Volume 20 Number 9 - September 2013
|2013 Game Lands Preview - There’s plenty of public land for North Carolina hunters of all stripes
North Carolina game lands offer hunters plenty of options.
North Carolina was lucky to have a far-sighted legislature that created the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission in 1947....
|Gag Reflex - Two months of great bottom-fishing await anglers from Little River, Calbash, Ocean Isle
Gag grouper move onto structure in 55 to 80 feet of water for two-month feeding spree.
On a crisp, late September morning, with the sun just promising to rise, there is a flurry of activity at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. On the docks, Capt. Chris “O.C.” Dew and Capt. Chris Dawson are readying the World Cat and ...
|Modern deer, medieval weaponry - Modern versions of medieval weapons have opened opportunities for many deer hunters
Take advantage of opportunities early in North Carolina’s deer season; they may be the best you’ll get until November.
The sultry remains of summer weather don’t motivate too many North Carolina hunters to slip into deer stands this month, but the bucks roaming the forests and chowing down in soybean fields are alive, well and available....
|Pre-Labor Day labor can make your opening day dove hunts in North Carolina more successful
Find a good field and have your shotgun ready for a Labor Day dove shoot.
Labor Day and dove season marks the beginning of fall hunting. Just about anyone who hunts will join the action along a cut corn field armed with a shotgun and plenty of shells — at least on opening day....
|September White Out - White marlin north of Hatteras, sailfish south make Outer Banks a September wonderland for bluewater fishermen
Birds, baitfish, slow current are dead giveaways for concentrations of white marlin, sailfish.
For saltwater fishermen who visit the Outer Banks regularly, September is a magical time. People from all over the world elbow their way to our docks, fill the motels, and mostly fill all the available boats....
|The Flathead Falls - Blewett Falls might be best lake on the Yadkin/Pee Dee system for flathead catfish
Look for current and cover and you’ll hang into a Blewett Falls flathead
A day of fishing begins early for Robbie Burr of Lilesville. A catfish guide who operates Pee Dee Fishing Adventures, Burr often meets his clients somewhere around daylight, and in order to make that appointment, he typically has to be on the ...
|Yak it up at the Fort - Fort Fisher’s backwaters are a kayak fisherman’s heaven
North Carolina’s Fort Fisher is regularly under attack from kayak fishermen.
Mark Patterson believes the bays at Fort Fisher are pretty close to ideal for kayak fishing. A Greensboro resident and founder of the North Carolina Kayak Fishing Association (NCKFA), Patterson fishes the area, which kayakers simply call ...
North Carolina's public hunting lands offer plenty of places capable of producing wall-hanger bucks.
Photo By Tommy Kirkland
Threats, intimidation won’t win in the end
|Fish Like a Pro
Playing the jig game
Rain means deer gains
|Head for the Mountains
Rain will mean great fall
|High Tides and Tall Tails
What’s new, fisherman?
Mister Twister Flip’n OUT
X marks the spot
“Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire”