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Prime Piedmont tactics

Tommy Kirby of Willow Oaks Plantation in Rockingham County is on the same page with his boss, Arthur Dick, when it comes to cutting down on the amount of calling a turkey hunter does and paying more attention to location. […]

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All Terrain, All Turkeys

The morning hunt had been perplexing. By 8:45, only two toms had sounded off a total of four times on Arthur Dick’s 1,800-acre Willow Oaks Plantation in Rockingham County outside of Eden.

“We have so many gobblers and hens here,” Dick said, “that sometimes it’s just better to set up 10 yards off an access road, commit to sitting still for an hour or two, and make a couple of clucks.” […]

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Start-up Squirrels

Mark Ingram, then 8 years old, lightly tapped on the squirrel call while Harold Knight intently studied the tops of several hickory trees 20 yards away.

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Bass Fishing

Think Small(mouth)

Last July, when West Jefferson’s Ben Lucas and I glimpsed the deep-water ledge 50 yards downstream from us on the South Fork of the New River, we knew exactly how to double-team it. […]

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Boss Border Birds

From hunting in Alleghany County a number of times, I had a fairly good idea where the gobbler might be in the pasture that lay level with the ridge above me. Nearing the mountaintop, I pulled out a crow call and sent forth several coarse caws. […]

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Try a Bow for Does

Although North Carolina doesn’t keep statistics regarding the percentage of bow hunters who kill a deer during its hunting seasons, the success rate likely is similar to that of nearby states. […]

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Start-up Squirrels

Mark Ingram, then 8 years old, lightly tapped on the squirrel call while Harold Knight intently studied the tops of several hickory trees 20 yards away.

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