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Conservation At Risk With Fewer Hunters, Fishermen


Last updated 1/13/2020 at 3:04pm

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Council's new R-3 Program puts a renewed interest on recruiting new and younger hunters. (Courtesy photo)

Since the 1980s, sportsmen and women, especially in the hunting sports, have been on a participation decline, and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Council (NCWRC) is working on a way to reverse this trend.

While this isn't a new mission for the NCWRC, lately there has been a new emphasis and direct support for this ongoing problem.

Many citizens may not feel or witness the effects of this decline, but those that depend on hunter dollars, most importantly conservation (both from a wildlife and habitat stand point) suffer. And this isn't just a North Carolina problem.

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