Volume 19 Number 12 - November 2012
|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 ...
|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, ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
|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 ...
| Jennifer Morris killed this 135-inch 9-pointer with a crossbow in Granville County.
Photo By Jennifer Morris
Could regs changes mean less venison?
|Fish Like a Pro
Magic fall number is 60
Don’t take the ‘bait’
|Head for the Mountains
Time travel: weir wonder
|High Tides and Tall Tails
Hone your shooting skills
Big flathead keys win
Locating those pesky breakers and fuses