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Bunny-bumping beagles - Rabbit hunters can find plenty of bunnies across North Carolina

After North Carolina’s deer season ends Jan. 1, hunters still have a couple of months to target waterfowl and different small-game species.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Where did all these coyotes come from?

“Everybody knows the NCWRC released coyotes to help control the deer population.”

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January 24 at 10:07 pm
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Alligator hunting season proposed for North Carolina

The last of nine public hearings on proposed changes to the state’s hunting and fishing regulations took place last night in Rocky Mount. While many of the proposed changes involve modifying the slot size of certain fish species or extending certain hunting seasons, one big proposal, if passed, will allow something that’s never been done in North Carolina.

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January 22 at 8:40 am
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Bag more squirrels with these hunting tips

“I don’t understand it. I see plenty of squirrels when I’m deer hunting, but once deer season is over and I go after squirrels, they just don’t seem to be around.”†

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January 15 at 11:12 am
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Grouse: Thanks berry much

Grouse enjoy eating berries above all else, so hunters should keep a sharp eye out for them. Early in the season, grapes are a mainstay, but many types of berries remain edible all winter, even after a hard freeze.†

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Trail tips for grouse hunters

Foot access to good habitat is the most-important aspect of grouse hunting. A hunter who can’t walk the rugged terrain for several miles with relative ease is not going to flush many grouse.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Grouse hunters keep track of dogs with GPS collars

Lindy Ammons is an old-school grouse hunter who believes in covering lots of ground, giving his setter, Clyde, his head so he can lead the hunt. Keeping up with the dog is just short of a foot race at a fast-walking pace, so another hunter needs to be in good shape to keep up with him.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Salemburg hunter kills 720-pound bear in Pender County

Hunting at Long Bluff Hunting Club on December 12, 2015, Salemburg Resident Ken Spell took a 720-pound black bear. Spell said it is the biggest bear ever reported from Pender County.

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January 14 at 10:55 am
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Get rough on Ruff - Public lands offer almost unlimited opportunity for grouse hunters

Lindy Ammons of Robbinsville is a lifelong grouse hunter who, at 55, †still hunts along the steep trails near Fontana Lake Village like a young man, keeping the pace of a power walk.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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18-year-old Coats woman kills 645-pound bear in Washington County

The day after killing her first deer, 18-year-old Katlyn Williams of Coats went on her first bear hunt with her friend Joey Oliver. The two were hunting not far from Lake Phelps. Five minutes into the hunt, Williams killed a 645-pound black bear. It is one of the top 5 bears killed by female hunters in the state of North Carolina.

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December 27, 2015 at 8:48 pm
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Dog hunters wary baiting may cause too many lost bears

In 2014, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission began allowing still-hunters to use natural bait the first six days of bear season in any county with a season.

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Hunting bears with Plotts is a North Carolina tradition

In eastern and western North Carolina, many modern bear hunters own pursuit hounds, most from the Plott stock, a breed of brindled bear and boar dog brought to the high country in 1750 by Johannes Plott, a German immigrant.

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Set your squirrel priorities: fox or gray

The best places to hunt fox squirrels are open stands of long-leaf pines. The best places to hunt gray squirrels are densely vegetated hardwood drains.†

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Special gear for secretive squirrels

It is often difficult to spot a treed squirrel if the canopy cover is dense. While gray squirrels tend to hide by flattening their bodies against tree trunks or in forks where they resemble bumps or knots, fox squirrels often run to the ends of long-leaf pine tree limbs and curl into balls, looking exactly like pine cones.†

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Concord hunter kills Person County record bear

David Linker of Concord was deer hunting in Roxboro near the Virginia border on Nov. 17 when he saw something he’s never seen before. A large black bear showed up just minutes before Linker was about to pack up and head home. He killed the bear, turning what he thought was a wasted hunt into a drama-filled harvest.

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December 07, 2015 at 8:21 pm
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Jones County father-son duo kills bear and deer on same hunt

When Jim Henderson and his son Hunter took to the woods last week, they knew it was a split season for bear and deer on their Jones County property, but they couldn’t have dreamed they would each take one animal apiece, but that’s exactly what happened.

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December 02, 2015 at 2:11 am
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