Deer of the Year

640-pound bear killed in Edgecombe County, N.C.

For Michael Taylor of Raleigh, N.C., a routine bear hunt on Dec. 17 in an Edgecombe County swamp thicket turned into a monumental experience when a 640-pound male black bear stepped out 15 feet from him along the trail without any dogs or any other hunters in sight. 

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Deer Hunting

Youth deer hunting day is Jan. 6

This special opportunity is available statewide on all private lands and select WMAs for youth who are ages 17 and younger. Youth hunters must be accompanied by a licensed adult 21 years of age or older. Only the youth may take or attempt to take deer on this day. Hunting license requirements are waived for youth on this day. However, the USE OF TAGS IS REQUIRED.

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Deer of the Year

Gastonia hunter downs 12-point, 159-inch buck

As Aaron Loftin of Gastonia, N.C. sat in his climbing stand 300 yards from his friend Mike May of Indian Trail, NC on the afternoon of Dec. 9, he had already made his mind up to let a big buck walk if it was headed in May’s direction — and he did just that. But when that buck made an about-face and trotted back to Loftin, he laid out the 159 ⅞-inch, Gaston County 12-point before it could flee.

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Deer of the Year

Oxford, NC hunter kills 159-inch, 10-point buck in Granville County

Through a chance meeting with a landowner, Michael Vargo of Oxford, NC gained hunting access to a piece of property that he had been eyeballing for a while. Although he had seen plenty of deer from the highway, he didn’t know it would hold the biggest buck he had ever taken — a 159-inch, Granville County 10-point that he harvested on Nov. 17.

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