• Carolina Hunting

    Deep Yancey County forest hunt produces big 10-point buck

    Up until Thanksgiving morning, Adrian Whitson of Burnsville had not killed a buck in eight years, and normally only hunts with a bow. But it was rifle season, and Whitson carried his Ruger .223 into a stand deep in the forest of Yancey County, and a buck showed up that was worthy of Whitson pulling the trigger.

    December 11 at 3:01am

    South Carolina man takes huge buck on second chance

    Jacob Davis of Townville, S.C., didn’t do a lot of deer hunting this season until Nov. 5. That’s when a neighbor showed him a trail-camera photo of a huge buck, a monster 6x6 with a high, wide rack.

    December 08 at 1:11am

    Newland, NC hunter downs 13-point beast on Thanksgiving

    Since bow season, Coty Ingram of Newland, NC had been trying his hardest to bring down a buck that was the talk of Avery County hunters — a big-bodied 13-point that had turned up on a lot of folk’s trail cameras. On a Thanksgiving morning hunt that almost didn’t happen, the mostly nocturnal buck slipped up, and Ingram was there to take advantage.

    December 08 at 12:01am

    Pickens County hunter bags trophy buck after 'blah' morning

    The morning of Nov. 4 was unseasonably warm and nothing was stirring in the woods behind Daniel Nations' grandparents' home in Pickens County, S.C. Even the squirrels seemed to be sleeping in.

    December 07 at 4:31am

    Farmer's tip leads to 153-inch Randolph County trophy for Carthage hunter

    Wayne Louya of Carthage, N.C. hits the woods during deer season every chance he gets from opening day until the season ends. He typically takes at least one good scoring deer per year in North Carolina’s piedmont, and this year was no exception, scoring his biggest trophy yet on Nov. 25 with a 153-inch brute he killed in Randolph County.

    December 07 at 12:01am

    Three N.C. residents collectively charged with 36 wildlife violations

    Three Roxboro, N.C. residents are facing serious charges for a laundry list of wildlife violations from night-hunting to killing and possessing wild game out of season. If convicted, they are likely to have their hunting licenses revoked and are expected to fork out more than $30,000 in fines and restitution.  

    December 06 at 4:04am

    Pour the food to ‘em

    Deer hunters in the Carolinas are blessed to have some of the longest seasons in the country. By Thanksgiving, the parade of bucks across the region has thinned significantly, with more than 80 percent of the annual harvest already filled. But the last month of the season can offer hunters a good opportunity at an encounter with a taxidermy-grade animal. The mixture of cooler weather and a waning rut is a perfect formula for catching a late season bruiser sneaking in to gorge on a rich food source.  

    December 05 at 9:00am

    Gaston huntress kills multiple drop-tine 14-point buck

    Julie Cook of Gaston, S.C. has never considered herself a trophy hunter. She’s never been opposed to the idea of it, but she’s just never been in a position to shoot a trophy where she hunts around St. Matthews. But that changed on the morning of Nov. 25 when a big 14-pointer with a split drop tine on its right side and another drop tine on the left stepped into range.

    December 05 at 2:01am

    Surry County hunter takes big buck that had disappeared

    Steve Rabon of Mocksville, N.C., had a huge whitetail buck on his trail cameras before deer season opened in his neck of the woods, Surry County, back in September, but he suddenly vanished.

    December 05 at 12:01am

    Youth huntress kills 147-inch brute in Granville County

    Fifteen-year-old Haylie Richard of Butner, North Carolina arrowed a 144-inch trophy 12-point buck in Granville County, N.C. on Nov. 25. Richard isn’t new to killing trophy bucks though. Back in October 2015, Richard took down a massive 147-inch 9-pointer just before sundown, winning the top prize at the 2016 Dixie Deer Classic for the female and youth categories. 

    December 04 at 12:01am