Hunting News and Information

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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4 charged in deer slaughter in Edgecombe County

Officers with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission are investigating a case that have left them in disbelief. At a home in Pinetops, officers found 26 dead deer. A tip led them to the home. Several charges have been filed.

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January 05 at 8:44 pm
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Guilford County hunter kills 142-inch buck with muzzleloader

Jake Shields of Guilford County was getting ready for bow season in early October when he realized his crossbow string was broken. It got worse when he realized it also had a broken cam. Instead of fixing it, he spent his money on a muzzleloader and prepared for muzzleloader season. The decision paid off for him more than a month later when a trophy buck presented Shields a broadside shot at 100-yards. The buck was net-scored at 142-inches, and weighed 180-pounds. He had never seen the deer until that day.

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January 04 at 9:47 pm
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Do the loco-motion - Motion decoys are essential for taking late-season North Carolina ducks

With the final days of the season blowing in, nothing will stop a diehard duck hunter from hunkering down in a reed-covered blind for a mixed bag of goodies. By January, the final push of ducks has arrived in North Carolina, and most of the surviving flock has practically earned a college degree in hunter avoidance, but hunters can keep the feathered fowl nose-diving into their decoys by keeping the plastic flock looking alive and tempting as ever.†

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Hogs and bogs -Pull North Carolina hogs out of their swampy homes and you can put bacon on the table

Many hunters feel as though they’ve lost their best friends during the downtime between the end of deer and bear season and the beginning of spring turkey season. However, those who want to continue to experience the thrill that only seeing a large animal brings are increasingly turning to feral hogs.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Get rough on Ruff - Public lands offer almost unlimited opportunity for grouse hunters

Lindy Ammons of Robbinsville is a lifelong grouse hunter who, at 55, †still hunts along the steep trails near Fontana Lake Village like a young man, keeping the pace of a power walk.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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WX Rebel and WX Valor

Wiley X, Inc. is offering two new eyewear options that are sure to be a hit with hunters, shooters and avid outdoorsmen. The company’s popular Active Series WX Rebel and Changeable Series WX Valor will both be available with Realtree Xtra camouflage frames. These glasses will not only look great on hunters everywhere they go, they also deliver the crystal-clear vision and superior eye protection outdoorsmen have come to expect from Wiley X.†

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Fasteel

Fasteel, the flagship of the Kent Cartridge brand, is the go-to standard for waterfowl hunters. It has established a reputation among steel shotshells that is unrivalled. Fasteel is not only the most accurate and hard-hitting waterfowl load on the market today, offering a tight, consistent patterning for the same shot every time; it is also the most cost-effective.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Wilkes County hunter kills 151-inch buck

Terry Henderson knew he had a good spot to hunt when he got permission to use his pastor’s property in Wilkes County just 1/4-mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway a number of years ago. And after hunting a total of 22 years, he finally got Brutus, his first wall-hanger from that 40-acre tract of land on Dec. 9.†

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December 31, 2015 at 12:47 am
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Yadkin County hunter kills 130-class buck, son kills 120-class 5 days later

Barry Bryant of Yadkin County grew up hunting quail and never was interested enough in deer hunting to set foot in a deer stand until about five years ago after he’d turned 50-years-old. That’s when his son Daniel, who had been hunting for around 5 years, decided to get his dad involved. Last month, Bryant killed the second deer of his life, and it was a deer he surely will never forget.†

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December 29, 2015 at 12:35 pm
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Guilford County hunter pegs 141-inch piebald buck

Big bucks are becoming more common every year for Tarheel hunters. Still, few true trophies arrive at the taxidermist painted white. For Scooter Pegg of Oak Ridge, a three-year saga after a piebald buck ended at 4:30 in the afternoon on December 22 with a 141-inch eleven pointer.††

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December 27, 2015 at 10:17 pm
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18-year-old Coats woman kills 645-pound bear in Washington County

The day after killing her first deer, 18-year-old Katlyn Williams of Coats went on her first bear hunt with her friend Joey Oliver. The two were hunting not far from Lake Phelps. Five minutes into the hunt, Williams killed a 645-pound black bear. It is one of the top 5 bears killed by female hunters in the state of North Carolina.

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December 27, 2015 at 8:48 pm
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Person County hunter kills trophy 158 5/8-inch, chocolate-racked buck

Killing a big buck is every deer hunter’s dream, but when you kill a trophy buck that has some kind of cool feature to it, that’s a bonus. Non-typical racks with long drop tines and unnaturally facing tines are cool, calico bucks are always a big hit, and a true albino buck would be even better. But sometimes, the unique feature is a little less noticeable than those.†

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December 23, 2015 at 1:38 pm
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Graham County hunter kills 120-class trophy

Some trophies are measured in more ways than shear size, and sometimes it’s the smaller trophies that are the most memorable. That’s definitely the case for Josh Hyde’s 120-class buck he killed at the end of November in Graham County.

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December 23, 2015 at 12:05 am
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Mitchell County hunter drops 200-pound, 130-class, 9-point buck

Joshua Miller of Mitchell County saw the biggest deer of his life the week of Thanksgiving, and he saw it on his grandpa’s old farm. He killed that buck, and said it’s extra special to him because of it being on his family’s land that has been passed down to him. The 9-point buck weighed about 200-pounds, and its rack featured a split main beam and measured 5 1/2-inches at each base.

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December 22, 2015 at 10:36 pm
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