Hunting News and Information

The wild-turkey biologist says....

Chris Kreh, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s top wild-turkey biologist, offered a few turkey tips from a biologist’s perspective.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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How one family improves habitat for wildlife

For several generations, Tom Smith’s family has farmed a parcel of land on the border between Alleghany County and Grayson County, Va., employing several wildlife-management strategies.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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7-year-old hunter kills 21-pound gobbler on her first turkey hunt

Laurel League went on her first turkey hunt on April 2 with her dad and granddad, and shot a prize gobbler that put her in awe. League, a 7-year-old from Summerfield in Rockingham Couny, is a veteran hunter, and has killed a few deer including a 120-class buck she bagged last fall, but her dad said he’s never seen her as excited as she was on this hunt.

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April 14 at 12:13 pm
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Elkin man who hoaxed big buck story pleads guilty to illegal hunting

Nick Davis, the Elkin man who attached a huge set of shed antlers to the skull of a small buck and claimed he had killed a state-record deer last fall, pleaded guilty on March 31 of one count of illegal hunting, was fined almost $800 and had his hunting license revoked for two years.

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April 13 at 9:10 am
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Wilkes County turkey hunter kills white gobbler in Traphill

Along with several friends and family members, Jacob Johnston of Traphill had spotted a white turkey on numerous occasions before the start of this year’s turkey season. It was always somewhat near his family’s plot of land, but he didn’t think he would be lucky enough to see it while hunting. Luckily on opening day, that’s exactly what happened.

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April 12 at 4:06 pm
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Deer food on the cheap

Spring in the Carolinas is a special time for outdoor fans. The sounds and sights of new life flood the countryside with fresh greenery and blooms everywhere and a musical greeting from the fresh flock of migratory birds back from the tropics. By April 1, spring is in full color, welcoming turkey hunters and others ready to prepare their properties for the warm-season bliss. If the management budget is falling short of one’s hopes and dreams, hunters can still improve their properties without breaking the bank. 

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April 08 at 9:00 am
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14-year-old hunter kills triple-bearded gobbler in Chatham County

Christian Cole killed his first turkey on opening youth day in Chatham County. It was a true trophy. The 14-year-old killed a triple-bearded gobbler that weighed a hefty 24 pounds, and had sharp, shiny spurs that measured 1 3/8 inches.

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April 07 at 10:55 am
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Are decoys turkey killers, or rescuers?

Some turkey hunters swear by decoys, and some swear at them. The truth is, neither opinion is correct; if used properly, at the right time, decoys can help you wrap a tag around a tom’s leg. If used incorrectly, at the wrong time, it will put wind in the bird’s wings.

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April 06 at 6:37 pm
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Wilkesboro teen kills white-winged turkey on Youth Day

Branson Miller of Wilkesboro went trout fishing on the opening day of the season in Alleghany County, but it was what he did later that afternoon that will always stick out in his mind. Miller, 13-years-old, killed a rare color phase gobbler while hunting with his dad, Brian Miller.

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April 05 at 9:30 pm
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2016 North Carolina turkey season preview

Hunters may remember with satisfaction the spring of 2016 because turkey season might wind up being one of the best in North Carolina history.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Turkey Q&A: North Carolina turkey hunting experts share their secrets

Turkey hunters like to think they know what they’re doing, but is such always the case? To answer that question, as well as five others, a handful of North Carolina’s best turkey hunters spoke on the subject.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Zink’s Z-Combo Mouth Call

The Z-Combo Mouth Call, the latest addition from Zink Calls, is an innovative two-reed version of the popular “combo-cut” design favored by many hunters, which is half “cutter” and half “split V”.  Zink’s all-new Z-Combo belts out super-realistic yelps with just the right amount of high front-end and smoky back-end rasp. This versatile call will have those big gobblers waltzing into your decoys without hesitation.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Vero Vellini Rifle Slings

Vero Vellini announced that three of its popular Classic Air Cushion rifle slings, crafted for maximum wear and durability, will now be offered in the Realtree Max-5 camouflage pattern. The standard Wide-Top sling without quick attached swivels, the Wide-Top sling with swivels and the 1-inch Air Cushion sling with quick attach swivels will now be available in this popular design. The Realtree Max-5 is a great pattern for almost any hunting situation and features cattails, reeds, cane and grasses that blend into flooded marshes.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Call quietly to lure your next gobbler into range

We sat against giant white pines on the edge of a mountain in the upper portion of Greenville County, my mission to listen to and learn from Charles Hudson of Travelers Rest S.C., who has been hunting turkeys for the better part of 50 years.

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March 31 at 9:58 pm
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Create edges 'sharp enough to shave' with this knife sharpener

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A dull knife is just plain dangerous, so it's been one of my lifelong missions to find the perfect knife sharpener.

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March 31 at 5:12 pm
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Retiring lawmaker makes NCWRC officers' jobs tougher, says Camo Coalition director

Thanks to Rep. Roger West of Marble, officers with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will find enforcing fish-and-game laws more difficult this year.

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March 30 at 8:03 am
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