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Lee Mizelle and his massive-tined trophy from Nov. 9 Beanfield produces Bertie trophy
Northeastern North Carolina has produced some outstanding whitetail bucks this season, and a Bertie County monster killed Nov. 9 by Lee Mizelle of Windsor may prove to be the best of them all.
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Doug Goins thinks hunters will improve their success by following a simple, 12-step program. 12 steps to better hunting
As a certified master bow technician who has hunted whitetail deer all across the country, Doug Goins of Matthews Archery has seen the best and worst in a lot of deer hunters. He offers these 12 simple steps — some archery specific — that can make you a better hunter this season:
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The long-arm excavator is essential when working on waterfowl impoundments Goose Creek Game Lands enhanced
Ducks Unlimited and partners have completed a wetlands restoration project in Pamilco County, improving both public and private hunting lands. The price tag to replace water control structures, improve pump capacity and buttress existing dikes against future wave erosion was three million dollars.
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The 12-point buck caught on trail cam wins the October competition Orange County buck image wins October Trail Cam contest
A buck named Stickers that gave Matthew Neems the slip in 2009, re-appeared in 2010 on his Bushnell trail cam. The Hillsborough, N.C. resident entered the image in the October edition of the NorthCarolinaSportsman.com trail cam contest and won the three-day reader voting competition.
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James Farris popped this nice 8-point two days after accepting a two-month furlough from his job, and he went on to win the October edition of the North Carolina Sportsman Bag-a-Buck Contest. Eden man is October Bag-a-Buck winner
James Farris of Eden took a voluntary two-month furlough from his job in Reidsville on Friday, Oct. 22. If he was down in the dumps, it certainly didn't last long because two days later, Farris arrowed a fine 8-point buck in Rockingham County. And 10 days later, his entry was drawn as the winner of North Carolina Sportsman's October Bag-A-Buck contest presented by Rivers West.
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Falls from tree stands are far more of a threat to hunters than gun accidents, an Ohio State University Medical Center study shows. Study shows tree stands bigger threat to hunters than gun accidents
A new study from The Ohio State University Medical Center proves that tree stands, not guns, are the deer hunter’s most dangerous weapon.
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Linda Draheim killed this 11-point Virginia buck with a muzzleloader last year, a week before tagging the biggest North Carolina buck taken by a female hunter with a blackpowder weapon in 2009. Lady Killer
Linda Draheim believes the best way to catch a husband and become a deer hunter is to become a raccoon hunter.
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Young bucks that are 2˝ to 3˝ years old can ravage the landscape with signposting behaviors. Deer Dynamics: Signposting
Along the forest edge, a whitetail buck hesitates beneath the overhanging branches of a pine tree. Then with ease, the animal stretches its neck up toward a particular limb and begins to rub its mouth and forehead on the limb. Closing its eyelids, it resumes this behavior on the tree.
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Ducks of all kinds will drop down into open potholes on Gull Rock’s duck impoundments. Ducks on the Dole
Hyde County is so remote there are no bright city lights to haze out a starry sky. But, while it has few human residents, it has an incredible winter population of ducks.
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Hunting buddies Tim Warren (left) and Dustin Rimmer killed these two enormous bucks the afternoon of Sept. 13, hunting three miles from each other.
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Does are more important to bucks than food during the rut. Allowing does to feed unmolested and intercepting bucks on the prowl for does is a good recipe for success as the peak of the rut in North Carolina’s foothills approaches in mid-November. Rut Research
The pictures on the trail camera were more than just encouraging. To bass pro and hunting guide Matt Arey of Shelby, they were a reward for several years of dedicated work in trophy deer management.
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Tripp Todd's 188-inch Northampton County non-typical was killed Oct. 18. Northampton County produces possible Top 10 non-typical buck
Tripp Todd didn’t really have a lot of time to deer-hunt the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 18 – opening day of gun season in eastern North Carolina. The 10 minutes he did hunt, however, was enough to put him in North Carolina's hunting recordbooks.
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