• November 2008 - Volume 15, Number 11


    Come with Windsor Barrow for an unforgettable trout-trolling adventure.

    The morning broke cold and clear as Windsor Barrow and his fishing partner, Elton Harrison, left New Bern, heading for the Hoboken area and the backwater bays of Pamlico Sound.

    Hunters have become bullish about black bear hunting in northeastern N.C.

    The direction of the rifle shot’s muffled report was difficult to gauge. In the mountains, it’s a common expression to say a shot “rang” out, but gunfire echoes are absent because of the thick vegetation in North Carolina’s flatlands.

    Inshore fishing peaks around Charleston in the fall; it’s your best bet to take redfish and spotted seatrout on the fly.

    Moving about 20 feet out in front of the boat, the pod of six redfish slowly worked the skinny water for morsels of food, sustenance to help pull them through the pending winter months.

    An eastern Guilford trophy hunter is like B’rer Rabbit -- he’s happiest when he’s in the briar patch.

    Eastern Guilford County resident Bill Martin visited the March 2008 Dixie Deer Classic to enter one of his recent trophy white-tail heads in the event’s Big Buck Contest.

    Habitat improvement on several areas open to the public should bring back quality quail-hunting opportunities.

    Quail hunting has its roots in rural communities, dating back to a time when farmers could “walk-up” a quail or rabbit dinner along a hedgerow.

    Labor Day is trophy day for this Colleton County lady bowhunter.

    A holiday from work means one thing to Anita Aiken — a chance to hunt deer with her bow.

    Hunters need good strategies to increase their chances of bagging that trophy of a lifetime during the rut.

    When the rut kicks into high gear, hunters know its big buck time in North Carolina.

    The biggest bad boys of the mackerel kingdom swim in N.C. waters each November.

    While Anthony Ng has made his fishing reputation by catching a variety of bottomfish species, he also enjoys fishing for many other types of fish. From swordfish at 80 miles to shad at inland locations, he’s one of the top anglers at the central coast. It should come as no surprise that Ng also catches big kings.

    After the rut, deer hunters should focus on cutovers and clearcuts for more bucks.

    When the rut comes to a screeching stop, a lot of deer hunters make a bad choice —they stop hunting.

    McClellanville is the center of some great late-fall redfish action.

    For inshore fishermen, tides are the lifeblood of the sport.

    Anglers keep a sharp lookout for red drum in shallow waters each November.

    Having the eyesight of an eagle isn’t required to be a successful red drum fisherman, but it certainly helps.

    In fact it helps most of the time.

    This hunter took two Orangeburg County bucks with one shot, including a huge trophy.

    Even the sweltering days of August rarely deter Olan Dubois from climbing a treestand.

    Passing up two nice deer gave this Allendale man a shot at a real trophy buck.

    When John Rice killed a huge, 12-point non-typical buck on his family’s property near Allendale, it was the perfect example of what happens with good land, good wildlife management and good hunting come together.

    Lee Prickett of Beaufort killed this beauty on Sept. 20 in Orangeburg County with a bow.