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Jonathan Reaser’s 2006 Rockingham County trophy scored 206 5/8 inches and is the third-largest non-typical buck ever killed in North Carolina. Rockingham County: a firearms-frendly place

Rockingham County lies in the northern Piedmont, along the Virginia-North Carolina border. The land that became Rockingham County was broken off from Guilford County in 1785 and named for Charles Watson-Wentworth, the second Marquesse of Rockingham, a two-term prime minister of Great Britain in the mid-1700s.


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November is the time to flood your waterfowl impoundment to put the groceries within range of greenheads and other ducks. Time to flood duck honey holes

Even though the short duck season has come and gone by the first of November, the core duck seasons remain, and the flood of migrating waterfowl is on its way. Waterfowl impoundments should be fully flooded this month to capture these birds when they arrive.


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Predator hunter Ken Truesdale said that night-imaging technology has made night-hunting for hogs a snap. Thermal-imaging devices are key for night hog hunts

Farmers just about everywhere will quickly denounce the wild pig. Every year, wild pigs, aka feral hogs, are responsible for excessive crop and habitat destruction that contribute to tens of thousands of dollars every year. And their increasing numbers and expanding range are tough to combat under normal hunting conditions.


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Lush, green food plots really become deer magnets when early-season foods disappear and mast is consumed. Keep deer stores stocked

For deer hunters rooted in the Carolinas, November is a demanding and sometimes challenging month in the deer woods. From intense rutting behavior and food availability to drastic changes in the weather, the pressure is on the  deer herd. Hunters and land managers must stay on their toes to keep their property attractive when the pressure surges. 


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Piedmont deer hunters are learning that changes in bear-hunting regulations have changed what they can use as bait for whitetails; throw out the molasses and salt! Piedmont deer hunters now having to sort through the bait pile

This year, deer hunters in the Piedmont are finding themselves confused for the same reason that hunters along the coastal plain and in the mountains have been since 2007. What can they use for bait and what’s not allowed?


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This Richmond County hunter loves his “bad luck buck.” The bad luck buck - A day of horrible luck turns out to be the best of one Richmond County hunter’s career

A hunter may have everything in his favor — especially during November’s deer rut — and still not put venison in his cooler or a big rack on his wall.


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Bucks will be chasing does in the weeks leading up to the peak of the rut, but as the peak approaches, they’ll spend more time with receptive does. Get into a rut this November

If North Carolina hunters could change a season by picking a month to extend longer than usual, it’d be November and deer season.


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Zach Satterfield killed this great Rockingham County buck last fall during blackpowder season. It was just one of many trophies killed in the northern Piedmont county last season. Head for the Rock - Why has Rockingham County become North Carolina’s No. 1 county for trophy bucks? Who knows?

Where did all these big bucks come from?


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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission voted not to relax regulations concerning the management of deer farms as far as elk or whitetail deer are concerned, but it will allow expansion of farms where other species, including red deer (above), axis deer and fallow deer, can be raised. Commission votes to continue restrictions on farm raised elk, whitetails

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission slowed a concerted push to create more deer pens in North Carolina at its regular monthly meeting on Thursday in Raleigh, voting to allow new farms to be built for axis, fallow and red deer – but not for whitetail deer and elk.


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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will vote Thursday on a proposal that might ease restrictions on rules managing penned-in deer and add to the chances of North Carolina's deer herd being infected with Chronic Wasting Disease. Commission faced with big decision Thursday on state's deer farms

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will meet today and on Thursday morning in Raleigh to discuss a number of issues involving fish and wildlife in the state, but none is likely to be bigger than a proposal that would increase the number of deer farms.


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Harness available technology and plenty of scouting before and during deer season can be done without setting foot in the woods and leaving any human scent. Link up to technology and make your deer scouting a remote venture

Hunting has definitely entered the 21st century, with range-finding rifle scopes, night-vision binoculars for predator and hog hunting, and apps for our smartphones that tell us exactly when the sun rises and sets. With new technology comes new ways to scout off-site, preventing you from putting down any scent that might disturb the deer you’re targeting.


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U.S. Army Sgt. Cody Harris of the 82nd Airborne arrowed this great buck at Fort Bragg. Fort Bragg spits out great archery buck for 82nd Airborne soldier

It’s not often a hunter’s first deer is a trophy animal. It’s even rarer to take a Pope and Young Club buck as a first bow kill. But Sgt. Cody Harris did his homework – and the needed work – and reaped a nice reward Sept. 14 at Fort Bragg.


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