|Commission biologist says proposed USFS plan for Nantahala, Pisgah will benefit wildlife
833 Views - Posted: December 01 at 7:00 am
Gordon Warburton, a biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, said criticism of a preliminary U.S. Forest Service proposal to allow limited timber harvests in the state’s two largest national forests is misleading and misses the mark by a wide margin.
|Sleepy bear, hungry bears
937 Views - Posted: November 30 at 4:55 pm
Photographer Rick Small is a frequent visitor to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where his camera fills up regularly with some beautiful images of whitetail deer, wild turkey and black bear.†In one of his visits earlier this fall, Small slipped up on a several bears -- one sleeping and several digging for food -- and instead of snapping photos, he set his camera to record the video that's shared here for you.
|Speckled trout fishing going great guns in Wrightsville Beach area
1063 Views - Posted: November 28 at 10:26 am
Tex Grissom at Tex’s Tackle and Bait in Wilmington said fishing for speckled trout has really been good around Wrightsville Beach and might even be getting a little better, with fishermen catching a lot of specks pushing 5 pounds or better.††
|Pine Hall hunter knocks off great Rockingham County non-typical buck
8009 Views - Posted: November 26 at 7:15 am
Out of a thousand week-old trail-cam photos, one had Johnny Lawrence of Pine Hall so excited he woke up extra early on Nov. 1, the opening day of blackpowder season in Rockingham County. With a 17-point non-typical buck on the ground by 8:15, the excitement really began.
|Burlington hunter drops hammer on huge Caswell County buck
17806 Views - Posted: November 25 at 5:28 pm
Hunters who don’t think it’s possible for deer to grow trophy racks in a county that gets above-average hunting pressure need to talk to Tim Oakley of Burlington. On Nov. 10, Oakley ended a two-year saga by killing a huge Caswell County buck with a 5x4 main-frame rack and one drop tine that has been green-scored at 157 Boone and Crockett Club points.
|Harkers Island guide celebrates birthday with 9-pound, Cape Lookout speck
1774 Views - Posted: November 25 at 11:11 am
Capt. Noah Lynk of Harkers Island spent a special birthday on the water this past Sunday, Nov. 23, taking off to go fun-fishing for a few hours and winding up with the best present of all, a speckled trout that weighed 9 pounds.
|Sportsman Store offering big holiday savings
470 Views - Posted: November 25 at 9:00 am
Black Friday is still days away, but if you’re on the lookout for great gift ideas for sportsmen and sportswomen on your list, head to the Sportsman Store now for savings on popular clothing and accessories that are sure to be a hit on Christmas morning.
|Regulations changed on AJs, black sea bass in South Atlantic
837 Views - Posted: November 24 at 7:58 pm
Anglers who target several popular species of bottomfish will see a few changes that become effective on Dec. 8 after a federal fisheries management board changed when the annual season begins and several other harvest details. The changes were published in the Federal Register on Nov. 7.†
|Regulation changes allow hunters to take more handguns into the woods
4887 Views - Posted: November 21 at 7:08 am
A change in the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s 2014-2015 regulations is allowing allows hunters to carry a wider variety of handguns into the deer woods.
|Gray trout, red drum and bluefish have been a Cape Lookout angler's buffet
736 Views - Posted: November 20 at 4:48 pm
Capt. Noah Lynk of Noah’s Ark Charters in Harkers Island said the cold weather hasn’t slowed the great fishing around Cape Lookout, where gray trout, red drum and bluefish have been feeding. The hot spots have been the area between the point at the hook and the cape, plus down Shackleford Banks toward Beaufort Inlet.
|Army veteran wins October Bag-A-Buck contest
659 Views - Posted: November 19 at 8:24 pm
Staff Sgt. John Valles of the U.S. Army had a chance to go on his first deer hunt with Combat Warriors Inc. in late October as a guest of the Embro Hunting Club in Warren County. He took the chance, and it turned out to be a great decision. Valles, a 34-year-old native of Houston, Tex., living in Fayetteville, killed a 7-point buck late on the afternoon of Oct. 25. A few days later, he entered the buck in North Carolina Sportsman’s Bag-A-Buck Contest, and he was drawn on Nov. 1 as the winner of the monthly contest for October.
|Deer-farm supporters blast Commission over stringent regulations
1034 Views - Posted: November 19 at 12:17 pm
A select committee of the N.C. House listened on Tuesday as four deer-farmers from North Carolina and two out-of-state supporters of deer farming castigated the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s management of state deer farms and their owners without anyone associated with the Commission getting a chance to respond.