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A buffer zone of planted trees and volunteer vegetation around fields or food plots will cut down on disturbances to wildlife that might keep them from visiting these areas — especially during hunting season. Buffers eliminate deer disturbance
The southeastern states offer deer hunters an extended period to pursue their trophies. With the hunting season spanning the entire mating ritual, consistent disturbance becomes a real issue for deer and hunters.
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Snow geese fly off a field adjoining the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Navy calls truce, ends OLF battle
The U.S. Navy called a Jan. 27 truce in its 10-year battle to build a practice airfield in North Carolina or Virginia. The proposed Outlying Landing Field (OLF) for practice landings and takeoffs by carrier-based jets from Norfolk, Va., stirred strong opposition in both states, but none more than in North Carolina, where the Navy first attempted to obtain land for the field a decade ago.
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Fireman 310 with his crossbow trophy Mount Airy hunter -- “Fireman 310” -- uses crossbow to harvest an 11-pointer
Scottie Wolfe of Low Gap, a fireman at Mount Airy Fire Department, worked a 24-hour shift on Thursday, Oct. 7. When he got off, Wolfe, who is known as registered user “Fireman 310” on NorthCarolinaSportsman.com’s hunting forum, killed his first-ever crossbow buck the next day, putting a broadhead through the engine room of a Surry County 11-pointer.
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Everett Reemes of Buncombe County made a 200-yard uphill shot Nov. 22, 2010, to down this 176 6/8-inch trophy 10-point buck. Buncombe County cattle farmer harvests monster mountain buck
Everett Reemes, a 63-year-old semi-retired cattle farmer, owns about 100 head of cows he tends at his Buncombe County farm north of Asheville. He also usually takes time each year to hunt deer with his son, Jimmy, who is a taxidermist.
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Michael Goins with his Jan. 1 16-pointer Surry County hunter ends season with a bang
The 2010 deer season didn’t go to well for Michael Goins, but 2011 sure opened with a bang. A 16-point, 166-inch bang.
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Daniel Lawson and his 2nd shot muzzleloader buck Danbury Gun Shop owner takes 10-point with muzzleloader
Business at Mike’s Gun Shop had been brisk last year, but owner Daniel Lawson had Nov. 6 circled on his store calendar as the opening day of muzzleloader season in Stokes County. Rising early that day, and taking the time to put his wife in a deer stand first, he arrived at his stand and had the feeling of dread that comes with running late.
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Hunter Safety System Ultra Lite X-TREME Hunter Safety System Ultra Lite X-TREME safety harness
In response to high customer demand, Hunter Safety System expanded the Ultra Lite harness line with the introduction of the Ultra Lite X-TREME. The new Ultra Lite X-TREME offers the same popular design as the Ultra Lite with a few added features.
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Dennis McPherson’s 15-point Harnett County trophy could be the highest-scoring non-typical buck killed in North Carolina during 2010. Harnett County yields late-season monster
A motorcyle accident, a big snowstorm and two deer-tracking friends combined to give Dennis McPherson of Harnett County his buck of a lifetime and perhaps the top non-typical whitetail killed in North Carolina during 2010.
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Click on image for a larger view to see Smith in his treestand just before shooting December Trail Cam Contest Winner
Jim Smith of Havelock, N.C. has won the NorthCarolinaSportsman.com Trail Cam contest with his photo titled – Lucky. “Thirty minutes before dark this buck showed up between me and my trail cam, and fifteen minutes later he showed up in the back of my truck,” said Smith.
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A Macon County buck taken on Dec. 8 wins the December Bag-A-Buck Contest December Bag-A-Buck Contest Winner
Tim Jennings of Franklin didn’t have a lot to shoot at when he put his scope on a big buck the afternoon of Dec. 8.
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Johnson is ordering a euro mount of these bucks just as he found them Trophy Bucks Locked-Up in Bertie County
Steve Johnson, 61, a retired detective from the county sheriff’s department, added two racks to his trophy collection the second week of November 2010 in perhaps the most-unusual way of any hunter last season — he was fishing two counties and 80-some miles away when he obtained his prizes.
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Growing up and living in eastern North Carolina has taught Matthew Cagle a thing or two about waterfowl hunting. Public Ducks the Right Way
Growing up in eastern North Carolina can have a profound effect upon a young outdoorsman. The culture and heritage that’s passed along, combined with the ample experience of seeing and experiencing the area’s wildlife help shape and mold lives.
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