Hunting News and Information

Bladen County hunter takes huge buck with blackpowder rifle

Chris Campbell from Elizabethtown slipped into the woods on Saturday, Oct. 13, intending to cap a long day of working on stands, corn piles and shooting lanes by shooting a doe that his son, Zac, could take back to N.C. State.

He wound up killing the biggest buck heís taken in 25 years of hunting, a 150-inch, 10-point Bladen County trophy.
October 18, 2012 at 9:43 am

Forsyth County archer downs huge, 'familiar' buck with tall, heavy rack

Michael Sprinkle of Winston-Salem could be considered a nature photographer based on how long his trail camera had been taking photos of a huge whitetail buck in Forsyth County.

Sprinkle finally made a personal connection with the buck when he arrowed it on Oct. 9. The buck carried a huge 7-point main-frame rack with five non-typical points and a total of 162 2/8 inches of antlers.
October 16, 2012 at 8:40 am

Do your duck homework

Wing shooters warmed their barrels last month on droves of mourning doves, and maybe a few hunters took-on Florida-style duck hunting in 80-degree weather for the early arriving blue-winged and green-winged teal. With the regular waterfowl seasons arriving shortly, waterfowl junkies better prepare for another bumper season.Read More...
October 15, 2012 at 9:00 am

Repair and brush up your duck blinds

Even though a few webbed migrants have arrived in the Carolinasí swamps and marshes, the slug of migratory ducks are yet to arrive. The remainder of the 60-day season is well within the sights of expectant duck blasters in the state.Read More...
October 15, 2012 at 9:00 am

Renovated pond stocking: Phase One

Pond fishing offers owners and guests some of the greatest enjoyment on the face of the planet, but older ponds and mismanaged ponds beyond rejuvenation need a clean slate, as mentioned last month. The pond-renovation process began with the rotenone treatment that essentially removed every living fish within the system. Fortunately, rotenone breaks down into carbon dioxide and water rapidly when exposed to heat, oxygen and light. Within a few weeks, the pond will be ready for stocking its new generation of fish to revive the fishery these ponds once were.Read More...
October 15, 2012 at 9:00 am

Portable game cart can be valuable - and built for less than $10

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Game carts are becoming a valuable and important piece of a hunterís arsenal. They come in handy, being lightweight but able to help carry equipment for harvested game. They do less damage to the land than an ATV and are much quieter and more compact.

Many carts may cost more than $100, but hereís a simple, do-it-yourself design that you can build in less than 30 minutes and for the cost of Ė or less Ė than a good deer drag.
October 15, 2012 at 8:33 am

Tips for flying with firearms

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Iím fortunate enough to get to travel quite a bit to hunt, and it didnít take me long to figure out some things to help me breeze through TSA at the airport, not to mention how to keep my gun sighted in. Read More...
October 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Stokes County hunter bags his fourth Pope & Young buck

Phil Ring, a retired biology teacher at North Stokes High School, knows a thing or three about hunting whitetail deer with a bow.

Besides living at one of North Carolinaís big-buck hot spots, Ring is a proficient shooter, a former archery-shop owner, and he knows when heís found a good place for a chance at a big buck.

All those factors came together Sept. 28 when Ring arrowed the fourth Pope-and-Young trophy buck of his career Ė a 20-inch 8-pointer with a 130-inch rack and a 250 pound body Ė in his home county.
October 09, 2012 at 10:05 am

Pile Driv'r auger feeder system

With supplemental feeding rapidly becoming one of the most important aspects of Quality Deer Management, Wildgame Innovations is announcing a new kind of feeder that maximizes the potential of supplemental feed. Read More...
October 03, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Velvet trophy from Stanly County wins first monthly Bag A Buck contest

A tremendous, main-frame 8-point buck killed on Sept. 8, the first day of archery season, is the winner of the first of four monthly Bag-A-Buck contests presented by Leupold and Barnes Precision Machinery.

Tammy Tucker of Kannapolis entered the Stanly County buck on Sept. 13; her entry was drawn as the September contest winner on Oct. 1.
October 03, 2012 at 11:21 am

New line of Cabelas binoculars is a big upgrade

Last fall, I was invited to Kodiak Island to hunt Alaskaís blacktail deer in some of the most unforgiving terrain in the world. The purpose of the hunt was pretty simple: Test gear in the most-rugged conditions available.

For the trip we were outfitted through Cabelaís ( for most of our outerwear and optics and were asked to give our opinions about each piece once we returned. The gear held up without a hitch and most impressive to me were the optics.

The scopes and binoculars we used were from the Cabelaís Euro HD line and is possibly some of the best glass Iíve ever had the pleasure of using.
October 03, 2012 at 11:12 am

Under Armour scent-control clothing fills the bill

On a recent hunting trip to New Mexico, I had the opportunity to try out some new gear. My favorite piece in my ensemble was the new Under Armour Scent Control shirt. Denoted by its lime-green seams, the UA scent-control line is billed as the next big evolutionary jump in scent-control outerwear. Read More...
October 03, 2012 at 9:54 am

ThermaCELL Holster with Clip

ThermaCELLís blaze orange Holster with Clip is perfect for hunters wanting a convenient and highly visible holster to carry their insect repellent. It is compatible with all ThermaCELL full-size Appliances and ThermaSCENT devices and can be worn on a belt or a pack when walking to and from your stand. An elastic trim also allows you to remove the Appliance and the refills without creating any unwanted noise.Read More...
October 01, 2012 at 7:00 am

Mineral Mizer Bag

The Mineral Mizer Bag was created to provide a constant supply of nutrients for the deer on your property for an entire year. Easy to set up and refill, the Mineral Mizer Bag eliminates the need to make frequent trips to the area, which can cause you to contaminate the location with human scent. This bag can withstand years of abuse and can be hung anywhere and at any elevation.Read More...
October 01, 2012 at 7:00 am

GameChanger Snap Shot

GC Archeryís GameChanger Snap Shot is a more portable version of the companyís original GameChanger archery target system, allowing bow hunters to sharpen their skills virtually anywhere. The Snap Shot features a series of high-definition image rolls of wild game animals in their natural habitats. The 32-by-28-inch system is easy to store, handle and transport and images can be hit hundreds of times before needing to be replaced.Read More...
October 01, 2012 at 7:00 am

Tinkís Predator Lures

Not only are predators such as coyotes, bobcats and foxes intelligent, but they also have remarkably keen senses. Thatís why Tinkís predator lures manipulate their unbelievable sense of smell to work in the hunterís favor. Irrisistible to predators, Tinkís Coyote Mist Predator Lure, Rabbit Mist Predator Lure and Predator Smokiní Sticks add one more level of realism to your hunting setup.Read More...
October 01, 2012 at 7:00 am