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    Stews are hearty meals that take the edge off the chill after a February day afield or in the boat. Using venison and blackening seasonings make for a great time at the table.

    Blackened venison stew

    A nice, warm stew is the perfect end to a February day
    February 08 at 9:00am
    Coyotes of both genders will respond to calls as the breeding season approaches.

    Hunt the Carolina coyote rut

    Breeding predators present great opportunities
    February 05 at 9:00am
    Steve Porter, who created the Super Sally, holds a hawg he caught with one recently on Florida’s Lake Okeechobee.

    The Super Sally

    One of bass fishing’s best kept secrets
    January 29 at 9:00am
    Shorter, wider bow limbs are more rigid than wider, narrow limbs, and they distribute stress better to produce a more-consistent, stable shooting platform.

    A crossbow that fills all the bills

    Mission’s sub-1 is latest in crossbow design from an industry leader
    January 22 at 9:00am
    Three of the more popular spinners for trout are: (left to right) Mepps Aglia, Panther Martin and Ward’s Rooster Tail. Other effective spinning lures are Blue Fox, Thomas, Acme and Joe’s Flies.

    Spinning fishing: A happy medium

    Take a spinning outfit and a few lures with flashing blades to the stream and you’re set to go
    January 19 at 9:00am
    Guide Bob Winters doesn’t need all the latest gadgets to catch plenty of Lake Moultrie catfish like this nice blue.

    Old school isn’t bad to study on

    High-Tech isn’t always necessary for fishing
    January 16 at 8:00am
    The author shows off a 25-pound Lake Hartwell striper, his best-ever from a kayak, on a cold, January day.

    Stripers are a great target for paddlers

    Cold weather doesn’t stop these popular gamefish
    January 14 at 9:00am
    Cube steak is an excellent and easy way to fix venison. It’s a hearty, heart-warming meal for a cold January evening.

    Venison cube steak

    A childhood favorite is still a great, warming dish
    January 08 at 9:00am
    Take a handful of soil samples from each of your food plots for examination by county agriculture extension agents to get a grip on fertilizer requirements for future plantings.

    Maintain green fields for deer

    Winter food source needed; sheds are bonus
    January 05 at 9:00am
    Guide Rod Thomas was fishing for bull redfish but had two lighter rods rigged; they came in handy when a school of false albacore exploded within casting range.

    Widen the net

    For your best fishing year ever, be open to new areas, opportunities
    January 03 at 9:00am
    A Mop Jig is a big-fish bait, whether you’re fishing it in spring, summer or fall. Carry 1/4-, 3/8- and 1/2-ounce sizes in your tackle box to have all situations covered.

    5 bass baits you really need

    You can fill your boat with baits you’ll never use, or get these baits and catch fish
    January 01 at 7:00am
    The ZT Hyper Cams allow let-offs of 80- to 85-percent on Hoyt’s newest bows.

    Hoyt takes a big step

    Two totally redesigned bows head ‘18 lineup
    December 22, 2017 at 9:00am
    Greenland and Panthertown creeks and the headwaters of the Tuckasegee River hold a lot of awfully big wild brook trout.

    Panthertown Valley is special for wild trout

    Valley in NC mountains offers wild brook trout
    December 19, 2017 at 9:00am
    Stripers  will still provide plenty of action this month on live bait and artificials, especially at the surface.

    Cool weather=hot fishing

    Don’t put your tackle away in December
    December 16, 2017 at 9:00am
    Any of these gifts will make the kayaker in your family very happy.

    A kayaker’s wish list

    Get your Christmas-present buyers in the know
    December 14, 2017 at 9:00am