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Beavers can be very destructive when they flood a lot of timber, but they also provide plenty of waterfowl and aquatic habitat. Leave it to beaver ó or not

Are beavers good or bad for man and the environment? It depends on who you ask. The beaver can create good and evil in the same motion. All they do is chow down on items in their food bank and build dams. What is horrible about that? Again, it depends on who and what is affected.


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Killing too many bucks of any specific age class will prove detrimental in the future. Beware of killing too many bucks of any size

Most hunters enter the woods aiming to kill a trophy buck, or at least a good deer to take home to momma. And just about every hunter will want to take a second, third and even fourth buck if the opportunities present themselves, but hunters can get too much of a good thing and reap havoc on the future buck population on their hunting grounds.


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North Carolina may change the way it manages captive populations of whitetail deer, elk and other deer species. Public hearing on changing deer-farm management is Tuesday in Raleigh

The second of two public hearings will be held on Tuesday night at the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s headquarters on N.C. State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh as the Commission decides whether to allow for an increase in the number of deer farms in North Carolina.


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Jason Carter's entry of this big 8-point buck was drawn as winner of North Carolina Sportsman's first monthly Bag-A-Buck contest. Snow Camp hunter is first Bag-A-Buck contest winner

Jason Carter of Snow Camp, aka “jcarter” has won North Carolina Sportsman’s first monthly Bag-A-Buck contest for 2014 with his entry of a big 8-point buck from Alamance County.


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The sudden appearance of tremendous numbers of teal made the short, early segment of duck season a winner for many North Carolina hunters. Surprising arrival of teal makes early duck season a good one on Yadkin River

If often seems that North Carolina’s waterfowl seasons are too early or too late to match up with migrating waterfowl. The birds stall up north due to warm weather or push south in between the staggered seasons, so hunters can’t get to them. But the short opening segment of the season opener broke the mold and put hunters on the Yadkin River right in the middle of the early season migration.


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The unique method for skinning squirrels shown in the accompanying video can make the end of the hunt as fun as the beginning. Hey Mr. Squirrel, we want to pump, you, up!

What hunter doesn’t enjoy bagging a limit of bushy-tailed tree rodents? But as for the task of cleaning those tough little buggers - well, not so much. Jean Poirrier III, however, has no issues after the hunt with a unique air pumping system for cleaning older, tougher squirrels.


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Don't leave a bullet and powder charge in your muzzleloader at the end of an unsuccessful hunting day. Unload it one of two or three ways, as this video explains. Don't leave a charge in the barrel of your blackpowder gun

Blackpowder weapons are extremely popular in some areas of the Carolinas because they allow hunters to be in the woods for an extra week or two.


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Seeing women in the outdoors more frequently on TV has led to more women developing an interest in hunting. Deer dustiní damsels - Increase in numbers of women joining ranks of hunters in North Carolina has several causes, according to experts

It’s been impossible to miss that over the past handful of years, more and more photographs of smiling women kneeling behind dead deer, ducks and turkeys have been showing up in the incoming e-mail files at North Carolina Sportsman.


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Choice of stand sites is biggest variable in setting up for a big October buck in North Carolina. Muzzleloader madness - Location is the key to killing a big blackpowder buck in North Carolina this month

Most people have heard the “location, location, location” mantra that describes what it takes for a profitable business venture that requires real estate.


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Dennis Moser of Indian Trail has taken trophy bucks smack in the middle of the suburbs around Charlotte and Shelby. Bucks in your backyard - Deer-hunting opportunities abound in suburban, urban areas where whitetails are thriving and unpressured

The first major signs of rutting activity begin in October, the first full month of fall, and buck fever grabs most hunters across the state. Plenty of hunters will make it into the woods this month, many will go home with meat in the freezer and some will make a trip to the taxidermist.†


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Is it a doe, or a button buck? Learn how to distinguish them and why itís important to take one out of the herd and protect the other. Protect those buck fawns

Even though the deer season has arrived in one form or another, the majority of deer slayers begin to ramp up their efforts in October. Cooler weather sets in this month, making it comfortable for all hunters to sit motionless, perched in a tree stand or well hidden in a ground blind. For some hunters, a buck big enough to be eligible for a $500 taxidermy investment is about the only animal worthy of a lead projectile. But for the rest of the deer-hunting community, meat in the freezer reigns supreme.†


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Black Rack Black Rack

Unlike antlers of rattling bags that produce unnatural sounds, the Black Rack rattling system was designed as two full deer racks that allow you to create the illusion of two bucks aggressively crashing and fighting. While most antlers are light in color and can be visibly seen up to 500 yards away, the Black Rack from Flextone Game Calls was designed to keep your rattling sequence concealed during any big-buck encounter. Don’t just sit around and wait for a deer to wander into the area, bring mature bucks charging to your hunting location with the Black Rack.


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