Volume 17 Number 9 - September 2010
|2010-11 Game Lands Forecast
The state manages public hunting on almost two million acres. Here’s some help finding the ones that will be hot this year for your favorite wild game.
Being nearly a quarter-million strong, North Carolina’s sportsmen place a heavy demand on the state for places to hunt and fish. ...
|Big Kings at Little River
The big move inshore takes place this month; here’s how to boat a border mackerel.
As Labor Day approaches, a lot of sportsmen turn their attention, at least momentarily, to thoughts of dove shoots and Thermacell and bucks in velvet. ...
An Apex bowhunter downed three trophy bucks last season using strategies that any archer could use.
Danny Viverette of Apex hunted deer with firearms for more than 30 years until deciding he wanted a different challenge and returned to hunting with a bow....
|Deer Dynamics: Velvet Shed
The ritual has begun. Antler growth has reached its peak, and velvet shedding occurs on schedule. One by one, whitetail bucks transform from velvet racks to hardened, blood-stained antler tines as their new headgear.
A low ceiling of clouds blankets the field and woodlands, and although the autumn season is near, the humidity indicates otherwise. ...
|Make a Point
Fall dolphin action out of Oregon Inlet is simply fantastic.
Slipping out of Pirates Cove Marina and heading toward Oregon Inlet, Capt. Harold Smith was steering The Spray, his 61-foot sportfisher, through the pre-dawn darkness toward the bluewater, when the radio crackled. ...
|Tighten up for Fall Slabs
Slow-trolling vertically is the key to great fall crappie fishing on four Piedmont lakes.
In days gone by, crappie fishing was a springtime, single-rod venture aimed at filling a stringer with slabs and a frying pan with tender white fillets. While casting and jigging with a single rod can be extremely effective when fish are holding ...
| If you're planning to venture onto public land this season, you've GOT to read our annual Game Lands Forecast.
Photo By John Ford
|Fish Like a Pro
My top 10 tips for better bass-fishing
Food-plot success is hard work
|Head for the Mountains
For late-summer, go with terrestrials
|High Tides and Tall Tails
Build a spread fit for a king (mackerel)
Younts survives, wins at High Rock
Fish finders lower learning curve to speed bump
U.N. Small Arms Treaty a real threat to U.S. gun owners