Wildlife in North Carolina, a taxpayer supported monthly magazine, is moving to a bimonthly publishing schedule in response to looming budget cuts.
The magazine had been receiving roughly $750,000 annually from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to subsidize its publication.
Several months ago the agency informed the magazine that the money, which represented more than half of its budget, would likely no longer be available.
"It became apparent quickly that we could no longer afford to publish monthly, and that we needed to explore advertising," Greg Jenkins, the magazine's editor, said in an e-mail to freelancers announcing the changes.
The magazine will now publish six times a year and publish two free guides, a fall hunting guide and a spring fishing and boating guide.