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Southern flounder remain overfished and overharvested, but an NCDMF report that outlines the problems has been rejected by a peer-review board, thus sidetracking mandated moves to improve the fishery. NCDMF's stock-assessment report for southern flounder is sidetracked
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Southern flounder, according to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, have been in trouble for more than 10 years, and a potential big step toward ending overfishing and overharvest of the species has turned into a big stumble.


Karley Davidson skipped school on Nov. 19 to kill this big 10-point Randolph County buck. New home, new land, new big buck
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Karley Davidson may be 16, but she approaches hunting like a 40-year veteran.


Kenny Snyder’s big 10-point buck from Orange County fell on Nov. 25, 2014. Father’s fingerprints “all over” big Orange County buck
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Kenny Snyder of Efland and his wife, Rhonda, have enjoyed a run of successful deer hunts for trophy bucks in recent years.


John Del Papa killed this 145-inch Wake County 8-pointer on Nov. 21 with a compound bow. Raleigh teen archer had the right stuff
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Sometimes it’s an easy read when encountering people, even younger ones, who have the right stuff. 


A chase of more than 4 hours ended when Tim Willliams killed this 12-pound Gates County buck in front of his beagles. Gates County beagles come through
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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.


Scott Niemitalo took this 140-inch Randolph County 8-pointer last Nov. 23. Passing on little bucks results in Randolph County trophy
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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.


Will Fussy got two chances at this big Union County non-typical. He missed the first shot, then scored with the second. The hunting gods frowned, then smiled on hunter
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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.


Chunky, delicious white perch are an often-overlooked winter target on many of North Carolina's reservoirs where significant populations exist. One man's trash is another man's treasure; don't ignore winter white perch.
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White perch, the renegade cousin of striped and white bass are known for being overly prolific and have infiltrated most major reservoirs in North Carolina. Rather than singing the blues, anglers targeting cold-water crappie can make minor adjustments to load up on the massive schools of tasty perch.


The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has requested that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service close its red wolf program in northeastern North Carolina and trap animals that were released without authorization on private land in five counties. Commission wants USFWS to end red wolf program in NE North Carolina
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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. 


Mark Stacy of Ocean Isle has been catching red drum and trout when he can find clean water. Find clean water and find reds, specks in lower Brunswick County waters
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Capt. Mark Stacy of Ocean Isle Fishing Charters said there are some schools and scattered redfish and speckled trout biting in the marshes and creeks between the Shallotte River and the South Carolina state line, despite plenty of dirty, discolored water from runoff.


The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is requesting public comment on how best to manage six tracts of state-owned land in the Pisgah Game Lands. Commission schedules public meeting on management of six public tractcs
204 Views - Posted: January 29 at 9:27 am

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is holding a public meeting on Feb. 16 in Morganton to seek input on developing a management plan for six state-owned tracts on the Commission’s Pisgah Game Land in western North Carolina.


The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold two public hearings to receive comments on new coyote-hunting regulations. Commission schedules two public hearings on coyote hunting in five counties
1220 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.


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