Volume 17 Number 11 - November 2010

 FEATURES:

Young bucks that are 2½ to 3½ years old can ravage the landscape with signposting behaviors. Deer Dynamics: Signposting
Effectively reading signposting activity is crucial for hunters to pattern whitetails.
Along the forest edge, a whitetail buck hesitates beneath the overhanging branches of a pine tree. Then with ease, the animal stretches its neck up toward a particular limb and begins to rub its mouth and forehead on the limb. Closing its eyelids, ...
Tommy Kirkland

Ducks of all kinds will drop down into open potholes on Gull Rock’s duck impoundments. Ducks on the Dole
Gull Rock’s impoundments offer public hunting without special-permit draws.
Hyde County is so remote there are no bright city lights to haze out a starry sky. But, while it has few human residents, it has an incredible winter population of ducks. ...
Mike Marsh

Linda Draheim killed this 11-point Virginia buck with a muzzleloader last year, a week before tagging the biggest North Carolina buck taken by a female hunter with a blackpowder weapon in 2009. Lady Killer
This Wake Forest hunter carried a big horseshoe last season, but her success was due to strong tactics rather than luck.
Linda Draheim believes the best way to catch a husband and become a deer hunter is to become a raccoon hunter. ...
Craig Holt

Striped bass became a staple of freshwater reservoirs when they thrived after being accidentally trapped when South Carolina’s Santee Cooper lakes were impounded in the 1940s. Little Lake That Could
Unknown plus overlooked equals great fall fishing for stripers and catfish on Roanoke Rapids Lake.
“Good morning, how was the concert?” were the first words out of guide Don Enderle’s mouth as he poked fun at one of his fishing parties. “Everyone looks pretty good; you must have behaved and not partied too much. ...
Jerry Dilsaver

Does are more important to bucks than food during the rut. Allowing does to feed unmolested and intercepting bucks on the prowl for does is a good recipe for success as the peak of the rut in North Carolina’s foothills approaches in mid-November. Rut Research
Target areas and doe groups, not specific bucks, for better success.
The pictures on the trail camera were more than just encouraging. To bass pro and hunting guide Matt Arey of Shelby, they were a reward for several years of dedicated work in trophy deer management. ...
Phillip Gentry

Quality speckled trout like this one caught by the author are the rule rather than the exception in the Snead’s Ferry area. Top-Drawer Trout
Snead’s Ferry is the center of some of the best fall fishing for specks on the entire coast.
Trapped between Morehead City and Wilmington lies a quaint fishing village nestled against the stained waters of the New River estuary. ...
Jeff Burleson

 
  Hunting buddies Tim Warren (left) and Dustin Rimmer killed these two enormous bucks the afternoon of Sept. 13, hunting three miles from each other.
Photo By Josh Villanova
 

COLUMNS:

Backlashes
Loss of NC streams is politics as usual

Craig Holt

Fish Like a Pro
Get in the swim of things with a jig

Dustin Wilks

Greener Pastures
Clover patches need November fertilizing

Jeff Burleson

Head for the Mountains
Brook trout: a true mountain treasure

Robert Satterwhite

High Tides and Tall Tails
How to fool those wary Canada geese

Jerry Dilsaver

Livewell
Inman wins 2-day BFL on Kerr Lake

Tony Garitta

Marine Electronics
Here come the electric boats

Allan Tarvid


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