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