• Colt Hicks' number one hunting rule is to only shoot a buck that's bigger than the last one he killed, and this 146-inch deer was definitely big enough.

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    Do your part to keep CWD out of North Carolina

    As chronic wasting disease (CWD) cases sprout up around the country, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters who travel beyond state lines to follow importing regulations before returning home.

    December 04 at 9:48pm

    Female youth hunter kills 10-point trophy buck in Florence County

    Mary Claissen Jones of Florence has been hunting with her dad for a number of years, and she’s killed her share of deer before, but on Nov. 8, she killed her biggest deer yet, a 10-point buck that’s been green-scored at 139 7/8 that she shot at 85 yards.

    December 06 at 9:31pm

    3 tips to catching more cold weather bream

    Bream are some of the most sought after fish in the Carolinas, and these fish bite well throughout the spring, summer, and early fall. But once the cold weather months arrive, most panfish anglers stow their fishing gear away and longingly think of spring when they can once again fill their coolers with these tasty panfish.

    December 05 at 9:53pm

    Loris hunter kills 14-point trophy buck during Thanksgiving holiday

    Jamin Floyd, a senior business major at Clemson University, went home for Thanksgiving holiday to be with his family and to do a little deer hunting. Never did he expect to take a 14-point buck while there.

    December 05 at 9:13pm

    Wilmington angler catches 112-pound catfish in Cape Fear River

    As waters cool across the Carolinas, trophy blue catfish become active. While they are most often landed with stout tackle, a Wilmington angler managed to challenge the North Carolina state record of 117 pounds with a 112-pound blue that he caught on relatively light tackle and 10-pound test line.

    December 06 at 8:22am

    Person County hunter kills 10-point, 160-class buck

    When it comes to deer hunting, Mike Davis would rather be at Person County.

    December 05 at 8:42pm

    YAK Kayak Fishing Shootout sponsored by Hooters of Myrtle Beach Dec. 9 – 10

    It’s not time to put your fishing kayaks or rods and reels in storage for the winter just yet. Instead, it’s time to gear up for the YAK Kayak Fishing Shoot Out sponsored by Hooters of Myrtle Beach, which will be held this weekend, Dec. 9 – 10.

    December 05 at 10:33am

    Catch more speckled trout and redfish with this small plastic lure

    While plenty of soft plastic lures are made to specifically target one species of fish, it’s no secret that anglers often successfully use those lures for other types of fish. It’s a little bit of serendipity for lure makers and anglers alike, and can often lead to claims of a “secret lure” catching all the fish.

    December 04 at 2:03pm

    It ain’t over til it’s over - Hunters shouldn't give up on bucks in closing days of season

    The recent passing of Yogi Berra brings to life one of his own famous quotes to life, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over!” And with at most, 31 days of the deer season left, those words couldn’t be any more true for deer hunters in the Carolinas. A few bucks are around, and the few hunters willing to go the extra mile can still be rewarded with a trophy. 

    December 08, 2015 at 9:00am

    Want deer? Find the food

    As the holiday season arrives, most hunters are satisfied with a freezer full of enough tasty venison to last until the 2017 opener. But some hunters holding out for a wall-hanger and passing on immature bucks are beginning to lose confidence that a trophy will show up within range of their weapon of choice. 

    December 01 at 7:00am

    Special gear for secretive squirrels

    It is often difficult to spot a treed squirrel if the canopy cover is dense. While gray squirrels tend to hide by flattening their bodies against tree trunks or in forks where they resemble bumps or knots, fox squirrels often run to the ends of long-leaf pine tree limbs and curl into balls, looking exactly like pine cones. 

    December 15, 2015 at 7:00am

    How to boat multiple bass species in December

    December is a great month to fish for largemouth and striped bass in North Carolina.There are a lot of lakes around here where you can go out in December and find quality fish in that 10-foot depth range — there are other states where if you want to catch fish in the winter, you have to go in really deep water.

    December 15, 2015 at 9:00am

    A rocky time for Little River sheepshead

    The Carolinas are in the middle of the eastern seaboard, where unpredictable weather drives the outdoor scene. Even though the first day of winter arrives Dec. 20, 75-degree days are still common. 

    November 30 at 3:40pm

    Stripers, walleyes on tap

    If you’re getting tired of sitting in your deer stand or bored with football games on television, I think I might have a little something that will make your December more fun. 

    December 01 at 7:00am

    Emergency electronics get faster

    When Murphy’s Law suddenly sinks or disables your boat, your Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) is your no-nonsense, last-ditch rescue resource.

    November 26 at 9:00am

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