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As cutovers grow, slow packs fade

Biologists point to habitat as the key to having game animals or fish. That’s even more true now than in the past for rabbit hunters. Habitat adaptations and more predators have created a sea change in the places dogs may find marsh, swamp and cottontail rabbits.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Rabbits by the numbers

The most-recent small-game survey conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (2015-16) revealed that the best rabbit hunting occurs in the Midlands (2.19 rabbits jumped per hour), followed by the Lowcountry Country’s (1.22), the Piedmont (0.77) and the Northern Coastal Plain (0.56). Cottontails make up the bulk of kills at 68.6 percent, while marsh rabbits total 27.4 percent and swamp rabbits 4 percent.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Run, rabbit run! Beagles ó and hunters ó can have plenty of fun in the Carolinas

If Alex Trebek unveiled this clue on his TV quiz show, Jeopardy, would you come up with the correct question?

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Does hunting reduce coyote populations?

Differences of opinion exist as to the overall effect of hunting efforts, especially big, organized hunts, on coyote populations.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Night-hunting for coyotes legal in all but five counties

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission decided on Aug. 1, 2011, to adopt temporary rules to allow 24-hour hunting of coyotes on private lands and daytime hunting on game lands, but two years passed before the rule was made permanent.†

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Hunter takes rare Caswell County bear

David Barker of Semora, N.C. had seen one black bear over the past three years while deer hunting in Caswell County, and it was only a trail-camera photo.

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January 11 at 6:01 am
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Stem the furry flood - Watch the wind, change calls and carry the right equipment when targeting coyotes

Some North Carolina hunters believe a mature whitetail buck is the most difficult game animal to hunt. Others think a wild turkey gobbler is a tougher challenge.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Burlington hunter kills huge 14-point buck after thinning out his hog problem

Gary Gusler of Burlington knew an astounding whitetail lived at a farm where the hunter had taken three nice bucks the previous three seasons, but he didn’t have a trail-camera photo of the 14-point non-typical wall-hanger. On Nov. 22, he finally got a close up look at the deer after he shot it.

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December 29, 2017 at 12:01 pm
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