|Last year's budget bill gets a "secret" amendment to help deer farmers
504 Views - Posted: February 26 at 8:18 pm
A legislative move that prevented scrutiny of a substitute amendment to the 2014 state budget bill has kept alive the potential for more cervid farming and relaxed rules for penned deer.
|Locust woman's first wild hog is a big one: 327 pounds
3207 Views - Posted: February 25 at 12:30 pm
Kayla Heafner, a 25-year-old Locust resident, got her big-game hunting career off to a rousing start on Jan. 31, killing a 327-pound Union County hog with one shot at 165 yards – at night.
|Vocal supporter of deer-farming has been arrested
2379 Views - Posted: February 24 at 8:04 am
A man arrested in Wake County earlier this month for obtaining property by false pretenses in Stanly County is a long-time supporter of the North Carolina Deer Farmers Association’s legislative attempts to relax import-export rules for captive cervids and allow more cervid farms in the state.
|Commission, NWTF will hold turkey hunting seminars across North Carolina
807 Views - Posted: February 11 at 8:30 pm
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Wild Turkey Federation are offering 16 free turkey hunting seminars across North Carolina in March and April before spring gobbler season arrives.
|New home, new land, new big buck
285 Views - Posted: January 31 at 8:00 am
Karley Davidson may be 16, but she approaches hunting like a 40-year veteran.
|Father’s fingerprints “all over” big Orange County buck
346 Views - Posted: January 31 at 8:00 am
Kenny Snyder of Efland and his wife, Rhonda, have enjoyed a run of successful deer hunts for trophy bucks in recent years.
|Raleigh teen archer had the right stuff
254 Views - Posted: January 31 at 8:00 am
Sometimes it’s an easy read when encountering people, even younger ones, who have the right stuff.
|Gates County beagles come through
267 Views - Posted: January 31 at 8:00 am
Timothy Williams’ pack of beagles earned their dog food for an entire year on Nov. 29, when a chase that lasted more than four hours ended with Williams putting a great 12-point buck on the ground.
|Passing on little bucks results in Randolph County trophy
222 Views - Posted: January 31 at 8:00 am
Scott Niemitalo grew up in eastern Oregon where he hunted mule deer and elk with a bow and arrow. But tagging a large Randolph County whitetail buck provided one of his most satisfying experiences.
|The hunting gods frowned, then smiled on hunter
188 Views - Posted: January 31 at 8:00 am
Will Fussy skipped school on Nov. 25 because he had only one class, and the hunting gods punished him. Walking into his stand, a big non-typical buck presented him with a 65-yard shot, which he promptly missed.
|Commission wants USFWS to end red wolf program in NE North Carolina
2161 Views - Posted: January 30 at 2:54 pm
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission on Thursday adopted two resolutions regarding reintroduction of red wolves in North Carolina — the first requesting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service end its experimental, non-essential red wolf reintroduction project in northeastern North Carolina, and the second requesting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service capture and remove all individual animals and subsequent offspring that were unauthorized releases on private lands by the federal agency.
|Commission schedules two public hearings on coyote hunting in five counties
1709 Views - Posted: January 28 at 6:52 am
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold two public next month to receive comments on permanent rules regarding conditional coyote hunting in the five-county red wolf reintroduction area in northeastern North Carolina and the designation of the red wolf as a state-listed threatened species.