Volume 19 Number 2 - February 2012
|Barking up the right tree
Bladen County squirrel hunters have let their sport go to the dogs.
It didn’t take long for Terry Nance and his brother Cody to hit paydirt. Minutes after they opened the doors of the kennel in the back of a pickup truck and released several dogs into the woods in rural Bladen County, the were rewarded with excited ...
|Deer of Year 2011
The string of fabulous whitetails shows that North Carolina is capable of producing trophy racks from almost every corner of the state.
As a magazine that tries to discover and present to its readers the most-impressive deer killed in the Tarheel State each year, North Carolina Sportsman closely monitors the annual white-tail harvest. ...
|Freshwater Series: Falls of Neuse Lake
It’s never too ‘early’ to sample this Triangle-area lake’s fine crappie fishing.
Ask most crappie fishermen when they’d rather be targeting slabs, and most all of them will say spring: March, April or May. ...
|Hot reds in the cold surf zone
Fish the beachfront off Onslow County’s shoreline and do battle with big schools of wintering red drum.
The bone-chilling conditions of February offer some of the best light-tackle angling of the year in the surf of Onslow Bay. Between the shores of Topsail Beach and Bogue Inlet to the north, huge schools of red drum pack into the surf in just a few ...
|Stripers on Stage
Lower Roanoke River, western Albemarle Sound hold hungry, winter striped bass waiting to start their spring spawning runs.
February delivers bone-chilling conditions across much of North Carolina and, surprising to some, sizzling striped bass angling on the lower section of the Roanoke River, near its confluence with the Albemarle Sound. ...
| The spring striper run up the Roanoke gets the notoriety, but fishing can be just as good this month on the lower Roanoke.
Photo By Richard Andrews
Fish management held by anglers, pols
For sale? It’s easy to make
|Head for the Mountains
The taste of the mountains
|High Tides and Tall Tails
What’s up with GPS?
Two pairs tops on Norman
The weatherman rules...
Rusty gun syndrome