I joined this site a week ago and just noticed this section. I live near Statesville North Carolina. I enjoy all the outdoors hunting,fishing,trapping etc. I mostly fish lake Norman and the oak island area,love both fresh and salt water fishing, my wife is my best fishing partner and usually out fish's me. Like my handle says,I'm an urban mountain man I probably should be living in Alaska. Im a retired animal damage control agent but I still trap from the beginning to the end of trapping season focusing on killing as many coyotes as I can. I also an avid bowhunter stopped gun hunting years ago our main source of red meat is venision. I live self sufficient growing my own veggys and catching fish for the freezer also,,grocery stores don't like me much. Im active with Barium springs home for children( the largest homeless school for kids in nc) Ive been managing a pond on their property and have started a fishing program for the children and its going very well. Appears to be some very knowledgeable members on here, hopefully I can learn a few things as well as pass a few things along.