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A Republican member of the N.C. House has slipped an amendment into the 2014 state budget bill after the fact to keep open the possibility of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission losing its ability to manage captive deer and elk. Last year's budget bill gets a "secret" amendment to help deer farmers
250 Views - Posted: 14 hours ago

A legislative move that prevented scrutiny of a substitute amendment to the 2014 state budget bill has kept alive the potential for more cervid farming and relaxed rules for penned deer.†


Supports of deer-farming in North Carolina got a shock earlier this month when a leading spokesman for the movement was arrested on charges of obtaining property under false pretenses. Vocal supporter of deer-farming has been arrested
2033 Views - Posted: February 24 at 8:04 am

A man arrested in Wake County earlier this month for obtaining property by false pretenses in Stanly County is a long-time supporter of the North Carolina Deer Farmers Association’s legislative attempts to relax import-export rules for captive cervids and allow more cervid farms in the state.


Johnny Lawrence killed this Rockingham County beast on Nov. 1. For the story on this trophy and more visit 
NorthCarolinaSportsman.com/bigbucks. Deer of the Year 2014
664 Views - Posted: February 01 at 7:00 am

Deer season opened back on Sept. 13 of last year, and almost instantly, big bucks started to fall. Within a week, a handful of enormous bucks had been tagged by archers across North Carolina, and the fun didn’t stop there.


Karley Davidson skipped school on Nov. 19 to kill this big 10-point Randolph County buck. New home, new land, new big buck
281 Views - Posted: January 31 at 8:00 am

Karley Davidson may be 16, but she approaches hunting like a 40-year veteran.


Kenny Snyderís big 10-point buck from Orange County fell on Nov. 25, 2014. Fatherís fingerprints ďall overĒ big Orange County buck
341 Views - Posted: January 31 at 8:00 am

Kenny Snyder of Efland and his wife, Rhonda, have enjoyed a run of successful deer hunts for trophy bucks in recent years.


John Del Papa killed this 145-inch Wake County 8-pointer on Nov. 21 with a compound bow. Raleigh teen archer had the right stuff
253 Views - Posted: January 31 at 8:00 am

Sometimes it’s an easy read when encountering people, even younger ones, who have the right stuff.†


A chase of more than 4 hours ended when Tim Willliams killed this 12-pound Gates County buck in front of his beagles. Gates County beagles come through
265 Views - Posted: January 31 at 8:00 am

Timothy Williams’ pack of beagles earned their dog food for an entire year on Nov. 29, when a chase that lasted more than four hours ended with Williams putting a great 12-point buck on the ground.


Scott Niemitalo took this 140-inch Randolph County 8-pointer last Nov. 23. Passing on little bucks results in Randolph County trophy
218 Views - Posted: January 31 at 8:00 am

Scott Niemitalo grew up in eastern Oregon where he hunted mule deer and elk with a bow and arrow. But tagging a large Randolph County whitetail buck provided one of his most satisfying experiences.


Will Fussy got two chances at this big Union County non-typical. He missed the first shot, then scored with the second. The hunting gods frowned, then smiled on hunter
185 Views - Posted: January 31 at 8:00 am

Will Fussy skipped school on Nov. 25 because he had only one class, and the hunting gods punished him. Walking into his stand, a big non-typical buck presented him with a 65-yard shot, which he promptly missed.


Ray Adcock's entry of an 8-point buck he killed in Union County last Nov. 25 won the grand prize in North Carolina Sportsman's Bag-A-Buck contest. Monroe man is grand-prize winner in Bag-A-Buck contest
1076 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.


Deer that arenít shot at every time they stick their noses out often donít bolt at the first sight of a human. The deer woods
392 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.


Samantha Brown's unusual drop-tine Stanly County buck won North Carolina Sportsman's December Bag-A-Buck contest. Salisbury woman is December Bag-A-Buck winner
2286 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.


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