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Western N.C. boar hunt produces two 300-plus pounders

Cody Durham and Mitch Mincey recently went on a hog hunt in Jackson County, and had a very interesting trip. While most people think of the eastern part of the state when talking about hog hunting, their western North Carolina trip produced some good hogs, but there was more to this hunt than just waiting for hogs to show up. It could have passed as a scouting trip for bears.

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May 16 at 2:25 pm
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Record ‘sling-bow’ gobbler downed in Rockingham County

Robert “Sandy” Brady of Reidsville bagged an eastern wild turkey gobbler in Rockingham County the last day of the 2016 hunting season. 

Although the bird weighed a modest 17 pounds, sported an 11 1/8-inch beard and 1 3/8-inch spurs, it nonetheless is a North Carolina and world-record for the type of weapon he used, a sling bow.

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May 13 at 2:10 pm
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Youth hunter bags triple-bearded gobbler in Halifax County

Sherman Thompson took his two sons hunting during the youth season, and it was a day none of them will ever forget. Austin, Thompson’s 14-year-old son killed a triple-bearded gobbler, and 12-year-old Levi killed a jake.

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May 09 at 11:40 pm
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Durham hunter bags trophy gobbler

Brant Grady learned a lesson about how badly even a small, rusty wire fence can ruin a turkey hunt on April 16, but he capitalized on the lesson, and bagged his trophy gobbler on the following Monday near Hurdle Mills in Orange County.

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May 09 at 1:54 pm
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North Carolina woman bags state-record archery gobbler

North Carolina has another state-record turkey, and a Kannapolis woman has her second state record.

Tammy Tucker killed a double-bearded gobbler on April 23 in Cabarrus County that will become the state record with the N.C. Bowhunters Association as soon as scorer Joey Thompson’s paperwork is accepted. 

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May 08 at 8:18 pm
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Forbush High, North Stanly Middle Schools win Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament

A Yadkin County high school and a Stanly County middle school took top honors at the 2016 Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament on Saturday.

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May 05 at 8:23 pm
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Surry County hunter kills new record bearded hen

Trap Hill’s John Money is an avid hunter and has spent enough time outdoors to have seen numerous bearded hens and white gobblers over the years, and he’s killed his share of what most hunters would consider trophies, but he killed a true, record-book trophy on April 30 when he shot a bearded hen that is the new North Carolina NWTF record.

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May 05 at 11:13 am
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Burke County 6-year-old kills first turkey

When Chris Hensley of Morganton took his 6-year-old daughter Teaghann turkey hunting on the second day of youth season, he had intentions of setting things straight from her hunt the day before, when she shot a jake with her .410, drew a few feathers, then watched the jake run off. The second hunt had a happier ending, as she killed a gobbler with a 10-inch beard.

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May 04 at 2:51 pm
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