Some years back, a study found that the average deer hunter ventured less than a half-mile from his vehicle, and game wardens will readily tell you that rarely does a hunter on public land get far from roads or maintained trails.
When anglers hear the word Hatteras mentioned in the same sentence with the word fishing, the first species that cross their minds are probably red drum or channel bass, speckled trout, blue marlin, yellowfin tuna and bluefish.
When Scott Osborne was the big-game project leader for the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, he kept a map of the state in his desk. For every huge whitetail buck he found out about, he put a dot of black ink in the county where it was killed.
When the leaves start to change colors, Jerry Neeley and Ed Duke start to change fishing tactics. It takes a something a good bit different to keep filling the cooler with slab crappies from Lake Wylie when summer turns to fall.