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Huge numbers of nice whiting have moved into lower Cape Fear River Sportsman will partner with North Carolina-based outdoors TV show Bill in N.C. House would have wide-ranging effects on hunting Crappie spawning in waves on Raleigh-Durham area's three big lakes

Take David Fritts' tips and catch more fish on a crankbait

At a recent open house at Angler’s Choice in Lexington, pro fisherman David Fritts discussed how to retrieve crankbaits to get more strikes from bass. The winner of the 1993 Bassmaster Classic and 1994 BASS Angler of the Year, Fritts said there’s more to successful crankbait fishing than casting a lure and bringing it the back to the boat.†

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April 14 at 7:00 pm
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Three Marion men arrested in vandalism of fish hatchery

Three men from Marion were arrested on Monday and charged in the April 4 vandalism of the Armstrong Fish Hatchery in McDowell County that resulted in the killing of more than 150,000 rainbow trout.

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April 14 at 12:38 pm
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Bill to allow gun hunting on Sundays is introduced in state senate

Sen. E.S. "Buck" Newton, a Republican who represents Johnston, Nash and Wilson Counties, has filed a bill in the state senate that would allow gun hunting on Sundays on private property and possibly on public lands.

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April 13 at 12:30 pm
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False albacore, Atlantic bonito make first showing of year off Cape Lookout

The first false albacore and Atlantic bonito of the spring have arrived in the waters off Cape Lookout, and they're attacking small lures and jigs and making reel-screaming runs on light spinning tackle. Capt. Noah Lynk of Noah’s Ark Charters in Harkers Island said the action is intense once a school of the small members of the tuna family are located.††

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April 10 at 1:00 pm
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Two Lenoir County triplets double up on huge gobblers

Two out of three ain’t bad, especially if one of them is really special. That’s got to be the way that David Moore of Kinston is feeling after two of his three 13-year-old triplet sons, Will and Joel, killed monster Lenoir County gobblers on April 4, the opening day of North Carolina’s week-long youth-only turkey season – with Joel’s bird being a rare, “smoke phase” gobbler.

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April 10 at 7:00 am
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Commission breaks ground on public shooting range in Cleveland County

With a symbolic turn of earth from 15 shovels, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners officially broke ground Monday for a new, state-of-the-art public shooting range just north of Shelby.†

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April 09 at 7:00 pm
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Know your knots and tie them correctly before targeting big cats, stripers

With spring here and summer approaching, more and more anglers will be targeting stripers and magnum-size catfish in North Carolina’s rivers and lakes, and an important part of landing big fish without fear of losing them is understanding the best knots and line strengths and how those two factors are related. Few things in fishing are more frustrating than battling a big-shouldered fish, only to lose it when a knot falls apart.

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April 09 at 6:48 am
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Commission trying to make up for 150,000 trout killed in hatchery vandalism

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is exploring a lot of options as it attempts to replace around 150,000 trout that died after vandalism at the agency’s Armstrong Fish Hatchery in McDowell County over Easter weekend.

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April 08 at 7:00 pm
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Commission asks hunters to donate lower legs of turkeys killed for research

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking the assistance of turkey hunters for a study of North Carolina’s wild turkey population and a disease that affects turkeys during the April 11-May 9 spring gobbler season.

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April 08 at 1:00 pm
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Try boat docks for Lake Norman's spawning bass

Largemouth bass have been making their way toward spawning beds for weeks at Lake Norman, but the days leading up to this past weekend’s full moon saw that movement pick up in a big way. Anglers are catching bass all around the lake as the fish head to docks for sheltered spawning grounds.

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April 07 at 7:00 pm
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Gold Leaf Waterfowl Outdoor Expo will debut this weekend in Wilson

The inaugural Gold Leaf Waterfowlers Outdoor Expo will debut on Friday, April 10, and run through the weekend at the Wilson County Fairgrounds in Wilson.

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April 06 at 1:00 pm
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Five tips for early season turkey hunting success

Hunters across North Carolina await the April 11 opening of turkey season on with eagerness that rivals children on Christmas Eve.† While the peak gobbling period is more likely to produce a tom within earshot, filling your tags is met with challenges. To make sure your season starts off with a bang, utilize these tips from a Bear Creek hunter with more than 30 years of experience and 49 birds under his belt.

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April 06 at 7:20 am
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Commission has 1,100 miles of trout streams ready for Saturday's opener

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open approximately 1,100 miles of hatchery-supported trout waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on April 4. The season will run through Feb. 29, 2016.

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April 03 at 1:00 pm
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Free "Outdoor Day" scheduled for Corolla wildlife education center

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is holding a free “Outdoors Day” on April 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in Corolla in Currituck County.

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April 03 at 3:00 am
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Commission closes two game lands to target shooting over safety concerns

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has halted target shooting on Holly Shelter and Stones Creek game lands, citing habitat destruction and public safety concerns.

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April 02 at 7:00 pm
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Redfish action heating up in lower Brunswick County marshes

Capt. Mark Stacy of Ocean Isle Fishing Charters in Ocean Isle said redfish in his area have been biting pretty regularly and trout fishing is beginning to improve as the weather begins to moderate.

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April 02 at 12:30 pm
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