• News Breaker

    Shane Poore killed this Avery County buck during last year's muzzleloader season. The NCWRC recently released the 2017-18 deer season's harvest numbers broken down by county and type of weapon used.

    Breakdown of North Carolina's 2017-18 deer harvest

    Numbers for each county released by NCWRC
    March 21 at 12:41pm
    This 877-pound bluefin tuna was caught by retired Brig. Gen. Scott Chambers while fishing with A-Salt Weapons Sportfishing Charters out of Manteo on March 17.

    877-pound bluefin tuna caught out of Manteo

    Big catch is new pending NC state record
    March 20 at 12:16pm
    Tommy Floyd Jr. (left) and James Gibbons (right) of South Florence High School won the 2018 Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Classic last weekend at Lake Keowee.

    South Florence anglers win Bassmaster High School Classic

    Tommy Floyd Jr., James Gibbons win big at Lake Keowee
    March 20 at 9:17am
    Melanie Eaton killed her first buck with a bow last fall, this 6-pointer from Forsyth County, which ranked second among North Carolina counties in antlered bucks killed per square mile.

    North Carolna’s deer harvest up 8 percent in 2017-18 over previous season

    Top 10 North Carolina deer counties ranked
    March 19 at 2:36pm
    Casey Ashley finished eighth in the 2018 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell.

    Casey Ashley finishes 8th at Bassmaster Classic

    Jason Williamson takes 25th place
    March 18 at 6:42pm
    Greg Hackney shows off a good one he caught on day two of the 2018 Bassmaster Classic.

    Greg Hackney, Caleb Sumrall make early departures from Bassmaster Classic

    Both anglers had tough days, failed to qualify for day three
    March 17 at 8:39pm
    Casey Ashley moved into the top ten with a strong second day of the 2018 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell.

    Casey Ashley moves into top ten of Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell

    Jason Williamson is 24th, Hank Cherry 33rd
    March 17 at 7:08pm
    Caleb Sumrall of New Iberia. La. is in 30th place after day one of the 2018 Bassmaster Classic on South Carolina's Lake Hartwell.

    Caleb Sumrall in 30th place at Bassmaster Classic

    Greg Hackney is 43rd place after day one
    March 16 at 9:19pm
    Jason Williamson is currently in 11th place after day one of the 2018 Bassmaster Classic.

    Jason Williamson sits in 11th place at Bassmaster Classic

    Casey Ashley is 14th, Hank Cherry 32nd
    March 16 at 8:48pm
    Seventy-six cargo containers were lost last week from a container ship off the coast of NC. Some of the containers are still afloat out of Oregon Inlet.

    Stray cargo containers currently floating off NC coast

    Maersk Shipping lost 76 containers last week
    March 13 at 12:19pm
    The 10th Annual Cape Fear Wildlife Expo will be held this weekend at Fayetteville, N.C.'s Crown Complex Arena.

    Cape Fear Wildlife Expo is this weekend

    Friday through Sunday at the Crown Complex Arena in Fayetteville
    March 13 at 12:05pm
    Brian Latimer said the key to catching bass in muddy water is to focus less on lure color, and more on lure vibration, sound, and water disturbance.

    Number 1 tip for catching bass in muddy water

    Pro angler shares his tips
    March 12 at 6:58pm
    With water levels good and the weather stabilizing in western NC, the trout fishing is good in several rivers and smaller creeks right now.

    Western North Carolina trout fishing report

    What's biting, and where?
    March 12 at 3:29pm
    Bowfin, a/k/a mudfish, are sporty fighters and thrive in the Carolinas.

    Species spotlight : bowfin

    Commonly called mudfish, this ancient fish thrives in the Carolinas
    March 08 at 9:37pm
    North Carolina's alligator season will rely on input from counties within the NCWRC's Alligator Management Unit 1.

    North Carolina alligator season to rely on county input

    Townships must request alligator population reductions from NCWRC
    March 08 at 8:42pm
    The crew of the Sea Wolf poses with the 835-pound bluefin tuna they caught on March 2 out of Oregon Inlet.

    Nags Head angler lands 835-pound bluefin tuna

    Big fish was caught 40 miles out of Oregon Inlet
    March 07 at 10:53pm