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Wire may help with sharks, but itís not the leader of choice for surf anglers targeting reds

A question that is often debated by anglers is whether or not the terminal end of your surf-fishing line should consist of heavy monofilament or wire.†

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Sex sells when it comes to deer scents

Using scents throughout the rutting period is mainstream to what most deer hunters accept as scent luring the animals into range. To whitetail deer, odors are a language until themselves that tell a very pungent story.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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The lowdown on food attractants

Anyone who has ventured into the woods with gun or bow in hand has considered a strategy of hunting deer based around feeding preferences: natural, planted or dumped out on the ground. But have you ever considered a hunting strategy based on the scent of food?

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Donít forget the ducks

Duck season returns across the Carolinas this month, and just because there a little nip in the air (hopefully) is no reason to put away your paddle boat. Kayaks, canoes or pirogues — for our brethren with LSU stickers in the back windows of their trucks — are often some of the most-over-looked modes of not just transportation for duck hunters, but all-terrain vehicles.

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November 14 at 9:00 am
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Ride the red tide

Surf-fishing for bull redfish has a long and storied history and tradition along the North Carolina coast. Anglers outfit their trucks with brush guards featuring integrated rod racks and fill the beds with coolers, chairs and tackle to drive out on the beach to where giant redfish roll in the waves.

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November 01 at 7:00 am
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Make sense of deer scents

Is there any doubt that a deer’s ability to smell at great distances is it’s greatest defense?†

Stop for a minute and think back over whatever history you might have with whitetails in the woods. How many times did a deer see you, or see something out of the ordinary and though it may eventually have fled, it took a little extra time to take a second look or maybe even step closer to get a better look?

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November 01 at 7:00 am
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Easley youth hunter kills massive buck in McCormick County

Teaching a child the ways of the outdoors is not always an easy task. When it comes to deer hunting, most tutors opt for the “brown and down” philosophy before trying to instill a sense of trophy management. This is not the case for Chase Williams of Easley, who on October 15 killed a massive 205-pound, 7-point McCormick County buck that any seasoned hunter would be proud to display.

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October 26 at 2:20 pm
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Topwater is nothing New in NC

Guide Ricky Kellum points to his home waters, the New River in Onslow County, N.C., as his go-to spot for targeting topwater trout in October. His favorite bait is a Super Spook Jr. with a chartreuse head and white body, a bait that fooled an 8-pound trout in the New last year.

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October 15 at 7:00 am
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