• Carolina Hunting

    Deer in the 11th-hour

    The temperature hovered around 25 degrees. As the light began to fade, crystals of frost started to form, and my breath rose into the cold morning air as I surveyed the edge of a field for any movement. 

    December 01, 2018 at 7:00am

    Vasque’s SAGA GT Boots

    Hiking boots aren’t hunting boots, and hunting boots aren’t hiking boots. So what happens when you need both, when you’ve got a long, long hike to your deer stand, and you have no ATV?

    December 01, 2018 at 7:00am

    Alamance County cattle farmer downs big 11-point buck

    Prime grade beef is not the only product Travis Graves is capable of producing on his 300-acre cattle ranch in southern Alamance County. On Nov. 3, Graves took down a massive 11-pointer with his black powder rifle. And it’s not the only big buck that has come off this stand either.

    November 29, 2018 at 8:59pm

    124 bears taken during 2018 S.C. Mountain Bear Harvest

    The 2018 Mountain Bear Harvest was the second best season on record with a total of 124 bears taken. This included 55 during the still hunt and 69 during the dog hunt which included 66 males and 58 females taken in three counties.

    November 29, 2018 at 8:42pm

    Snow Camp hunter shoots unique-racked trophy in Alamance County

    Jason Dunn is used to killing bucks with wide racks that aren’t very tall on the farm he hunts around his home in Snow Camp, N.C.

    November 29, 2018 at 2:41am

    12-point beast goes down in Moore County

    Thomas Cook got back into deer hunting seriously in 2015 after about a 15-year hiatus from the sport, and on Nov. 24, he killed a buck that is “leaps and bounds above” any deer he’s ever shot. And he almost pulled the trigger on a doe instead.

    November 28, 2018 at 3:17pm

    18-point buck goes down in Forsyth County

    George Mattison of Trinity, N.C. was hunting with his 4-year-old son from a double ladder stand on Nov. 17 in Forsyth County when he killed the biggest buck he’s ever seen. The 18-point buck had four drop tines on the right side of its antlers, including one that was over 8 inches long.

    November 27, 2018 at 11:19pm

    Clayton hunter kills 616-pound bear in Craven County

    Matthew Griffin of Clayton, N.C. was deer hunting with his dad on Nov. 17 when he killed a 616-pound black bear in Craven County. And he had passed on shooting a different bear earlier on the same hunt.

    November 27, 2018 at 9:31pm

    Oxford hunter drops huge Granville County buck

    Chase Watson of Oxford, N.C. is glad he’s a patient deer hunter. For two years, he had a big buck in trail-camera photos on a farm in Granville County and had let him walk.

    November 27, 2018 at 7:32pm

    Big 10-point goes down in Anson County, N.C.

    Phillip McBryde of Matthews, N.C. celebrated Veterans Day with a hunting trip with his uncle in Anson County on the morning of Nov. 11. And he killed the biggest buck of his life when a 10-pointer with a wild-looking rack showed up and offered him a shot after following a doe in a loop that took it four times around McBryde.

    November 26, 2018 at 10:11pm