|Army veteran wins October Bag-A-Buck contest
814 Views - Posted: November 19, 2014 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
1214 Views - Posted: November 19, 2014 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.
|Night stalkers are scaring Lake Wylie crappie right into the boat
1613 Views - Posted: November 18, 2014 at 6:48 pm
When the sun sinks into the western sky, night stalkers begin to prowl. They prepare for the evening onslaught and make careful preparations for their sneak attack on unwary victims. But we’re not talking Jack the Ripper; we’re talking about nocturnal crappie fishermen using lights to catch limits of slab crappie on Lake Wylie, and the fishing is wide open.
|Legislature to put N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission under microscope
3120 Views - Posted: November 17, 2014 at 6:46 am
Just when you thought the deer-farm issue had been resolved, the topic will reappear Tuesday, Nov. 18, in a special legislative hearing in Raleigh.
|Commission settles suit over coyotes, red wolves
3199 Views - Posted: November 16, 2014 at 6:59 pm
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced on Friday that it has reached an agreement in a lawsuit filed against it that will restore “conditional” coyote hunting in five counties where red wolves live in eastern North Carolina.
|Cooling weather sets off hot crappie bite at Hyco
941 Views - Posted: November 13, 2014 at 9:02 pm
Sportsmen who aren’t chasing deer this month and are dialed into fishing might consider hunting crappie at Hyco Lake — and throughout the winter.
|Was black drum caught and released at Wrightsville Beach a state record?
5647 Views - Posted: November 13, 2014 at 7:09 am
Bob Wagner, a 66-year-old retiree from Pennsauken, N.J., beached a possible state-record black drum from the surf at the north end of Wrightsville Beach last Thursday, but mistaking it for a red drum, he released it.
|NC's No. 2 all-time black bear killed in Hyde County by Virginia hunter
15841 Views - Posted: November 12, 2014 at 5:29 pm
On the morning of Nov. 11, Thomas Capps of Richmond, Va., killed a 782-pound black bear from a blind overlooking a field of soybeans and corn on private land in Hyde County. The bear is officially the largest-ever killed in North Carolina by a still-hunter and is the second-largest bear ever taken in the state.
|Stripers and specks in productive late-fall patterns in Pamlico, Tar rivers
1309 Views - Posted: November 12, 2014 at 6:56 am
Richard Andrews of Tar-Pam Guide Service in Bath said fish in the Pamlico River have settled into late fall-early winter patterns, with speckled trout and stripers the primary catches, but some redfish and a few late flounder being caught also.† ††
|Cape Carteret man decks 82-pound black drum at Bogue Inlet Pier
6551 Views - Posted: November 10, 2014 at 8:41 pm
Roger Brown of Cape Carteret is a regular at Bogue Inlet Pier and catches a lot of big fish there. However, even he was surprised when he landed an 82-pound black drum on the morning of Nov. 6.
|Thanks to increase in excise tax revenues, North Carolina is "range rich"
1718 Views - Posted: November 09, 2014 at 9:50 pm
With three public shooting-range openings in 2014, hunters and target shooters now have four state-sponsored ranges across North Carolina to practice with their rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders and pistols.
|Best trout bite of year hits Atlantic Beach area waters
1673 Views - Posted: November 07, 2014 at 7:09 am
Fishing for speckled trout in inshore waters and the surf around Atlantic Beach, Morehead City and Beaufort is about as it gets, according to Capt. Matt Lamb of Chasin’ Tails Outdoors.