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As a kid growing up in Michigan during the 50’s, I remember my father taking his old double-barreled 12 gauge shotgun, choked cylinder bore in…

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NORTH CAROLINA — Two species of birds native to North Carolina were declared extinct by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in late September. The largest announcement of extinction in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service history, the fate of the ivory-billed woodpecker and the Bachman’s warbler tell a larger story about the risks birds are facing in the High Country.

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Handling cattle safely and efficiently requires attention to detail. That was one of the key messages Temple Grandin shared during an August program hosted by Wisconsin cattle-producer associations. A professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University, she’s a world-renowned animal behaviorist and designer of livestock-handling facilities.

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The ivory-billed woodpecker has not been seen in North Carolina in many years, and according to a 2021 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service press re…

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Found in locations in the High Country such as Grandfather Mountain, the blackburnian warbler is one of the many species of birds experiencing…

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Despite its name, the solitary sandpiper can live far from the beaches here in the High Country. This small bird forages for food in small fre…