• Other Hunting

    Many groups of bear hunters from the mountains migrate to eastern North Carolina for the December bear season.

    Let’s go bear hunting!

    December 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Bear seasons in the eastern third of North Carolina often change from county to county, so hunters need to have a firm grip on where they’re hunting and when the season opens and closes.

    Bear seasons dates can be confusing

    December 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Big bear tracks with huge toes typically belong to large males, which are generally the favorite targets of bear hunters.

    Tracks tell a story

    December 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Veteran bear hunters usually have a plan on when and which dogs to release during an active strike and chase, leading to the treeing or baying of a bruin.

    The dynamics of the pack

    December 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    In a half-hour, the author took these three fine squirrels with a silent but deadly air gun.

    Take to the air for squirrels

    Modern air guns offer hunters a chance to take a limit of bushytails without stirring up the woods.
    December 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    Rev. Wade Hall and 10-year-old Gage Zokal admire a raccoon taken in Columbus County, where extensive swamps and agricultural land make for great habitat.

    Kids and coons - Raccoon hunting is a Columbus County staple, and hunters are willing to share their love for the sport with youngsters

    Group in Columbus County, N.C., is putting kids and raccoons together to promote outdoors activities.
    December 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    Eastern North Carolina produces some of the biggest black bear of anywhere in the nation

    Mine ENC’s black gold - For the best December bear hunting in North Carolina, go east young man!

    Hunting bears with hounds is a time-honored tradition, and it’s the most-effective way to target North Carolina bears.
    December 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    Taking a squirrel or two while deer hunting doesn't have to run your chances at a whitetail.

    Stay quiet and a squirrel-deer double-play isn't out of the question

    Make your bow a more quiet weapon or pack a .22 pistol for bushytails
    November 02, 2014 at 9:44pm
    Greenville's Dale Samples killed this 160-pound black bear with archery equipment.

    Greenville hunter takes bear with archery equipment

    Sunday afternoon hunt outside of Salem pays off big for bowhunter
    October 28, 2014 at 9:13pm
    For a tough, old squirrel, there's no better way to remove its skin than the one this video shows.

    Mr. Squirrel, we want to pump, you, up!

    This video presents a great way to take the skin off a tough, old squirrel
    October 06, 2014 at 12:50pm
    The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is developing programs to help landowners deal with coyotes.

    SCDNR developing programs to help landowners deal with coyotes

    Annual coyote harvest has leveled off, indicating population no longer growing
    September 04, 2014 at 8:22am
    The federal protection of red wolves in five eastern North Carolina counties apparently trumps the state's right to manage coyotes, according to a federal judge's decision.

    Judge puts halt to coyote hunting in five NE NC counties

    Temporary injunction in favor of animal rights' groups could become permanent in September
    May 30, 2014 at 12:01pm
    This coyote, trapped in Bertie County, N.C., is about to meet its maker. Unfortunately, as a top-level predator, it likely took a toll on popular game species.

    Deal with the coyote problem

    May 15, 2014 at 8:00am
    This coyote, trapped in Bertie County, N.C., is about to meet its maker. Unfortunately, as a top-level predator, it likely took a toll on popular game species.

    Deal with the coyote problem

    May 15, 2014 at 8:00am
    Guide Andy Pack said February is a great month to catch big crappie in the upper end of Lake Marion.

    Time to flip a few birds

    Inaugural cormorant season approaches
    February 14, 2014 at 9:00am