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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.

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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.

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17 hours ago
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Free fishing events for kids held across N.C. in late May, early June

Kids can fish for free and register to win prizes, including two lifetime licenses, at one of more than 35 kids’ fishing events being conducted across the state in late May and early June.

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Yesterday at 8:11 pm
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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.

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Yesterday at 2:51 pm
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Oak Island, Ocean Crest pier anglers land first king mackerel of season

Most years the first kings caught from N.C. fishing piers are decked at one of the Oak Island piers and that has happened again this year. 

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May 03 at 10:05 pm
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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. 

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April 30 at 12:44 am
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8th annual Reelin' for Research tournament is this weekend

The 8th annual Reelin’ for Research offshore fishing tournament benefiting the UNC Children’s Hospital and Childhood Cancer Research is set to cast off this Saturday, April 30th, out of Morehead City, NC.  

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April 28 at 9:02 pm
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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. 

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April 28 at 7:57 am
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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.

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April 27 at 9:05 pm
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Reidsville hunter kills NWTF record-breaking bearded hen

Wild turkeys with beards measuring close to 10 inches long are considered trophies.

Especially if the bird carrying such a rope hanging from its chest is a hen.

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April 27 at 8:19 pm
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Boone husband and wife double on turkey hunt

Sam Thompson of Boone has taken his wife, Carrie, turkey hunting once or twice a year for some time now, and while they’ve had some close calls, they’ve never been able to get her on a gobbler. That changed this year on April 16 when they each killed nice longbeards on the same hunt.

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April 26 at 11:19 pm
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Two barrel swivels are sometimes better than a three-way swivel

Three-way swivels are great for setting up a number of different fishing rigs. One of the most popular is tying the main line to one eye, a short leader with a lure to another and a longer leader with a second lure to a third eye. This puts two lures in the same vicinity, increasing your chance at hooking a fish, but when fishing in the middle of schooling fish, this can cause a problem.

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April 26 at 9:31 pm
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NCWRC announces 2016-17 waterfowl, webless migratory bird seasons

In a first for waterfowl season dates, bag limits, and regulations, the NCWRC has already announced these details for the upcoming 2016-17 waterfowl, webless migratory bird, and extended falconry seasons.

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April 26 at 6:30 pm
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Greensboro hunter kills silver-phase gobbler

A Greensboro hunter ended a year-long quest last week when he killed a rare, silver-phase turkey gobbler on a hunt in Stokes County.

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April 26 at 2:49 pm
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Guilford County turkey hunter doubles with both sons in opening week

Roger Rumley has been an avid turkey hunter for many years, but he’s already decided that this year has been his best turkey season yet, hands down. He doubled up on birds with his younger son on April 9, then duplicated the feat with his oldest son on April 14. It’s an experience he never imagined would happen.

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April 25 at 9:55 pm
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Deer harvest of 2015-16 shows improvement over previous year

North Carolina hunters tagged 162,558 whitetails during the 2015-16 season, a 5.8-percent increase over the previous season and the kind of modest jump that Jonathan Shaw, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s top deer biologist, had expected.

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April 25 at 2:01 pm
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