By the first of December, with a month left in North Carolinas deer season, careless behavior by the deer population is long gone, except in the extreme western mountains where the rut is in full swing.
Fishermen who are so affected by their habit that they cant stand to put their rods away know that December and January are just about the worst months of the year. Theres little relief in sight until the crocuses start to peep through Februarys snows.
Ben Chewning has run bird dogs over most of the 5,000 acres on the Buchanan Shoals Sportsmans Preserve in Anson County, so hes got a good idea of what kind of wild quail live on the property even though he mostly runs guided hunts for released birds.
Gary Dubiel hunkered down behind his boats windshield to avoid a biting facial assault on the Trent River one cold winters day last year. At daylight, the mercury hovered around 25 degrees at Lawson Creek Park in New Bern.
Whoever said, Todays young people just dont get it, hasnt spent any time with some of North Carolinas best young bass anglers. Some of them are already making inroads in tournaments and scholastic fishing, and they get it.
Inshore fishing guide Mike Taylor of Swansboro killed this huge main-frame 8-point buck in Alamance County.