|Caswell County hunter takes bearded hen with bow
1143 Views - Posted: May 13 at 11:54 am
Killing a turkey is an achievement. Shooting one with a bow is impressive. Shooting a bearded hen with a bow is the stuff of legend. Travis Sykes of Leasburg did just that April 26 when he killed a 10-pound, 9-ounce hen that sported an 8 ½-inch beard. The bird closed to 15 yards before catching an arrow from Sykes’s bow.
|Organized tackle makes for better days on the water, bass guide says
562 Views - Posted: May 11 at 9:26 pm
Successful anglers have several common characteristics, but one of the most important is organization. For bass fishermen, that means every piece of tackle has a place, and every place has a certain piece of tackle.
|Hatteras captain expects dolphin fishing to return to fantastic as soon as seas subside
734 Views - Posted: May 11 at 3:12 pm
Fishermen headed offshore from Hatteras received a few days of R&R over the weekend as tropical storm Ana stirred up the ocean, but Capt. Jeremy Hicks of Calypso Sportfishing expects the dolphin, tuna and wahoo to resume their relentless attack as soon as the seas subside.
|Cool Breeze just got cooler
572 Views - Posted: May 11 at 8:09 am
There’s a new Cool Breeze blowing in, and it will definitely keep you comfortable all summer long.
|Small-boat crew decks enormous blue marlin out of Morehead City
12246 Views - Posted: May 07 at 7:00 pm
What does a 550-pound blue marlin that measures almost 10-feet long look like inside a 24-foot center-console boat?
|Lake Norman boy, 10, nets 4-foot flathead sunning near family dock
3116 Views - Posted: May 07 at 12:25 pm
Nick Holjak often fishes from his family’s dock at Lake Norman, or in a nearby cove from a makeshift boat, but the 10-year-old wasn’t even holding a rod when he landed the kind of fish many anglers spend their lives pursuing: a flathead catfish that weighed close to 40 pounds.
|Deer harvest is off 18 percent over 2013-14, NCWRC announces
2872 Views - Posted: May 07 at 7:00 am
North Carolina hasn’t experienced back-to-back deer-hunting seasons like 2013-14 and 2014-15 since records have been kept by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. In 2013-14, hunters tagged a record 188,130 whitetails. But in 2014-15, the harvest dropped a record 18.3 percent to 144,315 deer, the lowest harvest since 2005-06.
|Tick-borne diseases are on the rise; here's what they do and how to avoid them
1557 Views - Posted: May 06 at 11:03 am
Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. It’s not necessarily the sound of a time bomb, but it just might be. With summer arriving this month and more and more people spending time outdoors fishing, camping and, in the fall, hunting, the chances of having an encounter with a tick are at their highest. And nothing about those encounters can be good.
|Dolphin bite out of Morehead City has been off the charts
2646 Views - Posted: May 06 at 6:55 am
Capt. Mike Webb of Pelagic Sportfishing in Atlantic Beach said a full-blown dolphin bite is taking place around the Big Rock, Swansboro Hole, the Rise and other popular offshore fishing destinations, with the bite taking off a few days ago after the first fish showed up in the middle of April.
|Four-bearded Pender County gobbler ranks high in NC record books
1183 Views - Posted: May 05 at 6:55 pm
His big gobbler had been dead a good half-hour before Monty Mesimer of Atkinson noticed there was something unusual about the Pender County tom. He had more beards than he was supposed to. Quite a few more.
|Black sea bass closure ends May 15 north of Cape Hatteras
1086 Views - Posted: May 05 at 8:37 am
The recreational black sea bass fishing season will open May 15 in both federal and North Carolina waters north of Cape Hatteras, according to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries.
|Monster gobbler pays his taxes on time to Rockingham County hunter
2581 Views - Posted: May 04 at 7:47 am
Zach Satterfield said it was common knowledge that a big gobbler with two beards lived on a farm he hunted in Rockingham County close to the Caswell County line. “He was seen during deer season for the last year or two, but nobody ever saw him during turkey season,” he said. But the big gobbler’s “taxes” came due on April 15, when he showed up 30 yards from the end of Satterfield’s shotgun barrel. Now, Satterfield, a 19-year-old Reidsville resident, has in his freezer one of the biggest turkeys ever taken in North Carolina.