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    Jacob Pearce killed this 130-class buck in Pender County on Nov. 10 while hunting with his dad.

    10-year-old kills 130-class buck in Pender County

    Ten-year-old Jacob Pearce of Currie killed his first buck, an 8 pointer, on Nov. 5, and his dad said while it was a nice buck, especially for a first, it was nothing compared to the buck he killed just five days later. That one was also an 8 pointer, but unlike the first buck, this was a 130-class deer, a true trophy, especially for Pender County.

    November 17 at 3:37pm
    Beretta A350 XTREMA

    Beretta A350 XTREMA

    The A350 Xtrema features a 28-inch cold hammer forged barrel made from Steelium, Beretta’s propietary blend of alloy, and uses the Optima HP choke system ensuring excellent patterning even with steel shot. The proven Beretta gas operating system with self-cleaning piston and cross tube magazine makes this gun super reliable with a wide range of ammo from standard 2¾-inch target or field loads up to the biggest 3.5-inch waterfowl magnums. Length of pull adjustments and drop / cast shims are provided to set to the shooter’s body type and preference.

    November 01 at 7:00am
    Field & Stream Outpost XL 17’ Ladder Stand

    Field & Stream Outpost XL 17’ Ladder Stand

    The Field & Stream Outpost XL 17’ Ladder Stand is ideal for the larger-framed hunter or the hunter who appreciates more room. Made with D-Tubes for reduced flexing during the climb, the Outpost XL has a 300-pound weight capacity and comes equipped with a padded shooting rail that flips back out of your shooting lane. Its 29” x 23 ½” platform provides plenty of space for sitting and standing and the Ergo-Mesh seat and integrated backrest allows you to sit comfortably all day. PE-coated quick clips also minimize noise to help you remain quiet and concealed throughout the hunt.

    November 01 at 7:00am
    ECHO1 Thermal Reflex Sight

    ECHO1 Thermal Reflex Sight

    The ECHO1 Thermal Reflex Sight from Sig Sauer-Electro Optics fuses the fast target acquisition and simplicity of a reflex sight with the latest in thermal imaging technology. This digital sight offers day or nighttime predator and hog hunting functionality while operating similarly to a conventional reflex sight during the day. The ECHO1 has eight different display modes, including “White Hot” and “Black Hot,” to enhance the display for optimal thermal image contrast against the background. Five default reticles also come standard with the ECHO1, but users have the ability to design and upload new reticles at SigOptics.com.

    November 01 at 7:00am
    Leupold VX-3i riflescopes

    Leupold VX-3i riflescopes

    Leupold VX-3i riflescopes are ideal for virtually any hunting situation. Features include the Twilight Max Light Management System, which delivers the highest average light transmission for exceptional low light performance and contrast in all conditions, edge blackened lenses, which reduce diffusion and glare to improve resolution and contrast, and the redesigned power selector, which is easy to grasp and turn and allows the shooter to quickly verify the power setting even with gloved hands. DiamondCoat 2 external lens coatings for scratch resistance are another added feature.

    October 01 at 7:00am
    Tink’s Power Scrape

    Tink’s Power Scrape

    The Tink’s Power Scrape All Season Kit includes the Power Scrape Starter, a Scrape Bomb and the Power Scrape Finisher. This all-in-one convenient dispersal system was designed to capitalize on a buck’s curiosity during early season and his drive for dominance during the rut. When used with the Tink’s Scrape Bomb scrape dripper, Power Scrape is the perfect tool for creating, maintaining and hunting mock scrapes.

    October 01 at 7:00am
    Tree Stand Buddy

    Tree Stand Buddy

    Tree Stand Buddy is a solid metal bracket and receiver system. The stand bracket attaches to virtually any single- or double-post lock-on stand and includes a hoisting loop that allows you to lift your stand into hanging position while you’re still on the ground. By purchasing extra receivers, you can also use your favorite lock-on in as many locations as you have receivers. That means you can buy just one high-quality stand and use it throughout your entire property.

    October 01 at 7:00am
    PROSTAFF 3S

    PROSTAFF 3S

    With a large field-of-view, Nikon’s legendary optical system and turn-and-slide rubber eyecups with multi-click adjustments, Nikon’s PROSTAFF 3S binoculars are ideal for hunting, hiking or other outdoor pursuits. The PROSTAFF 3S binoculars have 42mm objective lenses, yet the body is noticeably lightweight and compact to assure easy portability. Other features include prisms with high-reflective silver-alloy mirror coatings and multilayer-coated lenses that provide bright and clear viewing.

    September 01 at 7:00am
    Antler Boost Shooting Houses

    Antler Boost Shooting Houses

    The Monster Blind 5 x 5 Shooting House comes fully loaded with glass windows, gun rests, carpet, sun visors, an anchor kit and lockable doors. The blinds come in a solid olive green color and are available in platform heights from the ground blind up to 16 feet high. Constructed with insulated galvanized steel, all of the stands include a staircase and balcony with rail except for the Ground platform. An optional bow/rifle combination stand is also available in Ground, 6 Foot, and 12 Foot platform heights.

    September 01 at 7:00am
    A USA Trail Cam captured this recent photo of these bucks on the outskirts of Raleigh, N.C.

    USA Trail Cams pack professional DSLR quality into trail cameras

    The virtues of trail cameras are too numerous to name, and it’s safe to say that these pieces of equipment have changed the way many outdoorsmen approach their hunting lands. Having photographic evidence of what passes through our hunting grounds is a piece of the hunting puzzle that sportsmen of decades ago never had access to, and the knowledge it gives us is unbeatable. 

    August 09 at 12:01pm
    A USA Trail Cam captured this recent photo of these bucks on the outskirts of Raleigh, N.C.

    USA Trail Cams pack professional DSLR quality into trail cameras

    The virtues of trail cameras are too numerous to name, and it’s safe to say that these pieces of equipment have changed the way many outdoorsmen approach their hunting lands. Having photographic evidence of what passes through our hunting grounds is a piece of the hunting puzzle that sportsmen of decades ago never had access to, and the knowledge it gives us is unbeatable. 

    August 09 at 12:01pm
    Ameristep’s Tellus Lite

    Ameristep’s Tellus and Tellus Lite

    Ameristep’s new Tellus and Tellus Lite portable chairs are ideal for not only ground blind hunting, but for any outdoor pursuit. They provide strong and adaptable seating that is easy to store, carry, set up and use. The Tellus Lite Chair has a solid 225-pound capacity, yet collapses down to a 14”x4”x4” package and weighs only 4.3 pounds. The standard Tellus Chair is rated with a 300-pound capacity, packs down to 15”x4”x4” and weighs 5 pounds. A carry bag is included with each chair.

    August 01 at 7:00am
    Ameristep’s Tellus Lite

    Ameristep’s Tellus and Tellus Lite

    Ameristep’s new Tellus and Tellus Lite portable chairs are ideal for not only ground blind hunting, but for any outdoor pursuit. They provide strong and adaptable seating that is easy to store, carry, set up and use. The Tellus Lite Chair has a solid 225-pound capacity, yet collapses down to a 14”x4”x4” package and weighs only 4.3 pounds. The standard Tellus Chair is rated with a 300-pound capacity, packs down to 15”x4”x4” and weighs 5 pounds. A carry bag is included with each chair.

    August 01 at 7:00am
    The Beast

    The Beast

    The Beast is one of the largest game/cargo carts in its class. Its features include a removable/extendable tongue to hook up to an ATV, 10 cargo tie down points for bungee/cargo straps, wide tires for extra flotation and sealed bearings. The Beast comes powder paint coated in hunter green.

    July 01 at 7:00am
    The Beast

    The Beast

    The Beast is one of the largest game/cargo carts in its class. Its features include a removable/extendable tongue to hook up to an ATV, 10 cargo tie down points for bungee/cargo straps, wide tires for extra flotation and sealed bearings. The Beast comes powder paint coated in hunter green.

    July 01 at 7:00am
    Wildlife XP Compact Binoculars

    Wildlife XP Compact Binoculars

    Steiner recently announces the expansion of their Wildlife XP line to include the 8x24, 10x26 and 10.5x28 Wildlife XP Compact binoculars. Unlike most compact binoculars, these are completely waterproof up to 2 meters, with a nitrogen-pressure-filled interior that is fogproof. These lightweight binoculars are small and tough enough to tag along on any outdoor adventure.

    June 01 at 7:00am