• Carolina Hunting

    Alpz Doggie Duck Blind

    You’re pretty good at hiding yourself beside your favorite duck hole — camouflage clothing, some brush and maybe a little camouflage cloth — but that big, black, yellow or brown dog next to you, that’s another story. He wants to see those mallards come into the decoys as much as you do, and he needs to see them splash down when you make a good shot.

    June 01 at 7:00am

    NCWRC opens public comment period on proposed rules changes

    During a telephonic meeting on May 15, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission voted to open the public comment period and hold one public hearing for three temporary amendments to existing rules. The public comment period opens May 25 and closes June 29. Comments can be submitted online or by email. The public hearing will be held on June 6 at 7 p.m. at the Commission’s headquarters in Raleigh.

    May 29 at 10:46pm

    A life well lived: Remembering a hunter and friend

    This month, I am stepping a bit outside of this column’s normal subject matter, but I feel strongly about this message. 

    May 22 at 9:00am

    Fertilize fire breaks, forest openings for food plots

    For one reason or another, property owners routinely crank up the bush hog on old fields, fire breaks and other places they want to keep maintained in an herbaceous state. These freshly-mowed areas stimulate the production of tender grasses and forbs, especially in the spring after routine rainfall when warm air and soil temperatures are suitable. Both big and small game will quickly take advantage of the tender greenery, as new sprouts of grasses and shrubs can be palatable and quite tasty.

    May 15 at 7:00am

    Hen/jake decoy combo works on wary toms

    Gil Cutchin of Occoneechee Hunting Lodge in Northhampton County, near Jackson N.C., has seen changes in turkey hunting tactics over the years, especially when it comes to using decoys.

    May 15 at 7:00am

    Mayday! Mayday! There’s still time for turkey hunting!

    Spring turkey season in both North Carolina and South Carolina extends into May.

    May 15 at 7:00am

    Late season turkey hunting requires mental toughness

    Joey Murphy, a call-maker from Lexington, N.C., said that late-season turkey hunting often requires a commitment to change and diversity in hunting and calling strategies, but mental toughness is crucial.

    May 15 at 7:00am

    NC non-profit conserves land for sportsmen and women

    Tim Goodman is a member of the LandTrust for Central North Carolina and has had some successful hunting trips as a member. He recounts his experience with the program’s Sportsman Access Program below.

    May 09 at 11:45pm

    NC turkey hunter bags 4-bearded Person County trophy

    Magicians make a habit of pulling rabbits out of hats, but southeastern Caswell County’s Tim Warren figuratively yanked one of North Carolina’s all-time gobblers out of a hat on May 2. Then he literally did it again seconds later — after the bird had flown away.

    May 07 at 2:44pm

    NC sets migratory bird seasons for 2018-19

    North Carolina officials set migratory bird seasons for 2018-19 in late April, with a few changes in store for waterfowl hunters.

    May 06 at 9:10pm