Hunting News and Information

Alligator hunting season proposed for North Carolina

The last of nine public hearings on proposed changes to the state’s hunting and fishing regulations took place last night in Rocky Mount. While many of the proposed changes involve modifying the slot size of certain fish species or extending certain hunting seasons, one big proposal, if passed, will allow something that’s never been done in North Carolina.

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January 22 at 8:40 am
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Angels N Camo grants outdoor adventures for terminally ill kids

It’s a sad fact that some kids don’t get to experience the outdoors because their parents don’t have the time, energy, knowledge, or desire to share it with them. Many of them will experience it once they are old enough to make their own plans. But it’s even more sad when kids with terminal illnesses don’t get to experience hunting or fishing, because for many of them, they’ll never get the chance. An organization in Beaufort aims to change that for as many kids as possible.

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January 18 at 4:18 pm
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Bag more squirrels with these hunting tips

“I don’t understand it. I see plenty of squirrels when I’m deer hunting, but once deer season is over and I go after squirrels, they just don’t seem to be around.”†

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January 15 at 11:12 am
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Keep big decoy spreads in shotgun range

Hunters kill ducks by either pass-shooting them hidden in a flyway or hunkered down in a blind with a collection of decoys floating around. For most, the most-enjoyable way to kill a limit of ducks is when they dive into a decoy spread set right in front of their shotguns. Even a poor wing-shot can usually knock off enough feathers to get one for the box when they’re hovering over the decoys. While a winning decoy arrangement is important, the range of the decoys away from the blind can be the most crucial step.†

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Picking out a trophy wild hog can be tough for many hunters

Shooting the first feral hog that steps clear from a group or “sounder” and offers a good shot would be fine for a hunter interested mostly in the meat, but for a hunter looking for a trophy boar and a full head mount or skull mount, it requires steady nerves to find the one with the longest tusks.†

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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A great pile of vegetables will bring wild hogs into gun range

To attract massive numbers of hogs and hold them in the vicinity, hunters should use lots of bait.†

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Grouse hunters keep track of dogs with GPS collars

Lindy Ammons is an old-school grouse hunter who believes in covering lots of ground, giving his setter, Clyde, his head so he can lead the hunt. Keeping up with the dog is just short of a foot race at a fast-walking pace, so another hunter needs to be in good shape to keep up with him.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Trail tips for grouse hunters

Foot access to good habitat is the most-important aspect of grouse hunting. A hunter who can’t walk the rugged terrain for several miles with relative ease is not going to flush many grouse.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Grouse: Thanks berry much

Grouse enjoy eating berries above all else, so hunters should keep a sharp eye out for them. Early in the season, grapes are a mainstay, but many types of berries remain edible all winter, even after a hard freeze.†

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Kill coyotes before fawns arrive

Coyotes continue to plague the Carolinas, eating small game and small fawns during late spring. Every month is a good time to move toward their elimination; however, winter is a critical time to plan an offensive against coyotes because the fawning season will arrive soon.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Disk between rows of pines after prescribed burning

On average, pine plantations comprise nearly 25 percent of the forested cover in the Carolinas. Since a quarter of those are in homogeneous stands with uniform rows, the rows left empty after thinning can be manipulated through disking or harrowing to create corridors of beneficial wildlife habitat. The best time to disk is right after a prescribed burn, when most of the debris has been converted to ash.†

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Salemburg hunter kills 720-pound bear in Pender County

Hunting at Long Bluff Hunting Club on December 12, 2015, Salemburg Resident Ken Spell took a 720-pound black bear. Spell said it is the biggest bear ever reported from Pender County.

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January 14 at 10:55 am
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Turn in poachers, get $100 to $1000 reward

Outdoorsmen spend a lot of time, money, and effort on getting their hunting and fishing locations in good shape for their adventures, so it’s tough to say anything is more frustrating to them than seeing someone poaching.

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January 11 at 12:42 pm
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Time to burn, disk, trap

On Jan. 1, another deer season will become history. For some hunters, lifetime trophies made the 2015 deer season truly memorable. For other hunters across the Carolinas who put as many as 100 days in a deer stand, a few mediocre bucks and a handful of does was all they had to show for it.†

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January 08 at 9:00 am
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NCWRC holding 9 public meetings to discuss changes to fish and game laws

Many outdoorsmen complain about fish and game laws, and they have good reason to do so. And while they are quick to make their opinions known around hunting camp, the local diner, or on Facebook, they aren’t so quick to share their feelings with the folks who have the power to make changes in those laws.

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January 07 at 7:09 pm
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Sunshine female hunter kills 120-class buck toward end of deer hunting season

On Dec. 18, Cory Hill of Sunshine checked the weather and noticed conditions would be right for deer hunting. It looked like what might be the last cold front before the end of deer season, and he’d been wanting to help his girlfriend, Ashley King kill one of a handful of decent 8-point bucks they’d been watching on trail-cameras all season. The plan worked out better than he expected. King killed a 120-class 8-pointer they didn’t even know was on their property.

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January 07 at 9:28 am
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