Volume 13 Number 9 - September 2006
|2006 Game Lands Forecast
N.C.’s 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 ...
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. ...
|Fall for Kings
After autumn arrives, some of the world’s largest king mackerels swim in N.C. waters.
The iridescence of the long silver fish was beginning to shine through the deep blue water. ...
|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. ...
In the market for a new rifle? Consider these offerings that’ll have you hurling hot lead at big bucks this season.
Death is inevitable. Like a cloud, it hangs ever on the horizon. ...
A Person County minister had his best deer season in 2005, capped by one of the state’s top archery trophies.
Matthew Rummage didn’t attend the awards ceremony at March’s Dixie Deer Classic.
His no-show was unusual — category winners don’t often miss the trip to Raleigh to receive awards during Sunday’s final session of the nation’s oldest ...
|Sneads Ferry Speck-tacular
Anglers don’t have to travel to Florida or Louisiana this year to find “gator” 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. ...
When September’s cool nights lower water temperatures, Jordan Lake’s linesider fishing heats up.
The “dog days” of late summer can make striper anglers howl at the moon. ...
|Speed Ain’t 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 nation’s 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
What about those offshore oil rigs?
|Getting in Gear
Cruising for a fall without safety
|Head for the Mountains
Cooler spots the key this month
|High Tides and Tall Tails
Is all well with your baitwell?
Haire wins ESPN event at High Rock
Reap brush pile bonanzas