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JT Norton with his youth day turkey harvest Turkey Photo and Video Contest Voting Begins
The NorthCarolinaSportsman.com Turkey Photo and Video Contest voting session is set to begin on Tuesday May 17 and will run for three days until May 19. Winners will be determined by our site users, who will choose from a selection of photos and videos entered during turkey season.
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Hunting with dogs is under scrutiny where it concerns private property rights ‘Looking for my dog’ bill may allow unwanted trespass, force posting
Private-property landowners in North Carolina with huntable acreages and ponds or access to fishing streams had better get ready to buy gallons of purple paint and/or buy a ream of “No Trespassing” signs.
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Grandfather Cotten and grandson share a special moment during turkey season Grandfather, age 92, takes tom with grandson
Joseph W. Cotten Jr. may not have killed the oldest wild turkey in North Carolina during the 2011 spring season, but he almost certainly was the most venerable Tarheel State native to bag a gobbler.
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Karen Mabe has completed the Grand Slam on turkeys, which is a fantastic feat Reidsville woman scores first NWTF grand slam
Karen Mabe of Reidsville has become North Carolina’s first female hunter to record a grand slam with the National Wild Turkey Federation.
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Bucks that get plenty of protein in their diets have the potential to grow heavier, larger sets of antlers. Spring, summer are protein times
Food. All animals crave it, ingest it and seek out certain varieties with special characteristics to fulfill their physical needs. Wildlife species choose palatable items containing a mixture of carbohydrates, fats, minerals, vitamins, and the key ingredient, protein.
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Jack Rich has learned many turkey hunting tips from guides he's later put to good use in North Carolina. Foreign Tactics, Local Gobblers
Hunting wild turkeys is a lot like the late rounds of a boxing match.
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Hillsborough's Kenny Snyder found out just how effective his turkey decoys were when an eagle attacked one of the fake birds. Eagle attacks turkey decoy during Orange County hunt
Every hunter has had strange things happen while turkey hunting, especially those who use decoys. It’s not uncommon for bobcats, foxes or coyotes to stalk decoys or even turkey hunters who are using calls to mimic hen turkeys. However, Kenny Snyder of Hillsborough may be the only Tarheel State hunter to have his decoy spread attacked from the air by a bald eagle.
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Breann Young with her trophy tom and her lucky shotgun Three beards make trophy gobbler for female hunter
Breann Young has only been turkey hunting a week, but it’s likely that everything is downhill from here. Young, a 19-year-old student at Craven Community College, started turkey hunting at the beginning of the 2011 season with her husband Johnny, a wildlife enforcement officer based in Pamlico County. On the afternoon of April 16, she killed a huge gobbler – 22 pounds with three beards – that ranks second all-time among North Carolina turkeys taken by female hunters.
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Mellinnium M100 tree stand Mellinnium M100 tree stand
The ultimate platform for chasing down mature whitetails, the Millennium M100 treestand, available in Realtree APG, is a must-have for serious hunters. The M100's innovative design utilizes a special cam-lock receiver that is secured to a tree. The specially designed male seat fitting slips into the Cam-Lock Receiver easily and quietly so you can be hunting within seconds.
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Casey Foster (left) and J Daniel Outdoors' Jason Daniel (right) killed these Davie County turkeys opening day with Daniel's father Jack (center) calling. Davie County opening-day turkey double
Jason Daniel of Mocksville was born and raised in Davie County, and has been hunting since he was 10 years old. Then in 2011 he decided to put his 21 years of outdoors experience to work, and he and his father Jack started J Daniel Outdoors, a videography service. The assignment on April 9 was to harvest a good turkey on video for friend Casey Foster, but fate took over and Daniel harvested a jake as well to make it a double on Davie County gobblers.
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NorthCarolinaSportsman.com user Seawolf bagged this trophy bird after an exciting opening-morning hunt. ‘Seawolf’ takes trophy gobbler on opening day
With turkey season well under way, the forum is filling up with photos and reports from users knocking down gobblers. But user Seawolf, known by his buddies and family as Sonny Ithipathachai, scored a real trophy on opening day. The bird tipped the scales at 19 pounds, 1 ounce and sported a 10-inch beard and 1-inch spurs.
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Morgan Levy and Thomas Maness with their youth turkey hunt toms Youth turkey hunt a success at Buchanan Shoals
The April 2 youth turkey hunting day did not go unnoticed in Anson County, where six young hunters set out at Buchanan Shoals to hunt gobblers. Two boys on their first turkey hunts ever hit pay dirt and scratched out the tom that they will likely never forget.
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