Volume 20 Number 2 - February 2013
|Beagles and bunnies: Good dogs, good land and good hunters usually means lots of cottontails in the bag
After deer season ends, lots of private land becomes available for hunters to turn loose their packs of beagles.
After deer season ends, lots of private land becomes available for hunters to turn loose their packs of beagles.Meanwhile, a group of nine hunters, dressed warmly against the early morning chill, listened intently.
About 10 minutes ...
|Follow the ‘Wolfe pack’ to Cape Fear winter reds
Father-son guide team looks for deep holes in otherwise shallow backwaters for schooling puppy drum.
In North Carolina, February often plagues anglers with bone chilling cold, but the adventurous angler with warm clothes and an appetite for redfish can “endure” double-digit days in in the divine waters of the lower Cape Fear River system.
|Gangs of New River: Onslow County's New River is full of winter puppy drum - and they'll bite, too
The bays and creeks off the Onslow Look for warmer water, slow down, and put more fish in the boat.
Scanning the water across a creek near Sneads Ferry, Capt. Allen Jernigan spotted the telltale ripples made by a small school of red drum milling about. The fish were moving slowly, and it wasn't really a series of wakes but a spot experienced ...
|Mine the mother lode of cold rockfish: Trolling is a great way to catch Lake Tillery’s winter stripers
Alabama rig, umbrella rig, tandem bucktail rig will put Lake Tillery stripers in the boat.
After the Revolutionary War, a young Hessian soldier found a yellow rock lying in the bed of an almost dry creek that was part of the Yadkin River drainage.
As the story goes, the soldier took the stone to his cabin and used it as a ...
|North Carolina hunters tagged some giant bucks during 2012 season
November was a month to remember for many Tarheel State hunters.
The 2012 season showed that North Carolina continues to produce outstanding whitetail deer, with a tremendous number of trophy bucks reportedly taken from across the state, even though the number of bucks on the extreme high end of the spectrum ...
|Swamp Busters: Running raccoons is some of the most fun North Carolina hunters can have after dark
Learn more about guns, dogs and other equipment raccoon hunters take into the woods at night.
The meeting took place at a travel center in Rocky Point, located just off I-40 at the NC 210 exit. Pickups parked side by side, David MacCallum, Vernon Eakins and Mike Milam walked to the counter in hip booats to buy snacks and soft drinks.
|Top-Notch Trout: However you like to fish for trout, Wilson Creek has something for you
Top-drawer Caldwell County stream has pools, riffles, runs and pocket water
Wilson Creek is one of the jewels of North Carolina’s trout-fishing crown. Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Caldwell County, it is tucked in among the mountains of the Pisgah National Forest and supports, in various stretches, delayed-harvest and ...
| Flip to page 17 to find out how North Carolina's biggest bucks were killed last fall. Also, winter redfish are on the prowl this month.
Photo By Robbie Bennett
Sick economy sparks more trout troubles
Pour the feed to ’em
|Head for the Mountains
The other Nantahala
|High Tides and Tall Tails
Lexington men win Komen
Try a jerkbait this month
Bass Kandi’s Coastal Crippler
Is there an electric outboard in your future?