• Hunting

    Jamin Floyd killed this big 14-point buck in Loris while home for Thanksgiving from Clemson University.

    Loris hunter kills 14-point trophy buck during Thanksgiving holiday

    Jamin Floyd, a senior business major at Clemson University, went home for Thanksgiving holiday to be with his family and to do a little deer hunting. Never did he expect to take a 14-point buck while there.

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    Mike Davis of Burlington downed his second giant Person County buck, a 10-pointer, on December 1, 2016.

    Person County hunter kills 10-point, 160-class buck

    When it comes to deer hunting, Mike Davis would rather be at Person County.

    11 hours ago
    The NCWRC is reminding hunters to do their part in keeping Chronic Wasting Disease out of North Carolina by following regulations regarding importing harvested deer from other states.

    Do your part to keep CWD out of North Carolina

    As chronic wasting disease (CWD) cases sprout up around the country, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters who travel beyond state lines to follow importing regulations before returning home.

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    Dani High killed this 10-point buck while on a dog drive in Brunswick County on Nov. 19

    Female hunter kills big 10-point buck in Brunswick County

    When Dani High of Winnabow, N.C. got out of her dad’s truck at Big Bay Hunt Club in Brunswick County Nov. 19 to get ready for a dog drive, she had high hopes of bagging a decent buck, especially since the dogs were running through an area they’ve jumped some big deer this year. But even she was surprised at the 10-point buck she killed with one shot from her Remington 870 12-gauge shotgun.

    November 29 at 9:13pm
    Jim Andrews of White Cross killed this massive buck in Orange County. The 8 pointer has been green-scored at 155 inches.

    White Cross hunter kills massive 8-point trophy in Orange County

    Jim Andrews has kept tabs on a massive 8-point buck on his Orange County, N.C., hunting land for quite a while. Early on the afternoon of Nov. 28, his patience and experience managing his herd and providing premium habitat paid off in a big way when the 155-inch buck stepped out in plain sight, giving him a killing shot.

    November 29 at 3:31pm
    The NCWRC will re-open the South Mountains Game Land at sunrise tomorrow morning, Nov. 30.

    NCWRC to re-open South Mountains Game Land on Nov. 30

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will re-open South Mountains Game Land at sunrise on Nov. 30.

    Officials had closed the game land, which encompasses more than 21,000 acres in Burke, Cleveland, McDowell and Rutherford counties, on Nov. 16 because of wildfires.

    November 29 at 12:12pm
    Sportsmen enjoy showing their love of the outdoors, even when they have to dress up. That makes a Brackish Bowtie the perfect gift for anglers and hunters.

    Brackish Bowties make perfect Christmas gifts for outdoorsmen

    It’s December, and that means we’re all on the lookout for Christmas gifts for our favorite outdoorsmen and women. And while some folks think you can just grab any handful of fishing lures or hunting accessories to wrap up and stash under the tree, most true sportsman already have plenty of those things.

    November 27 at 1:47pm
    With knee surgery looming, Mary Morgan wanted to hunt as much as possible before going under the knife. She scored big with this Chatham County trophy.

    Angier huntress kills big 14-point trophy buck

    With a knee surgery scheduled for early December, Mary Morgan of Angier had been spending as much time as possible trying to bag a trophy buck before her hunting season is cut short. 

    November 23 at 7:52pm
    Jaden Williams killed this big buck in Guilford County. The 7-point, 130-class buck had a 21-inch inside spread and weighed 220-pounds.

    Teen hunter kills 220-pound trophy in Guilford County

    Jaden Williams, a 13-year-old from Belews Creek, has big shoes to fill. His dad killed a 22-point buck last year that was one of the biggest bucks killed in North Carolina during the 2015 season. But the youth hunter took a big step in following those footsteps last week with his own trophy buck, a 7-point, 130-incher he killed in Guilford County.

    November 23 at 7:16pm
    Katie Purgason shot this buck – a 225-pound, 11-point brute – less than two weeks after killing her first bear in Wilkes County.

    Taylorsville huntress smokes 11-point buck

    Katie Purgason of Taylorsville killed her first bear while hunting with a black powder rifle on Nov. 5, and followed it up on Nov. 16 with her biggest deer ever, a 140-inch 11-point monster in Wilkes County.

    November 23 at 6:05pm
    Tori Henderson killed this buck in Person County on Nov. 18 after hunting the deer hard all season.

    Teen huntress kills her biggest buck, kills an even bigger one the next day

    The 2016 N.C. deer season will be one for the record books for 14-year-old Tori Henderson of Rougemont. Henderson shot a 112-inch six pointer on Nov. 17 and then turned around and shot a 137-inch, 13-point whopper the next day from the same Person County tree stand. 

    November 22 at 11:16pm
    Will Jenkinson of Summerton caught these two bucks sparring with his cell phone, through his scope on the morning of Nov. 20.

    VIDEO – Hunter captures 2 bucks fighting through scope

    Will Jenkinson of Summerton, S.C. took to his deer stand on the morning of Nov. 20, and at 7 a.m. he had two bucks walk into shooting range. He didn't consider either one of them worthy of shooting, so he decided to just watch. Luckily for him, they put on a show that many hunters never get to see.

    November 21 at 6:51pm
    A late start to his hunting day didn't stop Glen Lampley of Cheraw from killing the biggest buck of his life, this 140-class Chesterfield County brute.

    Cheraw hunter kills 140-class buck in Chesterfield County

    Glen Lampley of Cheraw was late getting in the stand on election day. Late enough that he heard another hunter shoot in the near distance. But that didn’t stop him from killing the biggest buck of his life, a 140-class 8-point buck with an 18-inch inside spread.

    November 20 at 11:03pm
    Due to wildfires, the NCWRC has closed certain portions of South Mountains Game Land, and more closures may occur as the fire spreads.

    Parts of South Mountains Game Land closed due to wildfires

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has closed South Mountains Game Land north of N.C. 226 effective immediately due to the wildfires currently burning in western North Carolina. South Mountains Game Land encompasses more than 21,000 acres in Burke, Cleveland, McDowell and Rutherford counties.

    November 20 at 4:33pm
    After this elk was spotted numerous times in an upstate town, the SCDNR moved it to a remote area in the mountains in hopes that it will stay out of harm's way.

    Displaced elk returned to South Carolina mountains

    With the help of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) tranquilized the Upstate’s infamous displaced elk the evening of Nov. 17 and successfully moved it to a remote area in the South Carolina mountains. 

    November 20 at 12:45pm
    Plastic decoys with shot holes and cracks often fill with water but don't drain easily. Drill a hole on top of the decoy to drain it quickly, and then use silicone to seal the holes and cracks.

    Become a decoy doc

    We all know that guy — the one who seems to find new ways to destroy any duck or goose decoy in his midst. He leaves decoys in the back of his pick-up until July 4 or so — including the ones he borrowed from you two years ago and never returned — and in an unceremonious act of glory, tosses them behind the garage so they can be dealt with later.

    November 18 at 10:26am