• Carolina Hunting

    Carthage, N.C. huntress kills big 9-point buck in Moore County

    When Karley Davidson of Carthage, N.C. was 16-years-old, she killed a big 10-point buck in Randolph County that landed her in the pages of Carolina Sportsman Magazine. Then she went on a four-year drought without killing another deer at all. But she ended the drought on Nov. 13 with an even bigger buck — this time from Moore County.

    November 26, 2018 at 8:47pm

    Rockingham County hunter takes down 142-inch, 12-point trophy

    Matt Isley of Rockingham County killed the biggest deer of his life on Nov. 8 when the 12-point buck he’d been observing on trail cameras showed up about 8:30 a.m. The deer has been green-scored at over 142 inches.

    November 26, 2018 at 5:55pm

    Winston-Salem hunter downs big Forsyth County trophy

    Travis Manuel won an award at the Dixie Deer Classic in 2010 for a 147 6/8-inch buck. Unfortunately, it was under the non-hunting category for a beast that he actually did shoot, but wasn’t able to find until running across it 6 months later. And he’ll likely attend the 2019 Dixie Deer Classic with a 147-inch (green-score) buck he killed on Nov. 16 while hunting with his muzzleloader in Forsyth County.

    November 25, 2018 at 10:03pm

    Mecklenburg County bowhunter sticks potential Pope and Young buck

    Jonathan Chermak has killed some quality deer over the past few years on his farm in Mecklenburg County, N.C., but he killed his biggest one yet while bowhunting on Nov. 17. It was a stud in every way. The 9-point, 5 1/2-year-old buck weighed 226 pounds, and has been green-scored at 143 7/8 inches. 

    November 25, 2018 at 4:26pm

    Teen hunter kills 160-inch beast in Moore County

    For all of Chase Fraley’s teenage years, the 15-year-old has yearned for a one-on-one with a special Moore County buck. And on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m., the deer of his dreams showed up 65 yards away from his stand chasing a doe.

    It was the wrong time of day for this buck to show up on the oak ridge, but it was definitely the right time for Fraley; he was locked and loaded with his Browning .243 rifle in hand. 

    November 23, 2018 at 1:11pm

    Crossbow scopes 101: Sight them in correctly

    Due to increasingly more liberal regulations and an aging population with accompanying physical limitations, crossbow use has increased dramatically almost nationwide. 

    November 22, 2018 at 9:00am

    500-yard shot downs 600+ pound bear in Pamlico County, N.C.

    Jeff Murphy of Madison, N.C. isn’t new to bear hunting — he’s killed nine bears in the past 15 or so years — but the one he killed on Nov. 13 was one unlike any he’s ever seen. Even from 500 yards away, which is the distance the bear was when Murphy shot it, he could tell it was abnormally large.

    November 21, 2018 at 8:42pm

    10-point monster goes down to Granville County muzzleloader

    After losing his hunting lease earlier this year, Alec Kearns of southern Granville County never would have believed that he would take home a 145-inch monster 10-point buck on a new property just eight months later, but that’s exactly what he did on Oct. 28.

    November 21, 2018 at 12:07am

    148-inch buck goes down in Scotland County

    Ever since last deer season, Ira Edge of Laurel Hill, North Carolina hoped to get a close encounter with a mysterious buck that was perusing his family’s Scotland County farm. The buck eluded him all season long.

    November 19, 2018 at 6:34pm

    11-point, 150-class buck goes down to Angier hunter

    After a string of tough breaks, Dale Morgan of Angier, NC kept his nose to the grindstone and it paid off on Nov. 10, when he mounted the tripod where he had missed a big buck two days before and redeemed himself by dropping a 205-pound Harnett County 11-point that scored 153 ¾ inches. 

    November 19, 2018 at 6:25pm