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    Dylan Rogers thought he missed this big buck when the deer didn't react to his first shot, but he realized later that he didn't miss at all.

    Hunter kills 10-point, 140-class buck in Cherokee County

    Dylan Rogers of Clay County killed a 9-point buck on opening day of rifle season in Cherokee County, and he topped that feat by killing a 10-point, 140 class trophy the very next day, Nov. 22. Rogers was hunting a 29-acre tract of family land and first saw this deer on trail cameras in October.

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    Colt Hicks' number one hunting rule is to only shoot a buck that's bigger than the last one he killed, and this 146-inch deer was definitely big enough.

    9-year-old hunter kills 10-point buck in Warren County

    Colt Hicks, a 9-year-old Warren County hunter, has killed his share of deer in his young life, and his dad’s number one rule when shooting a buck is to make sure it’s bigger than the last one you shot. Last month, Hicks killed his biggest yet, but it’s going to be tough to top. The 10-point buck measured 146 inches.

    December 07 at 6:49pm
    Jordan Barnes never saw this deer before the day he shot it, even though he closely monitors his hunting land with trail cameras.

    Rockingham County hunter kills 9-point trophy buck

    It’s no secret that Rockingham County is home to some of the biggest bucks in the Carolinas, but Jordan Barnes was still surprised by the brute 9-point trophy he killed on Nov. 19. The buck has been green-scored at 146 4/8, but that’s not what surprised Barnes.

    December 07 at 5:47pm
    Jeremiah Wood, a former contestant on the hit show Survivor, killed this Surry County trophy on Dec. 3.

    Dobson hunter kills 140-inch Surry County 8-point buck

    Jeremiah Wood of Dobson lasted 28 days on a southeast Pacific Island during season 28 of the CBS hit show Survivor: Cagayan, but he was much quicker to get his all-time largest whitetail after seeing the 140-inch, 8-point buck on his trail camera just hours before his Dec. 3 afternoon hunt.

    December 06 at 11:12pm
    The NCWRC is offering six fly fishing clinics, along with the unique opportunity to catch trout in Fayetteville.

    NCWRC offering 6 fishing clinics at John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission once again is offering anglers a unique opportunity to catch trout in the winter without traveling to the mountains at one of six clinics being held at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville.

    December 06 at 10:15pm
    Mary Claissen Jones, 13-years-old, killed this trophy buck on a November hunt in Florence County.

    Female youth hunter kills 10-point trophy buck in Florence County

    Mary Claissen Jones of Florence has been hunting with her dad for a number of years, and she’s killed her share of deer before, but on Nov. 8, she killed her biggest deer yet, a 10-point buck that’s been green-scored at 139 7/8 that she shot at 85 yards.

    December 06 at 9:31pm
    Riahn Brewington caught and released this 112-pound blue catfish from the Cape Fear River, barely missing the state record of 117 pounds.

    Wilmington angler catches 112-pound catfish in Cape Fear River

    As waters cool across the Carolinas, trophy blue catfish become active. While they are most often landed with stout tackle, a Wilmington angler managed to challenge the North Carolina state record of 117 pounds with a 112-pound blue that he caught on relatively light tackle and 10-pound test line.

    December 06 at 8:22am
    David Hilton said anglers will have no trouble catching bream in cold weather, as long as they follow a few tips.

    3 tips to catching more cold weather bream

    Bream are some of the most sought after fish in the Carolinas, and these fish bite well throughout the spring, summer, and early fall. But once the cold weather months arrive, most panfish anglers stow their fishing gear away and longingly think of spring when they can once again fill their coolers with these tasty panfish.

    December 05 at 9:53pm
    Jamin Floyd killed this big 14-point buck in Loris while home for Thanksgiving from Clemson University.

    Loris hunter kills 14-point trophy buck during Thanksgiving holiday

    Jamin Floyd, a senior business major at Clemson University, went home for Thanksgiving holiday to be with his family and to do a little deer hunting. Never did he expect to take a 14-point buck while there.

    December 05 at 9:13pm
    Mike Davis of Burlington downed his second giant Person County buck, a 10-pointer, on December 1, 2016.

    Person County hunter kills 10-point, 160-class buck

    When it comes to deer hunting, Mike Davis would rather be at Person County.

    December 05 at 8:42pm
    Get it one last kayak fishing tournament before the year ends, and do it to benefit Toys for Tots and the Waccamaw Youth Center, this weekend, Dec. 9 – 10.

    YAK Kayak Fishing Shootout sponsored by Hooters of Myrtle Beach Dec. 9 – 10

    It’s not time to put your fishing kayaks or rods and reels in storage for the winter just yet. Instead, it’s time to gear up for the YAK Kayak Fishing Shoot Out sponsored by Hooters of Myrtle Beach, which will be held this weekend, Dec. 9 – 10.

    December 05 at 10:33am
    The NCWRC is reminding hunters to do their part in keeping Chronic Wasting Disease out of North Carolina by following regulations regarding importing harvested deer from other states.

    Do your part to keep CWD out of North Carolina

    As chronic wasting disease (CWD) cases sprout up around the country, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters who travel beyond state lines to follow importing regulations before returning home.

    December 04 at 9:48pm
    Capt. Rob Bennett shows off the type of redfish he's been catching on the small Z-Man Slim SwimZ in the Bohicket area.

    Catch more speckled trout and redfish with this small plastic lure

    While plenty of soft plastic lures are made to specifically target one species of fish, it’s no secret that anglers often successfully use those lures for other types of fish. It’s a little bit of serendipity for lure makers and anglers alike, and can often lead to claims of a “secret lure” catching all the fish.

    December 04 at 2:03pm
    Crappie at Lake Wateree will hang around debris or other forms of cover close to the main-river channel on the lower end of the lake.

    Catch more Lake Wateree crappie this month with these tips

    Willis Trapp has been fishing South Carolina’s Lake Wateree for three decades, and while he enjoys the warmth of spring, it’s December that gets him most excited about crappie fishing.

    November 30 at 4:06pm
    Sheepshead gang up on Little River’s jetties in December before migrating into the ocean to spawn around nearshore reefs.

    A rocky time for Little River sheepshead

    The Carolinas are in the middle of the eastern seaboard, where unpredictable weather drives the outdoor scene. Even though the first day of winter arrives Dec. 20, 75-degree days are still common. 

    November 30 at 3:40pm
    Dani High killed this 10-point buck while on a dog drive in Brunswick County on Nov. 19

    Female hunter kills big 10-point buck in Brunswick County

    When Dani High of Winnabow, N.C. got out of her dad’s truck at Big Bay Hunt Club in Brunswick County Nov. 19 to get ready for a dog drive, she had high hopes of bagging a decent buck, especially since the dogs were running through an area they’ve jumped some big deer this year. But even she was surprised at the 10-point buck she killed with one shot from her Remington 870 12-gauge shotgun.

    November 29 at 9:13pm