• Volume 18 Number 1 - January 2011


    The Neuse River lowlands are becoming a hotspot for feral hogs.

    Freddie Stancil and his grandson, Jared Raynor, paused to point out an area where hogs had been rooting for grubs and acorns. Seeing a hog from a nearby stand, they said, would be as close to guaranteed as anything in hunting, but that it might be almost dark before one showed up.

    Pay attention to cover, camo and decoy spreads when targeting eastern North Carolina waterfowl.

    Growing up in eastern North Carolina can have a profound effect upon a young outdoorsman. The culture and heritage that’s passed along, combined with the ample experience of seeing and experiencing the area’s wildlife help shape and mold lives.

    Protected Bald Head Island creeks offer great winter fishing.

    Late last January, the North Carolina coast was in the throes of the coldest winter of the decade. Quick temperature drops had already triggered trout kills, and the water temperature in the Cape Fear River had plunged into the high 30s.

    Real ‘Down East’ fishing awaits year-round at these 10 spots.

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Over the next year, North Carolina Sportsman’s Saltwater Series will give readers GPS coordinates to hotspots along the coast.

    Harold Langdon trains some of the top rabbit dogs in North Carolina; what he’s learned will make you a better hunter.

    One day last January, Harold Langdon sat on a stump last January inside a cutover that was part of a large deer lease.

    Try these tips for making winter trips successful.

    It was the middle of January, and most anglers had put away their fishing gear and were stuck watching outdoor shows on TV, tinkering in the basement or going shopping with the wife.

    The catch-and-release striper fishery in the lower Cape Fear River is improving by leaps and bounds.

    Throughout the chilly winter months, downtown Wilmington along the Cape Fear River harbors more than just a retired battleship and a dozen 1,000-foot container ships.