|Pine Hall hunter knocks off great Rockingham County non-typical buck
4532 Views - Posted: November 26 at 7:15 am
Out of a thousand week-old trail-cam photos, one had Johnny Lawrence of Pine Hall so excited he woke up extra early on Nov. 1, the opening day of blackpowder season in Rockingham County. With a 17-point non-typical buck on the ground by 8:15, the excitement really began.
|Burlington hunter drops hammer on huge Caswell County buck
13977 Views - Posted: November 25 at 5:28 pm
Hunters who don’t think it’s possible for deer to grow trophy racks in a county that gets above-average hunting pressure need to talk to Tim Oakley of Burlington. On Nov. 10, Oakley ended a two-year saga by killing a huge Caswell County buck with a 5x4 main-frame rack and one drop tine that has been green-scored at 157 Boone and Crockett Club points.
|Regulation changes allow hunters to take more handguns into the woods
4124 Views - Posted: November 21 at 7:08 am
A change in the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s 2014-2015 regulations is allowing allows hunters to carry a wider variety of handguns into the deer woods.
|Army veteran wins October Bag-A-Buck contest
388 Views - Posted: November 19 at 8:24 pm
Staff Sgt. John Valles of the U.S. Army had a chance to go on his first deer hunt with Combat Warriors Inc. in late October as a guest of the Embro Hunting Club in Warren County. He took the chance, and it turned out to be a great decision. Valles, a 34-year-old native of Houston, Tex., living in Fayetteville, killed a 7-point buck late on the afternoon of Oct. 25. A few days later, he entered the buck in North Carolina Sportsman’s Bag-A-Buck Contest, and he was drawn on Nov. 1 as the winner of the monthly contest for October.
|Deer-farm supporters blast Commission over stringent regulations
741 Views - Posted: November 19 at 12:17 pm
A select committee of the N.C. House listened on Tuesday as four deer-farmers from North Carolina and two out-of-state supporters of deer farming castigated the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s management of state deer farms and their owners without anyone associated with the Commission getting a chance to respond.
|Thermal-imaging devices are key for night hog hunts
252 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
Farmers just about everywhere will quickly denounce the wild pig. Every year, wild pigs, aka feral hogs, are responsible for excessive crop and habitat destruction that contribute to tens of thousands of dollars every year. And their increasing numbers and expanding range are tough to combat under normal hunting conditions.
|Time to flood duck honey holes
98 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
Even though the short duck season has come and gone by the first of November, the core duck seasons remain, and the flood of migrating waterfowl is on its way. Waterfowl impoundments should be fully flooded this month to capture these birds when they arrive.
|Rockingham County: a firearms-frendly place
463 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
Rockingham County lies in the northern Piedmont, along the Virginia-North Carolina border. The land that became Rockingham County was broken off from Guilford County in 1785 and named for Charles Watson-Wentworth, the second Marquesse of Rockingham, a two-term prime minister of Great Britain in the mid-1700s.
|Make your breaks with mock scrapes
149 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
Creating “mock” scrapes during the rut is a deer-hunting tactic many hunters practice.
|That .06 of a deer must have been difficult to kill
472 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
Here are some facts about North Carolina’s deer harvest in 2013-14 and from the 2012-13 Hunter Harvest surveys compiled by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.
|Keep deer stores stocked
339 Views - Posted: November 06 at 9:00 am
For deer hunters rooted in the Carolinas, November is a demanding and sometimes challenging month in the deer woods. From intense rutting behavior and food availability to drastic changes in the weather, the pressure is on the deer herd. Hunters and land managers must stay on their toes to keep their property attractive when the pressure surges.
|Piedmont deer hunters now having to sort through the bait pile
3027 Views - Posted: November 05 at 9:40 am
This year, deer hunters in the Piedmont are finding themselves confused for the same reason that hunters along the coastal plain and in the mountains have been since 2007. What can they use for bait and what’s not allowed?