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Rockingham County Boone and Crockett buck wins Best of Show at Dixie Deer Classic

A big Rockingham County buck scored big — Boone and Crockett Club big — and brought home the Best in Show award at the 2016 Dixie Deer Classic that wrapped up on Sunday, March 6, at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

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March 07 at 9:46 am
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Obtain written permission to hunt, fish on private land

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds  hunters and anglers to obtain written permission from a landowner or leaseholder before hunting or fishing on privately-owned posted property — including land, waters, ponds or legally established waterfowl blinds.

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March 03 at 5:20 pm
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Dixie Deer Classic is this weekend

The 2016 Dixie Deer Classic starts tomorrow, Mar. 4, and will run through Sunday at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. This show has been recognized as the top trophy whitetail deer show in the nation.

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March 03 at 2:34 pm
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Properly net fish with this tip

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Hooking a big fish is always a thrill, so when it’s time to get it in the net, you don’t want things going wrong there. Plenty of anglers have had their hearts broken after tricking their fish-of-a-lifetime into biting, then playing it cool long enough to keep it from breaking the line or running into thick cover that makes landing them impossible, only to knock the fish off with their net. Or worse, having their fishing partner knock the fish off.

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March 02 at 5:34 pm
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There's no such thing as Canadian geese

That big black and white goose is a favorite among waterfowl hunters, but many don’t seem to know they aren’t called Canadian geese. This is probably one of the most commonly mistaken words among hunters, and it makes sense why. It’s a goose, it’s from Canada, so it makes sense to call them Canadian geese! But, their proper name is actually Canada geese. There’s no such thing as Canadian geese.

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March 02 at 3:39 pm
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Shad fishing already heating up on Neuse River

For some, it’s the blooming of dogwood trees that mark the beginning of spring. But for many of North Carolina’s anglers it’s the shad run that tells them winter is over. And even though we’ll surely face a few cold nights before we put away our coats for a while, spring is here, at least on Pitchkettle Creek.

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March 02 at 12:29 pm
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Director of Marine Fisheries resigns abruptly

In a move that surprised commercial and recreational fishermen alike, Dr. Louis Daniel, III resigned as director of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries this afternoon. 

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February 29 at 9:04 pm
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33 coyotes killed in Carolina Coyote Classic tournament

On the first day of the Carolina Coyote Classic tournament last Friday, 111 hunters from across the state had a difficult time luring the super-wary predators close enough for shots.

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February 29 at 4:59 pm
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This 1 tip will make anyone a better angler

One thing all anglers have in common is the desire to be better fishermen. As March rolls in, many of us vow to spend more time trying new lures and tactics, and to improve on those we’ve been using for years. The truth is, becoming a better angler is much simpler than that.

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February 29 at 4:36 pm
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100-pound catfish caught on Lake Gaston

Most big blue catfish in Lake Gaston come out of deep water, but when guide Zakk Royce of Murfreesboro hit Lake Gaston this past Friday, he had a hunch that warmer weather might shuffle shad and big cats to the backs of creeks.

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February 28 at 8:52 am
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Federal closure looms over cobia season

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission voted in late February to reduce the daily creel limit for cobia from two fish to one in state waters, and fisheries officials are hoping to find more ways to delay a federal closure of the season that could come as soon as June 15.

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February 25 at 4:59 pm
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Central Carolina Boat and Fishing Expo is this weekend

The Central Carolina Boat and Fishing Expo is this weekend at the Greensboro Coliseum. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. 

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February 25 at 11:38 am
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NCWRC hosting women-only fly fishing workshop April 23

Many women enjoy fly fishing just as much as their male counterparts do, but they sometimes find it intimidating to attend workshops on fly tying with men. It’s just a fact of life for women who enjoy the outdoors, and it’s unfortunately a turnoff that keeps some women out of the sport. Luckily, the NCWRC has a solution for that.

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February 24 at 9:53 pm
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Striped bass season opening in Roanoke River Management Area March 1

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open the entire Roanoke River Management Area to striped bass harvest from March 1 through April 30, unless closed or extended through proclamation. The Roanoke River Management Area includes the Roanoke River and tributaries from Roanoke Rapids Lake Dam downstream to Albemarle Sound, including the Cashie, Middle and Eastmost rivers.

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February 24 at 10:16 am
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Catch Lake Wylie crappie with these tips

Many anglers across the Carolinas are eager for water temperatures to warm up, but some anglers are happy with them just the way they are right now. That’s because depending on what you’re fishing for, and where you’re fishing for them, the current water temperatures are just right. That’s the case with Lake Wylie right now, if you’re trying to catch crappie.

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February 24 at 8:12 am
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Wendell hunter scores in Bag-A-Buck contest

Jon Shrieves figured that while he delivered the knockout punch, there were a bunch of other bucks that had landed a few haymakers on a big Caswell County buck.

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February 21 at 1:27 pm
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