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Weather postpones US Open King Mackerel Tournament

The 2015 U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament Board of Directors announced after much consideration and consultation about weather concerns due to Hurricane Joaquin, have postponed the tournament to October 30th & 31st.  The new tournament schedule will be as follows: registration on Thursday, October 29th from 10am-12midnight at the Southport Marina and fishing on Friday, October 30th from 7am-5pm and Saturday, October 31st from 7am-4pm.  

October 01 at 3:36 pm

NCWRC closes Bladen Lake State Forest dove field indefinitely

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has closed a dove field on the Bladen Lake State Forest Game Land to hunting until further notice.

The Commission closed the field due to someone baiting the field prior to the dove season opening, which is illegal. The closed dove field is located off Sweet Home Church Road. From Hwy. 242, turn onto Sweet Home Church Road and go approximately 1.2 miles. Turn left on Bladen Lakes State Forest and drive .25 mile. Turn left and go another .25 mile to the dove field location. GPS coordinates are N 34.69902, W 78.57829. The game land is located in Bladen County in Elizabethtown.

September 10 at 8:25 am

Bag-A-Buck Contest begins Sept. 12

The Bag-A-Buck Contest will return to North Carolina Sportsman and this fall for the 18th-straight year.

The contest, which is run through the website, allows readers to enter photos of deer they harvest in monthly contests, the winners of which will be determined by a drawing. All entrants are eligible for the grand prize.

Monthly contests will run Sept. 12-30, Oct. 1-31, Nov. 1-30 and Dec. 1-Jan. 1, 2016. Winners will receive a $25 gift certificate to the magazine’s Outdoor Store.

September 09 at 7:01 am

North Carolina waterfowlers have new opportunities for permit hunts

With North Carolina’s waterfowl season right around the corner, now is the time for outdoorsmen to apply for permit waterfowl hunts. Oct 1 is the deadline for most of these hunts, and applications can be obtained from Wildlife Service Agents, online at the NC Wildlife website, or by calling (888) 248-6834 during normal business hours.

This season, the coastal region offers two new waterfowl hunting options. Thanks to the Wildlife Resource Commission’s Game Land Program, hunters have an additional tract of hunting land called the Texas Plantation Tract, which is located in Tyrrell County and governed by J. Morgan Futch Game Land. This adds six hunting blinds on waterfowl impoundments.

September 01 at 11:06 am

M-16 Belt Pack Manual Inflatable Life Jacket

The easy-to-use M-16 from Onyx packs U.S. Coast Guard-approved performance into a comfortable belt pack that’s ideal for stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing and sailing. The M-16 belt pack inflates manually and instantly when needed and when not in use stows conveniently and compactly. The form-fitting belt pack has a 1-inch buckle and body belt as well as an attached D-ring for affixing accessories.

September 01 at 7:00 am

Star Tron Ring Clean +

Star Tron Ring Clean + works in all gas and diesel engines and improves fuel combustibility to keep engines clean and operating at peak performance levels. It removes existing carbon deposits while helping to prevent future deposits. This product is ideal for engines that idle for extended periods or are powered by ethanol-blended fuels.

September 01 at 7:00 am

Leupold VX-6

With a powerful 6:1 zoom ratio, the Leupold VX-6 delivers crystal clear images from edge-to-edge throughout the entire magnification range. Featuring unsurpassed light transmission, uncompromising mechanical performance and unbeatable optical clarity, the VX-6 is undeniably as good as it gets.

September 01 at 7:00 am

Power Scrape All-Season Kit

Tink’s new Power Scrape All-Season Scrape Kit is the perfect lure and dispenser system in one convenient value pack. It includes the trusted original Power Scrape Starter, the all-new Power Scrape Finisher and a Tink’s Scrape Bomb Dripper. Start the Power Scrape Starter up to one month prior to the rut and then switch to the new Power Scrape Finisher, which is enhanced with Tink’s #69 Doe-In-Rut estrous and buck secretions.

September 01 at 7:00 am