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Jack Rich has learned many turkey hunting tips from guides he's later put to good use in North Carolina. Foreign Tactics, Local Gobblers
Hunting wild turkeys is a lot like the late rounds of a boxing match.
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Hillsborough's Kenny Snyder found out just how effective his turkey decoys were when an eagle attacked one of the fake birds. Eagle attacks turkey decoy during Orange County hunt
Every hunter has had strange things happen while turkey hunting, especially those who use decoys. It’s not uncommon for bobcats, foxes or coyotes to stalk decoys or even turkey hunters who are using calls to mimic hen turkeys. However, Kenny Snyder of Hillsborough may be the only Tarheel State hunter to have his decoy spread attacked from the air by a bald eagle.
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Breann Young with her trophy tom and her lucky shotgun Three beards make trophy gobbler for female hunter
Breann Young has only been turkey hunting a week, but it’s likely that everything is downhill from here. Young, a 19-year-old student at Craven Community College, started turkey hunting at the beginning of the 2011 season with her husband Johnny, a wildlife enforcement officer based in Pamlico County. On the afternoon of April 16, she killed a huge gobbler – 22 pounds with three beards – that ranks second all-time among North Carolina turkeys taken by female hunters.
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Mellinnium M100 tree stand Mellinnium M100 tree stand
The ultimate platform for chasing down mature whitetails, the Millennium M100 treestand, available in Realtree APG, is a must-have for serious hunters. The M100's innovative design utilizes a special cam-lock receiver that is secured to a tree. The specially designed male seat fitting slips into the Cam-Lock Receiver easily and quietly so you can be hunting within seconds.
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Casey Foster (left) and J Daniel Outdoors' Jason Daniel (right) killed these Davie County turkeys opening day with Daniel's father Jack (center) calling. Davie County opening-day turkey double
Jason Daniel of Mocksville was born and raised in Davie County, and has been hunting since he was 10 years old. Then in 2011 he decided to put his 21 years of outdoors experience to work, and he and his father Jack started J Daniel Outdoors, a videography service. The assignment on April 9 was to harvest a good turkey on video for friend Casey Foster, but fate took over and Daniel harvested a jake as well to make it a double on Davie County gobblers.
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NorthCarolinaSportsman.com user Seawolf bagged this trophy bird after an exciting opening-morning hunt. ‘Seawolf’ takes trophy gobbler on opening day
With turkey season well under way, the forum is filling up with photos and reports from users knocking down gobblers. But user Seawolf, known by his buddies and family as Sonny Ithipathachai, scored a real trophy on opening day. The bird tipped the scales at 19 pounds, 1 ounce and sported a 10-inch beard and 1-inch spurs.
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Morgan Levy and Thomas Maness with their youth turkey hunt toms Youth turkey hunt a success at Buchanan Shoals
The April 2 youth turkey hunting day did not go unnoticed in Anson County, where six young hunters set out at Buchanan Shoals to hunt gobblers. Two boys on their first turkey hunts ever hit pay dirt and scratched out the tom that they will likely never forget.
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ThermaCell
Just in time for turkey season, ThermaCELL is introducing a newly designed hand-held Appliance.
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The top five counties in the 2010 harvest report accounted for a total of more than 2,000 gobblers tagged last spring. 2011 Turkey Season Forecast
If you compared North Carolina’s spring wild-turkey harvest from, say, 20 years ago, with last spring’s county-by-county numbers, one thing would stand out — other than the sheer number of places where gobblers were killed in 2010.
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Bow hunting inside Chapel Hill city limits is allowed on private property during the regular season and during the Urban Archery Season, even though no one publicizes that fact. Chapel Hill bow hunting permitted, not publicized
A previous story on this site regarding the status of deer hunting in Chapel Hill contained incorrect information. We apologize for the errors, which were caused by misinterpreted information drawn from another news report. After further investigation, it was discovered that the Chapel Hill Town Council voted Feb. 28 not to pursue allowing bow hunting for deer on town-owned land and adjoining University of North Carolina property.
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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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