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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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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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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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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: 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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Salemburg hunter kills 720-pound bear in Pender County

Hunting at Long Bluff Hunting Club on December 12, 2015, Salemburg Resident Ken Spell took a 720-pound black bear. Spell said it is the biggest bear ever reported from Pender County.

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January 14 at 10:55 am
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Hogs and bogs -Pull North Carolina hogs out of their swampy homes and you can put bacon on the table

Many hunters feel as though they’ve lost their best friends during the downtime between the end of deer and bear season and the beginning of spring turkey season. However, those who want to continue to experience the thrill that only seeing a large animal brings are increasingly turning to feral hogs.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Get rough on Ruff - Public lands offer almost unlimited opportunity for grouse hunters

Lindy Ammons of Robbinsville is a lifelong grouse hunter who, at 55, †still hunts along the steep trails near Fontana Lake Village like a young man, keeping the pace of a power walk.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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