Deer Hunting

Wilkes County hunter kills 151-inch buck

Terry Henderson knew he had a good spot to hunt when he got permission to use his pastor’s property in Wilkes County just 1/4-mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway a number of years ago. And after hunting a total of 22 years, he finally got Brutus, his first wall-hanger from that 40-acre tract of land on Dec. 9. 

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Deer Hunting

Yadkin County hunter kills 130-class buck, son kills 120-class 5 days later

Barry Bryant of Yadkin County grew up hunting quail and never was interested enough in deer hunting to set foot in a deer stand until about five years ago after he’d turned 50-years-old. That’s when his son Daniel, who had been hunting for around 5 years, decided to get his dad involved. Last month, Bryant killed the second deer of his life, and it was a deer he surely will never forget. 

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Inshore Fishing

Honors for that big fish

Anglers are among the most well-known stretchers of the truth in the land — or water, as the case may be. For some reason, everyone has had the biggest fish of their life break off right at the boat with no evidence to prove otherwise. By chance they did land the fish, it was “returned to the water to grow bigger and be caught another day.”

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Bass Fishing

Bass offseason = stripers

December is sort of like vacation time for me, because it’s the offseason for bass tournaments; I’m not traveling, and I don’t have to do boat and fishing shows until January.

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Deer Hunting

Guilford County hunter pegs 141-inch piebald buck

Big bucks are becoming more common every year for Tarheel hunters. Still, few true trophies arrive at the taxidermist painted white. For Scooter Pegg of Oak Ridge, a three-year saga after a piebald buck ended at 4:30 in the afternoon on December 22 with a 141-inch eleven pointer.  

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Bear

18-year-old Coats woman kills 645-pound bear in Washington County

The day after killing her first deer, 18-year-old Katlyn Williams of Coats went on her first bear hunt with her friend Joey Oliver. The two were hunting not far from Lake Phelps. Five minutes into the hunt, Williams killed a 645-pound black bear. It is one of the top 5 bears killed by female hunters in the state of North Carolina.

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Deer Hunting

Person County hunter kills trophy 158 5/8-inch, chocolate-racked buck

Killing a big buck is every deer hunter’s dream, but when you kill a trophy buck that has some kind of cool feature to it, that’s a bonus. Non-typical racks with long drop tines and unnaturally facing tines are cool, calico bucks are always a big hit, and a true albino buck would be even better. But sometimes, the unique feature is a little less noticeable than those. 

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Deer of the Year

Graham County hunter kills 120-class trophy

Some trophies are measured in more ways than shear size, and sometimes it’s the smaller trophies that are the most memorable. That’s definitely the case for Josh Hyde’s 120-class buck he killed at the end of November in Graham County.

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