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Deer harvest of 2015-16 shows improvement over previous year

North Carolina hunters tagged 162,558 whitetails during the 2015-16 season, a 5.8-percent increase over the previous season and the kind of modest jump that Jonathan Shaw, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s top deer biologist, had expected.

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April 25 at 2:01 pm
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North Carolina turkeys’ recovery has been remarkable

By the mid-1960s, North Carolina’s wild turkeys had neared the bottom of a free-fall, with only 2,000 left in the state.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Hens determine turkey productivity, survival

Although many hunters believe North Carolina’s annual wild-turkey harvests are related to the previous year’s poult survival, that’s inaccurate, according to biologist Chris Kreh of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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2016 North Carolina turkey season preview

Hunters may remember with satisfaction the spring of 2016 because turkey season might wind up being one of the best in North Carolina history.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Retiring lawmaker makes NCWRC officers' jobs tougher, says Camo Coalition director

Thanks to Rep. Roger West of Marble, officers with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will find enforcing fish-and-game laws more difficult this year.

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March 30 at 8:03 am
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Public outcry slows Orange County firearms ban

A proposal to restrict firearms use in Orange County was defeated in February after opponents crowded a meeting of the county’s Board of Commissioners, which instead accepted a proposal in March to form a Firearms Safety Committee to study gun use on unincorporated private property in the county.

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March 28 at 9:44 am
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Kerr stripers, bass are islanders

A big reason that guide Joel Richardson fishes Kerr Lake’s northern creeks and coves near the dam for stripers and largemouth bass in February and March are the many islands surrounded by deep-water channels that serve as highways for those two species.

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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Kerr is better the second time around

Kerr Reservoir was one of the best striped and largemouth bass lakes in the country for 25 years after the lake opened for public use in 1952.

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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