NC Wildlife Resources Commission http://wunc.org en Judge Allows Brasstown To Go Ahead With NYE "Possum Drop" http://wunc.org/post/judge-allows-brasstown-go-ahead-nye-possum-drop <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Superior Court judge will allow </span>Brasstown's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual Possum Drop to go ahead despite opposition from animal rights activists.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Judge Allen </span>Baddour<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> ruled in favor of the General Assembly's new animal display bill, which allows the state Wildlife Resources Commission to issue a permit for the event.</span></p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 27936 at http://wunc.org Judge Allows Brasstown To Go Ahead With NYE "Possum Drop" US Fish & Wildlife Service Urges Protection For Rare NC Moth And Fish http://wunc.org/post/us-fish-wildlife-service-urges-protection-rare-nc-moth-and-fish <p>Officials with the US Fish &amp; Wildlife Service made two big announcements concerning North Carolina this month: they determined that a very rare moth found in one county near the coast warrants placement on the Endangered Species List, and they are awarding the state two grants to help with wildlife conservation.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 21281 at http://wunc.org US Fish & Wildlife Service Urges Protection For Rare NC Moth And Fish Wildlife Resources Commission Investigates Dead, Injured Brown Pelicans http://wunc.org/post/wildlife-resources-commission-investigates-dead-injured-brown-pelicans <p>State wildlife officials are continuing to investigate the deaths and injuries of brown pelicans along the North Carolina coast.&nbsp; They say more than 200 of the birds have been found.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 13:27:01 +0000 Gurnal Scott 14956 at http://wunc.org Wildlife Resources Commission Investigates Dead, Injured Brown Pelicans 155 Sea Turtles Rescued From Cold Water Off NC Coast http://wunc.org/post/155-sea-turtles-rescued-cold-water-nc-coast <p>155 sea turtles were rescued off North Carolina’s coasts and beaches this year and treated for “cold shock,” caused by low water temperatures. &nbsp;That’s more than usual, and about half the animals are still recovering. Wildlife officials reported a record number of sea turtle nests last summer. They say it's not likely high numbers will be seen again this season because the same turtles don't typically come back to nest every year. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:33:11 +0000 Catherine Brand 12273 at http://wunc.org 155 Sea Turtles Rescued From Cold Water Off NC Coast Bald Head Island Considering Birth Control for Deer http://wunc.org/post/bald-head-island-considering-birth-control-deer <p>Village leaders on Bald Head Island say their deer population is near the limit the island can support. One solution they're considering is shooting female deer with contraceptive-laced darts. But biologist Robbie Norville of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission says most wildlife contraceptives simply aren't effective.</p> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 08:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 10168 at http://wunc.org