|Link up to technology and make your deer scouting a remote venture
1061 Views - Posted: October 22 at 9:24 am
Hunting has definitely entered the 21st century, with range-finding rifle scopes, night-vision binoculars for predator and hog hunting, and apps for our smartphones that tell us exactly when the sun rises and sets. With new technology comes new ways to scout off-site, preventing you from putting down any scent that might disturb the deer you’re targeting.
|Has High Rock drawdown created a perfect bass-fishing storm?
1653 Views - Posted: October 21 at 7:39 am
Two fishermen who blistered High Rock Lake’s bass earlier this month credit the drawdown for what has been a great bite over the past several weeks.
|Bass fishing looks great on Jordan, Harris as water cools
1207 Views - Posted: October 20 at 6:38 am
Guide Jeff Thomas of Broadway said that fall bass fishing is about to break loose on Jordan and Harris lakes south of the Raleigh-Durham area.
|Fort Bragg spits out great archery buck for 82nd Airborne soldier
5114 Views - Posted: October 16 at 7:36 am
It’s not often a hunter’s first deer is a trophy animal. It’s even rarer to take a Pope and Young Club buck as a first bow kill. But Sgt. Cody Harris did his homework – and the needed work – and reaped a nice reward Sept. 14 at Fort Bragg.
|Sabiki rigs working over various Lake Norman species
1881 Views - Posted: October 15 at 11:41 am
Lake Norman, like many other reservoirs in North Carolina, has seen major changes in its fish species. Once filled with largemouth bass, catfish, crappie and bream, striped bass were added in the 1960s, followed by blueback herring, alewives and spotted bass – it’s assumed that fishermen brought in these non-natives –and finally, white perch. Fortunately, there’s one rig that will catch nearly every fish that Norman has to offer: the Sabiki rig.
|Huge wahoo was big surprise for king mackerel fishermen
3180 Views - Posted: October 14 at 6:57 am
Three fishermen made the right call when they left the nearshore waters of Beaufort Inlet after trolling for king mackerel on Oct. 3 to head offshore to a piece of livebottom, a spot that produced the fish of a lifetime: a 6-foot wahoo that destroyed a trolled menhaden and strained the scales at 95 pounds.
|Public hearing on changing deer-farm management is Tuesday in Raleigh
1434 Views - Posted: October 13 at 7:00 pm
The second of two public hearings will be held on Tuesday night at the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s headquarters on N.C. State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh as the Commission decides whether to allow for an increase in the number of deer farms in North Carolina.
|Big reds and inshore triple have lower Brunswick County fishermen in heaven
1461 Views - Posted: October 13 at 7:35 am
There’s been more than enough rain along the Brunswick County coast this fall to put a damper on inshore fishing, but so far, it hasn’t. Guide Mark Dickson of Shallow-Minded Guide Service said last week’s cold snap appeared to make redfish, flounder and speckled trout even hungrier.
|Snow Camp hunter is first Bag-A-Buck contest winner
2183 Views - Posted: October 08 at 6:37 am
Jason Carter of Snow Camp, aka “jcarter” has won North Carolina Sportsman’s first monthly Bag-A-Buck contest for 2014 with his entry of a big 8-point buck from Alamance County.
|Surprising arrival of teal makes early duck season a good one on Yadkin River
1262 Views - Posted: October 07 at 6:16 am
If often seems that North Carolina’s waterfowl seasons are too early or too late to match up with migrating waterfowl. The birds stall up north due to warm weather or push south in between the staggered seasons, so hunters can’t get to them. But the short opening segment of the season opener broke the mold and put hunters on the Yadkin River right in the middle of the early season migration.
|Hey Mr. Squirrel, we want to pump, you, up!
533 Views - Posted: October 06 at 12:46 pm
What hunter doesn’t enjoy bagging a limit of bushy-tailed tree rodents? But as for the task of cleaning those tough little buggers - well, not so much. Jean Poirrier III, however, has no issues after the hunt with a unique air pumping system for cleaning older, tougher squirrels.
|Don't leave a charge in the barrel of your blackpowder gun
460 Views - Posted: October 06 at 12:34 pm
Blackpowder weapons are extremely popular in some areas of the Carolinas because they allow hunters to be in the woods for an extra week or two.