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U.S. Army Sgt. Cody Harris of the 82nd Airborne arrowed this great buck at Fort Bragg. Fort Bragg spits out great archery buck for 82nd Airborne soldier
3886 Views - Posted: October 16 at 7:36 am

It’s not often a hunter’s first deer is a trophy animal. It’s even rarer to take a Pope and Young Club buck as a first bow kill. But Sgt. Cody Harris did his homework – and the needed work – and reaped a nice reward Sept. 14 at Fort Bragg.


North Carolina may change the way it manages captive populations of whitetail deer, elk and other deer species. Public hearing on changing deer-farm management is Tuesday in Raleigh
870 Views - Posted: October 13 at 7:00 pm

The second of two public hearings will be held on Tuesday night at the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s headquarters on N.C. State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh as the Commission decides whether to allow for an increase in the number of deer farms in North Carolina.


Jason Carter's entry of this big 8-point buck was drawn as winner of North Carolina Sportsman's first monthly Bag-A-Buck contest. Snow Camp hunter is first Bag-A-Buck contest winner
1547 Views - Posted: October 08 at 6:37 am

Jason Carter of Snow Camp, aka “jcarter” has won North Carolina Sportsman’s first monthly Bag-A-Buck contest for 2014 with his entry of a big 8-point buck from Alamance County.


The sudden appearance of tremendous numbers of teal made the short, early segment of duck season a winner for many North Carolina hunters. Surprising arrival of teal makes early duck season a good one on Yadkin River
859 Views - Posted: October 07 at 6:16 am

If often seems that North Carolina’s waterfowl seasons are too early or too late to match up with migrating waterfowl. The birds stall up north due to warm weather or push south in between the staggered seasons, so hunters can’t get to them. But the short opening segment of the season opener broke the mold and put hunters on the Yadkin River right in the middle of the early season migration.


The unique method for skinning squirrels shown in the accompanying video can make the end of the hunt as fun as the beginning. Hey Mr. Squirrel, we want to pump, you, up!  Video Included
228 Views - Posted: October 06 at 12:46 pm

What hunter doesn’t enjoy bagging a limit of bushy-tailed tree rodents? But as for the task of cleaning those tough little buggers - well, not so much. Jean Poirrier III, however, has no issues after the hunt with a unique air pumping system for cleaning older, tougher squirrels.


Don't leave a bullet and powder charge in your muzzleloader at the end of an unsuccessful hunting day. Unload it one of two or three ways, as this video explains. Don't leave a charge in the barrel of your blackpowder gun  Video Included
250 Views - Posted: October 06 at 12:34 pm

Blackpowder weapons are extremely popular in some areas of the Carolinas because they allow hunters to be in the woods for an extra week or two.


Todd Lowe's enormous Davie County buck may wind up at No. 2 all-time in North Carolina record books for non-typical bucks killed with a bow. Davie County giant may rank as high as No. 2 archery non-typicals
23438 Views - Posted: September 30 at 9:36 pm

Todd Lowe of Mocksville likes the ninth month — a lot. Three years ago, on Sept. 27, 2011, he arrowed the No. 3 non-typical whitetail buck ever taken by an Ohio archer, a 26-pointer that tallied 224 4/8 inches. Last Friday, he hit the jackpot again, taking a huge non-typical from Davie County that may wind up being No. 2 in North Carolina in that category.


Disabled sportsmen who can't attend a special hunt for which they're drawn can now be replaced by an alternate, thanks to a change in N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission regulations. Regulation change is a good one for disabled-sportsman hunts
881 Views - Posted: September 25 at 10:08 pm

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has implemented a much-needed change to its popular Tier III permit hunts, allowing for “backup” hunters to take the place of hunters who are drawn for the special hunts but are unable to attend.


Steven Davis' huge Davidson County buck, taken Sept. 18 with a crossbow, is likely the biggest ever killed with archery equipment in North Carolina. Davidson County man kills enormous non-typical buck with crossbow
53596 Views - Posted: September 24 at 5:21 pm

The biggest buck ever killed in North Carolina with archery equipment didn’t come from one of the counties normally associated with trophy bucks, but one that’s come to be known more for barbecue, Richard Childress and Bob Timberlake. Last Thursday morning, Steven Davis of the Davidson County town of Welcome killed an enormous buck sprouting sticker points everywhere that will likely wind up measuring somewhere mighty close to 190 inches.


North Carolina's first-ever fatality involving archery equipment took place last Thursday in Transylvania County. Crossbow involved in North Carolina's first-ever archery related fatality
8759 Views - Posted: September 23 at 7:50 pm

North Carolina’s first archery-related hunting fatality in history occurred the evening of Sept. 18 in Transylvania County when George Harley Case Jr., 58, of Pisgah Forest died when he was struck by a crossbow bolt fired by a friend who mistook him for a deer.


Bobby Davidson's enormous Moore County buck has a 4x4 main-frame rack with twin split G-2s. Moore County produces huge buck for archery pro
11128 Views - Posted: September 18 at 6:30 am

Bobby Davidson of Sanford has travelled all over the country to kill big bucks as a pro staffer for Mathews Archery – Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota, Missouri – so who would have thought that his biggest buck of his life would come from family farm in Moore County? But it did: a 169 1/8-inch buck taken on Sunday, Sept. 14.


Brad Duke of Butner killed this huge 9-point Granville County buck in full velvet on Sept. 13, almost 11 months after he suffered serious injuries in a tree-stand fall. Butner man arrows huge Granville County buck
13615 Views - Posted: September 16 at 8:54 pm

A Butner man who suffered serious injuries in a fall from a tree stand last year got a measure of revenge on the buck he was hunting that day. And what revenge it was! The 9-point buck, taken this past Saturday on opening day of North Carolina’s statewide archery season, has been rough-scored at 161 inches in full velvet.


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