|Bill in N.C. House would have wide-ranging effects on hunting in state
4659 Views - Posted: April 16 at 7:04 am
Rep. Jimmy Dixon (R-Duplin/Wayne) has introduced a bill that could change and add to responsibilities of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.
|In timber, timing is No. 1 factor in making money
95 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
Beyond the values to wildlife received from cutting timber, landowners can receive monetary returns. But knowing when to sell a tract of timber offers some uncertainty to the unknowledgeable landowner. Thankfully, there are registered consulting foresters to assist landowners.
|Timber market price trends
141 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
Timber prices rise and fall based on the demand for raw material slotted for conversion into finished products. And the demand for forest products has fluctuated with advances in certain sectors of the economy that can be affected by foreign and domestic uses. Today’s market is recovering well, bringing in good returns for landowners.
|Tips for Uwharrie turkeys
83 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
• Scout near creekbottoms and river bottoms. Look for places where turkeys have been scratching for bugs and worms. Follow their trail back up the ridges. Most turkeys will hang out just a few hundred yards from a stream.
|Statewide turkey harvest, 2010-2014
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|Turkeys: From Murphy to Manteo, they’re the same birds
65 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
Turkeys are found in North Carolina from just a few feet above sea level in coastal counties to almost a mile into the sky in North Carolina’s mountains. According to Marshall Collette of Greensboro, a member of the Quaker Boy and Mossy Oak pro staffs, there’s no difference in the birds, just the habitat in which they live: thick swamp to thin air.
|No reason to panic over NWNC turkeys yet
93 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
One area of North Carolina where the turkey harvest has not followed the overall record-setting pace has been the extreme northwestern corner of the state, which still shows up as having the most-dense flocks.
|Bill to allow gun hunting on Sundays is introduced in state senate
4309 Views - Posted: April 13 at 11:15 am
Sen. E.S. "Buck" Newton, a Republican who represents Johnston, Nash and Wilson Counties, has filed a bill in the state senate that would allow gun hunting on Sundays on private property and possibly on public lands.
|Two Lenoir County triplets double up on huge gobblers as youth season opens
3352 Views - Posted: April 09 at 9:36 pm
Two out of three ain’t bad, especially if one of them is really special. That’s got to be the way that David Moore of Kinston is feeling after two of his three 13-year-old triplet sons, Will and Joel, killed monster Lenoir County gobblers on April 4, the opening day of North Carolina’s week-long youth-only turkey season – with Joel’s bird being a rare, “smoke phase” gobbler.
|Two tales of timber
402 Views - Posted: April 09 at 9:00 am
Throughout the year, hunters and land managers are always looking for ways to boost the quality and quantity of game on their properties. While managing wildlife is important, managing habitat will make the greatest impact, and forest manipulation is the best way to influence habitat without having to make a withdrawal from the bank.
|Commission asks turkey hunters to donate lower legs of birds killed for research
1340 Views - Posted: April 08 at 11:09 am
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking the assistance of turkey hunters for a study of North Carolina’s wild turkey population and a disease that affects turkeys during the April 11-May 9 spring gobbler season.
|Gold Leaf Waterfowl Outdoor Expo will debut this weekend in Wilson
730 Views - Posted: April 06 at 10:15 am
The inaugural Gold Leaf Waterfowlers Outdoor Expo will debut on Friday, April 10, and run through the weekend at the Wilson County Fairgrounds in Wilson.