Carteret County Wildlife Club News


May 2012

MST RUN
Moutains to The Sea Endurance Run..... Diane Van Deren, a long distance runner is out to run the MST trail in 21 days and break the old record of 24 days. To set the time record and complete the expedition Diane Van Deren will need to complete the nearly 1,000 miles of averaging more than 40 miles per day. Learn more about just how amazing this run will be as you discover who Diane Van Deren is and what the MST holds for all those who explore the trail.

She is expected to run the Neusiok Trail section of the trail around the 28th of May


Bob and Conni Simpson are organizing another New Year's Day beach walk and note-in-a-bottle toss. Weather should be really nice. Meet at the Fort Macon Beach House parking lot at 11:00am on Sunday Jan 1, 2012.

The club will bring a bottle containing a note of greetings to be tossed into the ocean.

Dutch treeat lunch at Cox's Restaurant on Arendell Street will follow the walk.

If you have any questions , contact Bob or Conni at 252-726-5403 or 252-876-1881.


The Wild Game & Seafood Feast took place December 13 at 6:30pm and was held at the Country Club Run Clubhouse in Morehead City. Lots of good food and company.

The new Club officers for 2012 were voted into office.

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27 Nov 2011

6 of us showed up to build bird houses. We built about 7 duck boxes and several Owl boxes. Gene & Sue Huntsman, Terry Willis, Greg Wheat and Nancy and Pat Stephenson spent the afternoon, cutting, drilling, hammering and sometimes we even got the parts to match up. These houses were made out of Cypress and will be offered for sale at the Core Sound Decoy Festival.

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Birdhouse building works session Sunday 27 Nov 2011

We will be building Wildlife Club duck boxes 1:00pm, Sun, Nov 27, at Gene Huntsman's, 205 Blades Road, North Harlowe, 15mi N. of Beaufort (8 miles E. of Havelock). Turn north off NC101 onto Blades Road just west of the Harlowe fire station. Go 1/4 mile and enter drive (with steel farm gate) on left.

Bring screwdrivers and drills (battery-powered preferred) if you have them. Gene would like one or two people to come a little early to cut entry holes. Be sure to let Gene know ahead of time if you can do this. Or if you have questions, call 447-4061.


Bridge Work on the Neusiok Trail 13 Nov 2011

6 of us plus one dog showed up this AM to work on bridge repairs. Many of the bridges had been moved and or damaged from Hurricane Irene passing thru. We worked on repairing 4 bridges along the Pine Cliffs section of the trail. Started at 9 AM and got back to our trucks at 3 PM. We were able to take some forest service roads back to the areas close to the bridges so we did not have to lug all the repair gear too far but the gear did get heavier as the day wore on. The work consisted of cutting up/down trees blocking the bridges, re-nailing boards, shifting whole sections of bridges with a come along, using a sledge hammer to repostion support beams ect. ect. At times we were in the mud and water trying to move the support post

We did not see any other hikers on the trail.

Roger Mays (President of the Carteret Wildlife CLub) said that the Forest Service is working to try and cut down/remove down trees on the trail but there is no deadline on the project. The trail is hikable but take your time as the downed trees often require detours and even those of us today who frequently hike the trail found it easy to loose our bearings at times.

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October 2011... Sunsan W Simpson has retired from her post as keeeper of the Wildlife Cub Website and Greg Wheat as volunteered to to take over the job. Many thanks to Susan for her hard work in keeping the site going all these years.