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out frNorth Carolina has a bear problem, and wildlife officials hope hunters can help.

The population of black bears has been on the rise for decades — it’s more than doubled in the past 20 years alone — and needs to be reined in, according to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. The obvious solution is getting hunters to hunt more of them. The trick, however, is getting the formula right.

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Wednesday, 29 July 2015 16:07

Race Waynesville’s Main Street Mile

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out mainstmileA 1-mile race through downtown Waynesville on Friday, Aug. 21, will benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville, S.C.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 16:05

Feds decide to put hold on wolf program

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out redwolfReintroductions of endangered red wolves in eastern North Carolina will cease for the rest of 2015 following a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to put a hold on the program. 

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 16:04

Have a wild time at the library

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out wildtimeThe animals of Balsam Mountain Trust will make the rounds next week in a pair of library programs in Waynesville and Sylva.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 16:00

The bait battle: paw-lickin’ good

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out bearbaitThe hunting community and wildlife officers have been engaged in an ongoing tug-of-war over the practice of baiting bears to make them easier to hunt.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 16:40

Soccer updates

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Wednesday, 22 July 2015 16:39

Sunday hunting now OK in North Carolina

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out huntingSunday hunting with firearms will now be legal on private property following passage of the Outdoor Heritage Act by the N.C. General Assembly and governor’s concurrance.