|Turning kids into coon hunters
169 Views - Posted: December 15 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.
|Kids and coons - Raccoon hunting is a Columbus County staple, and hunters are willing to share their love for the sport with youngsters
43 Views - Posted: December 01 at 7:00 am
Out in the yard, beneath a canopy of pecan trees, the aroma of wild boar barbecue set stomachs to growling. Inside the house, Rev. Wade Hall Jr. sat at the kitchen table, registering participants in the inaugural Lumber River Outdoors/True Vine Coon Club Youth Hunt.
|Was black drum caught and released at Wrightsville Beach a state record?
5349 Views - Posted: November 13 at 7:09 am
Bob Wagner, a 66-year-old retiree from Pennsauken, N.J., beached a possible state-record black drum from the surf at the north end of Wrightsville Beach last Thursday, but mistaking it for a red drum, he released it.
|Stop poling and start trolling
250 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am
Mike Taylor uses a 36-volt Minn Kota trolling motor with a remote-control piloting device when he is fishing for red drum in shallow water. A trolling motor with enough thrust for use on a large boat like his 24-footer can takes three batteries to operate, with boat weight the main consideration in sizing the trolling motor to the boat.
|Fish on? Power down!
213 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am
Minn Kota’s Talon is a shallow-water anchoring system that makes it easy to stop the boat when an angler hooks a fish. This type of anchoring system is a staple on redfish tournament boats because it is so effective.
|Deer al a Carte at two new tracts
458 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am
Tommy Hughes, a biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, said adventurous hunters have the opportunity to check out new additions to two existing game lands this year by purchasing over-the-counter muzzleloader season permits.
|Insect repellents are imperative
338 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am
Mesh “bug” suits and chemical repellents are necessities that turn muzzleloader hunts in southeastern North Carolina into good experiences.
|March to Morehead’s marsh! Morehead City marsh reds are a great fall target
510 Views - Posted: September 01 at 7:00 am
Capt. Mike Taylor slowed the engine of his bay boat, making sure he did not bang the prop on an oyster bed. The sun was higher than he preferred, but the timing of the high tide was more important than beating the sunrise.
|Muzzleloading double play on two game lands in SE North Carolina
503 Views - Posted: September 01 at 7:00 am
Since it is so far off the beaten path, a smaller and lesser-known public-hunting area like the Brunswick County Game Land can be difficult for a first-time visitor to find. You have to take a ride down Funston Road, one of the few unpaved stretches of highway that the N.C. Department of Transportation maintains in one of the most-crowded counties on the coast.
226 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:00 am
Anchoring is one of the most important tasks for a successful day of bottom-fishing, because a boat that isn’t properly anchored doesn’t allow fishermen to get their baits to the fish.
|Out of Africa
256 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:00 am
An African pompano is always an outstanding catch on a party boat. They are excellent eating and are extremely strong fighters.
|Bottoms up! Summer bottom-fishing is best well offshore for anglers around Little River
581 Views - Posted: August 01 at 7:00 am
Little River Inlet enters the Atlantic Ocean just below the state line between North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Sunset Beach, N.C. Anglers from both states use the inlet to gain access to fabulous fishing, the most notable of which may be summer bottomfish action.