Volume 19 Number 9 - September 2012
|2012-13 Game Lands Preview
North Carolina’s public lands provide hunters with access to every wild-game species available. Here’s your guide to these pieces of property.
North Carolina’s 89 game lands cover 2 million acres and spread from the mountains to the sea. They offer sportsmen who don’t have access to private property many opportunities to hunt every species of game in the state — from doves to black ...
|Doing the Dove Dance
For places to hunt the elusive ‘Carolina pigeon,’ try North Carolina’s game-lands fields.
The best dove hunt floating on top of my memory happened when I was about 12 or 13 years old.
My dad and about a dozen of his friends drove to an Alamance County farm. The group’s alpha male, Lennie, was a respected timber cruiser ...
|Flat is where it’s at!
Fall Harkers Island flounder action is as good as it gets. Here are the details.
Working through the braided cuts in the Shackleford Banks marsh would have been a daunting feat for many fishermen, but Capt. Noah Lynk of Harkers Island buzzed his Bay Rider skiff in and out of the channels with the skill and confidence of someone ...
|Flounder with a side of reds
New Bern is jumping-off point for great fall fishing in the Neuse and Trent rivers.
Now that fall has arrived, fishermen are swarming to saltwater. While some of the more expansive waters of the Neuse River downstream from New Bern receive all of the publicity during the summer when giant red drum and torpedoing tarpon are making ...
From Southport to Little River, boats can find plenty of action from powerful wahoo over the next few months.
It would be hard to imagine what the bluewater fishery along the coast between Cape Fear and the Grand Strand would look like without the vicious striped cousin of the king mackerel.
It has been years since the area has produced any ...
|Lake of the Month: Lake Norman
Spotted bass, white perch now top targets on lower end of this sprawling reservoir.
Craig Parks calls himself a “reformed striper fisherman,” and says it’s a matter of necessity.
Parks, who runs Fish On Lake Norman Guide Service, said that, on Lake Norman, the alternative is to be a frustrated striper fisherman, or ...
|Practice makes perfect
Archery season in Eastern North Carolina is often overlooked, but a bow could be the ticket to filling your tags. Here are the keys.
With North Carolina’s 2012-13 deer season set to begin when the statewide archery season opens Sept. 8, bowhunters from Manteo to Murphy will be in the woods.
Hopefully, most of them will have practiced enough to be able to make ...
Gamefish bill tabled but battle isn’t over
|Fish Like a Pro
Cut down on your junk
Mix fall food-plot seeds
|Head for the Mountains
Take time to study a stream
|High Tides and Tall Tails
Run the ‘prop-er’ tool
Sink has big BFL payday
What the heck is trolling motor navigation?