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Each week, The Broadside highlights a story from the heart of the American South and asks why it matters to you. From news to arts and culture, we dive into topics that might not be on a front page, but deserve a closer look. Along the way, we explore the nuances of our home—and how what happens here ripples across the country.Hosted by Anisa Khalifa, The Broadside is a production of North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC. Find it every Thursday wherever you listen to podcasts.

Each week, The Broadside highlights a story from the heart of the American South and asks why it matters to you. From news to arts and culture, we dive into topics that might not be on a front page, but deserve a closer look. Along the way, we explore the nuances of our home—and how what happens here ripples across the country.Hosted by Anisa Khalifa, The Broadside is a production of North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC. Find it every Thursday wherever you listen to podcasts.

Zombie deer and our looming conservation crisis

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April 25, 202420min 42sec

The majority of funding for state wildlife programs comes from hunting licenses and taxes associated with hunting, fishing and guns. But a generational decline in hunters and a deadly disease are threatening the foundation of that wildlife management system. In North Carolina, a coalition of hunters and conservationists are trying to head off this looming crisis in the great outdoors.

Featuring:

  • Guy Gardner, Co-manager at the Harnett Area Deer Donation Site
  • Judy Gardner, Co-manager at the Harnett Area Deer Donation Site
  • Gabor Szentivanyi, hunter and mentor in training
  • Deet James, Hunter Engagement Coordinator at North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
  • Kip Adams, Chief Conservation Officer for the National Deer Association

Links: 

  • Check out WUNC contributor Zachary Turner’s reporting on the efforts to recruit the next generation of North Carolina hunters.
  • You can find a transcript of the episode here.

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