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Leland angler lands monster flounder from Cape Fear River

The Cape Fear River is known for producing some of North Carolina’s biggest flounder, and Dennis Watson of Leland caught one of them last Tuesday, an 8-pound, 9-ounce monster.

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North Carolina’s game lands 2016 preview

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission manages hunting and fishing 2 million acres for public hunting on 89 different game lands from the coast to the mountains.

The Commission created game lands to offer sportsmen places to fish, hunt and trap, especially those who don’t own or have access to private property with good wildlife habitat.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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North Carolina’s top game lands for deer

Chris Baranski, a biologist who works in the northern Piedmont, believes the Butner-Falls of Neuse Game Land, with portions in northern Durham, southwestern Granville and northwestern Wake County, is North Carolina’s top game land for whitetail deer. It covers 40,662 acres.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Where are North Carolina’s best public dove fields?

North Carolinas best public dove fields are mostly in the Piedmont.

The Sandhills Game Land comprises 63,000 acres surrounding the town of Hoffman along US 1 south of Raleigh in Hoke, Moore, Richmond and Scotland counties. It is open to the public on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Futch, Goose Creek are NC’s top public duck spots

With three major sounds, a half-dozen big rivers, hundreds of feeder creeks and small streams — all located along the Atlantic Flyway —  coastal game lands dominate public-land waterfowl hunting in North Carolina.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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September is great time for New River trout

If it’s September on the New River in Onslow County, N.C., the speckled trout bite often will be sizzling during the coolest part of the day.

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August 29 at 3:30 pm
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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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