North Carolina’s 2019 Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament was held last weekend. Gray Stone Day School took top honors in the Senior Division. Piedmont Middle School finished first in the Junior Division. […]
The Orangeburg County Coon Hunters Association is holding a youth coon hunt this weekend, Jan. 12, in Bowman, S.C. This is a qualifying event for the youth state championship which will be held March 2 at the SCDNR’s Webb Wildlife Center in Hampton County. […]
South Carolina’s youth day gave young deer hunters the opportunity to hit the woods a few days before the official season kicked in on Aug.15 — and 12-year-old Nate Humphrey of Hanahan, SC took full advantage. On Aug. 11, seated beside his dad Michael, the youth hunter pulled the trigger on a full-velvet 8-point in Orangeburg County, SC that weighed in at 176 pounds.
When Sailor Reardon began hunting with her dad John three years ago, she chose a crossbow as her weapon of choice. It’s paid off for her with multiple species, including two gobblers she killed with a single shot from her 10-point Lady Shadow Ultra crossbow on March 24. The 13-year-old from Murrells Inlet was hunting with her dad when she downed the two birds.
Youth hunter Matt New killed his first turkey during the 2017 opening day of Youth Season with a bow, and he and his dad set out to make it two years in a row on April 7 of this year during a hunt in Northampton County. The weather forecast for that Saturday called for rain, but after a promising day of scouting on Friday, the two hunters decided to give it a chance anyway. It paid off.
Eric Knowles of Reidsville, N.C. is one happy daddy after the opening weekend of North Carolina’s black powder central deer season. On opening morning, just thirty minutes after light, his oldest son, 11-year-old Jonah Knowles shot a monster 150-inch, 11-pointer at 20 yards from his stand. Jonah’s younger brother, 8-year-old Isaiah Knowles shot his first buck, a nice seven-pointer, the next day.
For Tony Atkins, North Carolina’s youth day always comes with excitement and anticipation because it gives his grandson, Landon Long, a chance to take a good buck before anyone else on his Guilford County property. And this year was one for the books. At 7:15 p.m., 10-year-old Landon pulled the trigger on his grandfather’s Remington .300 Win Mag and dropped a buck of a lifetime.