Deer Hunting

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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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Elkin man who hoaxed big buck story pleads guilty to illegal hunting

Nick Davis, the Elkin man who attached a huge set of shed antlers to the skull of a small buck and claimed he had killed a state-record deer last fall, pleaded guilty on March 31 of one count of illegal hunting, was fined almost $800 and had his hunting license revoked for two years.

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April 13 at 9:10 am
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Deer food on the cheap

Spring in the Carolinas is a special time for outdoor fans. The sounds and sights of new life flood the countryside with fresh greenery and blooms everywhere and a musical greeting from the fresh flock of migratory birds back from the tropics. By April 1, spring is in full color, welcoming turkey hunters and others ready to prepare their properties for the warm-season bliss. If the management budget is falling short of one’s hopes and dreams, hunters can still improve their properties without breaking the bank. 

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April 08 at 9:00 am
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Rockingham County Boone and Crockett buck wins Best of Show at Dixie Deer Classic

A big Rockingham County buck scored big — Boone and Crockett Club big — and brought home the Best in Show award at the 2016 Dixie Deer Classic that wrapped up on Sunday, March 6, at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

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March 07 at 9:46 am
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Dixie Deer Classic is this weekend

The 2016 Dixie Deer Classic starts tomorrow, Mar. 4, and will run through Sunday at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. This show has been recognized as the top trophy whitetail deer show in the nation.

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March 03 at 2:34 pm
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Wendell hunter scores in Bag-A-Buck contest

Jon Shrieves figured that while he delivered the knockout punch, there were a bunch of other bucks that had landed a few haymakers on a big Caswell County buck.

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February 21 at 1:27 pm
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Start post-season scouting now

Hunters stay away from deep, forested areas for most of the year so they don’t disturb sanctuary areas and places where big bucks were thought to be hiding. Now that the season is out, it is the right time to dive into these areas to unravel the mysteries while the evidence is still fresh and the woods are clear. 

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Dead of winter is great time to inventory surviving bucks

After seeing many bucks on camera and on stand throughout deer season, there is always concern how many actually come out alive on Jan. 1. Technology, provides plenty of answers.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Start scouting right now for next deer season

Deer season has been over for more than a month, and while many hunters have switched over to other furry and feathered targets, it’s a perfect time to improve next season’s deer-hunting opportunities. February is time to evaluate last season and prepare for the next. Deer hunters looking for a wall-hanger need to stay on track and find out what worked and what didn’t. 

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February 08 at 9:00 am
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Antler Boost’s Bean Bale

When the weather starts to get cold in the late-season, there is nothing that deer crave more than soybeans. That’s why the natural look and scent of Bean Bale is great for attracting those mature bucks. There are no harmful preservatives or chemicals used in Bean Bale and its lower fat levels help discourage attraction to hogs, raccoons, squirrels or bears. These pre-constructed bales are also super easy to distribute around a food plot or hunting area.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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North Carolina’s top deer for 2015 are unveiled

We should have seen it coming. 

The fall of 2014 featured the second-largest mast crop on record in North Carolina, and it was followed by a predictable drop in the deer harvest that season. 

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Morganton hunter arrows big 8-point buck during Urban Archery Season

North Carolina’s traditional deer season ended on January 1st. But for hunters that just cannot get enough quality time in the deer stand, the urban archery season cranked up on January 9th. And for Jeremy Carpenter of Morganton, the urban archery season couldn’t have arrived at a more perfect time. At 5:44pm on January 28th, Carpenter arrowed an impressive eight pointer, his biggest buck to date, on a small, seven-acre woodlot in Morganton’s highly-populated suburbs. 

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January 31 at 7:09 pm
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10-point buck wins Dec. Bag-A-Buck contest for Nashville hunter

The afternoon of Dec. 21, Tyler Hinton of Nashville watched a 10-point buck ease through the woods toward a corn pile, and as he raised his rifle, he noticed some movement out of the corner of his eye.

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January 26 at 10:24 am
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Sunshine female hunter kills 120-class buck toward end of deer hunting season

On Dec. 18, Cory Hill of Sunshine checked the weather and noticed conditions would be right for deer hunting. It looked like what might be the last cold front before the end of deer season, and he’d been wanting to help his girlfriend, Ashley King kill one of a handful of decent 8-point bucks they’d been watching on trail-cameras all season. The plan worked out better than he expected. King killed a 120-class 8-pointer they didn’t even know was on their property.

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January 07 at 9:28 am
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4 charged in deer slaughter in Edgecombe County

Officers with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission are investigating a case that have left them in disbelief. At a home in Pinetops, officers found 26 dead deer. A tip led them to the home. Several charges have been filed.

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January 05 at 8:44 pm
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Guilford County hunter kills 142-inch buck with muzzleloader

Jake Shields of Guilford County was getting ready for bow season in early October when he realized his crossbow string was broken. It got worse when he realized it also had a broken cam. Instead of fixing it, he spent his money on a muzzleloader and prepared for muzzleloader season. The decision paid off for him more than a month later when a trophy buck presented Shields a broadside shot at 100-yards. The buck was net-scored at 142-inches, and weighed 180-pounds. He had never seen the deer until that day.

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January 04 at 9:47 pm
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