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The designated counties are the only ones WRC field biologists believe need harvest increases next year. Deer facts don’t support changes
3262 Views - Posted: November 26, 2008 at 2:16 pm
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's big-game sub-committee met July 7 in Raleigh to discuss proposing a statewide weapon-of-choice season for whitetail deer.

A buck checks out a doe decoy during a recent archery hunt in North Carolina. No foolin’, deer decoys work
3510 Views - Posted: October 22, 2008 at 1:18 pm
Hunters know decoys work for waterfowl and predators, but are they effective in luring deer within archery range?

Joey Thompson (left), NCBA records chairman, measures a whitetail buck with help of a couple other scorers while a hunter (right) watches.
Why fix deer season that works?
2758 Views - Posted: September 24, 2008 at 11:13 am
North Carolina gun and bow hunters are harvesting better quality bucks each year. With continued good quality deer management, this trend should continue.

Bowhunter Scooter Pegg of the Guilford Bowhunters said there’s no substitute for practice and being in the woods during deer season. Best hunters adapt to change
2210 Views - Posted: August 26, 2008 at 12:16 pm
Scooter Pegg was named 2007’s bow hunter of the year by the Guilford Bowhunters.

The club utilizes a point system to determine the winner of this award.

David Hendrix of Summerfield is the archery pro at Gander Mountain in Greensboro and shot these two bucks about 30 minutes apart during the second week of 2007 bow season in Rockingham County. 

Hunt food sources, not deer
6851 Views - Posted: July 24, 2008 at 9:50 am
Hunters have known since the beginning of time the best places to find wild game are near food sources.

Hit them with your best shot Hit them with your best shot
2045 Views - Posted: September 26, 2007 at 4:15 pm
Modern hunters abide by written and unwritten rules of conduct.

They’re conscious of their duty to obey state laws and regulations. But more importantly, modern hunters shoulder the burden of simply “doing the right thing” and most often those rights and wrongs aren’t spelled out in law books.

These Quik-Spin vanes (or fletchings) have a kicker tab, a small strip of material that acts as a mini-fin that reacts with air contact to help the arrow rotate quicker and faster. Being vane about arrows
36580 Views - Posted: August 23, 2007 at 1:52 pm
One of the vital components of a good bow and arrow setup is the vanes (or “fletchings”) one chooses to use.

Some bowhunters prefer vinyl vanes; some like feathers.

Rusty Moore of Gibsonville (left) checks and tunes up Bob Brewer’s compound bow before deer season begins. It’s tune-up time for archers
2248 Views - Posted: July 24, 2007 at 11:09 am
Avid bow hunters use archery equipment throughout the entire deer season that begins in September in North Carolina and usually ends Jan. 1 (during years when New Year’s Day is Sunday the season ends Jan. 2).

WRC executives (left to right) Dick Hamilton (director), Wes Seegars (WRC chairman), Fred Harris (assistant director) and David Cobb (Division of Wildlife Management chief) spoke to the NCBA convention about coming changes in WRC bow-hunting regulations. Bow hunting rules change
29213 Views - Posted: June 26, 2007 at 3:44 pm
For the fast-approaching archery season (two more months and September will be here, can you believe it?), Tar Heel bow hunters will have to deal with a number of new regulations.