• Hunting

    Blake (left) and Daryl Hodge (right) are serving as regional hosts on Drake's Migration, in its 7th season on the Sportsman Channel.

    Carolina hunters featured on Sportsman Channel's Drake's Migration

    If you happened to catch the newest episode of Drake’s Migration on the Sportsman Channel this morning, and you know anything about waterfowl hunting in the Carolinas, you surely noticed some familiar faces on the show. 

    Yesterday at 1:06pm
    Pass'n it on Outdoors seeks to pass on the outdoor traditions to other folks.

    Group of sportsmen share outdoor experience with veterans, disabled, and first time hunters

    Pass'n it on Outdoors was founded in 2009. It's primary mission is to pass on the traditions that have been handed down to us. To help disabled kids, friends, veterans and first time hunters follow in those same footsteps of earlier generations. 

    June 20 at 11:12pm
    South Carolina's new deer hunting laws will begin in 2017, and impact North Carolina hunters that travel south to hunt deer in the Palmetto State.

    North Carolinians hunting in South Carolina facing big changes

    South Carolina’s Governor Nikki Haley signed Senate Bill 454 into law last week, making some pretty drastic changes to the state’s deer hunting regulations. While the changes impact South Carolina’s hunters in a big way, it also affects North Carolina hunters that head south of the border every fall to take advantage of what has been the most liberal deer hunting laws in the nation.

    June 13 at 12:07pm
    Andrew Kibler shows off one of the 17,932 turkeys that were harvested during North Carolina's turkey season this past spring.

    2016 turkey season was 2nd best in state's recorded history

    North Carolina turkey hunters produced the second-highest harvest on record during this past spring’s season, taking 17,932 birds, an increase of 104 over the 2015 season.

    June 10 at 9:40am
    The free June 25 wildlife photography workshop will focus on close-up photography, and will be held at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in Brevard.

    Free wildlife photography class offered June 25 in Brevard

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering a free wildlife photography class on June 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in Brevard.

    June 01 at 8:39pm
    Cody Durham and Mitch Mincey killed these two 300+ pound hogs in Jackson County on a night hunt.

    Western N.C. boar hunt produces two 300-plus pounders

    Cody Durham and Mitch Mincey recently went on a hog hunt in Jackson County, and had a very interesting trip. While most people think of the eastern part of the state when talking about hog hunting, their western North Carolina trip produced some good hogs, but there was more to this hunt than just waiting for hogs to show up. It could have passed as a scouting trip for bears.

    May 16 at 2:25pm
    Sandy Brady holds the sling bow in his left hand he used to down the N.C.- and USA-record eastern wild turkey he bagged May 6 in Rockingham County.

    Record ‘sling-bow’ gobbler downed in Rockingham County

    Robert “Sandy” Brady of Reidsville bagged an eastern wild turkey gobbler in Rockingham County the last day of the 2016 hunting season. 

    Although the bird weighed a modest 17 pounds, sported an 11 1/8-inch beard and 1 3/8-inch spurs, it nonetheless is a North Carolina and world-record for the type of weapon he used, a sling bow.

    May 13 at 2:10pm
    Austin Thompson killed this triple-bearded gobbler during the youth season.

    Youth hunter bags triple-bearded gobbler in Halifax County

    Sherman Thompson took his two sons hunting during the youth season, and it was a day none of them will ever forget. Austin, Thompson’s 14-year-old son killed a triple-bearded gobbler, and 12-year-old Levi killed a jake.

    May 09 at 11:40pm
    This trophy gobbler beat Brant Grady on April 16, but Grady got the last laugh on the following Monday.

    Durham hunter bags trophy gobbler

    Brant Grady learned a lesson about how badly even a small, rusty wire fence can ruin a turkey hunt on April 16, but he capitalized on the lesson, and bagged his trophy gobbler on the following Monday near Hurdle Mills in Orange County.

    May 09 at 1:54pm
    Tammy Tucker, from Kannapolis, killed this double-bearded gobbler on April 23 in Cabarrus County.

    North Carolina woman bags state-record archery gobbler

    North Carolina has another state-record turkey, and a Kannapolis woman has her second state record.

    Tammy Tucker killed a double-bearded gobbler on April 23 in Cabarrus County that will become the state record with the N.C. Bowhunters Association as soon as scorer Joey Thompson’s paperwork is accepted. 

    May 08 at 8:18pm
    Forbush High School won the senior division for the 2nd straight year in the 2016 Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament on Saturday.<br />

    Forbush High, North Stanly Middle Schools win Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament

    A Yadkin County high school and a Stanly County middle school took top honors at the 2016 Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament on Saturday.

    May 05 at 8:23pm
    John Money of Trap Hill killed this bearded hen, which is the new state record, on April 30.

    Surry County hunter kills new record bearded hen

    Trap Hill’s John Money is an avid hunter and has spent enough time outdoors to have seen numerous bearded hens and white gobblers over the years, and he’s killed his share of what most hunters would consider trophies, but he killed a true, record-book trophy on April 30 when he shot a bearded hen that is the new North Carolina NWTF record.

    May 05 at 11:13am
    Teaghann Hensley was hunting with her dad on youth weekend when she killed her first turkey. The gobbler had a 10-inch beard and 1-inch spurs.

    Burke County 6-year-old kills first turkey

    When Chris Hensley of Morganton took his 6-year-old daughter Teaghann turkey hunting on the second day of youth season, he had intentions of setting things straight from her hunt the day before, when she shot a jake with her .410, drew a few feathers, then watched the jake run off. The second hunt had a happier ending, as she killed a gobbler with a 10-inch beard.

    May 04 at 2:51pm
    Ashley Maiolo is a self-taught hunter, and killed this 22-pound gobbler after scouting it for a few days.

    Franklinton hunter kills her first turkey

    Ashley Maiolo of Franklinton said female hunters without male hunting mentors should not fret and should not fear taking things into their own hands. The self-taught huntress has been hunting deer and a number of other game for the past 10 years, mostly on her own with information she’s read in publications such as North Carolina Sportsman Magazine. 

    April 30 at 12:44am
    The NCWRC is offering a free outdoor cooking workshop at the John E. Pechmann Education Center on June 4.

    NCWRC offers free outdoor cooking workshop in Fayetteville

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering a free outdoor cooking workshop on June 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. 

    April 28 at 7:57am
    13-year-old Emma Alexander killed her first turkey during youth season. The gobbler had a 10-inch beard and 1 1/4-inch spurs.

    Morrisville 13-year-old huntress kills first turkey

    If you ask Bryan Alexander of Morrisville what could make his hunting season any better, he will laugh and tell you nothing. He guided his 13-year-old daughter on a turkey hunt during the youth season, and she killed her first turkey, a gobbler with a 10-inch beard and 1 1/4-inch spurs.

    April 27 at 9:05pm