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The N.C. Bowhunters Association certifies hunters with a shooting skills test and hunter-safety test to give them a better chance to get hunting permission from landowners. NC Bowhunters Association offers certification for hunters to help landowner, communities control deer numbers
With whitetail deer numbers increasing and herds spreading into new territory, some neighborhoods, towns, villages and cities often turn to bowhunter groups to reduce the herd eating their gardens, shrubbery, flowers, colliding with autos and spreading ticks to pets and humans. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission encourages communities to join its Urban Archery Program, and often puts them in contact with private bow-hunter groups. North Carolina’s oldest bowhunting organization, the North Carolina Bowhunters Association, often puts members who have participated in its Bowhunter Certification and Referral Service in touch with those communities and landowners.
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The 2011 early migratory waterfowl seasons have been set by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Early migratory waterfowl seasons set by NCWRC
Hunting season dates for early migratory game birds have been set by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, the agency reported yesterday (July 12). The seasons set include dove, rails, gallinule, woodcock, teal and Canada geese. The 2011–12 seasons dates are:
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Buy this stamp to support waterfowl conservation 2011 Waterfowl Conservation Stamp And Print Available July 1
“Canadas in Pasture,” the 2011 North Carolina Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and Print, will be available through the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s N.C. Wild Store on July 1.
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NuFletch arrow inserts
Serious archers know that when it comes to accuracy, perfect arrow flight is essential. Too often the time it takes to fletch your arrow can cause setbacks and even put a damper on your practice time. Unless you're a glutton for punishment, those days are behind you with NuFletch, a new way to fletch arrows that helps you at home, in the field and at the range. NuFletch is as accurate as conventional fletching and it comes with a money back guarantee, although you won't need it.
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North Carolina's 2010-11 deer harvest was the second-highest on record, divided almost 50-50 between antlered bucks and does. 2010 Deer harvest is second-largest on record
North Carolina deer hunters had another successful season in 2010, tagging 175,157 bucks, does and button bucks. The statewide harvest total was the second-highest on record, according to Evin Stanford, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s big-game project leader.
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Mowing a food plot to help deter the growth of invasive weeds and grasses is an important step in making sure your desired foliage is in tip-top shape to provide grazing for deer. Clip warm-season food plots now
Warm-season food plots supplement deer with a rich source of balanced nutrition over the late spring and summer, during a critical time of need for both male and female deer. Warming soil temperatures and frequent rains provide the newly-planted crops and perennials with ideal conditions to thrive and produce lush forage prized by deer. But grasses and other weedy invaders also covet these juicy conditions, quickly taking root within the food plot. Weeds and other invasive invaders can be controlled chemically and mechanically before and after food-plot establishment.
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Rhyan Thompson chose this light-colored rock to display his gobbler ‘Stillhunter’ and Neems win turkey photo and video contest
Rhyan Thompson of Eden and Matthew Neems of Hillsborough have won the NorthCarolinaSportsman.com turkey photo and video contests.
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JT Norton with his youth day turkey harvest Turkey Photo and Video Contest Voting Begins
The NorthCarolinaSportsman.com Turkey Photo and Video Contest voting session is set to begin on Tuesday May 17 and will run for three days until May 19. Winners will be determined by our site users, who will choose from a selection of photos and videos entered during turkey season.
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Hunting with dogs is under scrutiny where it concerns private property rights ‘Looking for my dog’ bill may allow unwanted trespass, force posting
Private-property landowners in North Carolina with huntable acreages and ponds or access to fishing streams had better get ready to buy gallons of purple paint and/or buy a ream of “No Trespassing” signs.
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Grandfather Cotten and grandson share a special moment during turkey season Grandfather, age 92, takes tom with grandson
Joseph W. Cotten Jr. may not have killed the oldest wild turkey in North Carolina during the 2011 spring season, but he almost certainly was the most venerable Tarheel State native to bag a gobbler.
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Karen Mabe has completed the Grand Slam on turkeys, which is a fantastic feat Reidsville woman scores first NWTF grand slam
Karen Mabe of Reidsville has become North Carolina’s first female hunter to record a grand slam with the National Wild Turkey Federation.
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Bucks that get plenty of protein in their diets have the potential to grow heavier, larger sets of antlers. Spring, summer are protein times
Food. All animals crave it, ingest it and seek out certain varieties with special characteristics to fulfill their physical needs. Wildlife species choose palatable items containing a mixture of carbohydrates, fats, minerals, vitamins, and the key ingredient, protein.
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