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Craig Hester's huge 10-point buck fell on Nov. 27, just four days after he hung a stand to take advantage of sign he'd discovered while rabbit hunting. Rabbit hunt was stroke of luck that put Person County hunter on huge buck
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A rabbit hunt turned out to be one of the best days ever spent afield for Craig Hester of Person County, because it put him in the right spot to kill a huge 10-point buck on Nov. 25 that may score in the low 160s.

Speckled trout are hitting soft-plastics in the creeks off the New River and the ICW near Sneads Ferry. Creeks off New River producing plenty of specks, reds for Sneads Ferry anglers
250 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 9:55 am

Capt. Allen Jernigan of Breadman Ventures in Sneads Ferry said the speckled trout and red drum have been biting in the creeks off the New River and Intracoastal Waterway, and if you’re in the right spot at the right time, the action can be downright hot.

David Honeycutt Jr. killed this 784-pound black bear -- the second-heaviest ever killed in North Carolina -- on a Thursday morning hunt in Hyde County. Wilmington teen kills 784-pound bear, second-largest ever in North Carolina
33708 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 2:56 pm

A 16-year-old Wilmington hunter took the second-largest bear in North Carolina history on Thursday in Hyde County on his first bear hunt.

Matt Morgan and Kent Morgan, two crappie pros, have a set game plan for winter fishing, especially on a lake with which they're not familiar. Take these six tips and catch more winter crappie
313 Views - Posted: December 19 at 12:02 pm

Crappie fishing is extremely popular in the Carolinas, and what better way to spend the cold months than catching slab crappie. Here’s what two of the Southeast’s top crappie fishermen do when going to a new lake to find crappie.

The N.C. Marine Patrol recovered 78 stolen crab pots and charged a Chowan County man with a handful of crimes related to their theft. Chowan County man charged in theft of dozens of crab pots
465 Views - Posted: December 19 at 7:00 am

A Marine Patrol investigation into crab pot thefts in the Pasquotank River that covered 8 months ended in the arrest of a Chowan County man this week.

Downsizing to much smaller lures is often a key to catching more winter bass and stripers. Downsize baits for better winter results on bass, stripers
366 Views - Posted: December 18 at 7:11 am

Whether you fish for striped bass or largemouth bass during the winter, most guides and experienced anglers suggest downsizing your fishing lures for more strikes.

Plenty of stripers are hitting topwater baits in the Cape Fear River. Carolina Beach area fishing continues to be first class in all areas
597 Views - Posted: December 17 at 4:33 pm

Rennie Clark of Tournament Trail Charters in Carolina Beach said that despite cooler water and air temperatures, fishing around Carolina Beach continues to be pretty hot.

Spots remain available for a Jan. 31 youth-only permit duck hunt in Currituck County. Permits remain available for youth-only waterfowl hunt in Currituck County
194 Views - Posted: December 16 at 6:52 pm

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has a limited number of permits remaining for a special youth-only waterfowl hunt on Jan. 31 on Currituck Sound.

One proposed change to fishing regulations for 2015-16 would eliminate the 20-fish daily creel limit and 8-inch size minimum on crappie in portions of the Yadkin River, including High Rock and Tuckertown lakes. State announces dates for public hearings on proposed regulation changes
775 Views - Posted: December 16 at 6:12 am

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will conduct nine public hearings across the state in January on proposed changes to the wildlife management, game lands and fishing regulations for the 2015-16 seasons.

Jay Forest hooked himself in the lip recently while at a camp in the lower reaches of Louisiana's Bayou Black marsh, so he decided to let another camp member try to pull the hook using the old string trick. Watch the video to see if it was successful. Will the string trick remove a hook from the lip?  Video Included
728 Views - Posted: December 15 at 10:38 am

I've had a treble hook jammed into my jawline, so when I heard that Jay Forest, an employee of our sister publication, Louisiana Sportsman, had speared himself in the top lip with a jig hook I had to shiver a bit.

Plenty of ducks have moved on to South Carolina, and according to biologists and Ducks Unlimited, birds from the mid-Atlantic states haven't filled in North Carolina's holes yet. North Carolina stuck in dead zone as duck migrations start and stall
1280 Views - Posted: December 14 at 8:12 pm

Temperatures are high and expectations are low as the third segment of North Carolina’s three-part waterfowl season gets underway. Hunters and biologists are expecting low numbers of birds as the migration continues to stall in regions far to the north.

Brandon Gray of Bullock, N.C., finished first in the bracket division of the Bassmaster Team Championship and won a berth in the Bassmaster Classic. Bullock, N.C., angler wins final berth in Bassmaster Classic
691 Views - Posted: December 14 at 9:52 am

North Carolina finally broke through and got a fisherman in the 2015 Bassmaster Classic when Brandon Gray of Bullock won the bracket round of the Bassmaster Team Championship on Arkansas’ DeGray Lake on Saturday.