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April 10 Varsity Baseball Princeton at Southern Wayne, 5 p.m.   Varsity Softball Princeton at South Johnston, 6 p.m. Smithfield-Selma vs Wilson Prep, 4:30 p.m. Corinth … more
There have been lots of stories about animal encounters recently. In one that gained national coverage, Travis Kauffman went mano a mano, or actually mano a pata (hand to paw) against an attacking … more
I have conveyed in this column many times in the past, the importance of wildlife biologists to proper hunting seasons, locations and quotas. Many factors are taken into account, such as the number … more
Big changes are coming next season for the avid waterfowl hunters. However, we don’t know quite what those changes are just yet. Or do we? I have often stated that duck hunting is one of the … more
When my oldest son was in school, his science teacher explained to the class that the Milky Way is the galaxy we live in. One student asked how the Milky Way got its name, and Turner spoke up saying … more
Area Calendar Wednesday, March 20 Varsity Baseball Princeton at James Kenan, 5 p.m. Smithfield-Selma vs Eastern Wayne, 5 p.m. Varsity Softball Princeton at James Kenan, 6 … more
The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is roughly 70 miles of coastline area amongst several barrier islands in North Carolina. Congress authorized it in 1937 as a first of its kind, and later in 1940, … more
I am used to seeing stories on how either hunters or humans are to blame for everything from animal extinction to climate change that makes land or water inhabitable for creatures that have survived … more
Hurricane Florence was expected to bring rain, wind, and even heavy-duty cleanup after she left. It is what hurricanes do.  What we didn’t expect was for Hurricane Florence to bring … more
I don’t know if I could handle big cities for more than a few days. The concrete jungle just wears me down. I know, a lot of people would disagree and think large cities are great. They like … more
Being an outdoorsman (or person as we are persuaded to say now) is often based on simple survival skills. Hunting? It is what was needed for food and defense. Fishing? Yet again, it was what was … more
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have been known to push the limits as an activist group in the past. Advertising campaigns featuring young actresses and models in the nude in protest … more
I have defended, or at least argued, a case for more information many times when the public becomes outraged at a hunter or angler. Many times, it is due to the angle of the story where certain … more
There is some good news regarding our deer and elk herds in North Carolina. In 1999, the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission began testing for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) amongst our … more
I’m sorry. I know what I will be writing about for a good part of the coming year, and it may get old. Therefore, I must apologize in advance. You see, my oldest son came into the room last … more
This time of year used to bring a new kind of adrenaline rush for me. The last couple of years, things changed a bit due to work and health, leaving other things on my mind. This year however, a new … more
A friend’s New Year’s resolutions read the following: Bowfish more. More bowfishing. Bowfish a lot. Always bowfish. Make time for more bowfishing. That is dedication to a passion. For … more
I was reading a social media post from a friend of mine that lives in Michigan this weekend about a buffalo squirrel making all kinds of noises. I had never heard of a buffalo squirrel, so I had to … more
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