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didn't see a forum for hunting threads and such, so is this where you would post or ask questions on hunting in N.C.? thanks
 
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that's what i was searching for, "dual purpose", i like that.
i will be reading up on N.C.'s DNR site for regulations and such, but first hand info/experience is valuable. I hunt white-tail with slug and bow and am looking foward to going after some pigs.
 

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Hog hunting in Bladen county area and more towards the moutains from what I know.
White tail... Pick a neighborhood!! (literally).. lot's of good whitetail hunting for sure on gamelands and private/lease property.

Private/lease property is for the most part hard to come by unless you know someone. Even Hunt Clubs are tough to get in. I'm lucky enough to have private land to hunt, but to be honest, I spend 90% of my time on gamelands.

For trophy deer, NC may not compare to to Northern or NW states, but all depends on what you classify a trophy (my boy shooting his first squirrel this last season was a trophy in my book). There's plenty of deer, NC is pretty liberal on bag/Harvest limits compared to other states and we have a fair amount of public land. Uwharries is probably one of the best for large deer on public land (50,000 acres).

Pisgah National Forrest is known for Black Bear as is Bladen County and I believe Pender Co. and surrounding areas.

As with any hunting.. off the beat'n path nets results, weekends are busy, days of the week wide open! (no Sunday Hunting in NC) and go out the day after opening day!! ;)

Welcome on and when the season roll's around, good huntin!




Bow has a 30 day head start in some parts of the state
Slug will be during gun
Gun, anything over a .243 cal is good to go for big game, but anything in a .30/30 or .270 will drop NC big game

I dont bow hunt, but I'm all about muzzleloader (CVA .50 cal 100 grns Pyrodex pushin a 240 grn Powerbelt Sabot). Gun I use 6.5x55mm Swede Kimber or a Winchester model 70 in .270 WSM
 
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yep, same thing in Illinios as far as the land thing. i travel about 4 hrs. to southern Il. to hunt. some on state and have permission on surrounding lands. your right about the trophy thing, i have a 7pt. 142" mounted because it was my 2nd bow kill, nothing huge but i'll always remember that perfect day. my partner took a huge buck an 8pt. that may go 180" , that is heavy for a symetrical, that was with a muzzel-loader also. I,ve been hiking to Pisagh twice before, nice area. guess i should be getting a rifle, i assume semi-auto's are a no-no?
 

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You can use Semi auto,, just no more than 5 rounds in the magazine.

I've got a Ruger mini 30 (7.62x39mm)for my boys, law man wont appreciate the 30 round mag.. but then again, if you cant down the deer in two shots,, then practice is needed! hah aha... :) It's considered a legal gun to hunt with using the 5 round magazine.

Waterfowl shotgun, it's 3 rounds and must have plug installed

Semi auto's are fine for hunting, no more than 5 round

Handguns for big game, no less than .357 (barrel length limit drop'd as of last season - used to be minimum of 6")

No limit on muzzle load rifles, but can not hunt big game with powder pistols

I dont go for antlers, but do manage (especially this last season) to get a couple bucks.. to be honest, it's all about venison sausage, summer sausage, steaks and some amatuer jerky makin'! ;) Of course without sayin,, the experience and excitement of the hunt as well....

(hey Hotspot.. how's that for a rack of summer sausage!) :)

Here's a pic of some breakfast sausage rolls... Got me hungry thinkin about it!!
 
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ahh, a familiar beautiful sight!
funny you should mention that mini-30, cause i have one, some trigger/action work helped, and many acessories. fun and cheap to shoot. hope my 41/2 inch Ruger in .357 will make the cut
 

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I've got a Ruger GP100 subdued stainless .357 w/ 4 in barrel for dispatch weapon, and it was legal to hunt with this last season. they'd have to be pretty close though for me to pull that out on 'em.
 
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your right, it's a 4" barrel on that GP100, almost got a squeeze off on a doe last year, i was about 25 '. any other guns you might have like mine:confused: LOL, you don't have to answer that...i have a Ruger sticker on my truck...the only one.
 

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I always use my pistol to hunt deer. Thompson Contender, 14" barrel, Leupold scope, chambered in 7-30 Waters. Welcome ghost. I live next to the Pisgah Forest. A big portion is in our county. What part were you on?
 
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camped at Babel Tower and got kind-of lost on Sandy Flat Trial. funny thing is Sandy wasn't sandy,flat, or even a trial !
 

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camped at Babel Tower and got kind-of lost on Sandy Flat Trial. funny thing is Sandy wasn't sandy,flat, or even a trial !
Ah, Linville Gorge. That is the neighboring county. Lake James is nearby. Good trout water below the James dam. Catawba River state Brown trout project.
 
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I guess i should buy my brothers Super so i'll have it. hope any, state police don't stop me on the way to N.C.:eek:
 

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I guess i should buy my brothers Super so i'll have it. hope any, state police don't stop me on the way to N.C.:eek:
In NC, firearms are to be put in full view(on dash or something) with hands away. Inform the officer you have a weapon. SC is different.(2 step process) Concealed Carry is different. Show permit if armed.
 
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correct, no conceal carry. but then again Chicago and some it's surrounding have no handguns laws period, but i almost always have one...accessable, when i visit.
 
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