Hunting News and Information

North Carolinaís top deer for 2015 are unveiled

We should have seen it coming.†

The fall of 2014 featured the second-largest mast crop on record in North Carolina, and it was followed by a predictable drop in the deer harvest that season.†

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Donít snow on my parade - The snow goose parade begins this month in eastern North Carolina

When the talk turns to snow geese, most North Carolina hunters immediately think about a long trip to the great plains of North Dakota, Nebraska, Texas, Manitoba or any of the other states and provinces along the central flyway. †

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Bunny-bumping beagles - Rabbit hunters can find plenty of bunnies across North Carolina

After North Carolina’s deer season ends Jan. 1, hunters still have a couple of months to target waterfowl and different small-game species.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Antler Boostís Bean Bale

When the weather starts to get cold in the late-season, there is nothing that deer crave more than soybeans. That’s why the natural look and scent of Bean Bale is great for attracting those mature bucks. There are no harmful preservatives or chemicals used in Bean Bale and its lower fat levels help discourage attraction to hogs, raccoons, squirrels or bears. These pre-constructed bales are also super easy to distribute around a food plot or hunting area.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Excel OPTIFADE Camo Boats

Excel Boat Co. and W.L. GORE & Associates have partnered to offer Excel boats in GORE OPTIFADE Concealment Waterfowl Marsh Pattern. The pattern takes into account how ducks and geese see the world below them. Since birds are particularly sensitive to color and continuity with their surroundings, OPTIFADE micro pattern is extremely detailed to confuse bird vision. OPTIFADE is available on all Excel boats including the popular Excel F4 and Bay Pro.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Morganton hunter arrows big 8-point buck during Urban Archery Season

North Carolina’s traditional deer season ended on January 1st. But for hunters that just cannot get enough quality time in the deer stand, the urban archery season cranked up on January 9th. And for Jeremy Carpenter of Morganton, the urban archery season couldn’t have arrived at a more perfect time. At 5:44pm on January 28th, Carpenter arrowed an impressive eight pointer, his biggest buck to date, on a small, seven-acre woodlot in Morganton’s highly-populated suburbs.†

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January 31 at 7:09 pm
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N.C. Marine Patrol rescues duck hunter from Roanoke Sound

Marine Patrol Officers are constantly on the lookout, even when they’re not on the water. That likely saved the life of a duck hunter in Roanoke Sound yesterday, Jan. 27, when Officer Justin Lott was driving across the Washington Baum Bridge about 3:30 in the afternoon.†

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January 28 at 2:36 pm
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10-point buck wins Dec. Bag-A-Buck contest for Nashville hunter

The afternoon of Dec. 21, Tyler Hinton of Nashville watched a 10-point buck ease through the woods toward a corn pile, and as he raised his rifle, he noticed some movement out of the corner of his eye.

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January 26 at 10:24 am
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Kill coyotes, win prizes

Coyotes. They are everywhere in North Carolina, and it’s no secret that the predators have put a hurting on the deer population throughout the state. The NCWRC has some fairly liberal hunting policies for the animals, but it still doesn’t seem to help out much. 704 Outdoors, a hardcore group of hunters based around Stanly County, is doing their best to bring awareness to the damage coyotes inflict on the populations of more desirable game animals like deer.

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January 25 at 11:24 pm
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Where did all these coyotes come from?

“Everybody knows the NCWRC released coyotes to help control the deer population.”

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January 24 at 10:07 pm
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Alligator hunting season proposed for North Carolina

The last of nine public hearings on proposed changes to the state’s hunting and fishing regulations took place last night in Rocky Mount. While many of the proposed changes involve modifying the slot size of certain fish species or extending certain hunting seasons, one big proposal, if passed, will allow something that’s never been done in North Carolina.

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January 22 at 8:40 am
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Angels N Camo grants outdoor adventures for terminally ill kids

It’s a sad fact that some kids don’t get to experience the outdoors because their parents don’t have the time, energy, knowledge, or desire to share it with them. Many of them will experience it once they are old enough to make their own plans. But it’s even more sad when kids with terminal illnesses don’t get to experience hunting or fishing, because for many of them, they’ll never get the chance. An organization in Beaufort aims to change that for as many kids as possible.

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January 18 at 4:18 pm
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Bag more squirrels with these hunting tips

“I don’t understand it. I see plenty of squirrels when I’m deer hunting, but once deer season is over and I go after squirrels, they just don’t seem to be around.”†

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January 15 at 11:12 am
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Keep big decoy spreads in shotgun range

Hunters kill ducks by either pass-shooting them hidden in a flyway or hunkered down in a blind with a collection of decoys floating around. For most, the most-enjoyable way to kill a limit of ducks is when they dive into a decoy spread set right in front of their shotguns. Even a poor wing-shot can usually knock off enough feathers to get one for the box when they’re hovering over the decoys. While a winning decoy arrangement is important, the range of the decoys away from the blind can be the most crucial step.†

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Picking out a trophy wild hog can be tough for many hunters

Shooting the first feral hog that steps clear from a group or “sounder” and offers a good shot would be fine for a hunter interested mostly in the meat, but for a hunter looking for a trophy boar and a full head mount or skull mount, it requires steady nerves to find the one with the longest tusks.†

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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A great pile of vegetables will bring wild hogs into gun range

To attract massive numbers of hogs and hold them in the vicinity, hunters should use lots of bait.†

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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