|Rabbit hunt was stroke of luck that put Person County hunter on huge buck
3649 Views - Posted: 11 hours ago
A rabbit hunt turned out to be one of the best days ever spent afield for Craig Hester of Person County, because it put him in the right spot to kill a huge 10-point buck on Nov. 25 that may score in the low 160s.
|Flukes are a must for winter stripers
105 Views - Posted: December 15 at 7:00 am
It’s not a surprise that nearly every artificial lure guide Richard Andrews uses for winter stripers is a Fluke-style soft plastic.
|Fish the edges of the ledges
63 Views - Posted: December 15 at 7:00 am
Although a lot of striper fishermen on the lower Roanoke River like to cast to cypress trees along the shoreline, those tactics may work well in mid-day after the sun has had a chance to warm the shallows. But for anglers on the water at dawn, the best idea may be to sit a long cast from the outermost cypress tree, cast toward the shoreline, then bump your lure off the bottom, paying particular attention as it falls over the edge of a creek channel.
|Rising water level moves Jordan Lake bass to backs of creeks
457 Views - Posted: December 08 at 7:48 am
Fluctuating water levels are challenging Jordan Lake anglers, especially after rains in the last 10 days put shad on the move towards the backs of creeks.
|Prep wrestler takes great Orange County buck with shotgun slug
9551 Views - Posted: December 02 at 7:00 pm
It’s well known that teens often make decisions by relying on their feelings rather than logical thought progressions. Sometimes, that approach works – just ask 16-year-old Joseph Harris. On Nov. 15, opening day of gun season in North Carolina’s Central deer section, Harris, a junior at Northwood H.S., decided to place a chair on an Orange County hillside 10 minutes from his Chatham County home. Forty-five minutes later, he’d shot the buck of a lifetime, a 146-inch whitetail.
|Doing the Roanoke rock - Lower Roanoke River fills up with hungry stripers when cold weather arrives
140 Views - Posted: December 01 at 7:00 am
So you filled your 2014 deer tags and don’t know what to do with yourself until spring peepers start chirping and turkey gobblers strut their stuff.
|Commission biologist says proposed USFS plan for Nantahala, Pisgah will benefit wildlife
839 Views - Posted: December 01 at 7:00 am
Gordon Warburton, a biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, said criticism of a preliminary U.S. Forest Service proposal to allow limited timber harvests in the state’s two largest national forests is misleading and misses the mark by a wide margin.
|NCWRCís deer-farm vote deserves praise
304 Views - Posted: December 01 at 7:00 am
North Carolina’s sportsmen, especially deer hunters, felt better about the state’s wildlife agency after Oct. 30. And for good reason.
|Pine Hall hunter knocks off great Rockingham County non-typical buck
8054 Views - Posted: November 26 at 7:15 am
Out of a thousand week-old trail-cam photos, one had Johnny Lawrence of Pine Hall so excited he woke up extra early on Nov. 1, the opening day of blackpowder season in Rockingham County. With a 17-point non-typical buck on the ground by 8:15, the excitement really began.
|Burlington hunter drops hammer on huge Caswell County buck
17839 Views - Posted: November 25 at 5:28 pm
Hunters who don’t think it’s possible for deer to grow trophy racks in a county that gets above-average hunting pressure need to talk to Tim Oakley of Burlington. On Nov. 10, Oakley ended a two-year saga by killing a huge Caswell County buck with a 5x4 main-frame rack and one drop tine that has been green-scored at 157 Boone and Crockett Club points.
|Deer-farm supporters blast Commission over stringent regulations
1043 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
2970 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.