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I'agc 10-A?'THE BRUNSWICK BEAC
BY SUSAN USHKR
l.egal foxhunting returns to
Brunswick County next month by
.Some fcxhunters in Brunswick
County will no longer .simply rifle to
the hounds for sport, without taking
any prey. During a short hunting and
trapping season?Jan. 6 through Jan.
V up to 250 foxes will he harvested.
"legally," says trapper and furbuyer
Koger Mewett of Supply, "it's
been seven or eight years since you
could hunt fox in Brunswick County.
But a lot of them have been caught illegally."
local hunters and trappers successfully
petitioned the N.C. Wildlife
Commission to establish a county fox
season. A local bill that would have
accomplished the same result was
filed and later withdrawn by llep. Is
David Kedwinc during the 1085 session
of the legislature.
Mounted fox hunting with dogs has
I icon legal in most North Carolina
counties in recent years, but it was illegal
to lake or possess the foxes. Only
through local legislation or by
.sjH'cijil permit seasons set by the
Wildlife Commission has killing
foxes been allowed, permitting the
state's fox population to expand
In southeastern North Carolina,
Tlir first Christmas tournament
.sponsored by Veterans of
Koreinn Wars Cliapter No. V211H in
Calabash drew Kit participants
Saturday , reported Itoliert Holts, Kolf
Proceeds of the event, held at
Oyster Hay (lolf Club at Sunset
Heuell, will lie set aside to buy land
and construct a buililuiyt for the
Winners were reeoKtiiZcd ill men's
and ladies divisions
In the men's division winners and
then scores were as follows (ill!
(iillierl. firsl, 71; I'uul lanlzy, second;
71, lloliy McDowell, third, 71;
Hill Williams, fourth, 77. Jo Simons,
tilth, 72; and Jim Met limit, sixth, 72.
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Sampson County is the nearest coun
ty where foxhunting will also t>
allowed by permit. It will be allowei
by local legislation in Bladen
Itnhosnn and Moore counties.
llewctt is among .'t3 hunters/trap
pers who applied for and receive*
one of the 50 foxhunting permits ap
proved for Brunswick County by tin
N.C. Wildlife Commission this fall
The cutoff date for applications wa;
"We need to catch some of them,'
llewctt said of the foxes. "They're
eating up the birds?the quails? anc
"We're finding a lot killed on tin
road. That shows they're over
Kach permit-holder will receive
five lags, said said Grady Barnes,
manager of the Commission':
research and regulations section.
Since there are excess tag:
available they will be allowed after
Jan. 1 to buy up to five additional
tags until all 250 are issued.
That means 10 will be the largest
number of foxes any one of the
hunters or trappers can legally lake
The N.C. Wildlife Commission
established the 250-fox harvest limit
s 134 Golfers
went to .loon Bryant with a score of
711 Other winners were Victoria
Weise, second, 73; Joan Gilbert,
third, 74. Marie Golan, fourth, 75;
Hosemarv Scubert, fifth, 75; and
l.ucy Dipboye, sixth. 76.
Consolation prizes went to Itusty
('avallo In tin- men's division, with a
score of III; and in the women's division.
to Ann Burke, with a score of 80
Although the weather was cool
Saturday, Bolls said tourney participants
expressed interest in the
chapter holdup; similar events in the
After the tournament, the VKW's
ladies auxiliary served barbecue at
thi' Calaliash Volunteer Wire IX'partincut.
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h after agency biologists completed a
c iieid study this summer using scent
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local fox population.
Along a 20-milE line, stations arc
set up at one-mile intervals. Each
) station consists of a yard-wide
cleared circle in which a tablet soak.
ed in fox urine is placed. About four
such lines are established across a
i county during a typical survey, said
Foxes in the area are attracted to
the stations. Biologists return to the
I areas the following morning and
check footprints. Using a formula,
. they are able to establish some idea
about the size of the local fox population
and the level of harvesting it can
i "The problem with wildlife
management," said Barnes, "is that
i if we knew the total population we
could tell hunters exactly how many
;?males win remans iney should take.
' 'I'hc indexes are not 100 percent
accurate, but they are fairly close. If
there's any doubt, we always no in
favor of the animal."
Brunswick County is home to both
the common red fox and to the
larger, more retiring gray fox.
The fox, a member of the dog family,
has a pointc face, short legs, long,
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The pelt of the red fox ranges from
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with silver the most demanded.
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mounted fox was a mixed-breed,
gray fox. and is owned by Auburn
said, because supply is outstripping
demand. "There's so much on the
market there's no demand for them.
There's so much holdover from last
season in other states and places."
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