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    The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is hosting 10 outdoor workshops throughout November. Fly fishing is just one activity these workshops will focus on.

    Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education offering 10 workshops in November

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering 10 workshops in November. 

    The workshops are free. All are open on first-come, first-serve basis and registration is required by registering online at www.ncwildlife.org/pisgah.

    1 hour ago
    Santee Cooper is conducting aerial spraying from Oct. 25 through Nov. 7, and the agency is asking the public to avoid certain areas of both lakes during this time period.

    Santee Cooper to conduct aerial sprayings to lakes Marion and Moultrie

    From Oct. 25 through Nov. 7, Santee Cooper will conduct helicopter applications of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved herbicides to control giant cutgrass in lakes Marion and Moultrie.

    These applications should improve lake access for residential and commercial properties and improve recreational opportunities and wildlife habitats within the Santee Cooper Lakes system.

    2 hours ago
    The NCWRC is hosting a trapping workshop on Oct. 29 at the Marion Fish Hatchery from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    NCWRC holding trapping workshop Oct. 29

    In anticipation of the upcoming trapping seasons, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is partnering with the N.C. Trappers Association to present two voluntary workshops for anyone who is interested in learning more about regulated trapping and trapping techniques.

    13 hours ago
    The temporary deer hunting closures in the Waccamaw River area is expiring tonight at midnight. All other closures will expire by Friday.

    SCDNR deer hunting closures expiring sooner than expected

    The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) continues to monitor the lingering effects of Hurricane Matthew and the ongoing flooding occurring in the drainages of the Waccamaw and Pee Dee Rivers.  The high floodwaters in these areas created adverse effects on wildlife, displacing the animals from their typical ranges and habitats.

    13 hours ago
    Just weeks after starting to hunt a new lease, Kevin Dietzman killed this big 11-point trophy that weighed 200-pounds.

    Transplanted New Yorker tags great Horry County buck

    When Kevin Dietzman retired after a long career working for the New York prison system and moved to Myrtle Beach, S.C., three years ago, he brought one deer-hunting truism with him: you can’t kill a deer if you’re not in your stand.

    15 hours ago
    Properly reviving a bull redfish saves more than just one fish. These fish are here this time of year to spawn, so saving one goes far beyond a single fish.

    VIDEO – How to properly revive a belly-up fish

    Catching bull redfish is a fun way to spend the day, and the last thing anglers want to do is inadvertently kill one of them. These are the breeding stock, and they are inshore this time of year to spawn, and they range anywhere from 15 to 50 years old, so losing one of these fish is a huge blow to the fishery.

    22 hours ago
    The third annual Reel Em In tournament will be held this Saturday, Oct 29 at the Mt. Pleasant Pier.

    SCDNR hosting free kid's fishing tournament Oct. 29

    Get hooked on fishing Saturday, Oct. 29 at a free tournament that's just for kids. The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) invites you and the 16-and-under anglers you know to the third annual Reel 'Em In fishing tournament at the Mount Pleasant Pier in Charleston.

    Yesterday at 9:01am
    Jeff Barnhill killed this big 10-point buck along the Pee Dee River in Richmond County, N.C.

    Cheraw hunter kills trophy 10-point buck along Pee Dee River

    Jeff Barnhill of Cheraw, S.C., spends most of his life looking at trees as a forester for Edwards Wood Products. Even though he tramples through the woods every day, he always makes time to sit in the deer stand when North Carolina’s gun season arrives. And on the morning of Oct. 20, he made a good decision to head to the woods with his rifle rather than the tape he uses to measure timber. Shortly after daylight, Barnhill shot a massive, 141-inch 10-point buck at 122 yards from his ground blind. 

    Yesterday at 8:37am
    This is a great time of year to catch trout on topwater, and these 3 lures will help you hook your share.

    Catch more trout with these 3 topwater lures for fall

    It’s tough to beat the speckled trout bite in the fall along the coast of the Carolinas. And for most anglers, nothing tops catching them on topwater lures. It’s the perfect combination of sight, sound, and feel that you can only get from using surface lures, and trout are very cooperative at this game, especially in low-light conditions like early morning.

    Yesterday at 9:43pm
    Cody James Delton McAllister shows off one of the bull redfish he's been catching off the Apache Pier.

    Apache Pier, Sunset Beach Pier giving up big bull redfish

    Many people understandably wondered what the fishing would be like after the recent hurricane hit the coast of both Carolinas. By all accounts, the fishing has been great, even from the piers that have opened since the storm damage.

    Yesterday at 6:10pm
    Jason Bowen of Durham had to call for reinforcements when he hooked this 101-pound blue catfish at Buggs Island on Oct. 15.

    Durham angler catches 101-pound catfish

    Undeterred by a broken trolling motor, Jason Bowen of Durham had to make all his drifts for blue catfish with the wind on Kerr Lake last Saturday. After changing spots once, he hooked up to the biggest fish of his life, a 101-pounder that required reinforcements to land.

    October 21 at 3:42pm
    Josh Lawler killed this 10-point buck in Granville County on Sept. 24.

    College bowhunter takes big Granville County buck

    Josh Lawler and his dad, Aaron, are bowhunters who spent the latter part of August and the first half of September keeping tabs on a handsome 10-point buck near their home in southern Granville County.

    Josh, a 20-year-old junior at East Carolina University, finally brought the surveillance to an end on Sept. 24 when he dropped the big buck, estimated to score in the 140-inch range.

    October 20 at 10:37pm
    False albacore aren't a mainstay at the Georgetown jetties, but they've shown up lately and are biting topwater plugs and soft plastics under popping corks.

    False albacore surprising anglers at Georgetown jetties

    Anglers up and down the coast of both Carolinas are having a field day with bull redfish, but other fish are contributing to the fun as well, and sometimes they are doing it with a surprise. Such was the case yesterday for Capt. Rod Thomas at the Georgetown jetties.

    October 20 at 9:36pm
    Will Hadley of Eli Whitney, N.C. made his first bow kill a good one with this albino doe that he'd watched for several years.

    Alamance County bowhunter kills solid white doe

    Numerous hunters encounter calico or piebald deer if they hunt often enough, but seeing a true albino deer is a rare sight that most hunters never see. Will Hadley of Eli Whitney, N.C. spent a couple of years watching two solid white, pink-eyed does. On Oct. 15, he killed one of them, but not before struggling with whether or not to shoot it.

    October 19 at 5:24pm
    The goal of using bleat or grunt calls in October should be attracting deer's attention instead of bringing in bucks ready to fight.

    Until the rut kicks in, keep calling, rattling low key

    Few people in the hunting industry would ever describe Marshall Collette as “understated.”

    The big, garrulous hunter, a long-time pro staff member for companies like Mossy Oak and Quaker Boy, is rarely at a loss for words or opinions.

    October 19 at 3:38pm
    White oak acorns are No. 1 on a deer's list of favorite fall foods. Find the tree that's dropping the most nuts and hunt it.

    Scout by ear when acorns fall

    Most deer hunters scout with their eyes — either watching through binoculars, looking over trail-camera photos or actually in the woods, searching for deer sign.

    But veteran hunter and wildlife photographer Brian Carroll said October is really the time to scout with your ears.

    October 19 at 3:22pm