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Remington execs used gelatin blocks to examine the penetration of their new Hog Hammer ammunition. Hit hogs with the right punch
67 Views - Posted: February 15 at 7:00 am

Many ammunition manufacturers are developing special ammo designed for taking hogs because of their expansion and a growing interest in hunting them. Remington’s Hog Hammer ammo — available in .223, .30-30, .308 and .30-06 among seven calibers — is just such a development.


Milton Turnage invented an LED device that clips on a rifle’s scope that helps with long-distance shooting of hogs at night. Turn darkness into daytime
66 Views - Posted: February 15 at 7:00 am

Milton Turnage invented The Assassinator AS-900, an LED lighting device that illuminates the landscape within 300 yards or more for precision night shooting. 


This LED light attached to the bottom of a spin feeder will come on when animals approach the feeder after dark. We’ll leave the light on....
61 Views - Posted: February 15 at 7:00 am

An LED feeder light such as The Kill Light is an excellent way to illuminate the ground under an electric spin-feeder at night when attached to the bottom of a feeder motor.


Barbecued rabbit is a specialty of Willow Oaks Plantation’s chef, Danny Martin. Barbecue that bunny!
64 Views - Posted: February 15 at 7:00 am

Danny Martin, Willow Oaks Plantation’s chef, served barbecued rabbits as an appetizer after the hunt using this scrumptious family recipe:


A semi-automatic shotgun like Remington’s Versa Max is a good fit for rabbit hunters, who often need to get off several shots in quick succession. Rabbit hunting requires a quick shotgun
79 Views - Posted: February 15 at 7:00 am

A semi-automatic shotgun like Remington’s Versa Max Sportsman is the best type of shotgun for hunting rabbits. It offers fast follow-up shots and handles quickly in the dense thickets where rabbits live. The synthetic stock and metal finish are practically indestructible, which is handy when a hunter is bushwhacking his way through the brier thickets. 


Look up a hog after dark and turn its lights out. Light up a hog
310 Views - Posted: February 01 at 7:00 am

When North Carolina started allowing hunters to target wild hogs after dark, Milton Turnage was one of the first hunters to do so effectively. He began offering guided night hunts as soon as he was set up, in January 2012, after honing his techniques by hunting them during daylight hours for years.


Mike McBride thrills his pack of beagles with an up-close encounter with an unlucky rabbit. Roll those rabbits - Working on habitat for quail has side benefit of cottontail explosion on Rockingham County plantation
247 Views - Posted: February 01 at 7:00 am

A desert-tan, four-wheel-drive vehicle bounced along a farm road, a cloud of fine dust rising up from its tires. The car had a broad brush-guard on the front, a lighted roll bar on top and a half- dozen hunters seated high and low.


Prescribed burning of stands of pines is a  primary tool for managing wildlife habitat, including quail. Recipe for quail-habitat management is complicated
594 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

John Henry Harrelson, a biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, helps coordinate the Columbus County Quail Co-Op’s habitat-management efforts. He said that managing quail habitat is like making alphabet soup — a lot of different things go in.


This prime quail habitat was created by the excavation of an irrigation pond because the area could not easily be farmed and became overgrown by all kinds of vegetation. Wastelands are not wasted on quail
500 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

The excavation of an irrigation pond created some prime quail habitat. The spoil from the pond excavation became a mound at the water’s edge, creating an area that farming equipment cannot easily enter. 


Jerry Simmons’ setter, Fate, brings a female bobwhite quail back to her owner. Can quail come back? Landowners, biologists trying to bring quail back to Columbus County
373 Views - Posted: January 01 at 7:00 am

On a sunny winter morning, two pickup trucks turned off a paved, farm-to-market road into a Columbus County farm field. In the beds of the pickups were dog kennels. However, they were not housing packs of deer dogs and coonhounds. Not even the whining of expectant beagles could be heard.


David Honeycutt Jr. killed this 784-pound black bear -- the second-heaviest ever killed in North Carolina -- on a Thursday morning hunt in Hyde County. Wilmington teen kills 784-pound bear, second-largest ever in North Carolina
52780 Views - Posted: December 19, 2014 at 2:56 pm

A 16-year-old Wilmington hunter took the second-largest bear in North Carolina history on Thursday in Hyde County on his first bear hunt.


Angie Jackson and her 5-year-old son, Tucker, take in several raccoons killed on the Lumber River Outdoors/True Vince Coon Club youth hunt, which Tucker won with a 7-pound, 7-ounce raccoon. Turning kids into coon hunters
343 Views - Posted: December 15, 2014 at 7:00 am

Rev. Wade Hall Jr., pastor of the Elizabethtown Church of God, hunts raccoons at least three nights a week to keep his dogs in top form for competition, and he often takes young people along. 


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