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Tar River Reservoir has history of record-breaking white crappie

In 2010, two Nashville, N.C. anglers set state records for white crappie at Tar River Reservoir.†

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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Jig size may matter more than color to crappie, veteran angler says.

Selecting the correct jig size depends on the conditions, with wind and water depth major players.

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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Slab happy - For big crappie in eastern North Carolina, try the Tar River Reservoir

Just as anglers do in early spring, Tar River Reservoir suffers mood swings. One day, the water is clear. The next day, it rains, bringing muddy runoff surging down its feeder creeks. The brick-colored water can cause crappie fishing to crash. Then, the water clears again and the rising water temperature from those spring rains heats up the crappie bite.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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A great pile of vegetables will bring wild hogs into gun range

To attract massive numbers of hogs and hold them in the vicinity, hunters should use lots of bait.†

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Picking out a trophy wild hog can be tough for many hunters

Shooting the first feral hog that steps clear from a group or “sounder” and offers a good shot would be fine for a hunter interested mostly in the meat, but for a hunter looking for a trophy boar and a full head mount or skull mount, it requires steady nerves to find the one with the longest tusks.†

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Grouse: Thanks berry much

Grouse enjoy eating berries above all else, so hunters should keep a sharp eye out for them. Early in the season, grapes are a mainstay, but many types of berries remain edible all winter, even after a hard freeze.†

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Trail tips for grouse hunters

Foot access to good habitat is the most-important aspect of grouse hunting. A hunter who can’t walk the rugged terrain for several miles with relative ease is not going to flush many grouse.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Grouse hunters keep track of dogs with GPS collars

Lindy Ammons is an old-school grouse hunter who believes in covering lots of ground, giving his setter, Clyde, his head so he can lead the hunt. Keeping up with the dog is just short of a foot race at a fast-walking pace, so another hunter needs to be in good shape to keep up with him.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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