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Chowan County man charged in theft of dozens of crab pots

A Marine Patrol investigation into crab pot thefts in the Pasquotank River that covered 8 months ended in the arrest of a Chowan County man this week.

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December 19 at 7:00 am
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Downsize baits for better winter results on bass, stripers

Whether you fish for striped bass or largemouth bass during the winter, most guides and experienced anglers suggest downsizing your fishing lures for more strikes.

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December 18 at 7:20 am
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Carolina Beach area fishing continues to be first class in all areas

Rennie Clark of Tournament Trail Charters in Carolina Beach said that despite cooler water and air temperatures, fishing around Carolina Beach continues to be pretty hot.

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December 17 at 4:39 pm
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Commission has permits available for Jan. 31 Currituck youth waterfowl hunt

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has a limited number of permits remaining for a special youth-only waterfowl hunt on Jan. 31 on Currituck Sound.


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December 16 at 6:56 pm
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State sets days for nine public hearings on proposed regulation changes

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will conduct nine public hearings across the state in January on proposed changes to the wildlife management, game lands and fishing regulations for the 2015-16 seasons.

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December 16 at 6:15 am
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Will the string trick remove a hook from the lip?

I've had a treble hook jammed into my jawline, so when I heard that Jay Forest, an employee of our sister publication, Louisiana Sportsman, had speared himself in the top lip with a jig hook I had to shiver a bit.

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December 15 at 12:15 pm
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NC waterfowl hunters waiting for next influx of birds from northern states

Temperatures are high and expectations are low as the third segment of North Carolina’s three-part waterfowl season gets underway. Hunters and biologists are expecting low numbers of birds as the migration continues to stall in regions far to the north.

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December 15 at 7:00 am
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Bullock, N.C., angler wins final berth in Bassmaster Classic

North Carolina finally broke through and got a fisherman in the 2015 Bassmaster Classic when Brandon Gray of Bullock won the bracket round of the Bassmaster Team Championship on Arkansas’ DeGray Lake on Saturday.

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December 14 at 9:56 am
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A free iPhone 'Deer Hunt' app is fun, informative

Mundane hunting camp rituals could become a lot easier if a new iPhone app from Mississippi State University’s Deer Lab delivers what its designers hope it can.

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December 11 at 7:00 pm
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Good speckled trout bite highlights lower Brunswick County action

Capt. Mark Stacy of Ocean Isle Fishing Charters said inshore fishing in southern Brunswick County has been pretty good this week, and most fishermen are finding limits of nice fish, especially speckled trout.

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December 10 at 4:12 pm
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Remington agrees to replace triggers on some Model 700 rifles

In a settlement filed last Friday in a federal court in Missouri, Remington has agreed to replace millions of triggers in its Model 700 rifle because of the possibility of the gun accidentally firing.

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December 10 at 6:17 am
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Get all knotted up -- with the slim beauty knot

With fishing action ramping up, we thought now would be a great time to highlight several basic fishing knots that can be used by a variety of anglers.  Today we tackle the slim beauty.

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December 09 at 7:00 pm
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Five steps to change your deer hunting luck as the season wanes

It was opening day, I’d barely set foot in the woods before the season, and in a matter of minutes, I had an 8-pointer on the ground. Only when dragging him out did I realize he was on a beeline for an active scrape behind my stand, and all I had done was show up in the right place at the best possible time.

If only it was always that easy.

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December 09 at 11:07 am
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Watch the world's fastest deer skinner

I pride myself on being able to disassemble a deer pretty quickly. But judging from this video, I have a long way to go in terms of stripping down an animal.

This fella, who apparently works at Peach Orchard Deer Processing outside of Sumter, S.C., takes the hide off a deer and dumps its guts - and trims off fat - in less than two minutes. It's a video you just have to see to believe.

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December 08 at 8:47 pm
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Remington issues recall for some Model 887 shotguns

Remington has announced a voluntary recall of Model 887 shotguns manufactured from Dec. 1, 2013 through Nov. 24, 2014, because company engineers have determined that some weapons could, under certain circumstances, unintentionally discharge.

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December 08 at 12:00 pm
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Rising water level moves Jordan Lake bass into backs of creeks

Fluctuating water levels are challenging Jordan Lake anglers, especially after rains in the last 10 days put shad on the move towards the backs of creeks.

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December 08 at 7:59 am
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