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    Can you believe? Some good news.


    Croatan Game Lands will soon increase by 40 acres

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    Quote[/b] ] Croatan Game Lands will soon increase by 40 acres
    February 08,2006
    Patricia Smith View stories by reporter
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    CAPE CARTERET — The Croatan Game Lands will soon increase by another 40 acres.

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently closed on a Cape Carteret parcel owned by John J. Ahearn of New Jersey.

    “As soon as the boundaries are posted on it, it is part of the program,” said Wib Owen, section manager for Land Management and Wildlife with the Wildlife Resources Commission.

    The 161,000 Croatan Game Lands includes the Croatan National Forest and adjacent 841-acre McLean Tract purchased in two parts by the N.C. Coastal Land Trust in 2003 and 2004.

    Coastal Land Trust also assisted in the acquisition of the Ahearn property, purchased with a $250,000 grant to the Wildlife Resources Commission from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    The parcel lies on the southeast side of the McLean Tract and includes much of the same longleaf pine and pocosin habitats, as well as a small stream that feeds into Pettiford Creek, said Janice Allen, director of land protection for the Coastal Land Trust.

    “It just complements what we’re trying to do there,” Allen said.

    The grant was given for the protection of rare species, Allen said.

    While a full assessment of the site’s ecological values has not yet been completed, it is believed the likely home of endangered species, she said, like the Red Cockaded Woodpecker and the rough-leaf loosestrife, both federally endangered species common to longleaf and pocosin forests and found in the Croatan National Forest.

    “There’s a suite of other species that occur in longleaf forests that are of concern,” Allen said.

    They include the Venus flytrap, which has been found on the McLean property.

    It is also home to wildlife like black bear and whitetail deer.

    Hunting on the parcel will fall under the same regulations as the rest of the Croatan Game Lands, Owen said.
    I'm sure there are other cp's on this land. I have never found a cp site that vft was the only cp. I'll get to this site this summer and get some pics.

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    The problem is it took $250,000 of public money to preserve 40 acres of land. From someone in NJ no less. There isn't enough money to save much CP habitat if it has to be bought by the acre from speculators.
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    I'll be exploring Croatan the week of August 6th. I'm staying in Emerald Isle at the southeast tip. See you there Ozzy!
    My chicken legs taste like chicken--only less meaty.

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    I'll see you there, Anybody else interested in joining us?

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    Map?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (PlantAKiss @ Feb. 14 2006,5:30)]Map?
    Good idea--Croatan is HUGE! I was thinking about ordering a topographic map. Good idea?
    My chicken legs taste like chicken--only less meaty.

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    Yes good idea. I'll track down the tract of land before Aug.

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    Quote[/b] ]Map?
    Who invited you?

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