Elk hunting season approved; alligator season shot down Angler catches 70-pound catfish at Blewett Falls Lake Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournaments to be held throughout March Walleye bite is hot when using these tips on Fontana

The Crosman Airbow is the latest archery product for hunters

Every now and then, a new product comes along that changes the way we hunt. For bow hunters, the invention of the compound bow was revolutionary. These high-tech bows allow us to use greater power without exerting more energy of our own to load the weapon. They shoot faster, are more accurate, and have adjustments that recurve bows don't have.

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February 10 at 6:01 am
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DIY stain remover salvages bloody fishing clothing

I never could wear white without collecting stains. Back in the ’80s when white pants were in style (for some unknown reason), I tried to look cool and ended up looking like a dalmatian from the waist down.

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February 08 at 3:56 pm
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Haywood County elk were killed legally

Last week, three elk were killed in Haywood County, prompting an investigation from the NCWRC. It turns out, these were legal killings of elk that had been causing extensive damage to a landowner’s property. Under these conditions, it is legal to kill elk, even without a depredation permit, as long as the landowner does not intend to claim the meat.

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February 08 at 1:05 pm
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24 turkey hunting seminars being held throughout March and April

It’s time to get geared up for turkey season, and the best way to do that is to attend one of the 24 free turkey hunting seminars scheduled across the state in March and April. The seminars are a joint effort between the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) and the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF).

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February 05 at 12:30 pm
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NCWRC investigating reported killing of 3 elk in Haywood County

Enforcement officers with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are investigating the reported killing of three elk on one farm in Haywood County, according to a report in the Asheville Citizen-Times.

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February 05 at 6:01 am
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ECU, ASU fishing teams qualify for 2017 FLW National Championship

Three college fishing teams from the Carolinas have qualified for the 2017 College Fishing National Championship after finishing in the top 10 last month at the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Opener on Crescent Lake in Florida.

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February 04 at 11:12 am
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Help get kids involved in the outdoors

It’s tough to envision anything more rewarding than introducing kids to the outdoors, so when Michael Burkhard of Mooresville recently asked his friend Jonathan Beller to go on an Iredell County raccoon hunt, they took the opportunity to show Beller’s 10-year-old daughter, Tyler, what the outdoor life is all about. 

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February 04 at 6:01 am
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Turkey season is fast approaching *VIDEO*

Let's face it, turkey season can't get here soon enough. The groundhog just popped out of his hole and has told us spring will come early. It's too bad for us that he doesn't decide when turkey hunting season starts, because who out there isn't ready to take a seat in the woods and listen for gobbles from the closest treeline, then match wits with the big boys and see if we have what it takes to fool them into shotgun range?

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February 03 at 6:01 am
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Using the right fishing weights is key to catching more fish

Using weights to keep your fishing bait on or near the bottom is a good tactic for getting in the strike zone, but sometimes it just aids in getting your rig hung up in debris. A number of solutions are out there, and although it’s impossible to avoid getting hung up 100% of the time, using the proper type of weight can certainly reduce it.

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February 02 at 11:01 am
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Canada geese are the last hurrah for waterfowl hunters

With duck season ending on Jan. 31, hunters across the Carolinas can turn to resident Canada geese to get their last waterfowl fix of the year, but even those birds who are used to contact with humans can be a little tougher to take.

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February 02 at 6:01 am
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Urban Archery Season produces 8-point buck for Morganton hunter

North Carolina’s traditional deer season ended on January 1st. But for hunters that just cannot get enough quality time in the deer stand, the urban archery season cranked up on January 9th. And for Jeremy Carpenter of Morganton, the urban archery season couldn’t have arrived at a more perfect time. At 5:44pm on January 28th, Carpenter arrowed an impressive eight pointer, his biggest buck to date, on a small, seven-acre woodlot in Morganton’s highly-populated suburbs. 

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February 01 at 11:01 am
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Catch Fontana Lake walleye with these tips

With bait-bucket stocking of alewives, white perch and spotted bass in many reservoirs in western North Carolina, fishing for walleye, long a local favorite, has taken a nosedive. Walleye eat alewives, which carry an enzyme that keeps walleye from being able to form eggs, and those fish that do drop a cluster of eggs get to watch the white perch eat them. And if the eggs ever hatch, the aggressive spots are there to eat the fingerlings.

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January 29 at 6:07 am
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N.C. Marine Patrol rescues duck hunter from Roanoke Sound

Marine Patrol Officers are constantly on the lookout, even when they’re not on the water. That likely saved the life of a duck hunter in Roanoke Sound yesterday, Jan. 27, when Officer Justin Lott was driving across the Washington Baum Bridge about 3:30 in the afternoon. 

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January 28 at 2:42 pm
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New N.C. state record white marlin caught off of Hatteras

A mid-November fishing trip to Hatteras proved very fruitful for Neil Manning of Ashburn, Va., who returned from an overnight trip with Capt. Kenny Koci on the Fin Again with a box full of fish and a state-record white marlin on the deck.

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January 28 at 6:01 am
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Improve your offshore fishing by finding convergence zones

“What’s the perfect water temperature to find tuna? How about wahoo? What about grouper?”

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January 27 at 11:01 am
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$1.7 million granted for 15 projects to improve coastal fishing and access areas

Each year, a portion of money generated through the sales of North Carolina’s coastal recreational fishing licenses is set aside to fund projects to benefit anglers, fish species, and fishing access points. This year, more than $1.7 million will be split between 15 projects.

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January 27 at 6:01 am
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