Deer Hunting

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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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Wilkes County hunter kills 151-inch buck

Terry Henderson knew he had a good spot to hunt when he got permission to use his pastor’s property in Wilkes County just 1/4-mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway a number of years ago. And after hunting a total of 22 years, he finally got Brutus, his first wall-hanger from that 40-acre tract of land on Dec. 9. 

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December 31, 2015 at 12:47 am
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Yadkin County hunter kills 130-class buck, son kills 120-class 5 days later

Barry Bryant of Yadkin County grew up hunting quail and never was interested enough in deer hunting to set foot in a deer stand until about five years ago after he’d turned 50-years-old. That’s when his son Daniel, who had been hunting for around 5 years, decided to get his dad involved. Last month, Bryant killed the second deer of his life, and it was a deer he surely will never forget. 

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December 29, 2015 at 12:35 pm
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Guilford County hunter pegs 141-inch piebald buck

Big bucks are becoming more common every year for Tarheel hunters. Still, few true trophies arrive at the taxidermist painted white. For Scooter Pegg of Oak Ridge, a three-year saga after a piebald buck ended at 4:30 in the afternoon on December 22 with a 141-inch eleven pointer.  

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December 27, 2015 at 10:17 pm
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Person County hunter kills trophy 158 5/8-inch, chocolate-racked buck

Killing a big buck is every deer hunter’s dream, but when you kill a trophy buck that has some kind of cool feature to it, that’s a bonus. Non-typical racks with long drop tines and unnaturally facing tines are cool, calico bucks are always a big hit, and a true albino buck would be even better. But sometimes, the unique feature is a little less noticeable than those. 

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December 23, 2015 at 1:38 pm
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Graham County hunter kills 120-class trophy

Some trophies are measured in more ways than shear size, and sometimes it’s the smaller trophies that are the most memorable. That’s definitely the case for Josh Hyde’s 120-class buck he killed at the end of November in Graham County.

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December 23, 2015 at 12:05 am
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Mitchell County hunter drops 200-pound, 130-class, 9-point buck

Joshua Miller of Mitchell County saw the biggest deer of his life the week of Thanksgiving, and he saw it on his grandpa’s old farm. He killed that buck, and said it’s extra special to him because of it being on his family’s land that has been passed down to him. The 9-point buck weighed about 200-pounds, and its rack featured a split main beam and measured 5 1/2-inches at each base.

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December 22, 2015 at 10:36 pm
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Butner hunter kills 150-inch buck in Granville County

Granville County is growing them big this year, with another 150-inch monster making a fatal mistake with only two weeks left of the 2015 season. Anthony Richard of Butner finally got the big 10-pointer he had been targeting for two months within rifle range. 

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December 21, 2015 at 9:11 pm
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Rutherford County hunter kills trophy 151 1/4-inch, 18-pointer

We’ve all been there. You’re super excited about the next day’s hunt and for whatever reason, you oversleep. The story behind Jeffrey Burgess II’s Rutherford County buck that he took on Dec. 5 testifies that late is certainly better than never, because this 151 ¼- inch, 18-point was a late morning mover.

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December 18, 2015 at 11:08 am
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