Volume 13 Number 9 - September 2006

 FEATURES:

Native Canada geese are plentiful in the state and hunters can enjoy a long season.
2006 Game Lands Forecast
N.C.ís public lands offer places for wildlife to survive and thrive despite hunting pressure.
North Carolina, like many southern states, is experiencing changes and challenges for the future.

More people are moving to the state, and the native population is growing. In many instances, expanding human numbers cause problems ...

Craig Holt

Big flounder can be tough to catch in deep water, but are great-tasting saltwater fish. Deep Secrets
Anglers who like catching fall flounders should do their homework to find the best hotspots.
Anglers and fishing, by their natures, can present different faces to different people. ...
Craig Holt

King mackerel tournaments are a mainstay of the coastal N.C. economy ó and theyíre appreciated by anglers, too, because really big specimens can add several thousand dollars to a bank account. Fall for Kings
After autumn arrives, some of the worldís largest king mackerels swim in N.C. waters.
The iridescence of the long silver fish was beginning to shine through the deep blue water. ...
Jerry Dilsaver

Big boulders are always a good spot to stop and make some exploratory casts. New Kind of Float Trip
A late-summer trip to the South Fork of this ancient river offers scenery and bronzeback action.
The riffle flowed into the pool at its left side and, as the canoe made its approach, Kevin Hining recognized the inherent potential. ...
Bruce Ingram

SIG Blaser R93 Professional One-Shot Stop
In the market for a new rifle? Consider these offerings thatíll have you hurling hot lead at big bucks this season.
Death is inevitable. Like a cloud, it hangs ever on the horizon. ...
Todd Masson

Matthew Rummage downed his 10-point Pope & Young qualifier in Person County, which has supplied N.C.ís last two non-typical champions. Preacherís Buck
A Person County minister had his best deer season in 2005, capped by one of the stateís top archery trophies.
Matthew Rummage didnít attend the awards ceremony at Marchís Dixie Deer Classic.

His no-show was unusual ó category winners donít often miss the trip to Raleigh to receive awards during Sundayís final session of the nationís oldest ...

Craig Holt

Leave the dinky nets home because Sneads Ferry has the potential for producing enourmous trout such as this one caught by Capt. Mike Taylor of Taylor-Made Charters.
Sneads Ferry Speck-tacular
Anglers donít have to travel to Florida or Louisiana this year to find ďgatorĒ speckled trout.
Cell phones have a dubious reputation when it comes to answering them while driving vehicles on a busy highway. They can be just as dangerous when used by someone aboard a boat. ...
Mike Marsh

Stripers move around in Jordan Lake, turning up in the Haw River arm by October.
Sniping Stripers
When Septemberís cool nights lower water temperatures, Jordan Lakeís linesider fishing heats up.
The ďdog daysĒ of late summer can make striper anglers howl at the moon. ...
Dan Kibler

A hunter who notices wind direction, food sources, deer concentrations, buck signs and tries not to leave human scent has a leg up in filling a tag. Speed Ainít All You Need
Knowing how to use the tips nature supplies is the best way for a hunter to fill a deer tag.
Jerry Simmons of Jasper, Ala., considered one of the nationís best bowhunters, spends thousands of hours in the woods scouting and hunting for whitetails each year. ...
John E. Phillips

 
  Which of the state's game lands will deliver the most deer this year? Read this issue to find out.
Photo By Photo by John R. Ford
 

COLUMNS:

Backlashes
What about those offshore oil rigs?

Craig Holt

Getting in Gear
Cruising for a fall without safety

Dan Kibler

Head for the Mountains
Cooler spots the key this month

Robert Satterwhite

High Tides and Tall Tails
Is all well with your baitwell?

Jerry Dilsaver

Livewell
Haire wins ESPN event at High Rock

Tony Garitta

Lunker Lines
Reap brush pile bonanzas

David Fritts


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