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Biologists believe that an increase in good habitat can help bolster quail populations on private and public lands. Commission biologist supports latest quail-restoration project
The decline of bobwhite quail in the southeast and in North Carolina has been increasingly alarming to sportsmen.
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N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission seizes illegally-held deer
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission on Thursday, March 15 seized and euthanized four adult whitetail deer being held without permit or license in Iredell County.
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Chad Coley of South Hill, Va., entered a nearly-perfect 5x5 rack into the 2012 Dixie Deer Classic. The deer qualified for the Boone & Crockett all-time record book a net score of 173 4/8 inches. ‘Book’ bucks star at Dixie Deer Classic
The Dixie Deer Classic once again lured to Raleigh thousands of sportsmen, sportswomen and youngsters, but more important, it lured in hundreds of great bucks to the big-buck contest, including five that qualified for the Boone & Crockett Club’s all-time record book. The March 2-4 event was the highlight of the season for hunters, and the highlight of the 3-day event, which drew 23,000 people to the N.C. State Fairgrounds, was the big-buck contest.
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All 100 counties in North Carolina have spring gobbler seasons that will open next month. 2012 Turkey Season Forecast
Although there’s no way to know what type of turkey season North Carolina hunters will have this spring, anyone who considers recent history probably will come to the conclusion could be looking at another record year. After all, the state’s spring gobbler harvest has been escalating at a steady pace for years.
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Push-pin, slate and boxes are among a variety of calls that North Carolina hunters use to lure gobblers into range. Bow hunters having success with turkeys
North Carolina hunters are becoming an increasingly experimental lot when it comes to turkey hunting. They are using many types of calls, decoys and other hunting strategies, and with crossbows legal for the first time and Sunday hunting available for bowhunters, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission kept statistics on archery-killed turkeys.
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North Carolina hunters are looking forward to another perhaps record-setting season in 2012. Record harvests: Will they ever end?
How long can North Carolina turkey hunters expect to see expanding spring-gobbler harvests?
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Justin Miller, aka JustinTime, won the grand prize in the 2011 Bag-a-Buck Contest. JustinTime wins Bag-a-Buck grand prize
Justin Miller of Bahama had to convince his hunting buddy, Ricky Glenn, to head into the woods last Nov. 7 to hunt a piece of property in Durham County where they’d put stands up only three days before. “They were calling for rain, and I had to talk him into going, because he almost didn’t want to go,” said Miller, whose efforts were rewarded almost immediately.
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Beautiful, green food plots will attract the attention of prospective buyers to a ‘hunting’ property like nothing else. For sale? It’s easy to make
The Carolinas are chock full of great places to hunt, and with the stifling economy, the real-estate market is flooded with available rural properties. Prospective buyers have their choice of almost every type of land option, but some properties will serve them better than others as determined by how the properties are managed or showcased.
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Grow Big Fish Series: Balance pH
Growing big fish begins with creating the right environment on the molecular level. The food chain in ponds begins with the microorganisms and ends with the top predators, such as largemouth bass and catfish. In order to get the preferred micro-organism to grow, proper pH and later fertilization must be a part of every pond management plan. Pond productivity starts with balancing the pH to allow the expected phytoplankton to be able to utilize the added nutrients.
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Steve Shaw of Alamance County downed a tremendous non-typical in southern Alamance County. Deer of Year 2011
As a magazine that tries to discover and present to its readers the most-impressive deer killed in the Tarheel State each year, North Carolina Sportsman closely monitors the annual white-tail harvest.
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Doug Malinowski’s Orange County buck ranks as the No. 2 all-time archery trophy taken in North Carolina. N.C. has new No. 2 typical bow buck
Doug Malinowski, who arrowed a 16-point buck in Orange County on September 27, 2010, had the deer’s rack officially scored in late November 2011 following the required Pope&Young 60-day drying period.
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Squirrel hunting is perfect for kids because it's never boring. Barking up the right tree
It didn’t take long for Terry Nance and his brother Cody to hit paydirt. Minutes after they opened the doors of the kennel in the back of a pickup truck and released several dogs into the woods in rural Bladen County, the were rewarded with excited barking.
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