Deer of the Year

Another Rockingham County brute goes down

Clay Hall of Stoneville, N.C. has been hunting deer in Rockingham County since the 1980s, and he’s killed plenty of quality deer. But he killed his biggest, a 13-point, 150-class buck, this past Saturday, Oct. 27, when a buck he’s watched on trail cameras for years finally showed up during shooting hours and offered him a good shot with his Thompson Center Omega .50 caliber blackpowder rifle.

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Deer of the Year

Two 14-point bucks go down to father-son duo

Father and son duo, Jerry and Carson Lee of Johnsonville, S.C., blasted two 150-inch bucks less than 12 hours apart in the wake of Hurricanes Florence and Michael. The Lees had been watching both 14-pointers for more than a year on their two hunting properties — one in Williamsburg County and the other in Florence County.

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Deer of the Year

Reidsville, N.C., teen drops 11-point albino buck

After three years as acquaintances, Alec Robertson of Reidsville, N.C., finally got to meet an old friend.

Robertson, an 18-year-old student at Rockingham Community College, had three years worth of trail-camera photos of a glorious white buck on some family property in his home county. He saw him for the first time this past Saturday around 6:15 and killed the big buck moments later on opening day of blackpowder season in Rockingham County.

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Lure Review

The new Matrix Monster

Chas Champagne and charter boat captain Ty Hibbs, both Louisianians, were having a ball this summer catching jack crevalle and the occasional large speckled trout off the coast of Florida.

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Bass Fishing

Two bass totaling 17.95 pounds wins SRS Ultimate Fishing Challenge

If you ever get an invitation to fish Par Pond, don’t miss it.

Par Pond, an approximately 2700-acre body of water located at South Carolina’s Savannah River Site, is managed by the Dept. of Energy. While not open to the public, it is open to fishing a few times each year for special occasions, including a recent fishing tournament for a small number of first responders and those who work in law enforcement.

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Deer of the Year

Lawsonville bowhunter arrows late-season velvet buck

When Codey Cromer of Lawsonville, NC saw a tall-racked, full velvet buck on his Stokes County hunting lease on the morning of Oct. 21, he knew it was a special deer. So he wasted no time drawing back on his Buckmaster BTR bow and firing straight through the buck’s vitals from 20 yards away.

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Featured

Top five tips to kill more squirrels

It’s squirrel hunting season in both Carolinas, and pursuing these critters can be a nice change of pace from either fishing or sitting in a deer stand waiting for something to happen. With plenty of squirrels around, hunters can increase their chances of success with a these five tips.

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