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N.C. State, UNC-Wilmington and East Carolina all made it into DU's Sweet 16 Three N.C. Chapter's in DU's Sweet 16
Three college chapters in North Carolina made it into DU's Sweet 16 list, and in fact they were all in the top ten.
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Some of the biggest bucks killed in North Carolina are hanging on the walls of the 2011 Dixie Deer Classic's scoring booth. 2011 Dixie Deer Classic Users Choice Award
The 2011 Dixie Deer Classic photo gallery shows many of the deer that were brought in to be scored.
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Deer get a high percentage of protein from chicory, and they are drawn to it because it produces forage year-round. Chicory should be food-plot staple
The major planting season in the Carolinas for warm-season food plots generally is April through early May. But unlike other warm-season plantings, March provides ideal conditions to establish a protein-rich stand of chicory that will be adored by deer and other wildlife species.
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A hunter’s chances to see turkeys are increased near chufa patches. Plantings can mean striking gold for North Carolina turkey hunters
Farmers want rain in the spring after they’ve planted their fields so seeds will sprout and eventually grow crops. Now precipitation doesn’t grow wild turkeys, but it certainly doesn’t hurt when scouting for birds. Wet weather — but not downpours — seems to “grow” turkeys in fields during the early spring. At least that’s what happened last April during a hunting trip at Northampton County.
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Deer scoring is one of the main draws at the Dixie Deer Classic Dixie Deer Classic set for March 4 - 6
North Carolina’s biggest bucks and several of hunting television’s biggest stars will be on display March 4-6 when the 31st annual Dixie Deer Classic makes its annual appearance at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.
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Smith with the buck he harvested minutes after the winning Trail Cam photo was made ‘Lucky’ bow kill is Trail Cam Finals winner
Jim Smith of Havelock only runs one trail camera, but that was all he needed to capture the 2010-11 NorthCarolinaSportsman.com Trail Cam Finals contest and win a brand new Moultrie Game Spy D-55 Trail Cam and a $25 Sportsman Outdoor Store gift coupon.
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A black bear in the snow aptly titled 'Salt and Pepper' ‘Salt and Pepper’ Bear wins January Trail Cam Contest
Brent Glover drives from his hometown of Washington over to Martin County to bowhunt a couple of farms that he and two friends lease out. With a camera set up to inventory the activity in the back of a cut down, Glover was able to capture the snow-capped black bruin that struck a chord with NorthCarolinaSportsman.com viewers who voted it as the most remarkable photo.
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Tony Norman's wide Richmond County buck was among NC's best for 2010.
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Deer Hunter’s Reference Guide
The Deer Hunter’s and Land Manager’s Pocket Reference, written by J. Wayne Fears, is a one-of-a-kind guide filled with valuable information including managing plants and land for deer, deer harvest information, butchering tips, getting the pH of a food plot, how to find a deer biologist where you live, and much, much more.
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Grain fields are the best places to hunt crows, which will come in to feed, sometimes in large flocks. Redneck Duck Hunting
It was a typical, pre-dawn February morning in North Carolina’s Piedmont — completely dark and extremely cold. Rolling along, hoarfrost painted feathery patterns on the windshield of Sandy Brady’s SUV, and minutes later, the ground crunched under his feat as he walked the edge of a cornfield, loaded down with bags of decoys and shotguns.
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Jeremy Martin’s big 10-point was killed in Person County.
Deer of the Year
From the season’s beginning in September through November’s rut, it quickly became apparent that North Carolina deer hunters experiencing a special year in 2010.
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A buffer zone of planted trees and volunteer vegetation around fields or food plots will cut down on disturbances to wildlife that might keep them from visiting these areas — especially during hunting season. Buffers eliminate deer disturbance
The southeastern states offer deer hunters an extended period to pursue their trophies. With the hunting season spanning the entire mating ritual, consistent disturbance becomes a real issue for deer and hunters.
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