The Bottom of Things

Don’t bother trying to convince Capt. Robert Freeman, owner of the Sunrise II, an offshore bottom-fishing boat based at Atlantic Beach, that groupers and snappers are in trouble. […]


It’s still a long, strange trip

If I had a nickel for every inconsistency in public policies and strange decisions by seemingly educated people, I could retire, buy a hurricane-proof ocean-front home, and perhaps convince the wife to quit buying scratch-off lottery tickets. […]


Live Rock Cafe

When July’s heat and humidity drop across the Carolinas like a wool blanket, anglers don’t have to go far off “the hill” to find good big-game fishing. […]


Will the Navy roll over N.C.?

The concept of “eminent domain” has been in the news a lot the last two years. Eminent domain basically is a legal concept that allows government to take property — if it “needs” the land. […]


NO-OLF rally May 16 at State Capitol lawn

NO-OLF supporters and officials from Beaufort and Washington counties will hold a rally May 16 at the N.C. State Capitol Building’s south lawn in Raleigh. The rally will feature speeches by Congressman G.K. Butterfield, state dignitaries and rally organizers. […]


2006 Saltwater Forecast

Numbers of North Carolina saltwater gamefish important to most anglers continued to improve or hold their own last year, according to the stock status reports of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries. […]

Featured Story

Early turkey-season proposal rejected

North Carolina Sportsman Magazine has learned a proposal by a Wildlife Resources commissioner to have a special split-season, early-opening date for 2007 spring wild turkey hunting at six counties in his southeastern district has been rejected by the N.C. Legislative Rules Review Committee — before it met.