Volume 14 Number 11 - November 2007


Squirrel hunters often find a den tree after the leaves have fallen and can slip into hardwood areas before daylight, sit down and pick off bushytails one by one. Bushytail Lessons
Prefer uncrowded classrooms to learn the basics of hunting? Try western N.C. squirrel hunting at the state’s 1 million acres of public game lands.
For decades, squirrel hunting has been a rite of passage for young hunters.

A first .22 rifle or shotgun was proudly carried into the woods with dad for that first hunt.  ...

Don Mallicoat

Creek Club Creek Club
When fall arrives, Lake Tillery largemouths concentrate at creeks to gorge on shad, and savvy bass anglers can find prime-time action.
As the leaves fall at Morrow Mountain State Park, largemouth bass fishing at adjacent Lake Tillery hits a peak. Autumn has long been a favorite time to fish the 5,000-surface-acres reservoir near Albemarle. ...
Tim Mead

John Hicks III of Claremont in Catawba County made the trip to Pee Dee NWR to tag a nice eight-point buck last year. North Carolina’s Best Permit Hunt
The Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge offers quality deer hunting, but applicants need to sign up early, learn the rules and scout for a chance at a big whitetail.
It was a warm November morning in 2006, and hunters were starting to trickle in at the check station.

The sound of gunshots had issued from here and there throughout the surrounding hardwoods, pine forests and crop fields, ...

Mike Marsh

Michael Clifton of Reidsville tagged N.C.’s highest-scoring buck last November in his home county, Rockingham, while hunting at a small tract of private land. Northern Piedmont Trophies
Granville and Rockingham surrender North Carolina’s top bucks.
Michael Clifton and Duane Boston hadn’t met prior to last March’s Dixie Deer Classic at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. ...
Craig Holt

As human populations have expanded in North Carolina, hunters have seen big deer leases disappear. Smart hunters adapt by finding smaller but productive areas to hunt. November Surprise
Greensboro’s Charlie Green reduced his hunting territory and downed his best trophy.
When Charlie Green of Greensboro ended his competitive bass fishing career, he renewed his interest in white-tailed deer hunting.

Now 67, he’s glad he did, as he bagged one of N.C.’s top muzzleloader bucks last year in southern ...

Craig Holt

Outer Banks piers offer fine surf fishing, especially during fall. However, anglers often like to try beach fishing using ORVs after a stint at the piers. Preserving Rights at the Outer Banks
OBPA’s suggestion that Cape Hatteras National Seashore user groups talk to each other may result in rules with something for everyone.
Put together some people with some facts, other people with other facts, lots of people without facts but plenty of opinions, and people with the responsibility of getting them to agree on anything and one may sense the conundrum facing the ...
Bob Goldstein

Specks ‘N’ Spots Specks ‘N’ Spots
North River offers amazing red drum and speckled trout bites during November.
The watery ring the bait and float created when they lightly splashed into the protected water at the mouth of the small creek off the North River had spread just a few feet when the bobber unceremoniously disappeared. ...
Jerry Dilsaver

Walk the Puppy Walk the Puppy
It’s a moveable feast for red drum and inshore topwater anglers at the central N.C. coast during November when mullet schools begin to travel.
When autumn arrives, North Carolina’s coastal backwaters fill with baitfish.

Mullet are swimming everywhere, forming huge schools in grass beds and near creek mouths. As the shiny baitfish swim in massive abandon, gamefish crash ...

Mike Marsh