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Interpret pond-water chemistry analysis

Good fishing ponds are the result of a wide variety of factors, ranging from the grass, water depth and bottom composition to the fish that call these waters home. All these factors are important, but the greatest variable that affects quality the most is the chemical balance. But what do these parameters mean for the pond owner that lacks a chemistry degree?Read More...
February 11, 2013 at 9:00 am

Millennium’s M150 Monster

Millennium Treestands recently unveiled their new M150 Monster HangOn Stand. This lightweight, portable lock-on stand is comfortable, quiet and easy to setup and take down. It features V-Brace Technology to minimize weight without compromising strength, an Interlock Leveling System, making the seat and platform more stable, and the CamLock Receiver system, which allows for multiple stand sites to be preset so changing locations is quick and simple. The M150 Monster weighs only 19.5 pounds.Read More...
February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Realtree Xtra Camo

Realtree Xtra and Realtree Xtra Green, the new breakthrough camo designs from Realtree, give hunters extra effectiveness in the woods. Made up of realistic shadows, highlights and textures, they blend with more terrain and lighting conditions than any other camo pattern available. They also feature 12 warm, natural colors and incredible depth in the pattern foreground, mid-ground and background.Read More...
February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Picatinny Rail Adaptor

The Picatinny Rail Adaptor from Redring fits on any tactical shotgun or rifle with a Picatinny rail, quickly mounting on the rail platform with just two screws. The Redring sight helps shooters hit more targets successfully by providing them with another reference point. It also adapts to light conditions; in low-light the ring light is weaker and during bright sunlight the ring light is stronger and more visible.Read More...
February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

The .17 Winchester Super Magnum

Winchester Ammunition will soon release the world’s fastest and most powerful modern rimfire cartridge. The .17 Winchester Super Magnum offers the downrange performance of a centerfire cartridge at an affordable price. Small game hunters everywhere can expect pinpoint accuracy at ranges well past 200 yards.Read More...
February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

North Carolina hunters tagged some giant bucks during 2012 season

The 2012 season showed that North Carolina continues to produce outstanding whitetail deer, with a tremendous number of trophy bucks reportedly taken from across the state, even though the number of bucks on the extreme high end of the spectrum appeared to dip slightly.

No bucks that will threaten the Boone & Crockett Club’s standards for entry into its all-time record book have been reported to North Carolina Sportsman; two bucks made the grade in 2011, and overall, the number of 160-inch bucks from that season was missing in 2012.Read More...
February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Moore County monster taken by teen

Casey Smith, 15, admits he doesn’t have much deer-hunting experience.

Before Nov. 10, 2012, he’d killed exactly one deer, a cow-horn buck. But at a Moore County field that day, he bagged a deer that would rank near the top for any hunter.Read More...
February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Hunter’s prayers answered in Mecklenburg church yard

Most people attend church for spiritual reasons, and 42-year-old Charlotte landscaper Octavius Williams is no different.

But last Nov. 14, he offered thanks to friends at a church in eastern Mecklenburg County because their permission to hunt allowed him to arrow one of 2012’s top whitetails.Read More...
February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Hunt-club guest takes big Anson whitetail

Anson County continues to produce large white-tailed bucks, and last November featured offered another impressive buck.

“He’s a main-frame 10-pointer that’s been green scored at 158 1/8 inches that a lot of people had been after for three years, but they only got trail-camera photos,” said Anthony Nance of Indian Trail.Read More...
February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Rockingham 8-pointer breaks 150-inch mark

Rockingham County in the northern Piedmont has a reputation for producing quality bucks, including a Boone & Crockett specimen in 2011.Read More...
February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

High-school senior bags Rockingham trophy

At 18 years of age, Will Croker of Randolph County doesn’t have worlds of deer-hunting experience.Read More...
February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Swamp Busters: Running raccoons is some of the most fun North Carolina hunters can have after dark

The meeting took place at a travel center in Rocky Point, located just off I-40 at the NC 210 exit. Pickups parked side by side, David MacCallum, Vernon Eakins and Mike Milam walked to the counter in hip booats to buy snacks and soft drinks.

Wearing a white helmet with a headlamp, MacCallum looked like a coal miner, but the black footprints of a raccoon stenciled on his hard hat told a different story. Darkness had fallen a few minutes earlie, and it was time to hunt raccoons.

“This is one of our prime gathering spots,” said MacCallum, a 36-year-old landscaper who lives in Rocky Point. “We travel extensively to hunt, but this spot has plenty of parking, so we meet here when we are hunting close to home.”Read More...
February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Carry your quarry out

Carrying a raccoon or two out of the swamp is not as easy as placing the animal in the pocket of your game vest. Read More...
February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Raccoon-hunting equipment, modern and old school

David MacCallum uses a GPS tracking collar to keep tabs on his dog’s progress during a raccoon hunt. Read More...
February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Don’t get swamped

Raccoon hunters must contend with dense swamp vegetation, wet ground, ditches and creeks. They wear cloth-faced hip boots to help deflect briars and enable them to walk through shallow water.Read More...
February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Beagles and bunnies: Good dogs, good land and good hunters usually means lots of cottontails in the bag

After deer season ends, lots of private land becomes available for hunters to turn loose their packs of beagles.Meanwhile, a group of nine hunters, dressed warmly against the early morning chill, listened intently.

About 10 minutes earlier, they’d pulled their vehicles off a paved road and parked at a wide shoulder next to the woods, well out of harm’s way.

They’d loosed a dozen beagles that, after first taking care of the usual round of business, had struck out through the woods with two hunters trailing them. Read More...
February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

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