|One shot with a .243 between the eyes, and the Grey Ghost is no more
5761 Views - Posted: July 29 at 5:20 pm
Earl Trent of Harmony had hunted unsuccessfully for hogs for years – until July 20, when he harvested a beast of a wild boar. Known locally as the “Grey Ghost” the hog, which weighed close to 500 pounds, made the fatal mistake of looking directly at Trent, who placed a 100-grain .243 slug directly between its eyes, ending the legend that roamed a Dillon County, S.C., tract that is part of Cherokee Run Hunting Lodge.
|Nurse's Northampton County gobbler is No. 2 all-time in North Carolina
2655 Views - Posted: July 21 at 12:30 pm
A Maryland native who grew up fishing and crabbing and had never fired a shotgun at a wild turkey bagged North Carolina’s No. 2 all-time gobbler taken by a female this past spring.
|Dove season will open Saturday of Labor Day weekend as NCWRC sets seasons
3193 Views - Posted: July 17 at 4:53 pm
Dove hunters will open the 2015 season on a Saturday for the first time in several years after the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced season dates for dove and other webless migratory game birds, as well as September seasons for Canada geese and teal.
|Fire up feral hog-trapping efforts
84 Views - Posted: July 15 at 7:00 am
The feral hog explosion continues, and for landowners in the Carolinas, swine invasion is far less than divine. Wild hogs have been around since they were released by the Spanish five centuries ago, and even though the sausage and chops are quite tasty on the dinner table, their destructive nature is devastating to wildlife habitat. Summer is an ideal time to reduce the population by increasing trapping efforts.
|Exclude cattle from woodlots and riparian corridors
83 Views - Posted: July 15 at 7:00 am
The Carolinas may not be considered top cattle-producing states like Texas, Nebraska and Kansas, but the 1.2 million head of cattle roaming the Carolinas can have a dramatic effect on wildlife habitat.
|Governor signs Sunday hunting bill into law
6780 Views - Posted: July 09 at 4:07 pm
North Carolina’s long-standing ban on Sunday hunting with guns ended on Wednesday when Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law HB 640, “The Outdoor Heritage Act”, which will take effect Oct. 1.
|Get deer work done early
306 Views - Posted: July 09 at 9:00 am
For many deer hunters across the Carolinas, the intense field days preparing deer stands, planting food plots and monitoring the herd rarely start until 10 days or so before the opening day of the season. And for some, the work days may not start until after the season starts. But for diehard deer hunters looking to make a difference and improve their chances of bagging a trophy buck, summer is never the time to sit back and watch the weeds grow. There is always something to do to have a better deer season.
|Duck numbers remain good, according to USFWS waterfowl survey
560 Views - Posted: July 06 at 7:54 am
Waterfowl hunters in the Carolinas can expect to see roughly the same number of ducks this coming season as they have in the past several, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual report on the breeding duck population shows numbers slightly above 2014 levels.
65 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am
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75 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am
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|N.C. Senate sends Sunday hunting bill to McCrory for his signature
1578 Views - Posted: June 25 at 1:43 pm
Gov. Pat McCrory’s signature is all that stands between a huge expansion of Sunday hunting opportunities for North Carolina hunters. On Wednesday, the N.C. Senate passed by a 33-15 vote a compromise bill passed last week by the N.C. House.
|Waterfowl hunters will get an extra three weeks to take light geese in 2015-16
766 Views - Posted: June 17 at 6:55 am
In response to requests from hunters, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will extend the season for snow, blue and Ross’ geese in the 2015-16 season. According to Commission biologist Doug Howell, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Conservation Order allows additional opportunities for hunters to target “light’ geese but requires a re-ordering of hunting dates.