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The Trail Cam Contest is back, and better than ever! Trail Cam Photo Contest kicks off
It's time to show off all the photos from your trail cams in the 2011 Trail Cam Photo Contest. “Hunting season might not begin until mid September, but scouting begins much earlier than that – and trail cams have become a big part of the scouting scene,” the site’s Andy Crawford said. “So we wanted to provide a place for our users to post their photos and compete for monthly prizes."
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2011 Deer Forecast
The northeastern corner of North Carolina, particularly Northampton County, is the place to find whitetail deer in big numbers and big sizes, according to last year’s harvest figures.
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Cooper Outdoors Chameleon
The Cooper Outdoors Chameleon is the first portable blind that works on climbers, ladder stands, lock-ons, tripods and even makes a great ground blind. The lightweight Tru-Timbler camo Chameleon fits into a bag that can be easily carried over the shoulder and can be quickly assembled, and later disassembled, in just three minutes. With its 100% waterproof roof, the Chameleon allows you to relax and enjoy your hunt while your movements are completely hidden.
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Cover
Saltwater action is still red-hot, but our thoughts are starting to turn to deer.
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The deer harvest last season in the northwestern corner of the state was down more than seven percent — the only drop in a season when hunters killed the second-largest number of whitetails in history. Deer Forecast
The northeastern corner of North Carolina, particularly Northampton County, is the place to find whitetail deer in big numbers and big sizes, according to last year’s harvest figures.
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The N.C. Bowhunters Association certifies hunters with a shooting skills test and hunter-safety test to give them a better chance to get hunting permission from landowners. NC Bowhunters Association offers certification for hunters to help landowner, communities control deer numbers
With whitetail deer numbers increasing and herds spreading into new territory, some neighborhoods, towns, villages and cities often turn to bowhunter groups to reduce the herd eating their gardens, shrubbery, flowers, colliding with autos and spreading ticks to pets and humans. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission encourages communities to join its Urban Archery Program, and often puts them in contact with private bow-hunter groups. North Carolina’s oldest bowhunting organization, the North Carolina Bowhunters Association, often puts members who have participated in its Bowhunter Certification and Referral Service in touch with those communities and landowners.
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The 2011 early migratory waterfowl seasons have been set by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Early migratory waterfowl seasons set by NCWRC
Hunting season dates for early migratory game birds have been set by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, the agency reported yesterday (July 12). The seasons set include dove, rails, gallinule, woodcock, teal and Canada geese. The 2011–12 seasons dates are:
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Buy this stamp to support waterfowl conservation 2011 Waterfowl Conservation Stamp And Print Available July 1
“Canadas in Pasture,” the 2011 North Carolina Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and Print, will be available through the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s N.C. Wild Store on July 1.
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NuFletch arrow inserts
Serious archers know that when it comes to accuracy, perfect arrow flight is essential. Too often the time it takes to fletch your arrow can cause setbacks and even put a damper on your practice time. Unless you're a glutton for punishment, those days are behind you with NuFletch, a new way to fletch arrows that helps you at home, in the field and at the range. NuFletch is as accurate as conventional fletching and it comes with a money back guarantee, although you won't need it.
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North Carolina's 2010-11 deer harvest was the second-highest on record, divided almost 50-50 between antlered bucks and does. 2010 Deer harvest is second-largest on record
North Carolina deer hunters had another successful season in 2010, tagging 175,157 bucks, does and button bucks. The statewide harvest total was the second-highest on record, according to Evin Stanford, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s big-game project leader.
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Mowing a food plot to help deter the growth of invasive weeds and grasses is an important step in making sure your desired foliage is in tip-top shape to provide grazing for deer. Clip warm-season food plots now
Warm-season food plots supplement deer with a rich source of balanced nutrition over the late spring and summer, during a critical time of need for both male and female deer. Warming soil temperatures and frequent rains provide the newly-planted crops and perennials with ideal conditions to thrive and produce lush forage prized by deer. But grasses and other weedy invaders also covet these juicy conditions, quickly taking root within the food plot. Weeds and other invasive invaders can be controlled chemically and mechanically before and after food-plot establishment.
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Rhyan Thompson chose this light-colored rock to display his gobbler ‘Stillhunter’ and Neems win turkey photo and video contest
Rhyan Thompson of Eden and Matthew Neems of Hillsborough have won the NorthCarolinaSportsman.com turkey photo and video contests.
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