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Johnny Lawrence killed this great non-typical buck on the first day of blackpowder season in Rockingham County. Pine Hall hunter knocks off great Rockingham County non-typical buck
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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.


Tim Oakley's huge drop-tine buck from Caswell County was the result of two years watching him grow and letting him walk. Burlington hunter drops hammer on huge Caswell County buck
11805 Views - Posted: Yesterday 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.


Guide Noah Lynk of Harkers Island celebrated his birthday last Sunday by catching this 9-pound, Cape Lookout speckled trout. Harkers Island guide celebrates birthday with 9-pound, Cape Lookout speck
886 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 11:11 am

Capt. Noah Lynk of Harkers Island spent a special birthday on the water this past Sunday, Nov. 23, taking off to go fun-fishing for a few hours and winding up with the best present of all, a speckled trout that weighed 9 pounds.


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158 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 9:00 am

Black Friday is still days away, but if you’re on the lookout for great gift ideas for sportsmen and sportswomen on your list, head to the Sportsman Store now for savings on popular clothing and accessories that are sure to be a hit on Christmas morning.


Dates for the recreational season for black sea bass will change on Dec. 8 to be closer to the vermilion snapper season. Regulations changed on AJs, black sea bass in South Atlantic
339 Views - Posted: November 24 at 7:58 pm

Anglers who target several popular species of bottomfish will see a few changes that become effective on Dec. 8 after a federal fisheries management board changed when the annual season begins and several other harvest details. The changes were published in the Federal Register on Nov. 7.†


Pistols like the Glock 17 and 26 in 9mm can legally now be used for hunting in North Carolina. Regulation changes allow hunters to take more handguns into the woods
4052 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.


Big gray trout are biting around Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks in very good numbers. Gray trout, red drum and bluefish have been a Cape Lookout angler's buffet
452 Views - Posted: November 20 at 4:48 pm

Capt. Noah Lynk of Noah’s Ark Charters in Harkers Island said the cold weather hasn’t slowed the great fishing around Cape Lookout, where gray trout, red drum and bluefish have been feeding. The hot spots have been the area between the point at the hook and the cape, plus down Shackleford Banks toward Beaufort Inlet.


Sgt. John Valles killed this nice buck on a Combat Warriors-sponsored hunt in Warren County and later won the October Bag-A-Buck contest. Army veteran wins October Bag-A-Buck contest
369 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.


Legislators listened to complaints about the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commissionís deer-farming rules on Nov. 18 and allowed no opposing speakers. Deer-farm supporters blast Commission over stringent regulations
726 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.


Lake Wylie's night stalkers have been filling plenty of coolers with slab crappie lately. Night stalkers are scaring Lake Wylie crappie right into the boat
972 Views - Posted: November 18 at 6:48 pm

When the sun sinks into the western sky, night stalkers begin to prowl. They prepare for the evening onslaught and make careful preparations for their sneak attack on unwary victims. But we’re not talking Jack the Ripper; we’re talking about nocturnal crappie fishermen using lights to catch limits of slab crappie on Lake Wylie, and the fishing is wide open.


A bear-poaching sting in western North Carolina that snared several of one state legislator's constituents apparently provided the impetus for a legislative committee meeting to study the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Legislature to put N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission under microscope
2697 Views - Posted: November 17 at 6:46 am

Just when you thought the deer-farm issue had been resolved, the topic will reappear Tuesday, Nov. 18, in a special legislative hearing in Raleigh.


Hunters in five eastern North Carolina counties can begin hunting coyotes again thanks to the settlement of a lawsuit against the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Commission settles suit over coyotes, red wolves
2597 Views - Posted: November 16 at 6:59 pm

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced on Friday that it has reached an agreement in a lawsuit filed against it that will restore “conditional” coyote hunting in five counties where red wolves live in eastern North Carolina.


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