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Bruce Florence (right) killed this 707.5-pound wild boar last Friday in Transylvania County on a hunt with his son, Jonathan. Father-son duo team up on 700-pound Transylvania County wild hog
22489 Views - Posted: January 23 at 1:27 pm

Jonathan Florence admitted that it was “pure luck”, but neither he nor his father, Bruce, is about to downplay the hunt last Friday in Transylvania County that ended with Bruce Florence killing a 707 ˝-pound wild hog he said could be best described with one word: buffalo.


Ray Adcock's entry of an 8-point buck he killed in Union County last Nov. 25 won the grand prize in North Carolina Sportsman's Bag-A-Buck contest. Monroe man is grand-prize winner in Bag-A-Buck contest
509 Views - Posted: January 22 at 8:55 pm

When he’s in a deer stand, Ray Adcock of Monreo usually handles a video camera while his daughter, Melinda Rich, does the shooting. But on the morning of Nov. 25, 2014, the two decided to split up and sit in different stands on the property they hunt in Union County. It wound up being a winning decision all the way around for Adcock, who killed an 8-point buck, entered it in North Carolina Sportsman’s Bag-A-Buck contest and was drawn in mid-January as the grand prize winner.


Samantha Brown's unusual drop-tine Stanly County buck won North Carolina Sportsman's December Bag-A-Buck contest. Salisbury woman is December Bag-A-Buck winner
1976 Views - Posted: January 12 at 3:54 pm

Samantha Brown of Salisbury really had no idea what she’d shot when she squeezed the trigger on a Stanly County buck late on the afternoon of Dec. 29.


Hiding or burying a cache of hunting odds and ends can keep deer hunters from toting too much equipment in and out of the woods on every trip. Hunting cache can help lighten your load on hunting trips
1266 Views - Posted: December 31, 2014 at 8:57 am

One thing that made the Lewis and Clark expedition successful was knowing what to carry and when to carry it. Expected to take roughly 2 years, the explorers had to bring every tool they expected to use on their trip. The genius behind their adventure was that they stockpiled gear along the way to avoid carrying everything to the Pacific Ocean and back. The “Corps of Discovery” buried at least three separate caches —buried hordes of equipment —with the intention of digging them up on the return trip.


The 2014 summer wild-turkey brood survey indicates that enough poults survived to keep North Carolina's statewide flock in good shape. Wild turkey brood survey reports adequate poult survival for 2014
1011 Views - Posted: December 26, 2014 at 8:50 am

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s annual report on wild turkey reproduction contains some familiar numbers, but the agency is interpreting them a little differently. Chris Kreh, the Commission’s wild-turkey project leader, said the poults/hen survival ratio of 1.9 observed statewide the past summer, previously considered “poor” is nothing to worry about.


Craig Hester's huge 10-point buck fell on Nov. 27, just four days after he hung a stand to take advantage of sign he'd discovered while rabbit hunting. Rabbit hunt was stroke of luck that put Person County hunter on huge buck
14413 Views - Posted: December 20, 2014 at 10:07 am

A rabbit hunt turned out to be one of the best days ever spent afield for Craig Hester of Person County, because it put him in the right spot to kill a huge 10-point buck on Nov. 25 that may score in the low 160s.


David Honeycutt Jr. killed this 784-pound black bear -- the second-heaviest ever killed in North Carolina -- on a Thursday morning hunt in Hyde County. Wilmington teen kills 784-pound bear, second-largest ever in North Carolina
51472 Views - Posted: December 19, 2014 at 2:56 pm

A 16-year-old Wilmington hunter took the second-largest bear in North Carolina history on Thursday in Hyde County on his first bear hunt.


Spots remain available for a Jan. 31 youth-only permit duck hunt in Currituck County. Permits remain available for youth-only waterfowl hunt in Currituck County
593 Views - Posted: December 16, 2014 at 6:52 pm

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has a limited number of permits remaining for a special youth-only waterfowl hunt on Jan. 31 on Currituck Sound.



Plenty of ducks have moved on to South Carolina, and according to biologists and Ducks Unlimited, birds from the mid-Atlantic states haven't filled in North Carolina's holes yet. North Carolina stuck in dead zone as duck migrations start and stall
1854 Views - Posted: December 14, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Temperatures are high and expectations are low as the third segment of North Carolina’s three-part waterfowl season gets underway. Hunters and biologists are expecting low numbers of birds as the migration continues to stall in regions far to the north.


Hunters can now take advantage of all the cool features of a new iPhone app from Mississippi State University's Deer Lab. Free iPhone ‘Deer Hunt’ app fun, informative
1223 Views - Posted: December 11, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Mundane hunting camp rituals could become a lot easier if a new iPhone app from Mississippi State University’s Deer Lab delivers what its designers hope it can.


When deer season has been open for a few weeks and your luck isn't good, do you stick with what you've been doing or change tactics? Five steps to changing your deer-hunting luck as the season wanes
2435 Views - Posted: December 09, 2014 at 11:02 am

It was opening day, I’d barely set foot in the woods before the season, and in a matter of minutes, I had an 8-pointer on the ground. Only when dragging him out did I realize he was on a beeline for an active scrape behind my stand, and all I had done was show up in the right place at the best possible time.

If only it was always that easy.


Watch the world's fastest deer skinner Watch the world's fastest deer skinner  Video Included
3782 Views - Posted: December 08, 2014 at 8:42 pm

I pride myself on being able to disassemble a deer pretty quickly. But judging from this video, I have a long way to go in terms of stripping down an animal.

This fella, who apparently works at Peach Orchard Deer Processing outside of Sumter, S.C., takes the hide off a deer and dumps its guts - and trims off fat - in less than two minutes. It's a video you just have to see to believe.


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