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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
2829 Views - Posted: 10 hours ago

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
9600 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.


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
4026 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.


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
343 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
717 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.


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
2585 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.


Thomas Capps of Richmond, Va., killed this 782-pound black bear on Tuesday in Hyde County. It is the second-heaviest bear ever killed in North Carolina. NC's No. 2 all-time black bear killed in Hyde County by Virginia hunter
12937 Views - Posted: November 12 at 5:29 pm

On the morning of Nov. 11, Thomas Capps of Richmond, Va., killed a 782-pound black bear from a blind overlooking a field of soybeans and corn on private land in Hyde County. The bear is officially the largest-ever killed in North Carolina by a still-hunter and is the second-largest bear ever taken in the state.


Piedmont deer hunters are learning that changes in bear-hunting regulations have changed what they can use as bait for whitetails; throw out the molasses and salt! Piedmont deer hunters now having to sort through the bait pile
3004 Views - Posted: November 05 at 9:40 am

This year, deer hunters in the Piedmont are finding themselves confused for the same reason that hunters along the coastal plain and in the mountains have been since 2007. What can they use for bait and what’s not allowed?


Taking a squirrel or two while deer hunting doesn't have to run your chances at a whitetail. Stay quiet and a squirrel-deer double-play isn't out of the question
2339 Views - Posted: November 02 at 9:44 pm

Theodore Roosevelt called shooting small game while hunting big game the cardinal sin for hunters. With North Carolina’s squirrel season already open, the temptation to shoot a bushytail while deer hunting is ever-present. Sometimes the urge proves too strong, and when it does, hunters need to be as quiet as possible to avoid scaring away a big buck. With the right equipment, archers can shoot squirrels quietly from a tree stand while waiting for a big buck to stroll past.


The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission voted not to relax regulations concerning the management of deer farms as far as elk or whitetail deer are concerned, but it will allow expansion of farms where other species, including red deer (above), axis deer and fallow deer, can be raised. Commission votes to continue restrictions on farm raised elk, whitetails
1376 Views - Posted: October 30 at 8:12 pm

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission slowed a concerted push to create more deer pens in North Carolina at its regular monthly meeting on Thursday in Raleigh, voting to allow new farms to be built for axis, fallow and red deer – but not for whitetail deer and elk.


The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will vote Thursday on a proposal that might ease restrictions on rules managing penned-in deer and add to the chances of North Carolina's deer herd being infected with Chronic Wasting Disease. Commission faced with big decision Thursday on state's deer farms
2557 Views - Posted: October 28 at 8:28 pm

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will meet today and on Thursday morning in Raleigh to discuss a number of issues involving fish and wildlife in the state, but none is likely to be bigger than a proposal that would increase the number of deer farms.


Harness available technology and plenty of scouting before and during deer season can be done without setting foot in the woods and leaving any human scent. Link up to technology and make your deer scouting a remote venture
1078 Views - Posted: October 22 at 9:24 am

Hunting has definitely entered the 21st century, with range-finding rifle scopes, night-vision binoculars for predator and hog hunting, and apps for our smartphones that tell us exactly when the sun rises and sets. With new technology comes new ways to scout off-site, preventing you from putting down any scent that might disturb the deer you’re targeting.


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