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July / August 2017


The Eagle Has Landed

written by Josh Levanthal
Bald eagles are alive and well again in North Carolina thanks to one of the great conservation success stories.


A Bushel Full of Fun (PDF)

written by Mike Zlotnicki | photographed by Melissa McGaw
Clamming is the perfect activity during the lazy days of summer.


Wild & Tasty

recipe by Chad McIntyre | photographed by Melissa McGaw
Going clamming is only half the fun. Cooking (and eating) what you catch is important, too. Chef Chad McIntyre offers up a recipe for chorizo and beer braised clams.


Hungry Vessels

written by Jeff Beane | photographed by Todd Pusser
Those who get to know North Carolina’s pitcher plants may find themselves, like the insects these carnivorous plants catch, trapped by their beauty and intrigue.


Slinging Flies for Blackwater Panfish

written by Keith Hendrickson
North Carolina’s coastal creeks offer a peaceful, successful setting for small-boat anglers.


Wildfire & Wildlife

Written by Dr. Ed Brotak
Both destructive and restorative, fire plays an important role in North Carolina ecology.

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A Bushel Full of Fun (PDF)

written by Mike Zlotnicki | photographed by Melissa McGaw
Clamming is the perfect activity during the lazy days of summer.



Wild & Tasty

Empty your freezer and fill up your hungry family all at once with our easy-to-prepare venison chili mac recipe.

Coming in the Next Issue


Deer Dining Guide

Understanding the plants that deer like to eat can lead to greater success during hunting season.


Follow the Trail

The second installment in a three-part series on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail leads us into the Piedmont, including a stop in Elkin, a town that has embraced the trail as part of its identity.


Where Doves Fly

From Sandy Mush to Butner Falls to Holly Shelter, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission allows hunters to take their pick from a plethora of public dove fields.


2017 Spring Outdoor Guide

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Editor’s Note


Where the Bass Are

written by Mike Marsh
Seven years after opening, Randleman Lake fills the bill as a bass fishing destination. Do even better days lie ahead?


Regulations for Mountain Trout


North Carolina Angler Recognition Program


North Carolina Freshwater Fishing Records


Identification Chart


Regulations for Warmwater Game Fish


Blazing a Trail for a New Fishing Experience (PDF)

written by Mike Zlotnicki | photographed by Thomas Harvey
The Oak Hollow Fishing Trail is the first of its kind in North Carolina. Hopefully, it won’t be the last.


Catch-and-Release Basics


Coastal Boating Guide


Mountain Region Boating Access Areas


Earning Their Stripes

written by Jack Horan | photographed by Melissa McGaw
Bodie bass have replaced striped bass, plagued by summer die-offs, as Lake Norman’s newest game fish.


2016 Reported Spring Turkey Harvest


The Upland Gazette

2016 Fall Outdoor Guide

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Gone to the Dogs

written by Mike Zlotnicki | photographed by Thomas Harvey
Wade Meacham shares his secrets to success after decades of training gun dogs and pets.


Deer Hunting for a Cause

written by C.C. King | photographed by Melissa McGaw
Backyard Bow Pro helps feed those in need by building a partnership between hunters and landowners.


First Hunt (PDF)

written and photographed by Andrea Danchi
A passion to learn leads this novice from the classroom to a box blind.


The Upland Gazette (PDF)

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