Volume 18 Number 10 - October 2011

 FEATURES:

Bushytails and Boomers Bushytails and Boomers
Pisgah National Forest is North Carolina’s headquarters for squirrel hunting
Bob Glenn eased slowly along a rock-strewn path that once served as the bed for a narrow-gauge railroad. Timber was the primary resource in the highest elevations of North Carolina’s Appalachian mountains during the early 20th century, and the ...
Mike Marsh

Flounder fishing around the Holden Beach/Ocean Isle area picks up during the fall as the water cools and baitfish begin their migration toward the ocean. Change for the Better
October brings great inshore action for flounder and redfish to Brunswick County waters.
The nice thing about fishing North Carolina’s coastline this month is that anglers can catch just about any inshore species. Trips are often short, and fishermen can set up shop on the shoreline and often match the results of those in boats. ...
Craig Holt

Allowing bucks to grow to maturity is the first step in being able to regularly harvest trophies with archery equipment. Grow Your Own
A Piedmont deer hunter leaves no stone unturned when it comes to managing for trophy whitetails — and killing them with a bow.
Whether or not you’re a country music fan, the message of Kenny Chesney’s song applies to many activities, particularly deer hunting. ...
Craig Holt

From early October until New Year’s hunters across eastern North Carolina watch crossings and other deer travel routes, listening to hound music. Hound Hunting
A southern deer-hunting tradition warms up on storied club lands as cooler autumn air invades the coastal plane.
As autumn settles across the Tarheel State, practitioners of a century-old tradition begin to stir. In an age when technological advances have changed the dynamics of deer hunting across the nation, the “Dixie” deer hunt — driving deer with dogs is ...
Jeff Burleson

Saltwater Series: Hatteras Saltwater Series: Hatteras
Off the beaten path, the Outer Banks’ best known fishing village has an allure unlike any other.
Hatteras is one of those places you have to be headed for to get to. You can’t somehow wind up there by accident — at least not by wheeled vehicle. It might be possible to somehow arrive in Hatteras without planning by boat, but you would have to ...
Jerry Dilsaver

The author shows the kind of spotted bass that are starting to take over a long stretch of the Cape Fear River downstream from Jordan Lake. Spot On!
The Cape Fear River has a burgeoning population of spotted bass for adventurous anglers.
The Cape Fear is one of the longest and most diverse rivers in North Carolina. Beginning at the tailrace below B. Everett Jordan Dam, it flows 202 miles before reaching the ocean near the town of Southport. ...
Drew Haerer

Chain pickerel provide fishermen with great opportunities on Lake Mayo, a lake that’s filled with aquatic vegetation. Take your Pick
You’re sure to get ‘jacked around’ when you target chain pickerel on North Carolina’s Mayo Reservoir.
Jacks, jackfish, snakes…. Whatever you call them, chain pickerel are among the most over-looked angling opportunities in North Carolina. ...
Tim Mead