Hunting News and Information

Donít forget December - Donít put your deer rifle away just because itís December

A lot of North Carolina hunters store their deer rifles when December arrives, in part because many have filled their tags — especially during the November rut — and because big bucks seem to disappear in the final month of the year.

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December 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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A den of foxes - Check out the Sandhills Game Lands this month for some top-drawer squirrel-hunting action: foxes or grays

Bruce Trujillo is a semi-retired machinist from Castle Hayne, who works a few days a week and carries a few fishermen offshore fishing, but he’s really waiting for squirrel season to come around. His year-round passion is watching and hearing his dog, Poncho, a Parnell’s Carolina Cur, tree squirrels.†

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December 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Dogged determination - Technology has changed their sport, but bear hunters in eastern North Carolina are still letting things go to the dogs

With the inventions of GPS, trail cameras and hand-held devices that use satellite imagery to keep track of dogs, bear hunting in eastern North Carolina has changed nearly as much as every aspect of life in America.

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December 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Paul Bunyonís bucks - Find loggers and youíll find deer, and some of the North Carolina seasonís best hunting

North Carolina is home to over 18 million acres of forestland, and these wooded pavilions fuel the state’s top manufacturing industries. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the forest-products industry is the leading manufacturing industry in the state, supplying more than 175,000 jobs and $16 billion in product shipments annually.†

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December 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Crush Illusion Trail Cameras

Wildgame Innovations’ new Illusion series cameras are designed for hunters looking to pack light and still get high-quality images. The Illusion 8 Lightsout and the Illusion 6 both have a fast 1-second trigger speed for standard motion-triggered operation, but they also offer flextime+ time lapse technology for when deer don’t come close enough to the camera to trigger a photo. Each camera also features day and night video capability, a large LCD screen and many other unique features.†

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December 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Wentworth hunter kills huge Rockingham County buck with .303 Enfield

For the second time in eight days, Rockingham County has spit out an apparent Boone & Crockett Club buck, this time a huge typical that may wind up among the four or five largest whitetails ever taken in North Carolina.

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November 30, 2015 at 10:00 pm
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Duplin County hunter bags huge bear

Most truly huge bears come from the northeastern counties of the state, but Duplin County hunter Cody Brown bagged one near Kenansville that weighed 695-pounds on Nov. 11, 2015. Deanna Noble, the N.C. Wildlife Commission's Technical Assistance Biologist, weighed the bear.

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November 27, 2015 at 11:12 pm
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Belews Creek hunter kills 22-point buck that green scores over 200-inches

Over the past 10 years, Patrick Williams of Belews Creek has passed on hundreds of smaller bucks in hopes of killing one for the record books, and his persistence paid off on Nov. 22 with a dream buck that will almost certainly qualify for the Boone & Crockett Club’s all-time record book and rank among the top five non-typical bucks in state history.

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November 25, 2015 at 12:56 pm
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Person County hunter kills massive 6-point buck

It is not every day that a 6-point buck is a monster-sized trophy, but when Noah Pennell, a Person County sheriff’s deputy, saw a huge 6-pointer crossing a road last week less than a mile from his tree stand, he quickly became obsessed. Then, on Friday, Nov. 20, Pennell put the smackdown on this behemoth 142-inch deer at a range of 15 yards.†

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November 24, 2015 at 3:31 pm
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Summerfield huntress kills 15-point trophy buck

Abbey Long of Summerfield was hunting with her dad on Nov 7 when she killed the third deer of her life, and her biggest by far. The 10-point mainframe buck had 15 total points, and was gross green-scored at 145 1/8-inches. She ended the hunting trip disappointed though, and didn’t overcome that disappointment until several days later.

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November 23, 2015 at 11:01 pm
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Sanford hunter kills trophy 8-point buck

Joseph Lacayo had a rough morning on Nov. 14, but his day got brighter almost as soon as he got to his hunting stand. He ended up killing the biggest buck of his life – and an even bigger one than he’d been hunting the past few years.†

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November 23, 2015 at 9:27 pm
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Goldston hunter kills trophy buck, proves game management works

A hunter with an itchy trigger finger may have a hard time letting any buck pass. But, after dropping a 14-point, 200-pound Chatham County bruiser on November 10th, Edward Diver of Goldston proves that you can harvest trophy bucks in your own backyard if you let them go and let them grow.

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November 23, 2015 at 10:30 am
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Teen hunter kills big 10-point, 149 1/8-inch buck

Amanda Graves is a top-notch student-athlete, and her parents, Travis and Robin Graves said she’s a top-notch daughter as well. Add trophy deer slayer to her resume; on Nov. 16, the 15-year-old killed a big 10-point buck that was green-scored at 149 1/8-inches.

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November 19, 2015 at 5:03 am
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Timberlake hunter wins October Bag-A-Buck contest

Greg Gentry of Timberlake got his first look at a huge 8-point buck that was tooling around his Person County farm on Sept. 19 — in a trail-camera photo.

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November 18, 2015 at 4:36 am
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Person County 13-year-old kills big buck

November 10 was one of those dreary, drizzly fall days in Person County, but 13-year-old William Davis find the bright spot while hunting with his dad. The young hunter killed a big deer whose rack measured 138 3/8-inches gross green-score, and 134 2/8-inches net.†

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November 17, 2015 at 10:58 am
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Elon youth hunter kills trophy buck

Opening day of the gun season in Alamance County couldn’t have been any sweeter for Hunter Moss, a 10-year-old hunter from Elon who shot a 147 3/8-inch, 11-pointer at 10-yards after his father, Steven Moss, grunted the deer in shortly after daybreak.†

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November 16, 2015 at 2:28 pm
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