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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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Found the morning after the hunt, this nice buck had not gone far Eye in the Sky aids registered user ‘Unionville Triggerman’
When recent Appalachian State graduate Brandon Clontz found a big buck in a tiny patch of land between several huge agriculture fields, he knew he was gonna score a buck that others would wish they had seen. A 24-foot tall ladder stand known as the Eye in the Sky, situated on a knoll in Union County, was the perfect place for scratching out an 11-pointer that was aged at just 3.5-years old.
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Capt. Rom Whitaker and his son, Cameron, take a bead on low-flying ducks from their curtain blind on a shallow reef in Pamlico Sound behind Hatteras Island. Curtain duck hunting blinds
Many hunters place curtain blinds in the same category as sink boxes, but that is not accurate.
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With no place to go for solitude, deer will soon vacate your property. Allowing and providing sanctuaries will help keep them close to your property. Provide sanctuaries and minimize intrusion
One of the most-important facets of keeping and growing quality deer on any property is providing areas where deer are safe from harm and human intrusion. Some properties manage this by their proximity to adjacent properties that do not get hunted or are restricted from hunting. Other properties may designate and set aside sanctuary land that is prohibited from hunting.
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A Veteran's Day trophy is November's Bag-A-Buck winner Cameron Vet wins November Bag-A-Buck Contest
Veteran’s Day last November was an especially good one for Ben Simmons of Cameron. A 52-year-old retired U.S. Army veteran who is an employment manager at Fayetteville State University, Simmons killed a nice 10-point buck the afternoon of Nov. 11 on a piece of leased property in Lee County.
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The photo shows the big 9-point that Ruffin later harvested Wake County man is winner of November Trail Cam contest
Tommy Ruffin of Garner submitted his Trail Cam photo from entitled King of the Pasture, and NorthCarolinaSportsman.com viewers used the three-day voting period to pronounce him the winner of the November Trail Cam contest.
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Being harassed by other deer is one reason for females finding secluded areas to mate. They will typically use high underbrush and even dense timber with deadfall. Deer Dynamics: Rut Hierarchy
Once bucks are in the height of pursuing does, their instincts for survival are somewhat diminished. Their eyes, ears and noses are focused on estrus does, and although they can still respond to threats, most of the time it takes them a few seconds longer to put two and two together. This stupor of hesitation on a rutting buck’s part offers a grand opportunity to bring him down.
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Tripp Todd's 188-inch non-typical buck is the latest trophy deer to come out of Northampton County this season.
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‘Bluebird’ mornings can be a waterfowl hunter’s worst nightmare, but a well-placed curtain blind and a good decoy spread can make the difference between a poor hunt and a good one. Curtains on Hatteras Waterfowl
The distant flock of ducks pulsed in the early morning light, swinging wide towards Hatteras. They made the turn and let the hunters know they had seen the spread of decoys in the shallow water several miles out in Pamlico Sound. The flock’s shape changed from wide to long as the ducks fell into a loose group headed across the edge of the sound and toward the waiting hunters.
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Many deer hunters concentrate on thinning out the doe herd late in the season, when it’s actually better to take them out before the rut starts — in archery or blackpowder seasons. Second Time Around
Beginning the last week of October and lasting through mid-November, the breeding season for whitetail deer in eastern North Carolina descends upon the land.
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Thomas Story and the black bear from Nov. 12 Chowan County bear is biggest sow ever killed in North Carolina
The biggest sow black bear ever killed in North Carolina was tagged in mid-November by one of the state’s smallest bear hunters.
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Mary Hunter Hite with her Alamance County buck from Nov. 13 Seven-year old girl makes perfect shot on first buck
Something that most veteran hunters can agree on is that a lot has to go right to take an 11-point trophy buck. Seven-year old Mary Hunter Hite knows this too, when she made good on the broadside buck at 100 yards, by steadying her aim and letting her youth model rifle do the talking.
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