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Nantahala Forest Ginseng Poacher Jailed

Poaching ginseng roots in North Carolina’s Nantahala National Forest is illegal.  If you don’t believe it, ask Charles R. Nash, of Whittier, NC. Mr. Nash was sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge Dennis L. Howell to serve 10 days in jail for the illegal possession or harvesting of American ginseng from the Nantahala National Forest, according […]

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Reward Increased in Maine Bald Eagle Shooting

On Wednesday, October 16, 2013, the Maine Warden Service (MWS) asked for the public’s help in gathering information about the shooting of a bald eagle, which was killed in the area of Maine’s Hermon Pond near the Souadabscook Stream. Shooting a bald eagle is a federal offense, punishable by up to a year in jail and $100,000 in fines. Inititally […]

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Max Patch Vandal Sentenced to Jail

  On July 9, 2013, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, announced that Tyler Pace, 24, of Canton, North Carolina, was sentenced to 90 days behind bars by United States Magistrate Judge Dennis Lee Howell for vandalizing parts of Max Patch. This ecologically precious and scenic area is in the Appalachian Ranger District […]

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Of Bears, Cruel Creeps & the Appalachian Trail

This website is dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of the Appalachian Trail.  When interesting stuff comes our way that isn’t about the AT, we only publish what we believe lovers of the AT would appreciate. Such is the case of this story from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. They want to identify whomever dumped a bear […]

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