|Father-son duo team up on 700-pound Transylvania County wild hog
25807 Views - Posted: January 23 at 1:27 pm
Jonathan Florence admitted that it was “pure luck”, but neither he nor his father, Bruce, is about to downplay the hunt last Friday in Transylvania County that ended with Bruce Florence killing a 707 Ĺ-pound wild hog he said could be best described with one word: buffalo.
|Monroe man is grand-prize winner in Bag-A-Buck contest
547 Views - Posted: January 22 at 8:55 pm
When he’s in a deer stand, Ray Adcock of Monreo usually handles a video camera while his daughter, Melinda Rich, does the shooting. But on the morning of Nov. 25, 2014, the two decided to split up and sit in different stands on the property they hunt in Union County. It wound up being a winning decision all the way around for Adcock, who killed an 8-point buck, entered it in North Carolina Sportsman’s Bag-A-Buck contest and was drawn in mid-January as the grand prize winner.
|The deer woods
187 Views - Posted: January 19 at 9:00 am
A pod of whales.†
A copse of brush.†
A gaggle of geese.†
A brake of cane.
A slash of palmetto.
|Here, kitty, kitty
38 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
While running coyotes and foxes with dogs is a year-round sport in Eastern North Carolina, bobcats are only in season from Oct. 13 through Feb. 28. There are no daily bag or season limits.
|Recipe for quail-habitat management is complicated
469 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
John Henry Harrelson, a biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, helps coordinate the Columbus County Quail Co-Op’s habitat-management efforts. He said that managing quail habitat is like making alphabet soup — a lot of different things go in.
|Wastelands are not wasted on quail
424 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
The excavation of an irrigation pond created some prime quail habitat. The spoil from the pond excavation became a mound at the water’s edge, creating an area that farming equipment cannot easily enter.†
|Get schooled on coyote control
161 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
From pestering livestock and domestic animals to preying on juvenile deer and small mammals, coyotes are becoming a major nuisance to both native wildlife and domestic animals.†
|Add motion to your decoy spread for more ducks
65 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
Hunters using clever decoy spreads can increase their odds of taking home more feathered fowl by incorporating Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion to make their hunting spot more attractive.†
|Secret of the scissor-rig
103 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
A scissor rig’s two-piece design is a marvel in form and function, and it must be custom-built to your vessel’s specs. However, one cannot begin construction with just any old planks. Sure, most any wood floats, but even treated lumber will become waterlogged and sink relatively quickly and rot in the briny sound water. Juniper wood is the secret, sought-after for its buoyancy and resistance to decay.†
|Sweet, home Alabama rig
42 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
The Alabama rig, aka A-rig, debuted in 2012 after a pro bass fishermen used it to win a big tournament on Alabama’s Lake Guntersville. Now, it’s used on almost every lake where it’s legal, mostly by fishermen targeting largemouth bass. However, striped bass love to bust a bait ball, too, according to guide Mitchell Blake, who has been breaking ground with it ever since.
|Salisbury woman is December Bag-A-Buck winner
1993 Views - Posted: January 12 at 3:54 pm
Samantha Brown of Salisbury really had no idea what she’d shot when she squeezed the trigger on a Stanly County buck late on the afternoon of Dec. 29.
|Look for big duck moves
228 Views - Posted: January 08 at 9:00 am
While it may be the first month of the year, it is the last opportunity to sit in a blind and take down a limit of ducks. Hunters should take advantage of the last three weeks of the season, when ducks have flooded the Carolinas and are anxious to fill up on rich food resources. But by January, the waterfowl migration is practically over — or is it?