Use the options below to zoom in to a specific location. Click on the features in the map for additional information. Select a Game Land. Show Only with Dove. Watts discovered squirrel hunting on the Hyco Game Lands by coincidence. He was participating in a winter turkey hunt there and saw squirrels everywhere. Looking for some info on these game lands. Bird numbers, good areas, areas to avoid etc Ill be doing some field work for my company in that.

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I would be ready with the shotgun, and the number of times a squirrel would be hiding in the vines, waiting for us to pass by, was amazing. Hunters should also check into permit hunts at Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge, which produces some nice bucks.

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At Caswell County’s 17,acre R. He finds and shakes vines that climb into trees; honeysuckle, Virginia creeper and grapevines are the best because they snag and hold many leaves from deciduous trees.

Some hyc continue asking the N. Photo via North American Whitetail.

Counties that made the top 10 in terms of abpsm included: A better way of gauging hunter success than total buck harvest within a county, agme, is “antlered buck harvest per square mile of huntable habitat” abpsm.

Uwharrie Game Land is comprised of many tracts totaling 50, acres in Davidson, Montgomery and Randolph counties.

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Watts has an interesting way of hunting squirrels during the day. He said there is a lot of deer-hunting pressure at both Hyco and Mayo game lands, but a small-game hycp may never see another squirrel hunter. Bobby Davidson with an Inch North Carolina hoss. During the season, Wake, Franklin and Moore counties made the top 10 but were replaced in by Anson, Craven and Edgecombe.

Hyvo hunters must apply for gun hunt permits during the summer, the refuge hosts a December archery hunt. In District 9, Polk and Madison led the abpsm harvest. Whether that will help in recruiting and retaining hunters remains to be seen. Because it seems unlikely that 19 deer were killed on only 30 acres, it is likely that some hunters reported tht they gzme hunting “Chowan Game Land” when in fact they were hunting the similarly named — but much larger — Chowan Swamp Game Land.


Army Post has an intensive deer management and deer-hunting program.

The best hunting is probably around the After Bay. One such suggestion is an “earn-a-buck” rule that would require taking an antlerless deer before harvesting an antlered buck. In District 8, Gaston and Lincoln counties led the abpsm category. The 14,acre Green River Game Land produced 69 23 fewer deer, including 45 three fewer antlered bucks. Fishing News Hunting News. This ratio is similar to previous seasons; was the last time that more than half the deer hunters decided to shoot were bucks.

North Carolina Mike Marsh – October 21, Hunters should pay attention to the counties because there was a lot of jockeying for position. Switching out heavy turkey loads for light charges of No. Hunters reported harvesting 30 deer 9 more at Suggs Millpond including 15 11 more antlered bucks.

When the water level is high, boats offer better access opportunities than walking the lake shoreline. Hunters harvested 58 more deer from Nantahala, including 87 more bucks. Hunters with access to good public squirrel woods often kept their hunting territories a tight-lipped secret and posted any property under their control against trespass. Order your subscription to Carolina Sportsman Magazine and Save!

The vines and tree trunks always seem to be between you and the squirrel. For hunting at Suggs Mill Pond, deer hunters must buy an over-the-counter permit for hunting with primitive weapons or apply for a lottery permit for modern firearms hunts. Last season the top 10 counties in total antlered buck harvest were: In District 7, Alleghany and Forsyth counties topped the abpsm harvest.

The Yadkin River and rolling hills near Belews Lake have ample undeveloped timberlands that produce excellent hunting for antlered bucks.

Three ingredients — river floodplains, farmland and extensive forestland — create the top hunting opportunities in most of the state’s best antlered-buck hunting counties. This method of presenting harvest data provides a more accurate picture of how good the hunting is in smaller counties when comparing them to large counties that may have higher harvests simply hco they have more acreage. But when Watts hunts squirrels intentionally, he takes along two long guns. There are lots of mixed hardwoods and pines, but there are also plenty of oak-hickory ridges, which are even are better for squirrels.

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Shooting a squirrel running through the vines and limbs with a. The top two counties in each district for abpsm included: Hunters must attend Fort Bragg’s mandatory hunter orientation and obtain the post’s special hunting license. Hunters can launch boats at the impromptu ramp and park out of the way, but it is not a maintained access. Hunters took deer 56 fewer than in including 78 bucks 21 fewer on the upper unit and 50 more including bucks 26 more on the lower unit.

Please contact our WebMaster if you experience problems with the website. Lanv Sportsman is the complete hunting and fishing magazine for Carolina. However, it has a high density of hunters.

The total harvest decreased Everything along Bowes Branch has some good squirrel habitat, and you can get to the branch along State Road Some traditional counties were replaced by other lesser-known kand producers. These two counties have high hunting pressure, resulting in high antlered buck harvests considering their relatively small areas of nyco habitat.

Some are home to squirrel nests that are readily apparent, but others simply hide squirrels as temporary shelter when they spot approaching hunters.

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