Volume 19 Number 12 - November 2012

 FEATURES:

Gary Barrett looks at a draw bordered by pines that leads away from a lake.  This type of funnel is a hot spot anywhere. Fond of Funnels
This trophy hunter turned guide prefers pinch points for big bucks at his Rockingham County hunting operation.
Gary Barrett, a lifelong resident of Rockingham County, has undergone a metamorphosis over the past 40 years, going from trophy deer hunter to hunting tutor, a journey that has seen him kill several hundred deer, 30 of which most hunters would ...
Bruce Ingram

Take a tour of this northern Piedmont reservoir’s best fall spots. Lake of the Month: Belews Lake
This bass fishery is overlooked, underfished and improving every year. Take a tour of its best fall spots.
At 3,863 surface acres, Belews Lake isn’t large enough to be considered one of North Carolina’s major reservoirs, but it’s by no means just a little pond out in the country north of Winston-Salem near the “four corners” junction of Stokes, Forsyth, ...
Dan Kibler

The Little River jetties are hot araes for redfish and speckled trout that are following baitfish and shrimp out toward the ocean. Run for the Border!
Fall reds and specks make Little River area a great fishing destination.
Sometimes the area on either side of the North Carolina-South Carolina border seems to be an outpost for weather that would be expected several hundred miles farther south. Shorts and a sweatshirt are the perfect attire for fishing on a lot of ...
Jerry Dilsaver

Guide Bryant DeHart shows off the kind of quality speckled trout he catches in the waters around Roanoke Island. Speck-ulating around Roanoke Island
The gateway to the Outer Banks is also a gateway to fine fall fishing for speckled trout.
In the first gray light of the morning, guide Bryan DeHart of Manteo eased into the middle of a marsh, within casting distance of a bulkhead with a hulk of a house behind it. With the anchor set, he reached for a rod with a quarter-ounce jighead ...
Jerry Dilsaver

Bobby Corn caught this 4-pound speckled trout in the surf at Topsail Inlet. Surf’s Up
No boat? No sweat! Surf fishing might just be the thing for you if you heed the advise of this beach-bound expert.
Walter White drove across a bridge arching over the Intracoastal Waterway and turned south, zeroing in on the Topsail Beach Town Hall. After exchanging pleasantries with the clerk and paying for a beach-driving permit, he was rolling again, ...
Mike Marsh

Eastern North Carolina is hard to beat if you’re targeting wood ducks. Totally Quackers
Waterfowl hunters aiming for wood ducks find rivers, streams and swamps hard to beat, especially in eastern North Carolina.
The most-colorful, handsomest duck North Carolina waterfowlers have a chance to hunt is the male wood duck.

With its iridescent green, black and white crested head, black eyes centered inside fiery red circles, an orange-yellow bill ...

Craig Holt

Stokes County has become a hotbed for trophy deer hunting over the past 10 years. Trophy Belt Buckle
Stokes County produces plenty of big bucks, but hunters can apply lessons learned there anywhere in North Carolina.
Late October and early November present something of a challenge for deer hunters.

With the peak of the rut approaching, bucks are on the move 24/7, searching for receptive does. A problem develops because, while bucks aren’t ...

Craig Holt

 
  Jennifer Morris killed this 135-inch 9-pointer with a crossbow in Granville County.
Photo By Jennifer Morris
 

COLUMNS:

Backlashes
Could regs changes mean less venison?

Craig Holt

Fish Like a Pro
Magic fall number is 60

Dustin Wilks

Greener Pastures
Don’t take the ‘bait’

Jeff Burleson

Head for the Mountains
Time travel: weir wonder

Robert Satterwhite

High Tides and Tall Tails
Hone your shooting skills

Jerry Dilsaver

Livewell
Big flathead keys win

Tony Garitta

Marine Electronics
Locating those pesky breakers and fuses

Allan Tarvid


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