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Federal duck stamps will be available on-line this year through the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Federal duck stamp will be available on-line starting Aug. 1
284 Views - Posted: July 25 at 8:10 am

Starting Aug. 1, North Carolina waterfowl hunters will be able to order the federal duck stamp on-line by visiting the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's website (www.ncwildlife.org), going to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website (www.fws.org), calling the Commission at 888-248-6834 or visiting a wildlife service agent. 


North Carolina hunters will have a Sept. 6-24 season east of US 17 for teal. Commission sets seasons for early waterfowl, doves, rails
1141 Views - Posted: July 22 at 8:07 am

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has set season dates for doves and other webless migratory game birds, as well as September seasons for Canada geese and teal.


Insecticide treatments are often necessary to protect wildlife food plots. Check plots for insect damage
34 Views - Posted: July 15 at 7:00 am

Warm-season food plots are challenged every day from weedy invaders, over-grazing and insects. Everything wants a piece of a field full of nutritious soils and palatable plants. A healthy food plot can quickly deteriorate because of invading insects. All food-plot crops, including sunflower, grasses, millets, soybean, brassicas, clover and corn are susceptible to one or more of these pests. Pesticides and selective insecticides can control invading insects that invade plots.


Nuisance animals: Know the rules
34 Views - Posted: July 15 at 7:00 am

For the landowners across the Carolinas, more than a dozen furbearing animals cause problems to game species, forests, farm fields and other types of wildlife habitat. Even though foxes, coyotes, beavers and wild hogs rank at the top of the watch list, several others cause havoc to native wildlife species and their sensitive habitats. Often, the first reaction for a landowner is to grab a rifle or steel trap and quickly take care of these pesky animals. However, the regulations for trapping and shooting these species vary from county to county and species to species.


Mallard breeding was a big success this spring, with almost 11 million greenheads estimated in the USFWS's annual survey. Breeding survey predicts improved duck numbers this year
592 Views - Posted: July 08 at 7:31 am

Waterfowl hunters have plenty to cheer about in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual report on duck breeding populations that was released late last week. Surveys conducted in May and early June show an 8-percent increase in the number of breeding ducks over last year.


American foresters might be at a disadvantage in the future under current rules for sustainable forest management. Adjust sustainable forest
740 Views - Posted: July 07 at 9:00 am

Out of the 750 million forested acres in the United States, North Carolina and South Carolina have a little more than 31 million acres covered in wooded habitats. But forests are more than just a place for Bambi, Peter Rabbit and Tom Turkey to live and places for a fleet of hunters trying to fill their tags; they support a massive forest-products industry. In North Carolina alone, it is the top manufacturing business in the state, contributing more than 180,000 jobs and $23.1 billion in economic benefits.


Barnett Brotherhood Crossbow Barnett Brotherhood Crossbow
126 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am

Weighing in at only 7 pounds, the Barnett Brotherhood Crossbow produces speeds up to 350 fps with 109 feet/pounds of kinetic energy. Its lightweight composite stock has a high-definition Realtree Xtra finish and its Magnesium STR riser sports a 7/8-inch Picatinny Rail for attaching accessories. This crossbow also features Barnett’s high-energy cam system, the Crosswire string and cable system and Barnett’s ADF trigger system, which gives you a smooth 3 ½-pound trigger pull for that perfect shot.


Mud Buddy Sport V Mud Buddy Sport V
59 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am

The new Mud Buddy Sport V Shallow Water Marine Outboard is the toughest, fastest and most powerful mud motor built today. Thick aluminum castings deliver impact resistance and durability, a stainless steel skeg provides greater strength and a modified motor balance point allows the motor to be easily lifted with one hand.


Speed Reed Speed Reed
70 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am

Camo Unlimited Speed Reed synthetic grass panels provide long lasting boat/duck blind and pit cover solutions. Features include flexible realistic strands that will not break, materials that can be painted to match your environment and strong mounting points for any application. These individual panels measure 2 feet x 28 inches and have UV Treatment and Weather Shield technology, ensuring multiple seasons of use.


The N.C. House version of the 2014 state budget includes a section that would transfer N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission management of captive deer and elk to the N.C. Department of Agriculture. House bill would take management of captive deer away from NCWRC
1435 Views - Posted: June 25 at 3:34 pm

A section of the proposed 2014 House budget would transfer management authority over deer farming from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The Senate budget doesn’t include the proposal and both bodies currently are “reconciling” their versions.


Hunting camps incidents can grow to legends, and the story about how a city slicker came to be known as “Bobcat” is a classic example. Tales from the camp
170 Views - Posted: June 19 at 9:00 am

Fervent Rainwater shifted his cud as I walked up to the camp porch, and spit a long stream of Skoal between the paws of Ol’ Blue, the redbone hound lying at his feet.


Hybrid sorghums produce tremendous yields for hunters looking for a grain to plant in waterfowl impoundments. Plant hybrid sorghum in June
195 Views - Posted: June 15 at 7:00 am

While corn ranks at the top of the list as a waterfowl food, sorghum will not disappoint incoming flocks, either. The new hybrid varieties of sorghum are capable of producing yields similar to corn that provide food for ducks on their migration.


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