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Forbush High, North Stanly Middle Schools win Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament

A Yadkin County high school and a Stanly County middle school took top honors at the 2016 Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament on Saturday.

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Surry County hunter kills new record bearded hen

Trap Hill’s John Money is an avid hunter and has spent enough time outdoors to have seen numerous bearded hens and white gobblers over the years, and he’s killed his share of what most hunters would consider trophies, but he killed a true, record-book trophy on April 30 when he shot a bearded hen that is the new North Carolina NWTF record.

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13 hours ago
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Burke County 6-year-old kills first turkey

When Chris Hensley of Morganton took his 6-year-old daughter Teaghann turkey hunting on the second day of youth season, he had intentions of setting things straight from her hunt the day before, when she shot a jake with her .410, drew a few feathers, then watched the jake run off. The second hunt had a happier ending, as she killed a gobbler with a 10-inch beard.

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Yesterday at 2:51 pm
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Innox GTX Mid in camo

LOWA’s popular Innox GTX Mid boots, now available in digital camo, are for recreational sportsmen and women who require the best in support, comfort and durability. These field boots are designed for climbing hills, for rugged off-trail use in search of deer or for hunting in flat fields. They feature stiffer midsoles for underfoot and ankle stability as well as waterproof GORE-TEX linings that keep feet dry.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Farson Hatchet

Lightweight, versatile and easily packable, the Farson Hatchet may just kick some of the other tools out of your pack. Use it like a knife or firmly grasp the handle and make short work of kindling. Whether you are building a shelter, skinning big game, or simply preparing dinner at camp, this unique design gets the job done.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Late and great - Late-season North Carolina turkeys require different tactics for hunting success

One of the two gobblers that had been responding to Karl Helmkamp’s calls since daylight had gone silent for a while, presumably paired up with a hen, but the other kept gobbling even when he switched tactics and only answered its calls.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Franklinton hunter kills her first turkey

Ashley Maiolo of Franklinton said female hunters without male hunting mentors should not fret and should not fear taking things into their own hands. The self-taught huntress has been hunting deer and a number of other game for the past 10 years, mostly on her own with information she’s read in publications such as North Carolina Sportsman Magazine. 

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April 30 at 12:44 am
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NCWRC offers free outdoor cooking workshop in Fayetteville

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering a free outdoor cooking workshop on June 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. 

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April 28 at 7:57 am
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Morrisville 13-year-old huntress kills first turkey

If you ask Bryan Alexander of Morrisville what could make his hunting season any better, he will laugh and tell you nothing. He guided his 13-year-old daughter on a turkey hunt during the youth season, and she killed her first turkey, a gobbler with a 10-inch beard and 1 1/4-inch spurs.

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April 27 at 9:05 pm
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Reidsville hunter kills NWTF record-breaking bearded hen

Wild turkeys with beards measuring close to 10 inches long are considered trophies.

Especially if the bird carrying such a rope hanging from its chest is a hen.

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April 27 at 8:19 pm
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Boone husband and wife double on turkey hunt

Sam Thompson of Boone has taken his wife, Carrie, turkey hunting once or twice a year for some time now, and while they’ve had some close calls, they’ve never been able to get her on a gobbler. That changed this year on April 16 when they each killed nice longbeards on the same hunt.

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April 26 at 11:19 pm
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NCWRC announces 2016-17 waterfowl, webless migratory bird seasons

In a first for waterfowl season dates, bag limits, and regulations, the NCWRC has already announced these details for the upcoming 2016-17 waterfowl, webless migratory bird, and extended falconry seasons.

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April 26 at 6:30 pm
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Greensboro hunter kills silver-phase gobbler

A Greensboro hunter ended a year-long quest last week when he killed a rare, silver-phase turkey gobbler on a hunt in Stokes County.

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April 26 at 2:49 pm
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Guilford County turkey hunter doubles with both sons in opening week

Roger Rumley has been an avid turkey hunter for many years, but he’s already decided that this year has been his best turkey season yet, hands down. He doubled up on birds with his younger son on April 9, then duplicated the feat with his oldest son on April 14. It’s an experience he never imagined would happen.

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April 25 at 9:55 pm
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Deer harvest of 2015-16 shows improvement over previous year

North Carolina hunters tagged 162,558 whitetails during the 2015-16 season, a 5.8-percent increase over the previous season and the kind of modest jump that Jonathan Shaw, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s top deer biologist, had expected.

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April 25 at 2:01 pm
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2 Ayden sisters each got their first turkeys while hunting with dad

Robert Moore of Ayden had one of his best turkey hunting days on April 2, and he didn’t even have a gun with him. What he did have, was much more meaningful to him. He had one of his daughters on a morning hunt, and the other on an afternoon hunt, and both of the girls killed turkeys.

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April 25 at 1:27 pm
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