Volume 14 Number 9 - September 2007

 FEATURES:

Deer hunters will have a lot of choices for public-lands hunting, from the swamps and hardwood bottoms of Roanoke River Wetlands and National Wildlife Refuge to Croatan National Forest and Holly Shelter’s dog hunts. 2007-08 Game Lands Report
Tar Heel sportsmen will have more public properties to hunt during 2007-08, and prospects have never looked better.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission continues to serve sportsmen by adding new game lands to its 2-million acre total, with most of the new properties coming on line in 2007 and next year in the Central section, which is administered by ...
Craig Holt

Little River, Big Trout Little River, Big Trout
The Little River on the ‘Peaceful Side of the Smokies’ is a top-100 trout stream in America.
Guide Gene Shuler approached the East Prong of the Little River’s first pool below the Chimneys campground on his hands and knees and from the side to avoid being seen by trout chasing cream midges to the surface. ...
Don Rouanzion

Bernhardt picked a spot for his tree stand 100 yads in the woods from a pasture that led to a corn field so he’d get a bowshot before dark. Rack Train
A bowhunter’s patience pays off with his first Tar Heel buck, which turns out to be a winner at the Dixie Deer Classic.
A Floridian who literally found greener pastures in North Carolina as a football player and deer hunter bagged the state’s No. 1 non-typical archery-killed whitetailed last September. ...
Craig Holt

Seeing Red Seeing Red
Puppy drum fishing at the marsh islands of the southern coast is about as good as it gets.
The resurgence of puppy drum at the southern coastline of North Carolina has anglers literally seeing red.

Fishers from all walks of life are getting in on the action. Some of them like fishing so much they shun real “jobs” to ...

Mike Marsh

Sam Martin of Greenville brought his son, Caleb, 11, and his 8-year-old daughter, Amy Kate, to Feather Creek Farm to enjoy opening day. The Feel of Steel
Knock off the rust, and fill your bag this month with fast-flying, sweet-tasting doves.
Floodwaters left by Tropical Storm Ernesto were still rising, but that didn’t prevent several dozen hunters from finding a refuge from their day-to-day cares on opening day of the 2006 dove season. Some roads were closed to vehicle traffic around ...
Mike Marsh

The Play’s the Thing The Play’s the Thing
A veteran Swansboro angler follows a tightly-scripted water dance when he goes for big mackerel.
Capt. Stan Jarusinski can claim the title of being one of the best small-boat king mackerel anglers in the southeastern United States.

He and the crew of his 23-foot Regulator, Mister Stanman, won the two-day Southern Kingfish ...

Mike Marsh

Toothy Torpedoes Toothy Torpedoes
If the summer doldrums are getting you down, try the inshore barracuda wrecks at the Southeast Coast.
Fishermen come in contact with barracudas an awful lot at the North Carolina coast.

Rarely is it a happy meeting — at least for the fisherman or his catch. ...

Dan Kibler

Two Scoops Offshore Two Scoops Offshore
For a veteran Atlantic Beach captain, nothing’s more fun than a double dip of bottomfishing and trolling.
The previous night never really cooled off and, as Capt. Mike Webb eased the Pelagic Too into the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway underneath the Atlantic Beach Bridge, the haze obscured the lights at the Morehead City and Money Island Bay ...
Jerry Dilsaver

Whitetails in North Carolina have become accustomed to humans, and some of the best chances for bowhunters occur near suburban settings. Urban Deer-Boy
Charlotte bow-hunter Paul Cleveland pursues whitetails at small wood lots near high-population areas because big bucks live in the ‘burbs.
Paul Cleveland, a Florida native native now living in Charlotte, may be the most hard-core outdoorsman in the state. ...
Craig Holt

 
  If you hunt public land, you'll like what the state's experts have to say about the coming season.
Photo By Photo by John R. Ford
 

COLUMNS:

Backlashes
Does greed trump all concerns here?

Craig Holt

Fish Like a Pro
Savings add up to more fishing

Dustin Wilks

Head for the Mountains
Camp fishing best of both worlds

Robert Satterwhite

High Tides and Tall Tails
Honoring king fishing’s pioneers

Jerry Dilsaver

Livewell
Wright cranks up another victory

Tony Garitta

Lunker Lines
September a Jekyll-Hyde month

David Fritts

Sticks & Strings
Being vane about arrows

Ramon Bell


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