• Volume 15 Number 9 - September 2008


    Some of the state’s 2 million public acres will be smokin’ hot this year.

    With more people moving to North Carolina and conversions of former farms and wood lands into housing tracts and shopping centers, finding places to hunt can be a frustrating experience.

    Preparation, perspiration and persistence are keys to successful early season archery hunts for whitetails.

    Early season bow hunting can be one of the more challenging ways to hunt white-tail deer. But it can be perhaps the most rewarding of all to a serous bow hunter.

    Lake Norman has emerged since 2001 as a lake with more and bigger largemouths and healthy spotted bass.

    A decade ago, Lake Norman was widely known as North Carolina’s inland “Dead Sea.”

    The family of fishermen at the end of Johnny Mercer’s Pier enjoy each other’s company and top king mackerel fishing each fall.

    When the first nor’easter blows, the water begins cooling for the fall, giving anglers itchy riggin’ fingers.

    N.C.’s best 2007 bow deer offered shots to hunters on consecutive days.

    The two North Carolina archery hunters who downed the top bow-killed bucks of 2007 had something in common — neither had seen their bucks previously; they hunted food sources at almost the same time in the middle of September; and they admit they were lucky.

    Migrating flounder give Carolina Beach fishermen a great fall outlook.

    Like snowbirds heading south for the winter, flounder start a similar fall migration this month at the Carolina Beach area.