Morrisville 13-year-old huntress kills first turkey 8th annual Reelin' for Research tournament is this weekend NCWRC offers free outdoor cooking workshop in Fayetteville Watauga County husband and wife double on turkey hunt

Reidsville hunter kills NWTF record-breaking bearded hen

Wild turkeys with beards measuring close to 10 inches long are considered trophies.

Especially if the bird carrying such a rope hanging from its chest is a hen.

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April 28 at 6:02 am
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Monster Reel'N'Shad a huge fish-catcher

Make no mistake about it, the Monster Reel’N’Shad is a monstrous swim bait — one Mann’s Bait Co. proudly introduced to the market in January.

The latest in the artificial lure manufacturer’s Reel’N’Shad series provides just more than 9 inches of pulsating, swimming action from a durable soft plastic that doesn’t have a paddletail or extra hardware to make it swim realistically.

Its patent-pending design is unique and triggers bites from bass, redfish, stripers, lemonfish and even tarpon.

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April 27 at 4:01 pm
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Two barrel swivels are sometimes better than one three-way swivel

Three-way swivels are great for setting up a number of different fishing rigs. One of the most popular is tying the main line to one eye, a short leader with a lure to another and a longer leader with a second lure to a third eye. This puts two lures in the same vicinity, increasing your chance at hooking a fish, but when fishing in the middle of schooling fish, this can cause a problem.

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April 27 at 11:01 am
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NCWRC announces 2016-17 waterfowl and migratory bird seasons

In a first for waterfowl season dates, bag limits, and regulations, the NCWRC has already announced these details for the upcoming 2016-17 waterfowl, webless migratory bird, and extended falconry seasons.

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April 27 at 6:01 am
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Greensboro turkey hunter kills rare silver-phase gobbler

A Greensboro hunter ended a year-long quest last week when he killed a rare, silver-phase turkey gobbler on a hunt in Stokes County.

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April 26 at 2:55 pm
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Guilford County turkey hunter doubles with two sons in opening week

Roger Rumley has been an avid turkey hunter for many years, but he’s already decided that this year has been his best turkey season yet, hands down. He doubled up on birds with his younger son on April 9, then duplicated the feat with his oldest son on April 14. It’s an experience he never imagined would happen.

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April 26 at 11:01 am
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Deer harvest of 2015-16 shows improvement over previous year

North Carolina hunters tagged 162,558 whitetails during the 2015-16 season, a 5.8-percent increase over the previous season and the kind of modest jump that Jonathan Shaw, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s top deer biologist, had expected.

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April 26 at 6:01 am
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2 Ayden sisters each kill first turkeys on same day

Robert Moore of Ayden had one of his best turkey hunting days on April 2, and he didn’t even have a gun with him. What he did have, was much more meaningful to him. He had one of his daughters on a morning hunt, and the other on an afternoon hunt, and both of the girls killed turkeys.

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April 25 at 1:44 pm
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NCWRC approves temporary rules for black bear hunting

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has approved two temporary rules that apply to black bear hunting.

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April 22 at 3:57 pm
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Put your hitch ball on TV

When hooking up to your boat trailer, how many times do you have to get out of your tow vehicle and walk back to check on the stormy relationship between its hitch ball and the trailer’s coupler?

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April 22 at 6:01 am
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Greensboro hunter kills enormous turkey

A Greensboro hunter ran into a huge turkey gobbler this past Saturday in Caswell County that may wind up being the second-heaviest tom ever killed in North Carolina.

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April 21 at 10:01 am
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Kayak angler allegedly caught cheating in multiple tournaments

The world of kayak bass fishing tournaments was rocked this week when tournament directors and organizers for two major tournament trails – Kayak Bass Fishing and Kayak Bass Series — revealed one of its competitors had been identified as submitting falsified photograph entries during a Kayak Bass Series tournament.

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April 21 at 6:01 am
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19-pound turkey with 12-inch beard falls to Orange County huntress

Rhonda Snyder, of Orange County, killed a jake on her first turkey hunt 13 years ago within the first hour of setting foot in the woods, and while that gave her the impression that turkey hunting was a pretty easy sport, she has failed to bag a longbeard every year since then. Until this year.

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April 20 at 4:01 pm
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6-year-old Elizabethtown huntress kills 21-pound gobbler

Madelyn Hall, a 6-year-old from Elizabethtown, killed her first turkey on opening day of the youth season. It was a big one, weighing 21 pounds and sporting a 10.5-inch beard.

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April 20 at 10:01 am
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N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries names new director

Dr. Braxton Davis, director of the N.C. Division of Coastal Management, was named on Tuesday to lead the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries.

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April 19 at 2:56 pm
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3 ways to make a Senko squirm

Bass pro Davy Hite of Ninety Six, S.C., makes no bones about the fact that his favorite lure is a Buckeye Mop Jig, but when it comes to springtime fishing for prespawn bass, he’s going to have one lure tied on for sure, and that’s a Senko.

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April 19 at 1:01 pm
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