|Deer-farm supporters blast Commission over stringent regulations
592 Views - Posted: November 19 at 12:17 pm
A select committee of the N.C. House listened on Tuesday as four deer-farmers from North Carolina and two out-of-state supporters of deer farming castigated the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s management of state deer farms and their owners without anyone associated with the Commission getting a chance to respond.
|Legislature to put N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission under microscope
2546 Views - Posted: November 17 at 6:46 am
Just when you thought the deer-farm issue had been resolved, the topic will reappear Tuesday, Nov. 18, in a special legislative hearing in Raleigh.
|Make your breaks with mock scrapes
118 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
Creating “mock” scrapes during the rut is a deer-hunting tactic many hunters practice.
|That .06 of a deer must have been difficult to kill
350 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
Here are some facts about North Carolina’s deer harvest in 2013-14 and from the 2012-13 Hunter Harvest surveys compiled by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.
|Cooling weather sets off hot crappie bite at Hyco
506 Views - Posted: November 13 at 9:02 pm
Sportsmen who aren’t chasing deer this month and are dialed into fishing might consider hunting crappie at Hyco Lake — and throughout the winter.
|Wildlife, saltwater are in NC’s OZ
288 Views - Posted: November 01 at 9:00 am
Poor politicians. Even though most of us consider them lower on the popularity rung than polecats at a church social, they want us to vote for them in November. Anyway, I think we’re lucky to live in the USA because if we had the political history of, say, Syria and Iraq, we’d be sharpening knives and dropping in at campaign headquarters.
|Get into a rut this November
719 Views - Posted: November 01 at 7:00 am
If North Carolina hunters could change a season by picking a month to extend longer than usual, it’d be November and deer season.
|The bad luck buck - A day of horrible luck turns out to be the best of one Richmond County hunter’s career
864 Views - Posted: November 01 at 7:00 am
A hunter may have everything in his favor — especially during November’s deer rut — and still not put venison in his cooler or a big rack on his wall.
|Trout bite has been great in Swansboro area as waters cool
1041 Views - Posted: October 31 at 12:44 pm
If you’re a saltwater fisherman, no month compares to October. Waters get cooler each day and put baitfish on the move, and all kinds of gamefish arrive to follow and eat them. Even better, gamefish that were juveniles during the spring and half-grown in summer are now big-shouldered, pot-bellied adults. A favorite October target is spotted seatrout, aka specks. And the magical water temperature, 71 degrees, has ignited the best trout bite of the year in the waters around Swansboro.
|Commission votes to continue restrictions on farm raised elk, whitetails
1321 Views - Posted: October 30 at 8:12 pm
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission slowed a concerted push to create more deer pens in North Carolina at its regular monthly meeting on Thursday in Raleigh, voting to allow new farms to be built for axis, fallow and red deer – but not for whitetail deer and elk.
|Commission faced with big decision Thursday on state's deer farms
2528 Views - Posted: October 28 at 8:28 pm
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will meet today and on Thursday morning in Raleigh to discuss a number of issues involving fish and wildlife in the state, but none is likely to be bigger than a proposal that would increase the number of deer farms.
|Bass fishing looks great on Jordan, Harris as water cools
1206 Views - Posted: October 20 at 6:38 am
Guide Jeff Thomas of Broadway said that fall bass fishing is about to break loose on Jordan and Harris lakes south of the Raleigh-Durham area.