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Summerfield huntress kills 15-point trophy buck

Abbey Long of Summerfield was hunting with her dad on Nov 7 when she killed the third deer of her life, and her biggest by far. The 10-point mainframe buck had 15 total points, and was gross green-scored at 145 1/8-inches. She ended the hunting trip disappointed though, and didn’t overcome that disappointment until several days later.

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November 23, 2015 at 11:01 pm
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Sanford hunter kills trophy 8-point buck

Joseph Lacayo had a rough morning on Nov. 14, but his day got brighter almost as soon as he got to his hunting stand. He ended up killing the biggest buck of his life – and an even bigger one than he’d been hunting the past few years. 

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November 23, 2015 at 9:27 pm
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Goldston hunter kills trophy buck, proves game management works

A hunter with an itchy trigger finger may have a hard time letting any buck pass. But, after dropping a 14-point, 200-pound Chatham County bruiser on November 10th, Edward Diver of Goldston proves that you can harvest trophy bucks in your own backyard if you let them go and let them grow.

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November 23, 2015 at 10:30 am
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Teen hunter kills big 10-point, 149 1/8-inch buck

Amanda Graves is a top-notch student-athlete, and her parents, Travis and Robin Graves said she’s a top-notch daughter as well. Add trophy deer slayer to her resume; on Nov. 16, the 15-year-old killed a big 10-point buck that was green-scored at 149 1/8-inches.

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November 19, 2015 at 5:03 am
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Timberlake hunter wins October Bag-A-Buck contest

Greg Gentry of Timberlake got his first look at a huge 8-point buck that was tooling around his Person County farm on Sept. 19 — in a trail-camera photo.

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November 18, 2015 at 4:36 am
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Person County 13-year-old kills big buck

November 10 was one of those dreary, drizzly fall days in Person County, but 13-year-old William Davis find the bright spot while hunting with his dad. The young hunter killed a big deer whose rack measured 138 3/8-inches gross green-score, and 134 2/8-inches net. 

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November 17, 2015 at 10:58 am
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Elon youth hunter kills trophy buck

Opening day of the gun season in Alamance County couldn’t have been any sweeter for Hunter Moss, a 10-year-old hunter from Elon who shot a 147 3/8-inch, 11-pointer at 10-yards after his father, Steven Moss, grunted the deer in shortly after daybreak. 

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November 16, 2015 at 2:28 pm
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Another Reidsville hunter takes trophy buck in Rockingham County

On the afternoon of November 5th, Walter Martin of Reidsville took down a huge Rockingham County buck sporting 18 points and a green, gross score of 145 inches. Fortunately for Martin, the Tinks 69 attractant he deployed, along with his quick reflexes made for a memorable day, ending with his biggest ever buck to date.

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November 16, 2015 at 12:01 pm
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Reidsville lure maker produces alternative to Alabama rig for bass anglers

Bass anglers know the effectiveness of the Alabama Rig, especially this time of year in lakes that have a good population of baitfish. Those baitfish typically bunch up and school throughout the fall months, and the Alabama Rig does a great job of simulating them. Even when the fishing is tough, the Alabama Rig brings bass to the boat.

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November 13, 2015 at 3:24 pm
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Orange County hunter kills nearly perfect 10-point buck

Joey Small had been hunting the same Orange County property forever, but neither he nor his friends had seen a buck with headgear to match the 10-pointer he drilled November 7, one week into 2015’s muzzle-loader season.

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November 13, 2015 at 10:00 am
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Mountain Dew stops bleeding of gill-hooked bass

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The fishing trip was going fantastic. My buddy Austin Abadie and I were catching bass after bass on small Academy H20 Xpress square-billed crankbaits during one of my vacation days.

I’ve been told my vacations and my work look a lot alike.

Anyway, a particularly vicious strike prompted me to set the hook again, and I pulled a 1 1/2-pounder out of a submerged tangle of wood.

By the time I got my hand on the bass to unhook it, blood was streaming from under its gill plate. Sure enough, the rear treble of my lure had snagged the fish’s gills.

That fish was as good as dead. Or so I thought.

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November 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm
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Top 3 tips for Wilmington trout fishing in November

November is a great time for speckled trout fishing in the Wilmington area, and Capt. Jot Owens of Jot It Down Fishing Charters is one of the best at catching these fish in the inshore waters at any time of year. Owens offers three tips for angler hoping to cash in on this month’s trout bounty. 

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November 12, 2015 at 1:45 pm
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Reidsville sisters drop trophy bucks two days apart from same stand

Byron Ellington of Reidsville is probably one of the happiest men alive, because two of his three young daughters dropped 10-point Rockingham County bucks just two days apart last week, and neither one of them is a teen yet.

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November 11, 2015 at 10:10 am
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ECU angler catches 10.45-pound bass, wins Cashion College Clash

Mike Corbishley caught a 10.45-pound bass, his personal best, this past weekend on Falls Lake. The best part – he caught it during a tournament. Corbishley, who fishes for the East Carolina University Fishing Team, was participating in the Cashion College Clash, a tournament series for college fishing teams within the state of North Carolina.

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November 10, 2015 at 8:15 pm
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NCWRC hosts youth deer hunt Dec. 12 in Craven County

Ten lucky youth hunters will be chosen for a great hunting opportunity at Weyerhaeuser-Cool Springs Environmental Center in Craven County on Dec. 12. Hunts are only open to ages 12 to 16, and licensed adults must accompany each youth hunter. The adults are not allowed to hunt, but are there to supervise and support the kids.

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November 10, 2015 at 1:01 pm
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Bowhunter kills buck with 166-inch rack in Alamance County

Tyler Campbell bowhunts throughout North Carolina and Ohio, and said planting food plots is half the fun for him. He was rewarded for his fun last week when he killed his biggest buck to date in Alamance County while hunting one of the food plots he planted.

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November 09, 2015 at 10:37 pm
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