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Schedule set for 38th Annual Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournaments

The schedule has been set for the 38th Annual Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournaments by the NCWRC, with nine district-level competitions throughout the month of March. Thousands of middle school and high school students will compete in the popular pre-collegiate shooting sports competitions.

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Kill your next big game animal with a Airbow

Every now and then, a new product comes along that changes the way we hunt. For bow hunters, the invention of the compound bow was revolutionary. These high-tech bows allow us to use greater power without exerting more energy of our own to load the weapon. They shoot faster, are more accurate, and have adjustments that recurve bows don't have.

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Yesterday at 5:06 pm
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Haywood County elk were killed legally

Last week, three elk were killed in Haywood County, prompting an investigation from the NCWRC. It turns out, these were legal killings of elk that had been causing extensive damage to a landowner’s property. Under these conditions, it is legal to kill elk, even without a depredation permit, as long as the landowner does not intend to claim the meat.

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February 08 at 12:55 pm
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24 turkey hunting seminars hosted by NCWRC, NWTF

It’s time to get geared up for turkey season, and the best way to do that is to attend one of the 24 free turkey hunting seminars scheduled across the state in March and April. The seminars are a joint effort between the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) and the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF).

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February 05 at 9:02 am
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3 elk killed in Haywood County, NCWRC investigating

Enforcement officers with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are investigating the reported killing of three elk on one farm in Haywood County, according to a report in the Asheville Citizen-Times.

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February 04 at 6:20 pm
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Raccoon hunting great way to get kids in the outdoors

It’s tough to envision anything more rewarding than introducing kids to the outdoors, so when Michael Burkhard of Mooresville recently asked his friend Jonathan Beller to go on an Iredell County raccoon hunt, they took the opportunity to show Beller’s 10-year-old daughter, Tyler, what the outdoor life is all about. 

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February 03 at 10:48 pm
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VIDEO: Turkey hunting season not too far away

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Let's face it, turkey season can't get here soon enough. The groundhog just popped out of his hole and has told us spring will come early. It's too bad for us that he doesn't decide when turkey hunting season starts, because who out there isn't ready to take a seat in the woods and listen for gobbles from the closest treeline, then match wits with the big boys and see if we have what it takes to fool them into shotgun range?

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February 02 at 5:41 pm
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Duck season is over, but Canada geese are still fair game

With duck season ending on Jan. 31, hunters across the Carolinas can turn to resident Canada geese to get their last waterfowl fix of the year, but even those birds who are used to contact with humans can be a little tougher to take.

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February 01 at 8:27 pm
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Morganton hunter arrows big 8-point buck during Urban Archery Season

North Carolina’s traditional deer season ended on January 1st. But for hunters that just cannot get enough quality time in the deer stand, the urban archery season cranked up on January 9th. And for Jeremy Carpenter of Morganton, the urban archery season couldn’t have arrived at a more perfect time. At 5:44pm on January 28th, Carpenter arrowed an impressive eight pointer, his biggest buck to date, on a small, seven-acre woodlot in Morganton’s highly-populated suburbs. 

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January 31 at 7:09 pm
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N.C. Marine Patrol rescues duck hunter from Roanoke Sound

Marine Patrol Officers are constantly on the lookout, even when they’re not on the water. That likely saved the life of a duck hunter in Roanoke Sound yesterday, Jan. 27, when Officer Justin Lott was driving across the Washington Baum Bridge about 3:30 in the afternoon. 

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January 28 at 2:36 pm
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10-point buck wins Dec. Bag-A-Buck contest for Nashville hunter

The afternoon of Dec. 21, Tyler Hinton of Nashville watched a 10-point buck ease through the woods toward a corn pile, and as he raised his rifle, he noticed some movement out of the corner of his eye.

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January 26 at 10:24 am
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Kill coyotes, win prizes

Coyotes. They are everywhere in North Carolina, and it’s no secret that the predators have put a hurting on the deer population throughout the state. The NCWRC has some fairly liberal hunting policies for the animals, but it still doesn’t seem to help out much. 704 Outdoors, a hardcore group of hunters based around Stanly County, is doing their best to bring awareness to the damage coyotes inflict on the populations of more desirable game animals like deer.

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January 25 at 11:24 pm
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Where did all these coyotes come from?

“Everybody knows the NCWRC released coyotes to help control the deer population.”

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January 24 at 10:07 pm
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Alligator hunting season proposed for North Carolina

The last of nine public hearings on proposed changes to the state’s hunting and fishing regulations took place last night in Rocky Mount. While many of the proposed changes involve modifying the slot size of certain fish species or extending certain hunting seasons, one big proposal, if passed, will allow something that’s never been done in North Carolina.

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January 22 at 8:40 am
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Angels N Camo grants outdoor adventures for terminally ill kids

It’s a sad fact that some kids don’t get to experience the outdoors because their parents don’t have the time, energy, knowledge, or desire to share it with them. Many of them will experience it once they are old enough to make their own plans. But it’s even more sad when kids with terminal illnesses don’t get to experience hunting or fishing, because for many of them, they’ll never get the chance. An organization in Beaufort aims to change that for as many kids as possible.

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January 18 at 4:18 pm
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Bag more squirrels with these hunting tips

“I don’t understand it. I see plenty of squirrels when I’m deer hunting, but once deer season is over and I go after squirrels, they just don’t seem to be around.” 

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January 15 at 11:12 am
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