• Tim Lovett of Higher Ground Outfitters captured this video of dolphins beaching themselves to feed.

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    New study helps understand variety of doe deer movements

    A recently completed cooperative study between SCDNR, Auburn University, and Brosnan Forest is expected to help researchers and hunters better understand doe deer movements, behavior, and response to hunting pressure during the breeding season. 

    August 25 at 7:59am

    Shell out for Kerr catfish

    Midsummer marks the end of the blue catfish spawn at Kerr Lake on the North Carolina/Virginia border. While going unnoticed by many anglers, Wes Jordan of Creedmoor patterns the tail-end of their reproductive cycle, heading to the lower side of the lake where mussel beds abound to drop in on blues recuperating after their duties.

    July 29 at 4:16pm

    Cape Fear silver kings are here

    When most fishermen hear the words “Cape Fear,” they think of the river that enters the ocean at Southport, not the cape about 5 miles to the east where the beach at Bald Head Island bends 90 degrees and Frying Pan Shoals separates Long Bay from Onslow Bay. 

    July 29 at 4:03pm

    Brush are holding crappie at Santee

    August delivers “crappie consistency” to the Santee Cooper lakes. With water temperatures near or at the zenith for the year, slabs are ganged up around identifiable underwater targets in both Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie.

    August 22 at 9:19pm

    Get to those deep bass

    August is usually a month when fishermen across North Carolina find bass so deep that the number of lures with which they can reach them is cut in half.

    August 15 at 9:00am

    Lowcountry hunter kills two 8-pointers in full velvet

    South Carolina, with one of the longest and earliest-starting deer hunting seasons in the nation, offers hunters the unique extended opportunity of killing a buck in full velvet. It means fighting the heat, and all the bugs that come with it, but for many hunters, killing a buck in velvet is a worth all of that, but most hunters never achieve that goal.

    August 23 at 9:12am

    Is yours a winning knot?

    Fishermen know the number of ball bearings and retrieve ratios of reels and the type of blanks, guides and reel seats of rods like it’s common knowledge. They also know that superbraid lines are thinner than monofilament and fluorocarbon lines are the least visible.

    August 01 at 7:00am

    NCWRC offering several free wildlife education programs in Sept.

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering seven workshops in September. 

    The workshops, which are free, are open on first-come, first-serve basis and registration is required by registering online.

    August 21 at 7:04pm

    Trail cameras take some strange photos

    Trail cameras have been a big game-changer ever since they first came on the hunting scene. Nothing before that allowed hunters to monitor what was taking place on their hunting property, without a person actually being present. 

    August 19 at 1:10pm

    Concord hunters arrow 111-pound stingray near Ocean Isle Beach

    North Carolina’s deer hunting season is right around the corner, and while many archery hunters will take a little time to work out the kinks of not hunting for months, others like Kevin Rowland keep in shape by drawing a bow throughout the summer on other live targets like wild hogs and even stingrays.

    August 19 at 12:05pm

    Crayfish bloom blows up Neuse River bass

    Hurricanes have affected largemouth bass in many North Carolina rivers, especially the Neuse River near Kinston.

    August 15 at 7:00am

    This 1 tip will help you catch more mountain trout

    I lived in western North Carolina for two years some time ago. While living in the little town of Bakersville, which sits on the other side of the Roan Mountain from Unicoi, Tennessee, I mastered the art of fishing the small blue ribbon trout streams that ran through the area. The problem was, I only mastered it a few days before moving away from there.

    August 15 at 8:38am

    A hot time for reds

    August usually is boiler-room hot across North Carolina, especially along the coasts. Many fishermen pass up high temperatures and off-the-chart humidity for air-conditioning, cool drinks and the Golf Channel.

    July 29 at 4:11pm

    Catch more Lumber River bass with these tips

    Just below Fair Bluff, N.C., and above Nichols, S.C., a place known as Devils Elbow sits on the Lumber River. This series of sharp turns on the river has the Lumber running parallel to itself, and the flow of the water here offers fish an abundance of what they’re looking for in a place to make their home. And when fish congregate, anglers will find success if they’re willing to put in the time.

    August 14 at 9:50pm

    Duck numbers hold steady, USFWS says

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently released its report on 2016 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations, based on surveys conducted in May and early June by FWS and the Canadian Wildlife Service. 

    August 14 at 9:54am

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