692 Views - Posted: March 01 at 7:00 am
The Warden from Sportsman’s Communications is a remote trap monitor that sends a satellite-based message to the owner via email and/or text that the trap has been sprung. The notification even includes the trap location and the time it was triggered. This small battery powered device is inexpensive to purchase, easy to install and saves time in monitoring. A magnetic sensor cable and mounting bracket are included.
|A big-bore revolver hog hunt
806 Views - Posted: January 28 at 9:00 am
I was sitting on an East Texas pipeline, cradling my 7 1/2-inch Ruger Super Redhawk in my lap, watching a pile of corn that had been scattered about the area and trampled with hundreds of hog tracks.
My hand cannon was stuffed with 335-grain hard-cast bullets in .454 Casull, a potent enough load in itself, but this went the extra step. These rounds were manufactured by Cor-Bon — a company that found its niche in the ammunition market by producing ammo that pushed the envelope.
|Commission moves toward opening more opportunities to take hogs, coyotes
2182 Views - Posted: May 03, 2012 at 11:19 am
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission took a step toward implementing a rule Thursday that allows for the taking of coyotes and feral swine by hunting on private lands at night with a light.
The rule would also allow the hunting of feral swine and coyotes on public lands from ½ hour after sunset to ½ before sunrise with a light by permit only. Night hunting is one means of controlling localized populations of coyotes and feral swine, both of which are non-native to North Carolina and destructive to the landscape.
|‘Sour mash’ leaves wild pigs begging for more
3024 Views - Posted: January 01, 2012 at 1:00 am
Simply dumping some corn in the woods, as is the practice of many deer hunters, is not the best way to go about attracting feral pigs to a bait station.
|Pigs bed in thickets, feed in open land
1363 Views - Posted: January 01, 2012 at 1:00 am
Property that has been recently logged, leaving open grasslands interspersed with pockets of pocosin, a native American term meaning “swamp on a hill” is ideal pig habitat because it is similar to the territory inhabited by Eurasian wild boar, from which at least some of North Carolina’s feral swine of today may have descended.
|Change in regulations open up hogs for statewide hunting
1597 Views - Posted: January 01, 2012 at 1:00 am
A law passed by the N.C .General Assembly earlier this year changed the “wild boar” classification for the former big-game animal to “feral swine” in the state’s six westernmost counties, ending that area’s traditional boar season. The change took place Oct. 1.
|Go Hog Wild!
3161 Views - Posted: January 01, 2012 at 1:00 am
Jason James of Bolivia and his hunting partner, Sam Smith of Wilmington, climbed out of their vehicles and felt the sting of sleet against their cheeks. Deer season had recently ended, but they still had a strong desire to hunt, so despite the wintry January weather, they decided to take a shot at hunting wild pigs. They had been sitting in stands all morning, but had no luck.
|Here, piggy, piggy, piggy
10197 Views - Posted: November 01, 2011 at 5:12 pm
If you aren’t aware that feral pigs are taking over North Carolina, let this serve as your warning they are. The situation has advanced to the point that, effective this past Oct. 1, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission removed the wild boar classification from hogs in six western counties and classified all wild swine in the state as feral. With this classification, there are no limits or seasonal restrictions for shooting feral hogs.
19426 Views - Posted: January 28, 2008 at 11:04 am
When Hurricane Floyd hit the southeastern coastline and veered north along the East coast Sept. 14-18, 1999, it inflicting its greatest damage in eastern North Carolina.
Floyd produced more human misery and destructive environmental impact in the state than any natural disaster in memory. The 15 to 20 inches of rain that fell across the eastern half of the state flooded every river and stream. National deaths (57) attributed to Floyd stretched from the Carolinas to Maine and damage estimates totaled $6 billion. Many rivers set new flood records after the hurricane that meteorologists dubbed a 500-year storm.
|Casull dishes it, if you can take it
3560 Views - Posted: April 24, 2007 at 1:16 pm
Like a spouse in a dysfunctional relationship, I find myself missing the abuse.
After all, I had developed a really close relationship with the Ruger Super Redhawk over a four-day hunt for European boar and feral hogs at Caney Creek Lodge.
|Battle of Pork Chop Hill
2203 Views - Posted: November 17, 2006 at 2:06 pm
Opening day of the bear season dawned clear and cool in the mountains of western North Carolina.
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