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Haywood County elk were killed legally

Last week, three elk were killed in Haywood County, prompting an investigation from the NCWRC. It turns out, these were legal killings of elk that had been causing extensive damage to a landowner’s property. Under these conditions, it is legal to kill elk, even without a depredation permit, as long as the landowner does not intend to claim the meat.

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Yesterday at 12:55 pm
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Start scouting right now for next deer season

Deer season has been over for more than a month, and while many hunters have switched over to other furry and feathered targets, it’s a perfect time to improve next season’s deer-hunting opportunities. February is time to evaluate last season and prepare for the next. Deer hunters looking for a wall-hanger need to stay on track and find out what worked and what didn’t.†

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Yesterday at 9:00 am
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24 turkey hunting seminars hosted by NCWRC, NWTF

It’s time to get geared up for turkey season, and the best way to do that is to attend one of the 24 free turkey hunting seminars scheduled across the state in March and April. The seminars are a joint effort between the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) and the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF).

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February 05 at 9:02 am
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3 elk killed in Haywood County, NCWRC investigating

Enforcement officers with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are investigating the reported killing of three elk on one farm in Haywood County, according to a report in the Asheville Citizen-Times.

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February 04 at 6:20 pm
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Raccoon hunting great way to get kids in the outdoors

It’s tough to envision anything more rewarding than introducing kids to the outdoors, so when Michael Burkhard of Mooresville recently asked his friend Jonathan Beller to go on an Iredell County raccoon hunt, they took the opportunity to show Beller’s 10-year-old daughter, Tyler, what the outdoor life is all about.†

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February 03 at 10:48 pm
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VIDEO: Turkey hunting season not too far away

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Let's face it, turkey season can't get here soon enough. The groundhog just popped out of his hole and has told us spring will come early. It's too bad for us that he doesn't decide when turkey hunting season starts, because who out there isn't ready to take a seat in the woods and listen for gobbles from the closest treeline, then match wits with the big boys and see if we have what it takes to fool them into shotgun range?

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February 02 at 5:41 pm
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Duck season is over, but Canada geese are still fair game

With duck season ending on Jan. 31, hunters across the Carolinas can turn to resident Canada geese to get their last waterfowl fix of the year, but even those birds who are used to contact with humans can be a little tougher to take.

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February 01 at 8:27 pm
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Patrick Williams' 200-inch Rockingham County buck was among this season's Deer of the Year. And Lake Gaston produced two state-record blues.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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North Carolinaís top deer for 2015 are unveiled

We should have seen it coming.†

The fall of 2014 featured the second-largest mast crop on record in North Carolina, and it was followed by a predictable drop in the deer harvest that season.†

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Donít snow on my parade - The snow goose parade begins this month in eastern North Carolina

When the talk turns to snow geese, most North Carolina hunters immediately think about a long trip to the great plains of North Dakota, Nebraska, Texas, Manitoba or any of the other states and provinces along the central flyway. †

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Bunny-bumping beagles - Rabbit hunters can find plenty of bunnies across North Carolina

After North Carolina’s deer season ends Jan. 1, hunters still have a couple of months to target waterfowl and different small-game species.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Antler Boostís Bean Bale

When the weather starts to get cold in the late-season, there is nothing that deer crave more than soybeans. That’s why the natural look and scent of Bean Bale is great for attracting those mature bucks. There are no harmful preservatives or chemicals used in Bean Bale and its lower fat levels help discourage attraction to hogs, raccoons, squirrels or bears. These pre-constructed bales are also super easy to distribute around a food plot or hunting area.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Excel OPTIFADE Camo Boats

Excel Boat Co. and W.L. GORE & Associates have partnered to offer Excel boats in GORE OPTIFADE Concealment Waterfowl Marsh Pattern. The pattern takes into account how ducks and geese see the world below them. Since birds are particularly sensitive to color and continuity with their surroundings, OPTIFADE micro pattern is extremely detailed to confuse bird vision. OPTIFADE is available on all Excel boats including the popular Excel F4 and Bay Pro.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Morganton hunter arrows big 8-point buck during Urban Archery Season

North Carolina’s traditional deer season ended on January 1st. But for hunters that just cannot get enough quality time in the deer stand, the urban archery season cranked up on January 9th. And for Jeremy Carpenter of Morganton, the urban archery season couldn’t have arrived at a more perfect time. At 5:44pm on January 28th, Carpenter arrowed an impressive eight pointer, his biggest buck to date, on a small, seven-acre woodlot in Morganton’s highly-populated suburbs.†

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January 31 at 7:09 pm
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N.C. Marine Patrol rescues duck hunter from Roanoke Sound

Marine Patrol Officers are constantly on the lookout, even when they’re not on the water. That likely saved the life of a duck hunter in Roanoke Sound yesterday, Jan. 27, when Officer Justin Lott was driving across the Washington Baum Bridge about 3:30 in the afternoon.†

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January 28 at 2:36 pm
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10-point buck wins Dec. Bag-A-Buck contest for Nashville hunter

The afternoon of Dec. 21, Tyler Hinton of Nashville watched a 10-point buck ease through the woods toward a corn pile, and as he raised his rifle, he noticed some movement out of the corner of his eye.

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January 26 at 10:24 am
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