Hunting News and Information

Manage waterfowl hunting pressure

The largest chunk of waterfowl season arrives this month, giving hunters six weeks or so of duck-hunting madness. For the ducks, the re-opening is far from an exciting event, and they will shy away from places with excessive disturbance.†

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Mow, plow last strips for doves

Even though dove season’s popularity is centers on Labor Day weekend, the late season can offer hunters fantastic wing-shooting when the weather puts hunters in long-sleeved camo. For land managers and hunters who have preserved corn and soybeans for late-season dove hunts, December is a perfect time to bring down the seed.

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Rockingham County hunter bags his second trophy of year

After R.J. Seiler took his all-time largest buck on the first few days of the season, he would have never dreamed of killing another trophy buck before the end of the 2015 season. But in the afternoon of December 10, Seiler punched out his last tag on another fine Rockingham County brute that will score in the upper 130’s.

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December 13, 2015 at 12:17 pm
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Statewide survey shows deer hunters managing more for quality than in the past

North Carolina deer hunters continue to harvest a lot of young bucks, but they’re proportionally tagging more does and fewer bucks each season, according to a survey of 22,500 hunters by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

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December 10, 2015 at 7:16 pm
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Alamance County hunter kills 9-point, 142 3/8-inch buck

Justin Faircloth††of Alamance County killed his first buck, a 7-pointer, on Nov. 24. On Thanksgiving day two days later, he killed his second one, and that one was a doozy. The 9-point buck had a rack that measured 142 3/8-inches, and is a buck his brother had been after for about three years.

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December 10, 2015 at 9:43 am
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19-year-old Person County huntress kills big buck on first solo hunt

Brooke Throckmorton has been hunting for a couple of years with her boyfriend, but their schedules didn’t always mesh and she felt like she was missing out on some good deer by going only when he was available. She decided to take things into her own hands, and on her first hunting trip alone, she killed a 130-class buck on her family’s 12-acre tract of land.

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December 09, 2015 at 9:50 am
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ThermaCELL Heated Insoles keep feet warm while hunting

Using state-of-the-art wireless thermal technology with a built-in thermostat, Original Heated Insoles are the perfect solution to your cold feet blues—keeping your feet warm without getting hot to the touch and making them sweat. It’s the best way to keep your feet warm while hunting, working, and enjoying outdoor†passions.

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December 08, 2015 at 1:51 pm
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Guilford County hunter bags trophy 10-pointer

Skylar Martin had been watching a big 10-point buck on trail cameras for the past 5-years without ever seeing it in person until Nov. 28 of this year. He killed the deer that day at his Guilford County hunting property, but he quickly realized he wasn’t the only family member to have shot that same deer.

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December 08, 2015 at 9:59 am
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It ainít over til itís over - Hunters shouldn't give up on bucks in closing days of season

The recent passing of Yogi Berra brings to life one of his own famous quotes to life, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over!” And with at most, 31 days of the deer season left, those words couldn’t be any more true for deer hunters in the Carolinas. A few bucks are around, and the few hunters willing to go the extra mile can still be rewarded with a trophy.†

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December 08, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Concord hunter kills Person County record bear

David Linker of Concord was deer hunting in Roxboro near the Virginia border on Nov. 17 when he saw something he’s never seen before. A large black bear showed up just minutes before Linker was about to pack up and head home. He killed the bear, turning what he thought was a wasted hunt into a drama-filled harvest.

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December 07, 2015 at 8:21 pm
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Durham County hunter bags big buck

Sevin Carter of Durham County hasn’t killed many bucks in his hunting career, but it’s not because he hasn’t had plenty of options. He simply chooses to let them walk if they aren’t what he considers a trophy. This strategy paid off Nov. 29 when Carter killed a 140-class buck. It wasn’t his first encounter with this deer.

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December 05, 2015 at 1:01 pm
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Guilford County hunter kills trophy 8-pointer

Hunter Pegg of Guilford County took to the woods on Nov. 19 with every intention of sitting in his stand until dark, but his plans changed when someone on the neighboring property decided to do a little target practice. After hearing about 30 shots, Pegg decided he’d had enough of that, and moved to another stand he has on the other side of the 30-acre tract. It was a good move.

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December 04, 2015 at 5:00 pm
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Wilson County hunter kills trophy buck on small hunting tract

Wilson County’s Jesse James doesn’t have a large hunting tract. It’s less than 2-acres big, but thanks to recent logging on adjacent property, the small plot of woods is a bottleneck for wildlife moving back and forth to larger wooded areas nearby. This bottleneck gave him a chance at a buck that such a small tract usually wouldn’t consistently hold.

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December 03, 2015 at 10:35 am
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Hunting or shopping? Guilford County huntress does both, kills trophy buck

What started out as a shopping trip for a Guilford County hunter turned into a trophy deer hunt instead. Stacey Richardson wasn’t planning on hunting while Braden Cox, her boyfriend, was out of town visiting friends, but he texted her during her shopping trip, urging her to hit the woods.

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December 02, 2015 at 9:33 pm
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Cabarrus County hunter bags big 9-point buck

Todd Cochrane of Cabarrus County got a rough start to his deer hunting season, but it turned around for him on Nov. 21 when he took his biggest buck ever. Cochrane had been busy with other obligations for two weeks leading up to the 21st, so he was just happy to be getting into the woods. A big 9-point buck showed up and made him even happier.

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December 02, 2015 at 10:57 am
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Jones County father-son duo kills bear and deer on same hunt

When Jim Henderson and his son Hunter took to the woods last week, they knew it was a split season for bear and deer on their Jones County property, but they couldn’t have dreamed they would each take one animal apiece, but that’s exactly what happened.

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December 02, 2015 at 2:11 am
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