Offshore Fishing

Changes may be coming in the snapper/grouper fishery

Dr. Michelle Duval of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, chair of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, anticipates a few changes to how the snapper/grouper fishery is managed after fishermen brought up some issues during the SAFMC’s Visioning Project last year.

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Redfish

Get the Navionics phone app

The world’s No. 1 boating app by Navionics is a favorite among not only fishermen, but boaters, divers, cruisers and sailors. The phone app allows you to have and use the same features on your phone as you would get from an expensive chart plotter. Go cruising, fishing and sailing with the same detailed charts and advanced features used on the best GPS plotters.

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Deer Hunting

Minimize exposure on ground level

Shooting a big buck incorporates a wide range of factors that must come together nearly flawlessly. Hunters climb high in trees in lock-on stands, two-piece climbers, ladder stands or in elevated towers to gain a height advantage on deer.

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Deer Hunting

Be safe with a system

Hunter Safety System, Inc. was born out of a love for hunting and a desire to keep safe all hunters who use tree stands. Even so, it took a near-death experience to provide the impetus for the creation of the HSS harness.

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Bass Fishing

Double-timing bass

Guide Jerry Kotal said that most of the time, Lake Russell bass will orient to a small, specific target on the bottom, and a school of fish is very concentrated in a small area, but that’s not always the case.

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Ducks

Duck-banding info essential to managing waterfowl

Since 1940, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has managed national fish and wildlife populations and their habitat to protect and promote the resources. As part of those efforts, USFWS manages migratory birds jointly with Canada and Mexico, and to make educated, informed decisions, hunter input and band data must be included. 

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Deer Hunting

Island delights

Rivers and streams along the coastal plain and in the larger watersheds of the Piedmont and Midlands areas will have high hills within the river corridors, and these hills don’t always flood when everything else in the area is inundated. 

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Deer Hunting

When is rut peak? It’s complicated

Conventional wisdom aside, when a dominant buck corrals an estrous doe, he quits chasing for several days. That’s why wall-hanger bucks may disappear during the peak of the rut, making a hunter’s best-laid plans often go awry. 

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