• Carolina Hunting

    Keep trail cams out as the rut nears; they carry info that’s both new and important as deer change

    Trail cameras are about as important to today’s hunter as his or her weapon of choice or tree stand, and they’re not the same as they were 10 or even five years ago. They are great tools for hunters and land managers to use to capture deer movement. They can be used in a variety of different ways, and while most are used in the preseason to learn about the local deer herd, the rut can be one of the most-important times to survey the population and to see what kind of deer are around. 

    November 15 at 6:00am

    Squirrels can be a deer hunter’s best friends

    Hunters invest countless hours in a deer stand under a wide variety of conditions. And after years of sitting motionless in the stand and watching the time tick by, they have practically earned a master’s degree in several outdoor disciplines, including interpreting nature’s signals, which can come in many forms, including wildlife alerts. 

    November 15 at 6:00am

    Ammo for wood ducks: the long and short of It

    Veteran duck hunters Bobby Mead, Luke Mathis and Mike Jolly all shoot 12-gauge shotguns when targeting wood ducks, but the similarities end there. 

    November 15 at 6:00am

    Cherokee Run Hunting Lodge

    Cherokee Run Hunting Lodge is in Chesterfield County, S.C., near the town of Chesterfield, in a triangle bounded by I-95, I-77 and I-85. The lodge encompasses almost 3,500 acres on 15 different properties across the county. Most are in the Great Pee Dee River basin, none on the river but many on creeks that feed it. Some properties are mixture of pine plantations and hardwood forests that border swamps.

    November 15 at 6:00am

    Occoneechee Hunting Lodge

    Occoneechee Hunting Lodge is near Jackson, N.C., in Northampton County, N.C., just a few miles east of I-95, which makes it very accessible by road. The property also has a grass airstrip near the lodge.

    November 15 at 6:00am

    Bethany, NC hunter kills 146-inch, 8-point buck

    Travis Smith of Bethany, N.C. was pleasantly surprised on the afternoon of Nov. 9 from his ground blind when the biggest deer of his life showed up unexpectedly less than 50 yards from his feet. A 146-inch, 8-pointer appeared with very little warning. But, Smith made it count when he perforated the deer’s chest cavity with the massive projectile from his .50-caliber CVA Optima muzzleloader.

    November 15 at 4:01am

    NC bowhunter kills big Rockingham County buck

    Austin Hanks of Reidsville, N.C. is heavily dialed into archery hunting.

    That's why the 23-year-old carried an Obsession Fusion 6 compound bow with him into a Millennium tree stand the last day of central North Carolina’s muzzle-loader season.

    November 14 at 9:18pm

    Mt. Airy hunter takes water-hole trophy in Surry County

    Chuck Hiatt of Mt. Airy, a native son who has taught construction at North Surry High School for 20 years, arrowed an impressive 10-point buck on Sept. 18.

    November 14 at 4:01pm

    North Carolina huntress wins October Bag-A-Buck Contest

    Laura Tucker of Manson, N.C., killed a nice 8-point buck in a very special place late in the afternoon on Oct. 27.

    Tucker dropped the buck, which had a 17 1/2-inch spread, from a stand overlooking a food plot of turnips and oats in a power line right-of-way in Warren County. She was in a stand with her husband, Preston Richardson, close to the spot where he proposed marriage to her.

    November 14 at 1:40pm

    Winston-Salem hunter smokes trophy Rockingham County brute

    Brandon Campbell from Winston-Salem, N.C. almost missed the boat on a massive 8-pointer feeding in a soybean field late Friday afternoon, Nov. 3. Thankfully, Campbell’s brother-in-law, Michael Brown could see him from a neighboring tree stand and alerted Campbell of his location. With only 20 minutes left of shooting light, Campbell finally caught movement through the trees and zeroed in on the 145-inch buck with his .50 caliber MK black powder rifle.  

    November 14 at 3:01am