• Volume 16 Number 1 - January 2009

    Features

    Calabash and Little River are good places to find winter puppy drum, but be sure to have proper licenses.

    “See where that oyster rock trails down into this pool?” said Capt. Mark Dickson, pointing at the jutting pile of exposed oysters about 40 feet away.

    The 2009 winter turkey season may be the last one in the Tar Heel state.

    Basil Watts heard a turkey gobbler calling in the distance. It was early in the morning in a location where he had seen a gobbler the afternoon before. Setting up hastily to face the bird, he leaned his back against a tree and began calling to the gobbler.

    Enroll now for winter schooling striper action at N.C.’s northern coast.

    Motoring through the near shore waters off Oregon Inlet, the captain scanned the early morning water for any sign of activity and also monitored four sets of trolling rods that dipped into the boat’s wake as the craft plowed through the rolling water.

    Dog owners take advantage of a true upland venue to give pointers and setters a workout.

    Nothing has hammered N.C.’s native northern bobwhite quail more than disappearing small family farms and clean-farming practices at mega-farms.

    Wilmington-area anglers head for the Brunswick River during winter when they want to load the boat with gator trout.

    Boats lining the banks of the Brunswick River south of the U.S. 17-74-76 Bridge between Leland and Wilmington have become part of the winter scenery. They create a flotilla rivaling the cruisers in Banks Channel during a busy summer weekend.