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Pistols like the Glock 17 and 26 in 9mm can legally now be used for hunting in North Carolina. Regulation changes allow hunters to take more handguns into the woods
3503 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.


Big gray trout are biting around Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks in very good numbers. Gray trout, red drum and bluefish have been a Cape Lookout angler's buffet
317 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.


Next time youíre at the target range, try out some of the relatively new exploding targets. They add a great boom to your practice. Making things go boom
37 Views - Posted: November 20 at 9:00 am

n all its infinite wisdom, the U.S. Army determined after basic training at Ft. Polk, La., that I needed to be bussed to Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. — a multi-use base about 50 miles from St. Louis — where I would receive advanced individual training (AIT) in my Army skill.


Sgt. John Valles killed this nice buck on a Combat Warriors-sponsored hunt in Warren County and later won the October Bag-A-Buck contest. Army veteran wins October Bag-A-Buck contest
242 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.


Legislators listened to complaints about the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commissionís deer-farming rules on Nov. 18 and allowed no opposing speakers. Deer-farm supporters blast Commission over stringent regulations
601 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.


Lake Wylie's night stalkers have been filling plenty of coolers with slab crappie lately. Night stalkers are scaring Lake Wylie crappie right into the boat
825 Views - Posted: November 18 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.


A bear-poaching sting in western North Carolina that snared several of one state legislator's constituents apparently provided the impetus for a legislative committee meeting to study the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Legislature to put N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission under microscope
2561 Views - Posted: November 17 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.


Hunters in five eastern North Carolina counties can begin hunting coyotes again thanks to the settlement of a lawsuit against the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Commission settles suit over coyotes, red wolves
2465 Views - Posted: November 16 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.


Charging your trolling motor batteries as you run can extend your fishing time and the lives of your batteries. Battery charging on the run
209 Views - Posted: November 16 at 9:00 am

From the Complaints You Will Never Hear department: “I fished in the wind all day and still have too darned much power left in my trolling motor batteries!”


A syringe can help deflate the swim bladder from a fish thatís been brought quickly out of deep water and canít swim back down. Fizzing a fish
63 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am

When bass decides to move from deep to shallower water, they will do it gradually, in small increments, so their internal swim bladders can adjust to the change in water pressure. Water pressure is very high in deeper depths and much lower nearer the surface. Bass can slowly add or remove air from their bladders to help them sink or rise easily.


Winter trips to the lake require some good preparation as far as clothing is concerned. What to wear for winter bass
100 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am

When winter approaches and you schedule a day on the water, be prepared for temperatures that may start out around or just below freezing and top out between freezing and the mid-50s later in the day.†


Walking a few extra minutes can get you away from other fishermen on the Davidson River and its tributaries and may wind up getting you a few more trout. Get away from the crowd
43 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am

The Davidson is an incredibly popular river to fish. On pretty days, anglers can get a little close for comfort. †If you’re going to fish in the crowd, by all means be a good neighbor, but you will usually do better if you push away from the group. All it takes is one non-stealthy angler to turn off the bite for an entire section of the river. †Don’t let someone else’s habits ruin your day, and by all means, don’t be that angler!


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