• Volume 13 Number 9 - September 2006


    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 for wildlife with the destruction of natural habitat. And wildlife-vs.-human conflicts certainly occur at times.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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 deer exposition. And Rummage’s buck already had been scored and certified as the Classic’s No. 1 typical-rack bow kill of 2005 in North Carolina.

    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.

    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.