Deer of the Year

Oak Ridge hunter arrows massive Guilford County 9-point buck

On Sunday afternoon, Sept. 23, Tory Pegg of Oak Ridge, North Carolina ended the day in a big way, when a massive Guilford County 9-pointer with 11-inch tines and a 22 1/8-inch spread stepped broadside at 15 yards from his tree stand. Pegg’s arrow took down the once-in-a-lifetime buck on his hunting property two weeks into the 2018 hunting season. But, Sunday afternoon wasn’t the first time Pegg had encountered this beauty. 


Deer Hunting

Youth crossbow hunter tags out 10 days into season

While most 6-year-olds stay pretty busy just being kids, Carter Lee Phillips of Pittsboro is adding a healthy dose of the outdoors to his youth. Fostered by a long lineage of hunters including his father, Jonathan Phillips, Carter was able to put an arrow through not one, but two respectable bucks a mere 10 days into this season — the largest being a Chatham County 10-point that taped out at 119 ⅜ inches on Sept. 18.



Boating suspended on a portion of the Waccamaw River

In order to combat a potential threat posed by boat traffic to flood berms protecting coal ash ponds adjacent to the Waccamaw River near Conway, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Director Alvin Taylor today signed an emergency regulation establishing a “Vessel Exclusionary Zone” on the waters of the Waccamaw River in the vicinity of the Santee-Cooper Generating Station in Conway.