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Crayfish bloom blows up Neuse River bass

Hurricanes have affected largemouth bass in many North Carolina rivers, especially the Neuse River near Kinston.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Coyotes and deer fawn depredation

With coyotes having overspread the southeast and deer numbers declining in some areas, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has three questions to answer about maintaining a stable deer population: 

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Rollercoaster river bass - Neuse River bass go on a feast when the water is the least

The water gauge on the US 70 bridge over the Neuse River in Kinston ends about a foot below the guardrail. Just above that 27-foot mark, someone painted a vertical arrow and one word: “Floyd.”

Eastern North Carolina’s most-destructive hurricane submerged the bridge when it spread flood waters across hundreds of square miles, causing 57 fatalities and $6.9 billion in property damage. Those figures from 1987 didn’t include the destruction of natural resources, especially to the Neuse’s bass population.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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North Carolina’s 2016 deer preview

The 2015 statewide harvest of 162,588 whitetail deer was the eighth-highest in North Carolina history, and that should be good news for this fall’s season. 

“The harvest seems to be holding fairly steady, except for some circumstances when the herd can be affected by a variety of events,” said Jonathan Shaw, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s supervising deer biologist. “I don’t know whether or not it will go higher or lower. If we continue to harvest deer at same rate and put (more) coyotes on the landscape, (that) may start to show up (negatively).”

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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A hot time for reds

August usually is boiler-room hot across North Carolina, especially along the coasts. Many fishermen pass up high temperatures and off-the-chart humidity for air-conditioning, cool drinks and the Golf Channel.

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July 29 at 4:11 pm
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Smallmouths are at home under New River’s foam

What’s the best way to approach raft, canoe or kayak fishing for smallmouth bass in a mountain river with moving current, as opposed to a reservoir.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Long battle over New River set precedent to save streams

The successful, 14-year battle to save the New River in North Carolina and southwestern Virginia in the 1960s and 1970s created a coalition that local residents, environmental groups, conservation organizations, anglers, businesses, state agencies and politicians have used to preserve natural resources elsewhere.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Many rules govern snapper, groupers

The snapper-grouper complex in the South Atlantic includes 59 species, as determined by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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