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The Flex Neck Field Goose from Fowl Foolers features a unique and innovative pose-able neck which can be set to any position desired or changed throughout the day. The Flex Neck Field Goose decoy’s alterable position gives hunters unprecedented control over the look and realism of their spread. Each decoy is also made with a superior quality foam body wrapped in burlap and will last generations.


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Todd Lowe's enormous Davie County buck may wind up at No. 2 all-time in North Carolina record books for non-typical bucks killed with a bow. Davie County giant may rank as high as No. 2 archery non-typicals

Todd Lowe of Mocksville likes the ninth month — a lot. Three years ago, on Sept. 27, 2011, he arrowed the No. 3 non-typical whitetail buck ever taken by an Ohio archer, a 26-pointer that tallied 224 4/8 inches. Last Friday, he hit the jackpot again, taking a huge non-typical from Davie County that may wind up being No. 2 in North Carolina in that category.


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Disabled sportsmen who can't attend a special hunt for which they're drawn can now be replaced by an alternate, thanks to a change in N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission regulations. Regulation change is a good one for disabled-sportsman hunts

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has implemented a much-needed change to its popular Tier III permit hunts, allowing for “backup” hunters to take the place of hunters who are drawn for the special hunts but are unable to attend.


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Steven Davis' huge Davidson County buck, taken Sept. 18 with a crossbow, is likely the biggest ever killed with archery equipment in North Carolina. Davidson County man kills enormous non-typical buck with crossbow

The biggest buck ever killed in North Carolina with archery equipment didn’t come from one of the counties normally associated with trophy bucks, but one that’s come to be known more for barbecue, Richard Childress and Bob Timberlake. Last Thursday morning, Steven Davis of the Davidson County town of Welcome killed an enormous buck sprouting sticker points everywhere that will likely wind up measuring somewhere mighty close to 190 inches.


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North Carolina's first-ever fatality involving archery equipment took place last Thursday in Transylvania County. Crossbow involved in North Carolina's first-ever archery related fatality

North Carolina’s first archery-related hunting fatality in history occurred the evening of Sept. 18 in Transylvania County when George Harley Case Jr., 58, of Pisgah Forest died when he was struck by a crossbow bolt fired by a friend who mistook him for a deer.


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Bobby Davidson's enormous Moore County buck has a 4x4 main-frame rack with twin split G-2s. Moore County produces huge buck for archery pro

Bobby Davidson of Sanford has travelled all over the country to kill big bucks as a pro staffer for Mathews Archery – Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota, Missouri – so who would have thought that his biggest buck of his life would come from family farm in Moore County? But it did: a 169 1/8-inch buck taken on Sunday, Sept. 14.


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Brad Duke of Butner killed this huge 9-point Granville County buck in full velvet on Sept. 13, almost 11 months after he suffered serious injuries in a tree-stand fall. Butner man arrows huge Granville County buck

A Butner man who suffered serious injuries in a fall from a tree stand last year got a measure of revenge on the buck he was hunting that day. And what revenge it was! The 9-point buck, taken this past Saturday on opening day of North Carolina’s statewide archery season, has been rough-scored at 161 inches in full velvet.


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Game Lands Depot Contact Info

A. Marion Depot: Green River, Pisgah NF, 828-652-9974


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A “bug” suit and insect repellent made a 2013 muzzleloader hunt on the Suggs Mill Pond Game Land a comfortable and successful one for the author. Insect repellents are imperative

Mesh “bug” suits and chemical repellents are necessities that turn muzzleloader hunts in southeastern North Carolina into good experiences.


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Scott and Steve Skrydlinski carry climbing stands on their backs and their backpacks in a deer cart. The cart folds for easy stowing and makes hauling a deer out of the woods. ier than dragging it. Deer al a Carte at two new tracts

Tommy Hughes, a biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, said adventurous hunters have the opportunity to check out new additions to two existing game lands this year by purchasing over-the-counter muzzleloader season permits.


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Counties that lead in the annual archery harvest statistics are rarely among the leaders in overall harvest. Big-harvest areas aren’t bow leaders

The top counties in terms of deer taken with archery equipment are rarely among the top counties in overall harvest.


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The expansion of deer herds into surburban and urban areas has provided incentive for more municipalities to join the state’s Urban Archery Season. Deer expansion means urban archery rocks

When the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission started its Urban Archery deer season program in 2007, a handful of towns signed up — Elkin was first — while many others and major cities in North Carolina turned up their noses.


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