Hunting News and Information

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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Largest public shooting range in N.C. to open April 19

North Carolina's largest public shooting range, one of the largest in the Southeast, will open April 19 near Shelby with rifle, pistol, shotgun and 3-D archery ranges.

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March 29 at 1:47 pm
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Public outcry slows Orange County firearms ban

A proposal to restrict firearms use in Orange County was defeated in February after opponents crowded a meeting of the county’s Board of Commissioners, which instead accepted a proposal in March to form a Firearms Safety Committee to study gun use on unincorporated private property in the county.

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March 28 at 9:44 am
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NCWRC seeks public input on upcoming waterfowl seasons

Have you ever wondered where agencies like the NCWRC and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service get their ideas for what they think will benefit outdoorsmen? These agencies often ask for public input concerning topics like migratory bird seasons, and they are requesting such input now through April 10. 

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March 22 at 1:54 pm
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Repurpose fall deer plots into spring/summer quail outposts

Deer hunters make up the majority of hunters in the Carolinas, yet many will frequently chase a turkey, duck or a covey of quail during other seasons. Deer hunters with control of a big network of food plots can greatly benefit quail reproduction by planting a warm-season mix in all of their food plots.   

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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Decoy Raft revolutionizes setting and retrieving decoys

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What if you could eliminate the time it takes to deploy dozens of decoys down to the amount of time it takes to drop a sheet into the water? What if that sheet disappeared, leaving only the decoys to show on the surface, and what if that sheet allowed infinite adjustability to your spread of decoys, and even allowed hunters to change the direction and orientation of all the ducks with one jerk of a rope?

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March 08 at 6:32 pm
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Eastern Carolina Houndsmen Alliance looks to unite all hunters

Hunting with dogs is a long-term tradition for many North Carolina outdoorsmen, but controversy has surrounded this type of hunting for some time. The Eastern Carolina Houndsmen Alliance (ECHA) would like to remind hunters and landowners that killing a hunting dog is a felony, even if the dog is on land it shouldn’t be.

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March 08 at 10:56 am
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Take care of your quail

Quail season for bobwhite quail ends when February departs, leaving many purists with heavy heads. If the season didn’t quite produce the best results, hunters and land managers have nearly nine months available to make a change. Historic land-management activities that nurtured historic quail populations can still work today.  

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March 08 at 9:00 am
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Rockingham County Boone and Crockett buck wins Best of Show at Dixie Deer Classic

A big Rockingham County buck scored big — Boone and Crockett Club big — and brought home the Best in Show award at the 2016 Dixie Deer Classic that wrapped up on Sunday, March 6, at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

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March 07 at 9:46 am
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Dixie Deer Classic is this weekend

The 2016 Dixie Deer Classic starts tomorrow, Mar. 4, and will run through Sunday at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. This show has been recognized as the top trophy whitetail deer show in the nation.

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March 03 at 2:34 pm
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There's no such thing as Canadian geese

That big black and white goose is a favorite among waterfowl hunters, but many don’t seem to know they aren’t called Canadian geese. This is probably one of the most commonly mistaken words among hunters, and it makes sense why. It’s a goose, it’s from Canada, so it makes sense to call them Canadian geese! But, their proper name is actually Canada geese. There’s no such thing as Canadian geese.

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March 02 at 3:39 pm
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