|Big Tine Fortified Deer Blend is introduced
June 12 at 1:07 pm
Scott Pet, an Indiana company that has specialized in pet products since 1975, has entered the outdoors market with its Big Tine Fortified Deer Blend, a year-round food supplement made from grains and 11 minerals.
|Offer protein supplements now
May 15 at 7:00 am
Deer need protein, carbohydrates, fats and a long list of vitamins and minerals to sustain optimum growth throughout the year. In the spring and summer, nutrient-rich food sources must be available to fuel antler production, lactation and the nurturing of newborn fawns.
|Habitat Improvement Series: Southern Pines of Bamberg
May 15 at 7:00 am
Southern Pines Hunt Club is a private hunting club operating in Bamberg County, S.C., that has been organized for more than 12 years. This section of the Lowcountry is well known to sustain top harvests each and every year. The average harvest statewide is 10.6 deer per square mile, and Bamberg County tops the list most years, with well over double the statewide harvest — 24.1 deer per square mile in 2011.
|Soil moisture is No. 1
May 13 at 9:00 am
Plants are simple organisms with basic needs to fuel a laundry list of chemical reactions that sustain life. Sunlight, air and nutrient availability rank high in the cycle of life, and few plants will survive very long when any of these components is lacking. Yet the simple compound of two hydrogen molecules bonded to one oxygen molecule, also known as water, is crucial for sustaining life. Food plots need adequate soil moisture to get off to a good start.
|QDMA program for novice deer hunters is this weekend
May 02 at 8:32 am
The Cape Fear River branch of the Quality Deer Management Association will hold hunter-education event this weekend designed to give novice deer hunters a leg up on next season.
|Deer harvest is down from than 6,000 from 2011 season, Commission reports
April 19 at 5:27 pm
The N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission has announced recorded a statewide decline in the 2012 deer harvests over the previous season, with six of nine wildlife districts reporting decreases.
Hunters reported harvesting 167,249 whitetails in 2012, a drop of 6,304 – 3.6 percent – from the 2011 season; it was the fourth-straight decline in the statewide harvest.
However, Evin Stanford, the Commission’s lead deer biologist, isn’t worried and said the harvest reduction shouldn’t be viewed as a major concern.
“At the state level, (the total harvest) was not that far from last year,” he said. “High levels of mortality were very localized in nature. If you look at the overall state decline, it wasn’t that big, although one region did show an almost 20-percent drop.”
|Habitat Improvement Initiative Series
April 15 at 7:00 am
Stillwater Hunt Club is a private hunting club in Halifax County, N.C., in the heart of one of the highest deer-production areas in the state. Over the past 37 years, Stillwater has grown from a small lease to over 2,300 contiguous acres. Unlike smaller management units, Stillwater is eligible to realize real results from strict habitat and management guidelines beneficial to sound wildlife management.
|Pre-planting herbicide treatments are crucial for spring plots
April 15 at 7:00 am
Any unwanted competition should be nipped in the bud on warm-season food-plot sites before planting the first seed. Early chemical treatment to soils will promote a full and lush food plot.
|Proof’s in the pudding
April 11 at 9:00 am
The next few months rank high for producing quality and healthy deer for the fall season and for the future of deer on your property. There is so much going on in the spring and summer for bucks that the actions taken by landowners will have a huge impact on the herd for the rest of the year.
|Anson County buck tops Dixie Deer Classic Big-Buck Contest
March 04 at 3:39 pm
Jeremy McSwain was reluctant to publicize his harvest of an Anson County buck, but his wife, Jennifer, took the mount of the main-frame 12-point typical to the 33rd Dixie Deer Classic while her husband stayed home.
By the conclusion of the Saturday, March 2, scoring session, it was clear her husband’s buck, shot Dec. 15, 2012, would top other entries at the Wake County Wildlife Club’s annual Big Buck Contest.
McSwain arrived in Raleigh the next day when winners were announced. With a net score of 168 6/8 Boone-and-Crockett points, his buck was the only typical entry from North Carolina that eclipsed the 160-inch mark. It won awards for Best in Show and Best North Carolina Typical.
|Greenville man takes home rifle, optics package as Bag-A-Buck grand-prize winner
March 04 at 8:41 am
J.O. Teel of Greenville picked up his grand prize from North Carolina Sportsman’s Bag-A-Buck contest at the Dixie Deer Classic in Raleigh last Saturday, promising to waste little time in trying out all of his winnings.
Teel received a Designated Marksman’s Rifle from Barnes Precision Machine in Apex and a complete optics package from Leupold consisting of a 3x9x50 Vari-X I scope, an RX-600i rangefinder and a pair of BX-2 Cascades binoculars.
|Greenville man wins North Carolina Sportsman Bag-A-Buck grand prize
February 20 at 7:10 am
J.O. Teel of Greenville killed a great 10-point buck last Nov. 10 on an N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission permit hunt on the Roanoke River Game Lands.
He entered his buck in North Carolina Sportsman’s Bag-A-Buck contest under the title “Happy Hunter, Happy Hunter.”
He was happy then, but boy, is he happy now, after his entry was drawn as the grand-prize winner for the 2012 contest. His prizes include a .223 Designated Marksman Rifle from Barnes Precision Machinery in Apex and an optics package from Leupold featuring a scope, binoculars and rangefinder. The prizes will be presented at the Dixie Deer Classic in Raleigh March 1-3.
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