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  • Greg Abee of Greenville, S.C., a disc jockey on 93.3 The Planet known as Diesel, caught this nice largemouth bass while fishing in a farm pond near Mauldin on Labor Day.

    Yesterday at 9:27am

    Bruce Sellars caught this nice, 4-pound, 10-ounce bass, fishing on Strom Thurmond Lake with the Bear Creek Fishing Club.

    Yesterday at 9:13am

    Ethan Pawelczyk, 7, caught this 33-inch, 13-pound striped bass on Kerr Lake on Sept. 11, 2016. He caught the fish on a pencil popper first thing int he morning when a school was breaking in a cove near Kerr Dam, chasing shad to the surface.

    Yesterday at 9:09am

    Steven Redmond killed his biggest buck every on the evening of opening day, Sept. 9, in Stokes County, N.C. The deer was a big 7-pointer that weighed 204 pounds. He was proud to share it with his few best friends -- his father and son.

    Yesterday at 9:06am

    Cameron Diesfield, 12, from Sanford, N.C., killed his first buck with a crossbow on Sept. 12 in Chatham County. It was a 5-pointer in full velvet.

    September 20 at 2:32pm

    Scottie Townsend, a longtime carrier of Carolina Sportsman, killed this 8-point, 180-pound buck in full velvet on Sept. 16 near Hickory, N.C. He used a crossbow.

    September 20 at 2:30pm

    Josh Tackett of Weaverville, N.C., caught this nice 4-pound spotted bass on South Carolina's Lake Jocassee on Sept. 3.

    September 20 at 2:26pm

    Jeff Page and John Tyson caught this double limit of flounder on Labor Day weekend in Murrells Inlet, S.C.

    September 20 at 2:20pm

    Tamara Paige went flounder fishing for the first time this month, and she scored big in Murrells Inlet, S.C., with a 19-inch, 2.8-pound fish and a 25-inch, 5.8-pound fish.

    September 20 at 2:18pm

    While fishing at Bear Lake Wilderness Camp, Ontario, Canada, Jerry Ireland, 69, of Hamptonville, N.C., caught this 18 3/4-inch smallmouth bass.

    August 24 at 12:02pm

    Chase Schaap, 13, from Holly Springs, N.C., caught this 19 1/2-inch speckled trout this summer at Oak Island, N.C.

    August 24 at 11:54am

    Michael Alan Gerard caught this 27-inch striped bass on a piece of cut crab in Blounts Creek, N.C., on Aug. 5, 2017.

    August 24 at 11:40am

    Brayson Pearson landed this 9-pound bass this summer in Nash County, N.C.

    August 24 at 11:31am

    Bobby Warren of Murfreesboro, N.C., caught this 45-inch redfish on Aug. 6, 2017, out of the Neuse River near Oriental, N.C.

    August 24 at 11:27am

    Gavin Hammonds, 10, killed this 10-point, 143-inch buck last Nov. 5 in Richmond County, N.C. It was his first buck with a rifle.

    August 24 at 11:23am

    Sarah Van Duyn shows off her first two fish, a couple of crappie caught in July 2017 from the Perquimans River hear Hertford, N.C.

    August 24 at 11:17am

    John Batts caught this unusual tripletail on a June 29 trip around Swanquarter. Batts and Mike Jones were fishing for flounder and trout when the tripletail, which weighed 7 pounds, hit a Gulp shrimp.

    July 24 at 10:28am

    Uriah Johnson, 7, of Ocracoke, N.C., caught his first ever red drum while fishing off the beach on Ocracoke with his cousin, Joe Powell.

    July 24 at 10:18am

    Kenny Browndorf of Raleigh, N.C. caught this nice red drum in the surf at Pourtsmouth Inlet this past March.

    July 24 at 10:13am

    Seth Morgan shot this pintail drake on February 11, 2017 in Nash County on North Carolina's youth waterfowl day.  He shot it with his .410 shotgun as it was cupped over the decoys. It was the first duck of this 8-year-old hunter's career. This is his first duck.

    July 24 at 9:53am
    A comment titled: Re: First Gobbler in response to a report titled: First Gobbler

    great job, man.

    April 27 at 1:48pm
    A comment titled: Re: Opening day Chatham buck in response to a report titled: Opening day Chatham buck

    Congratulations man. Looks like a real nice one. Proves once again that being patient is always good for a hunter.

    September 15, 2015 at 12:36pm
    A comment titled: Re: Dove hunts SE NC in response to a report titled: Dove hunts SE NC

    N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will have quite a few dove fields planted for the public. Go to for details. We are profiling hunts on the Suggs Mill Pond Game Lands in the September issue of the magazine, which will be on newsstands in about 2 1/2 weeks. Suggs Mill Pond dove hunts are permit only the first two weeks, but they're open to the public the last two weeks of September. Plenty of other dove fields plannted by the state are available.

    August 01, 2015 at 6:51pm
    A comment titled: Holden Beach surf fishing in response to a report titled: Red Fish Holden Beach

    I would advise you to go by The Rod & Reel Shop in Supply, just across the causeway, and get advice from Hunter McCray.

    We are about to get into the best surf-fishing of the year, when the water temperature cools off enough that reds and trout and flounder start piling out of the inlets and set up shop in the surf for several weeks. For reds, you're going to want to use a fish-finder rig and the freshest cut bait you can find.

    October 01, 2014 at 2:27pm
    A comment titled: dove season in response to a report titled: dove season

    Pretty sure it opens on Labor Day, which is Monday, Sept. 2.

    July 03, 2013 at 1:24pm
    A comment titled: A bit overblown in response to a report titled: Harvest Report

    Across the Southeast, EHD outbreaks occur about every four or five years, like clockwork, and it's not drought conditions that bring it on; just the opposite. It is much more likely to develop in hot, wet summers, which help reproduction of the tiny midges that spread the disease.

    These horrible outbreaks like this fall's in the northwestern corner of the state are generally limited to more local areas -- not statewide. Typically, an ehd outbreak that's widespread across North Carolina will take about 15 percent of the herd. This outbreak, a particular virulent strain of the disease, has been estimated to take 50-70 percent of the deer in the locally affected areas. It's the worst outbreak in 20 years and is not likely to happen again for another 20.

    Generally, deer who are not affected in the exposed areas develop a resistance to the disease that is passed on to their next set of fawns, so you generally don't get an ehd outbreak in an area more than every 4-5 years, even if the disease is present, because the deer are basically innoculated against it.

    There's no reason to suspect that deer in other parts of North Carolina are likely to experience a similar outbreak anytime in the future, so there's no need to discuss full-scale management changes. The NC herd has survived ehd outbreaks before, and the NW herd should rebound in 4-5 years of normal reproduction.

    Back in the dark ages, before does were legal, it was estimated that a herd could double its size in 3 years, because only 10-12 percent of the herd would be taken by legal hunting and 15 percent would die of natural mortality. If hunters voluntarily pass up does in NWNC this year, that will speed the recovery a bit, just like closing down the fishery on speckled trout two years ago after the massive cold-stun kills has helped that fishery recover, apparently ahead of schedule.

    In order to thin out a herd that's overpopulating an area, you need to take out better than 30 percent of the herd annually. So a 50-50 buck/doe harvest of 30 percent of the herd will stabilize the herd's size, and a larger harvest tilted toward does will reduce the size of the herd. If you're in an area with herd density of 25 deer per square mile, you need to take a dozen out a year per square mile.

    December 05, 2012 at 1:26pm
    A comment titled: how much land in response to a report titled: How much land?

    I'm with Teach. I've always thought two people could comfortably hunt about 80 acres. If you can pick up a piece that size and have someone manage for you a few years until you get there, I think you'll be fine. Just make sure the posted signs are out.

    January 16, 2012 at 10:42pm
    A comment titled: what lure is this in response to a report titled: This Infamous Lure....

    Looks like a Top Dawg to me, boss.

    January 25, 2011 at 3:03pm
    A comment titled: Capt. Rick Hiott in response to a report titled: Pictures from this past season here in Charleston,SC

    Great to hear from you Capt. Rick. Did you work on 'em this year on the Grillage?

    January 04, 2011 at 8:45am
    A comment titled: Piebalds in Randolph County in response to a report titled: Piebalds in Randolph County

    The characteristics that piebalds show are recessive genetic traits, but they'll continue to show up in a local deer herd every year or two. When tagging and checking deer in was required, certain check stations would see a piebald or two every year.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:09am
    A comment titled: Requesting Information in response to a report titled: Requesting information

    I'm going to take a stab at this one. There's a very good chance you heard a turkey. Nothing sounds like a person walking through the woods any more than does a turkey, especially a gobbler. The footfalls sound exactly like a man's and the stop-and-start nature of what you describe fits in, as does it running off. I've been amazed at how loud a big gobbler sounds as he's running away from me in April.

    September 23, 2010 at 10:07am
    A comment titled: Dead Deer Found by Pond in response to a report titled: Dead Deer Found By Pond

    If the deer had actually been in the pond, I would have a real good guess: ehd... epizootic hemmorhagic disease, also known as blue tongue. It's been a couple of years since we had an outbreak. It's carried by midges, and it's more apt to show up in the fall when we have a warm, wet summer. The deer gets infected and runs a fever, so many of them go to water to cool off and die there. Finding a dead deer in the water is usually ehd. But haven't heard of any other cases, although September/October is usually when it shows up. Once it cools off, the insects die and quit carrying the disease.

    September 15, 2010 at 10:41am
    A comment titled: Check this guy out in response to a report titled: Check this guy out

    Genetics don't have anything to do with that buck's horns if he's injured. Injury to right side of body has showed up the next year on left antler. Good chance he'll have non-typical rack the rest of his days. I'd take him given the chance, but he could get bigger and throw off an even stranger rack next year.

    September 08, 2010 at 3:30pm
    A comment titled: North Carolina in response to a report titled: North Carolina

    That's 150 inches of antler, easy. South Carolina will have a story in the next day or two of a 156-inch buck killed Labor Day.

    September 08, 2010 at 3:28pm
    A comment titled: long brow tines in response to a report titled: Long brow tines

    that's a lot of inches of anther. If he gained 10 percent over the summer, he's closing in on something outrageous

    September 01, 2010 at 9:50am
    A comment titled: mahi dolphin in response to a report titled: mahi dolphin

    catch anything else?

    September 01, 2010 at 9:48am
    A comment titled: edisto river flatheads in response to a report titled: edisto river flatheads

    What was the live bait: bream, crappie, shad or goldfish?

    August 25, 2010 at 11:35am
    A comment titled: did someone say snakes? in response to a report titled: did someone say snakes?

    Timber rattler... looks like about a 3-footer. One of the drawbacks to August deer hunting.

    August 25, 2010 at 11:34am
    A comment titled: DATA/QDMA in response to a report titled: Data/QDMA

    A perfect example of what happens when you let a buck walk.

    August 18, 2010 at 12:37pm
    A comment titled: Close Up in response to a report titled: Close Up

    Holy smokes! What a stud!

    August 16, 2010 at 8:52pm
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