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Stream bottoms are great spots to run into turkeys in the Piedmont, because their banks are often filled with acorn-producing oak trees. Prime Piedmont tactics
Tommy Kirby of Willow Oaks Plantation in Rockingham County is on the same page with his boss, Arthur Dick, when it comes to cutting down on the amount of calling a turkey hunter does and paying more attention to location.
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Ghost Hunting Calls and Lures of Marion makes a full line of turkey calls, headed by this friction call that guide Israel Gibson relies on. Ghost Hunting calls and lures
Guide Israel Gibson of Rivers Edge Outfitters in Spruce Pine is a big fan of Ghost Hunting Calls and Lures in Marion, especially the company’s friction ones.
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Young hunters watch a presentation as part of Willow Oak Plantation’s QDMA-mentored hunting program. Willow Oaks’ role in preparing future hunters
Judy Gardner, vice president of the North Carolina State Chapter of the Quality Deer Management Association, praised Arthur Dick at Willow Oaks Plantation for their commitment to helping nurture the next generation of hunters.
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Great spring days are in store for flounder anglers and turkey hunters.
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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is considering a proposal to add opportunities for hunters to take coyotes, in hopes of helping control their burgeoning numbers. N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission puts coyotes in the spot light
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, already looking to do something about a growing feral swine problem in the state, has added coyotes to its “hit list.”
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NorthCarolinaSportsman.com moderator Joey Murphy, aka Seven tips for turkey hunting success
Joey Murphy developed a passion for hunting turkeys when he was 14, and the passion has morphed into an obsession for hunting longbeards. The 41-year old furniture maker and a NorthCarolinaSportsman.com moderatoralso builds his own turkey call named the “Spursuader,” a sweet-sounding, wood-friction pot call. And of course he hunts every opportunity he gets.
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Biologists believe that an increase in good habitat can help bolster quail populations on private and public lands. Commission biologist supports latest quail-restoration project
The decline of bobwhite quail in the southeast and in North Carolina has been increasingly alarming to sportsmen.
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N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission seizes illegally-held deer
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission on Thursday, March 15 seized and euthanized four adult whitetail deer being held without permit or license in Iredell County.
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Chad Coley of South Hill, Va., entered a nearly-perfect 5x5 rack into the 2012 Dixie Deer Classic. The deer qualified for the Boone & Crockett all-time record book a net score of 173 4/8 inches. ‘Book’ bucks star at Dixie Deer Classic
The Dixie Deer Classic once again lured to Raleigh thousands of sportsmen, sportswomen and youngsters, but more important, it lured in hundreds of great bucks to the big-buck contest, including five that qualified for the Boone & Crockett Club’s all-time record book. The March 2-4 event was the highlight of the season for hunters, and the highlight of the 3-day event, which drew 23,000 people to the N.C. State Fairgrounds, was the big-buck contest.
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All 100 counties in North Carolina have spring gobbler seasons that will open next month. 2012 Turkey Season Forecast
Although there’s no way to know what type of turkey season North Carolina hunters will have this spring, anyone who considers recent history probably will come to the conclusion could be looking at another record year. After all, the state’s spring gobbler harvest has been escalating at a steady pace for years.
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Push-pin, slate and boxes are among a variety of calls that North Carolina hunters use to lure gobblers into range. Bow hunters having success with turkeys
North Carolina hunters are becoming an increasingly experimental lot when it comes to turkey hunting. They are using many types of calls, decoys and other hunting strategies, and with crossbows legal for the first time and Sunday hunting available for bowhunters, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission kept statistics on archery-killed turkeys.
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North Carolina hunters are looking forward to another perhaps record-setting season in 2012. Record harvests: Will they ever end?
How long can North Carolina turkey hunters expect to see expanding spring-gobbler harvests?
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