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Owner of euthanized penned deer protests during NCWRC meeting
Wayne Kindley, his wife and friend Jo Henderson appeared at the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s monthly meeting yesterday (Oct. 13) in Raleigh at the invitation of WRC Executive Director Gordon Myers. Henderson presented a petition containing 7,000 names opposing NCWRC actions during which nine deer at Kindley’s farm were killed.
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A small incision under the base of the tail is the start of a favored method for squirrel skinning, which finishes with the skin being “shucked.” Skinning squirrel a breeze with this technique
Bob Glenn uses a method of skinning that keeps hair off the meat of a squirrel. He makes a small incision in the underside of the base of the tail, cuts through the tailbone and leaves the hair attached at the lower back. He extends the incision about one-half inch along the back of each rear legs.
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GPS-based tracking systems, working off dog collars, have given hunters the ability to do a better job controlling and collecting their hounds, as well as studying escape routes regularly used by whitetails. Use tracking systems to keep dogs on leash
Hunters who run deer with hounds soak up the familiar melodies of their pack as they chase down a big buck, but deer are long-legged animals that often run long distances to evade the wrath of the dogs nipping at their heels.
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User ‘OCbowhunter’ wins September Trail Cam Contest
An infrared photo of a two big, velvet bucks standing feeding the edge of cornfield won the September edition of the NorthCarolinaSportsman.com Trail Cam Contest. Site user ‘OCsouthernstyletile’ entered the winning photo in the contest, which runs monthly through Nov. 15.
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Corn and soybeans are the primary crops that Eddie Dunnagan plants to attract deer on his properties. Know what to plant to feed, hold whitetails
So how does Eddie Dunnagan prepare his land to plant crops that will grow big deer and keep them on his properties?
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Doug Malikowski’s 17-point whitetail buck, arrowed Sept. 27, may be the state’s No. 2 all-time archery non-typical. State record-book buck downed in Orange County
Doug Malinowski, owner of a landscaping business in Hillsborough, discovered on Sept. 27 that the fourth time was a charm. That’s when, hunting alone from a tree stand in Orange County, the 28-year-old deer hunter arrowed one of the great bucks in North Carolina archery annals.
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Cool season food plots like wheat offer deer excellent nourishment at a time when other natural foods are disappearing. The last chance to plant? Late-season plantings are deer magnets
While most hunters concentrate more on hunting than preparing food plots this month, cool-season plots can still be culitivated. Peak moons and dwindling daylight triggers heavy rutting activity; bucks begin seeking out does coming into estrus, and cooling temperatures draw does towards concentrated food sources.
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Bushytails and Boomers
Bob Glenn eased slowly along a rock-strewn path that once served as the bed for a narrow-gauge railroad. Timber was the primary resource in the highest elevations of North Carolina’s Appalachian mountains during the early 20th century, and the railroad grades and logging roads crisscrossing the rugged terrain that were used for transporting felled trees are a legacy of that period in time.
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State offers permit waterfowl hunts
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission offers permit-only waterfowl hunting at many of its game lands in eastern North Carolina.
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Final Approach Mallard Feeder duck deecoys Final Approach Mallard Feeders
Successful waterfowl hunters understand the importance of having a realistic decoy spread. Ducks and geese see a lot of different presentations during the season and become wary as the hunting pressure increases, making it increasingly important to have a collection of lifelike decoys.
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Rhonda Snyder took these two trophy bucks in Orange County on Sept. 16 in a 6-minute period of time. Female hunter bags two bucks in six minutes
When Rhonda Snyder of Hillsborough started dating her husband, Kenny, she admitted she went deer hunting with him for obvious reasons. Now with two high-school aged children, she has more time on her hands and has grown to love deer hunting, especially bow season. She’s really been in love with it since Sept. 16, when she used her Tenpoint crossbow to take two impressive Orange County bucks – a main-frame 8-pointer with a drop tine and a big 7-pointer – within six minutes of each other.
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From early October until New Year’s hunters across eastern North Carolina watch crossings and other deer travel routes, listening to hound music. Hound Hunting
As autumn settles across the Tarheel State, practitioners of a century-old tradition begin to stir. In an age when technological advances have changed the dynamics of deer hunting across the nation, the “Dixie” deer hunt — driving deer with dogs is the name of the game — has changed very little from its historical roots in the rural eastern third of North Carolina.
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