Deer of the Year

First-time hunter kills 7-point buck, 10-point buck

Richard Windon of Creedmoor, N.C. doesn’t mind other hunters calling him “green,” since he has little experience pursuing wild game, but plenty of other hunters are likely green with envy after Windon’s first hunt produced two fine bucks, including a big 10-point with a wide and bulky rack.

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Bear

Hunter ambushes 633-pound black bear in Eastern N.C.

Michael Carawan of Garner, N.C. almost didn’t hunt the biggest bear he’d ever seen on his trail cameras. He thought it would take a helicopter to retrieve the 633-pound monster black bear from a Pamlico County swamp. Then he came up with a different strategy, and killed the bear on Nov. 25.

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Bass Fishing

Delta Lures’ buzzbaits

“Hey, can I borrow one of those?”

Accomplished Helena, Ark. bass angler Derward Mauldin has heard that question many times before in his boat when he’s fishing with a Delta Lures buzzbait during tournament action in Arkansas, Mississippi or Louisiana. It’s perhaps the ultimate compliment, or endorsement if you will, for any artificial lure manufacturer who puts a product on the market.

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Featured

Red snapper season reopening for three days in December

The recreational harvest of red snapper in South Atlantic federal waters will reopen for three days in December 2017. Recreational harvest will reopen 12:01 a.m. (local time) on December 8, 2017, and close 12:01 a.m. (local time) on December 11, 2017. During the three-day reopening, the recreational bag limit for red snapper is one fish per person per day with no minimum size limit.   

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Deer of the Year

N.C. hunter kills antelope-like 4-point buck on public land

Neal Collie of Nashville, N.C. knows that antelope don’t live in the Carolinas, but after he killed a 4-point buck with a unique rack during a trip to the Upper Roanoke River Game Lands, he was almost convinced otherwise. The “Antelope Buck” he killed while on a guy’s getaway looked strikingly similar to the popular western game animal.

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