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Time to figure out food-plot plans

The summer heat often fails to deliver warm, fuzzy feelings about this fall’s deer season. Yet few people get ready for a dream fishing trip to the Seychelles or start buying Christmas presents on Dec. 25, either.†

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June 05 at 9:00 am
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Are warm-season food plots effective?

Spring brings big changes every year, revitalizing nature’s canvas with a sea of green. The forests and fields erupt in tender, new growth, from the tips of the trees down to the forest floor. Native grasses, fresh soft mass and nutritious forbs explode everywhere, providing deer and other wildlife a full buffet of nutritious options to fulfill their daily nutritional requirements.†

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May 05 at 9:00 am
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Donít give weeds any head start

Pests challenge farmers and food-plot developers every time seeds hit the dirt. Weeds, grasses and other competing vegetation are the chief pests that will ruin a food plot’s success.†

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April 05 at 9:00 am
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March: lion or lamb for habitat

March is a pivotal time of the year for wild turkey and deer; the two big-game species on which hunters spend most of their time and dollars. When it’s crunch time for turkey hunters in March, it’s also prime time for deer managers to make waves in food plots in preparation for warm-season plantings. But can something that helps one species counteract objectives for other species?†

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Hunt the Carolina coyote rut

Over the past 20 years, coyotes have taken a foothold in every county in the Carolinas. From livestock and domestic pet predation to population reductions in native game and non-game species, coyotes are well beyond becoming a nuisance. They are a real problem that needs an immediate solution, and increased hunting pressure may help curb depredation issues. Calling coyotes can be very effective at luring coyotes into range.†

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February 05 at 9:00 am
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Maintain green fields for deer

For the past four months, hunters have taken thousands of photos and sat for hundreds of hours in deer stands in hopes of taking after a trophy deer to peg on the wall.†

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January 05 at 9:00 am
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Pour the food to Ďem

Deer hunters in the Carolinas are blessed to have some of the longest seasons in the country. By Thanksgiving, the parade of bucks across the region has thinned significantly, with more than 80 percent of the annual harvest already filled. But the last month of the season can offer hunters a good opportunity at an encounter with a taxidermy-grade animal. The mixture of cooler weather and a waning rut is a perfect formula for catching a late season bruiser sneaking in to gorge on a rich food source.††

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December 05, 2017 at 9:00 am
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Fence out those hogs

Deer and deer hunters have more competition these days from pesky, nuisance wildlife species such as feral hogs and coyotes, which have invaded natural habitats and are making their mark. For hunters looking to make it happen and take home a trophy, adaptation is the going to be part of the game plan.†

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November 05, 2017 at 9:00 am
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