Hunting News and Information

Flextone Tramp Stamp Aluminum pot call

The new Flextone Tramp Stamp Aluminum pot call won’t let the wind ruin your spring hunt. The durable Magnum Hickory Striker coupled with the aluminum surface produce high-frequency yelps that will cut through howling winds and drive even the most stubborn gobblers insane. Like other models in Flextone’s proven Tramp Stamp family of pot calls, the Tramp Stamp Aluminum sports a Realtree Xtra Green camo pattern on the pot for maximum concealment from approaching gobblers.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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33 coyotes killed in Carolina Coyote Classic tournament

On the first day of the Carolina Coyote Classic tournament last Friday, 111 hunters from across the state had a difficult time luring the super-wary predators close enough for shots.

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February 29 at 4:59 pm
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Wendell hunter scores in Bag-A-Buck contest

Jon Shrieves figured that while he delivered the knockout punch, there were a bunch of other bucks that had landed a few haymakers on a big Caswell County buck.

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February 21 at 1:27 pm
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Full-camo, layout blinds or all-white are snow goose concealment options

As soon as duck season ends, a choice few waterfowlers will pack away their duck decoys and layout boats and unload masses of white decoy shells for the snow goose conservation season. 

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Snow geese require special shot choices, sizes and shotgun chokes

Snow geese travel thousands of miles to reach their southern wintering grounds. After hunters study the flocks and finally get a group to creep into shotgun range, the hard part is over, and hunters need to use their equipment to bring them to the dirt.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Light goose conservation order opens the floodgates for North Carolina hunters

Nearly 10 years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued the “light goose conservation order” that resonated throughout every waterfowl community across the country. The USFWS pulled out all of the stops to encourage hunters to combat the exploding snow goose explosion.  

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Choosing, training beagles takes time, expense, effort

Finding, obtaining and training beagles isn’t difficult, but it takes some time and reasonable expense.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Top canine noses belong to beagles

The lineage of beagles extends to Greece, in the fifth century B.C., where a small hound that hunted hares and was followed on foot was mentioned in “Treatise on Hunting”, but England is the modern beagle’s country of origin. 

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Dead of winter is great time to inventory surviving bucks

After seeing many bucks on camera and on stand throughout deer season, there is always concern how many actually come out alive on Jan. 1. Technology, provides plenty of answers.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Start post-season scouting now

Hunters stay away from deep, forested areas for most of the year so they don’t disturb sanctuary areas and places where big bucks were thought to be hiding. Now that the season is out, it is the right time to dive into these areas to unravel the mysteries while the evidence is still fresh and the woods are clear. 

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Elk hunting season approved by NCWRC

The NCWRC approved elk hunting in Western North Carolina. The measure was passed by unanimous vote last night during a Wildlife Commission meeting in Raleigh. This makes North Carolina the third state to have a legal elk hunting season, joining Kentucky and Tennessee.

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February 12 at 12:02 pm
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Schedule set for 38th Annual Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournaments

The schedule has been set for the 38th Annual Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournaments by the NCWRC, with nine district-level competitions throughout the month of March. Thousands of middle school and high school students will compete in the popular pre-collegiate shooting sports competitions.

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February 11 at 8:02 am
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Kill your next big game animal with a Airbow

Every now and then, a new product comes along that changes the way we hunt. For bow hunters, the invention of the compound bow was revolutionary. These high-tech bows allow us to use greater power without exerting more energy of our own to load the weapon. They shoot faster, are more accurate, and have adjustments that recurve bows don't have.

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February 09 at 5:06 pm
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Haywood County elk were killed legally

Last week, three elk were killed in Haywood County, prompting an investigation from the NCWRC. It turns out, these were legal killings of elk that had been causing extensive damage to a landowner’s property. Under these conditions, it is legal to kill elk, even without a depredation permit, as long as the landowner does not intend to claim the meat.

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February 08 at 12:55 pm
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Start scouting right now for next deer season

Deer season has been over for more than a month, and while many hunters have switched over to other furry and feathered targets, it’s a perfect time to improve next season’s deer-hunting opportunities. February is time to evaluate last season and prepare for the next. Deer hunters looking for a wall-hanger need to stay on track and find out what worked and what didn’t. 

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February 08 at 9:00 am
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24 turkey hunting seminars hosted by NCWRC, NWTF

It’s time to get geared up for turkey season, and the best way to do that is to attend one of the 24 free turkey hunting seminars scheduled across the state in March and April. The seminars are a joint effort between the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) and the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF).

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February 05 at 9:02 am
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