a deer with large antlers in front of an orange sky.
    Deer silhouette. Photo by USFWS.

    Hemmoragic disease cases up

    April 25, 2012 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission wants your help. Commission biologists noticed an unusually high number of cases of hemorrhagic disease in white-tailed deer in Wilkes and Surry counties, and are asking the public to report sightings of sick or diseased animals. Hemorrhagic disease has no human health implications, but is a serious white-tailed deer disease. Symptoms vary widely, but can include bloating, weakness, and weight loss.  Learn more...

  • A grey bird with irrodescent coloring on its neck
    The passenger pigeon went extinct in the early 20th century. Photo by Tim Lenz, CC BY 2.0.

    The passenger pigeon and unforeseen consequences

    September 4, 2009 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. I’ve often spoken of white nose syndrome, the mysterious ailment killing thousands of bats in the northeast which is working its way southward. One of the myriad questions surrounding this affliction is what the death of thousands of bats means for the greater natural community, including human health, considering the volume of insects bats consume and that an impact on one part of a community can reverberate throughout, possibly with serious unforeseen consequences.  Learn more...

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