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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
7320 Views - Posted: Yesterday 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.


Youth waterfowl days in North Carolina will be Jan. 31 and Feb. 7. State announces complete waterfowl seasons for 2014-15
1138 Views - Posted: September 02 at 9:47 pm

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has set season dates, bag limits and other regulations for the upcoming waterfowl and falconry seasons.


Hunters with access to kayaks, canoes or small boats can get to some great spots to take early season Canada geese along North Carolina's rivers. Goose hunters, shall we gather at the river?
686 Views - Posted: September 02 at 7:41 am

Which would you rather shoot this September: 15 birds that weigh a total of five pounds or 15 birds that each weigh 10 pounds apiece? North Carolina’s early season for Canada geese began Sept. 1, a day that many hunters opted to spend in the dove field. 


Federal duck stamps will be available on-line this year through the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Federal duck stamp will be available on-line starting Aug. 1
723 Views - Posted: July 25 at 8:10 am

Starting Aug. 1, North Carolina waterfowl hunters will be able to order the federal duck stamp on-line by visiting the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's website (www.ncwildlife.org), going to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website (www.fws.org), calling the Commission at 888-248-6834 or visiting a wildlife service agent. 


North Carolina hunters will have a Sept. 6-24 season east of US 17 for teal. Commission sets seasons for early waterfowl, doves, rails
1757 Views - Posted: July 22 at 8:07 am

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has set season dates for doves and other webless migratory game birds, as well as September seasons for Canada geese and teal.


Mallard breeding was a big success this spring, with almost 11 million greenheads estimated in the USFWS's annual survey. Breeding survey predicts improved duck numbers this year
872 Views - Posted: July 08 at 7:31 am

Waterfowl hunters have plenty to cheer about in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual report on duck breeding populations that was released late last week. Surveys conducted in May and early June show an 8-percent increase in the number of breeding ducks over last year.


The N.C. House version of the 2014 state budget includes a section that would transfer N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission management of captive deer and elk to the N.C. Department of Agriculture. House bill would take management of captive deer away from NCWRC
1754 Views - Posted: June 25 at 3:34 pm

A section of the proposed 2014 House budget would transfer management authority over deer farming from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The Senate budget doesn’t include the proposal and both bodies currently are “reconciling” their versions.


North Carolina's spring wild-turkey harvest was off 8-percent this year, but it was still the second-largest on record. North Carolina turkey harvest is off 8 percent from 2013 levels
1065 Views - Posted: June 06 at 6:02 am

For the first time in seven seasons, North Carolina wild turkey hunters saw a decline in the total spring harvest. During the April 12-May 10 gobblers-only season, hunters downed 16,912 birds. 


The federal protection of red wolves in five eastern North Carolina counties apparently trumps the state's right to manage coyotes, according to a federal judge's decision. Judge puts halt to coyote hunting in five NE NC counties
1650 Views - Posted: May 30 at 12:01 pm

A U.S. District Court judge issued a temporary injunction earlier this month that banned coyote hunting in five counties in eastern North Carolina because endangered red wolves may have been mistakenly killed in the same areas, but the decision will be up for review in September.


North Carolina deer hunters killed a record 188,130 deer in the 2013-14 season, an all-time harvest record. North Carolina deer harvest sets all-time record
2104 Views - Posted: April 29 at 6:01 am

 North Carolina deer hunters posted an all-time harvest record during the 2013-14 season, tagging 188,130 whitetails according to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.


Brian Sykes' Orange County gobbler had five beards that measured between 7 and 9 3/4 inches. Orange County gobbler with five beards will rank No. 10 all-time in North Carolina
1720 Views - Posted: April 28 at 7:32 am

Veteran turkey hunter Brian Sykes of the Caldwell community in northeastern Orange County has had little trouble filling his tags in recent season, but a gobbler he took two weeks ago is a first for him: a 5-bearded bird that ranks in the top 10 all-time in North Carolina.


Shannon Lyndon of Taylorsville killed this beautiful red stag on a New Zealand hunt last month that he won at a 2012 archery trade show. Taylorsville man cashes in on New Zealand stag hunt
1218 Views - Posted: April 08 at 6:01 am

Shannon Lyndon won an all-expenses-paid hunt for New Zealand red stag in 2012, and after two years of waiting, he cashed in for a spot-and-stalk hunt on March 24.


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