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Local Sportsman Rally Around Wildlife Habitat


August 27, 2018

Photos Courtesy of David Whitmire

Charles Parris, Charles Burgess, Stanley Owen and Chris Galloway took part in mowing and trimming wildlife openings on Saturday. Wildlife openings are crucial for animals that need young successional growth to feed and rear their young.

This past Saturday, under the leadership of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Council and the Pisgah Conservancy, with the direction of the U.S. Forest Service and N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, local sportsmen began tackling a backlog of projects to enhance wildlife needs. As many forest users take to the woods on a Saturday to enjoy their favorite sport, five sportsmen and two tractors began mowing both permanent wildlife and linear openings, which are man made tracts of land that are maintained for young growth and are located all over local public lands.

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