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September / October 2017

 

Deer Dining Guide

written by Bruce Ingram
Understanding what whitetails like to eat can lead to hunting success in the fall.

 

Going Green

written by Jeff Beane | photographed by Todd Pusser
Uncovering the hidden world of mysterious and rare green salamanders.

 

Where Doves Fly

written by Mike Zlotnicki | photographed by Melissa McGaw
Over 1,200 acres of planted dove fields can be found on 24 game lands across North Carolina—from the Mountains to the Coast.

 

Stitching Trail (PDF)

written by John Manuel
The second installment in a three-part series about the Mountains-to-Sea Trail focuses on the Piedmont Region, which unlike its Mountain neighbor, is still taking shape.

 

A Very Berry Fall

written by Bruce Ingram | photographed by Melissa McGaw
Hunters, birders and wildlife watchers should know about these North Carolina fruits.

 

Pocket Water Trout

written by Gerald Almy | photographed by Thomas Harvey
Pools and runs may look appealing, but fishing pocket water in mountain streams will yield the most trout.

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Stitching Trail (PDF)

written by John Manuel
The second installment in a three-part series about the Mountains-to-Sea Trail focuses on the Piedmont Region, which unlike its Mountain neighbor, is still taking shape.

Video

Wild & Tasty

Whether you’re at the beach or at home, this recipe is the perfect conclusion to a hot summer’s day.

Coming in the Next Issue

 

Do-it-all Dogs

We take you through the ups and downs of a utility test with the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association.

 

The Straight Poop on Scat

The Commission’s No. 1 authorities on No. 2 explain how identifying scat can enhance your outdoors experience. You’ll look at poop in a different light after this story.

 

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Meet Bald Pete, a decoy made of dock foam that started as a dare but has been used in all 50 states and parts of Canada by hunters who frequented an internet waterfowl message board.

 

2017 Fall Outdoor Guide

Table of Contents for 2017 Fall Outdoor Guide

 

Editor's Note

 

An Upland Alternative

written by Mike Zlotnicki | photographed by Melissa McGaw
Hunting preserves vary in amenities and options but share a similar quality: a place to pursue gamebirds.

 

Index to Game Lands

 

North Carolina Hunting Seasons

 

Secrets of the Sandhills (PDF)

written and photographed by Brady Beck
Follow along as longtime biologist Brady Beck leads a special tour of Sandhills Game Land.

 

Regulations for Warmwater Game Fish

 

Regulations for Mountain Trout

 

Bear Season Map

 

Deer Season Maps

 

North Carolina Goose Zones

 

Hunting Regulations and Information

 

A Return to Squirrels

written by Walter “Deet” James | photographed by Melissa McGaw
Once a staple of every young hunter, squirrel hunting has largely been replaced by a pursuit of big game. The time has come for a change.

 

Big Game Harvest Reports for 2016–17

 

The Upland Gazette

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