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The Ruff Study – Still Used In Deer Management

On July 15, 1937 Fredrick J. Ruff submitted his original copy of "The Whitetail Deer of the Pisgah National Game Preserve," thus completing one of the first studies on whitetail deer in the country....

 

PNF Pre-Draft Plan Released, Public Comments Open Until Sept. 1

The title "pre-draft" may sound a little odd, but that's exactly what was released a couple of weeks back when the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) rolled out the latest in the Nantahala/Pisgah Revision...

 
 By David Whitmire    Outdoors    May 1, 2017

Sweepers and Strainers - Oh My! - Brevard, NC

Last weekend's rain was no record breaker, no drought breaker and actually pretty average. Well, average compared to average years. Last year was not an average weather year. Last weekend's rain was...

 

Good Neighbor Authority Brings Hope For Wildlife

This past fall's historic fire season proves the importance of our local, state and federal agencies' ability to work in unison. Sharing of resources and support was tested in our surrounding forest...

 

Transylvania County Deer Their History In Culture In Transylvania County

The history of the whitetail deer in Transylvania County may be one of the best stories never told. The whitetail deer has long been a food staple for people living in the area. The Cherokee who...

 

Bowhunting In Transylvania

It is noted about the time Christ was born that the Native Americans adapted the bow and arrow as a primary weapon. This greatly extended their success from a hunt that took place within feet to one o...

 

The Great French Broad River Canoe Race Of 2016

On June 18, 11 teams took off from Rosman on a 20-mile canoe relay race. The race started with a shotgun and all canoes bucking for position right out of the gate. While it is a fun and competitive...

 

Rock Snot And Other Stream Invasives

The name speaks for itself when encountered. The scientific name, Didymosphenia geminata, or commonly known as didymo or rock snot, is one of the latest invasive organism to threaten our pristine...

 

Cold Water Survival

Transylvania is called the Land Of Waterfalls, which is a pretty good indicator that water plays an important part of our outdoor experiences. Most folks can see the dangers of fast moving currents...

 

Hunting Dogs of Transylvania County

Famed southern writer William Gilmore Simms wrote in his 1847 journal about the hunting dogs of our county's long hunters. Jim Fisher, 70 years old at the time of Simms's visit, told many stories of...

 

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