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  • WWWWOOOOHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
    Open'n day has arrived......Good luck everyone and happy hunt'n.....Can't wait to see the pics and hear the stories......

    September 11, 2015 at 6:31pm

    this 10 point is coming along nicely...patiently waiting for archery season...

    August 11, 2015 at 1:06pm

    This is one of my favorite times of the year. I enjoy getting out early July, yuup..ticks, sweat, deer flies......watchin'em grow. gets me stoked, can't wait.........

    July 21, 2015 at 1:49pm

    Woooohooooo!Sunday Hunting..A reality...A step in the right direction. Thank you Your Honor!:)

    July 09, 2015 at 5:10pm

    I wasn't feeling well the other day, turns out to be buck fever.

    July 05, 2015 at 5:28pm
    Cwd

    Anyone hear of reports of Franklin County getting hit hard with cwd this year. I heard that it wiped out 75%of the deer population. Any word on what's what?

    October 10, 2014 at 11:04am

    9 point killed in Warren county. First time taking an actual deer that I have been watching since June.

    October 30, 2013 at 2:08pm

    just in from the field

    August 23, 2013 at 4:03pm

    mineral supplements that I have found to work REALLY well......As GT has sworn by, trophy rock works well. Deer cane liquid ok. But fastest response to lucky buck......Guaranteed or your money back.... put it out and had deer respond quickly... cant wait to see'em grow

    July 10, 2013 at 3:23pm

    Man, I can't wait till 9/7...another to add to THE list.....

    July 10, 2013 at 1:07pm

    Just in from the property and prospecting is looking good. Buck fever already setting in..lol

    June 29, 2013 at 1:49pm

    got this pic saturday and to my surprise he has already shed. Yep, pretty sure it's a buck, you can see his goods from another angle. hopefully I can find the sheds before the squirrels get to'em.

    December 23, 2012 at 7:22pm

    I hunt in Warren county which has introduced a bear hunting season this year. The regs state that 'processed' foods are not permitted even for deer hunting if a particular county has a bear season. It states that 'minerals' that are used for antler growth are permitted. Question, is shelled corn considered processed or by definition is processed anything added to enhance the flavor of the product?

    your thoughts

    September 06, 2012 at 5:53pm

    Just in from the dance floor.
    WOW!!! double strut. Just keeps gettin better.
    note: time stamp is still 1 hr behind. bad part, I was there at 9:40, I must have run'em off.
    next time, it'll be sunrise, quietly slippin in...

    March 15, 2012 at 11:44am

    Gobblin Tom strutn his stuff.
    Won't be long till the long beard boogey..

    March 11, 2012 at 1:22pm

    turkeys making their rounds

    January 28, 2012 at 6:34pm

    yep GT thot about you Tues am... I heard a gobbler carrying on for 20 mins.......can't wait till spring...lol
    I've got gobblers gobblin, bucks ready for the pickin, see pic....... actually, can't wait till thursday.... goin to get amongst'em........sure hope I can see'em......lolololol

    December 22, 2011 at 3:55pm

    So creek, What's the rest of the story????

    November 21, 2011 at 7:21pm

    Congrats to everyone who scored this weekend with some nice kills and great stories.

    Check this out Viper.. Ya'll know I haven't paid a whole lotta attention to that moon phase thingy.
    However, over the past couple of weeks I have been looking at my Garmin and looking at the lunar phase. As fate or phase..lol would have it, I saw six deer this week during the 'mid-day' phase all within the magic window. Soooooo yesterday I headed back to the pathfinder about 10:30 to take care of some business and get a bite to eat, while there I checked the gps and the best time was between 12:04p to 2:04p so I thot I would see what up. I went to an area on the back side of a 5yr old pine thicket that borders hardwoods on one side, hardwoods and creek bottom on the backside. Earlier Sat am I found several scrapes that appeared to be about a day old thot maybe he would come back to check that status on his message board...I get back there about 11:30 and after several nods it's now 12:15p. I hit the grunt three times wait, nothing, after a few more nods, it's now about 1:20. I just happened to grab my rattl bag and thot what the heck, I rattl for about 30 secs listen, nothing, I grunt, rattl, grunt all simoltaneously for about a minute. bend about half way over(i'm sitting between a forked oak tree on the ground) to put the rattl bag back in my lower pant pocket and I hear something coming out of thicket like a freight train, I look up and it's big doe coming right at full speed, gets like 10 feet from and realizes oops, that ain't no buck like I've ever seen, did a 180 back up into the thicket.
    needless to say after 6 hrs, dude never showed up. guess where I'll be at sunrise.....
    Mid day hunting, hmmm, keepn one eye on the moon phase, particularly when it is under foot.

    November 13, 2011 at 5:46pm

    Got up early this morning and headed out and this is what I was blessed with at 10:40am.
    Evan, 2nd grandson, 8.5lbs
    with his big brother Tyler. The Lord is good.
    ps. can't wait to be back amongst'em in the morning. Heading to the creek bed and bottom and gonna hang out for awhile.
    good hunting.

    November 09, 2011 at 5:54pm

    GT....What is the 'recipe' for your mix?

    November 13, 2016 at 6:36pm
    A comment titled: Re: need a question answered in response to a report titled: need a question answered

    Refer to the NCWRC regulations. Page 78 under local laws does not say that you must be off the ground while hunting with a rifle. Wake county for example is clear, i.e. must be 6ft off the ground while hunting with a centerfire rifle.

    March 31, 2016 at 7:40pm

    WOW! what a story....Congrats..no matter the preparation, the planning..... nutin like being in the right place at the right time.

    December 31, 2015 at 6:44pm
    A comment titled: Re: What to do? in response to a report titled: What to do?

    Great question Startin Over. The answer to your question is an unequivocal yes....Yes it's ok, yes it's ethical and yes, most dog hunters don't mind you shooting deer in front of their dogs, in fact, most would tell you to 'shoot'em lizabeth, shoot'em.......'lol. My experience has always been positive with respect of shooting deer in front of dogs. One reason they would rather you shoot than not, is to stop the dogs and they can gather them back up, regroup and turn'em out again. Otherwise, dogs can chase a buck into the next county. I have hunted in clubs that uses dogs and have hunted in clubs where some loathe the dog hunters...Currently, I lease a piece of property that I still hunt but am surrounded by dog hunting clubs. My philosophy is, if you can't beat'em, exploit'em..that is, if they nudge a deer my way, I'm shootn'em...
    One word of caution, might want to check local game land laws and make sure dog hunting is ok. The county I hunt in allows it and a couple of clubs turn out regularly and the property I hunt is on the backside of it so sometimes it gets pretty interesting....besides, truth be known, (1) nothing like a pack a hounds yelping in the bottom lands. and (2) chances are you'll see deer that you may not have ever seen.
    Anyway, you see'em, you shoot'em.

    December 31, 2015 at 6:41pm
    A comment titled: scent control in response to a report titled: Rodney Lane 10pointer

    Yuup!!!! after walking more than a mile through the woods, good thing you had that scent under control.

    December 20, 2015 at 7:19pm

    H........O........L.........Y............ CRAP

    December 07, 2015 at 6:43pm
    A comment titled: Wildlife study results in response to a report titled: NC Hunting Regulations

    NC Wildlife Resources just released a new study: go to www.ncwildlife.org/deerstudy
    Interesting numbers on the average age of bucks being taken now.

    December 02, 2015 at 9:48am
    A comment titled: Re: NC Hunting Regulations in response to a report titled: NC Hunting Regulations

    WOW!! Excellent question. A very LOADED question, but a good one.
    First, let me say keep the legislators out of it. More legislators=more legislation=more regulations=more restrictions=more fines=more TAXES=less freedom, less choice. I believe the current regulations in place are sufficient to sustain and support deer population growth and management.
    Second, speaking of choice. It is by choice that there are so many immature deer killed each year and not because of a 'pile of corn.' Each hunter chooses when or when not to pull the trigger, not because there is 'artificial bait' on the ground. Granted many hunters choose to shoot small deer and not think of the consequences that will have on a deer herd. This year I may have put out about 600+ lbs of corn including minerals such as trophy rock and have killed 0 deer on a 'pile of corn.' In fact, trail cam pics show that deer are more likely to be on a pile of corn between dusk and dawn. I killed a 7pt and a 10 pt(140'rough green score) by doing my home work, learning their habits, the habitat and by being in the right place at the right time. As far as 'artificial baiting' goes, setting the buffet/food plot with mixed greens and salads is one in the same. That is, you are putting something there that is not indigenous to that area to attract, lure and harvest a deer. It's by choice, bad decisions to shoot small deer that is the issue, not the choice to bait or not to bait.
    Also, you have the issue of hunting with dogs. Most dog hunters and hunting clubs I know or have been a part of will shoot anything that is front of the dogs, period! They practice 0 deer management. I'll let S Prevette handle that argument.
    Lastly, that is why I chose to lease a piece of property myself. I use some form of deer management, I learned how to age deer and have decided not to shoot anything under 3yrs of age. It is a hard choice to look at a 2 1/2 yr old 9pt and let him walk when he might not make it through another season.(i.e. get hit by a car, killed by another hunter on the neighboring property or be pushed out by dogs) However, the choice to wait was well worth it. Like they say, 'let'em go, let'em grow.' Personally, It's a matter of choice and the choice made is a reflection of the heart of the hunter.

    Congrats to everyone for a good year(OH, I thought EHD was an issue last year impacting this year, the pics tell a different story.BTW all those acorns last year were good to the bucks this year.lol)

    Good Hunting

    December 02, 2015 at 9:07am
    A comment titled: Re: 16 point Non Typical in full velvet in response to a report titled: 16 point Non Typical in full velvet

    Congratulations? I think.
    Wow that's awesome........never seen such a buck in full velvet sooooooo late in October???

    October 22, 2015 at 6:34pm
    A comment titled: Re: Deer selfie? in response to a report titled: Deer selfie?

    hahahehe.........

    September 15, 2015 at 7:17pm
    A comment titled: Re: First cross bow buck in response to a report titled: First cross bow buck

    congrats with crossbow kill.

    September 13, 2015 at 2:27pm
    A comment titled: Re: Opening day blessing in response to a report titled: Opening day blessing

    congrats, nice buck

    September 13, 2015 at 2:25pm
    A comment titled: Re: Chatham County Velvet 8 Point in response to a report titled: Chatham County Velvet 8 Point

    Awesome velvet buck, congrats

    September 13, 2015 at 2:24pm
    A comment titled: Re: Pretty 8 in response to a report titled: Pretty 8

    may not be the 'biggest' but a fine lookin one at that....:)
    Good hunting

    August 20, 2015 at 2:09pm
    A comment titled: Re: NEW TO THIS SITE in response to a report titled: NEW TO THIS SITE

    Welcome aboard....congrats on the 2013 trophy. looking to hearing and seeing some updates.

    August 18, 2015 at 1:31pm
    A comment titled: Re: Nice Bucks for bow season in response to a report titled: Nice Bucks for bow season

    nice bachelor group..good luck and happy huntin

    August 11, 2015 at 12:58pm
    A comment titled: Re: Wall Hanger?? in response to a report titled: Wall Hanger??

    Uhhhhhhhh! shooter.....Look to be a respectable 3 1/2-4 year old..

    August 11, 2015 at 12:57pm
    A comment titled: Re: Big nine in velvet in response to a report titled: Big nine in velvet

    yuup! he is a nice'un. good luck.

    July 22, 2015 at 7:57pm
    A comment titled: Re: deer in response to a report titled: deer

    Yessir Hambone, some nice deer pics there. I like the one with the tall split brow tine, he gonna be a goodin.
    Good luck and happy huntin

    July 21, 2015 at 1:43pm
    A comment titled: Re: where is everyone? in response to a report titled: where is everyone?

    YUUP!!!!! I've been wondering the same myself...reckon someone got their(his)feelings hurt bout somt'n I guess. Dang sure ain't the same.
    Anyway, gobblem up....and happy huntin

    March 28, 2015 at 6:59pm
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