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Top 3 reasons to use a shotgun when hunting coyotes

Like a lot of hunters across the Carolinas, Bryson Hopkins of Charlotte began hunting coyotes in the past few years, first as an attempt to help the deer population, then because he learned he really enjoys expanding his hunting season and honing his hunting skills which are put to the test against coyotes just as much as any other wild animal.

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January 19 at 1:10 pm
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Discarded bottle kills South Carolina buck

– Thanks to Lindsay Thomas Jr. of QDMA for sharing his story of how litter kills.

I despise a litterbug.

As a hunter and fisherman who enjoys clean water and clean forests, few things aggravate me more than physical evidence that someone was here before me and treated the land with disrespect. Litter also has a real impact on people and wildlife. When my children and I swim in rivers, I worry about broken glass.

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January 18 at 7:13 pm
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Prescribed burns are beneficial to wildlife habitat

In January, North Carolina residents may start to see smoke in the vicinity of N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission game lands. What they’re witnessing is usually a prescribed burn—one of the most beneficial and cost-effective methods of managing habitat for wildlife.

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January 17 at 8:25 pm
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It's banquet season for wildlife organizations

Whether you’re a fan of turkey hunting, waterfowl hunting, or saltwater fishing, several organizations in both Carolinas are present making sure we have those fish and game species available to pursue for us and future generations. And one way for them to keep doing what they do is by raising money during their banquets.

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January 17 at 4:28 pm
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Turn in poachers, receive rewards

Growing up, we learned that nobody likes a snitch. Even some of our elders told us that nobody likes a tattle-tale. But nobody likes a cheater either, and poaching is cheating. Whether it’s killing wild game out of season, trespassing to hunt or fish, or killing more than the law allows, poaching goes against the nature of being a sportsman.

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January 16 at 11:34 pm
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5 reasons to head to the range after deer season ends

Sighting in your rifle before deer season makes sense, but hunters can also benefit from sighting their rifles in once deer season is over. Grayson Summers of Spartanburg, S.C., goes through the same steps of zeroing in after deer season ends as he does before opening day — for five main reasons.

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January 10 at 2:46 pm
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Teen bowhunter kills 136 6/8-inch trophy buck in Florence, S.C.

The 2016 deer hunting season was a big success for 15-year-old Florence, S.C. hunter Nathan Collier. He killed a 185-pound 8-point buck in full velvet in August. The buck sported an inside spread of 18 1/2 inches, and was the young hunter’s first kill with a bow. He killed another buck, this one a 6-pointer, with his rifle later in the season, and finished the year off in late December with another bow kill of a trophy 10-point buck that has been green-scored at 136 6/8-inches.

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January 08 at 7:57 pm
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Thomasville, N.C. hunter kills 9-point buck, wins December Bag-A-Buck contest

James Hamby of Thomasville, N.C., has won Carolina Sportsman’s Bag-A-Buck contest for December with his entry of a big Randolph County buck he killed on Dec. 21.

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January 05 at 7:50 pm
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