I just got word that this incredible 8-pointer that was first seen on NorthCarolinaSportsman.com during the Dixie Deer Classic has set a new Virginia record as the largest 8-point ever killed in the state. They scored it at 199 inches - so I'm assuming they use the Virginia Scoring system, which I'm not familiar with. But it's just a beast by any measurement.
Remember, it was killed in Virginia during a dog hunt. Simply staggering animal. It scored 164 inches B&amp;C (net) with less than 2 inches of deductions.
Prayers for all of you folks near the coast as Hurricane Earl barrels closer. Be safe, get out early and keep us updated on what you find when you return.
The 2010 NorthCarolinaSportsman.com Trail Cam Contest is up and running, so don't forget to post your favorite trail cam photos (there are a lot of great ones on the forum so far) to be eligible for the great prizes.
The contest link is on our new Deer Community page at www.northcarolinasportsman.com/communities/deer, so be sure and load up the photos.
The latest innovations in fishing tackle and accessories will be introduced this week during the ICAST show in Las Vegas, and we're on hand to provide all the details.
Be sure to check out our dedicated New Product Showcase. Just look for the banner ad on the front page and scattered about the other pages.
Folks, if you're digitally hooked up, we're now on Twitter. Just log onto www.twitter.com/nchuntnfish to read all our tweets and keep up with happenings.
It's a great way to stay informed about new stories and posted on the site, interesting posts and offers.
The winners of the 2010 NorthCarolinaSportsman.com turkey photo and video contest have been announced on the front page, so be sure and check it out.
Congratulations to Wil Simmons and Tony Robinson, and thank you to everyone who participated.
More contests are planned, so keep checking back.
Voting has begun in the NorthCarolinaSportsman.com turkey photo and video contest.
The winning photo will be decided through three preliminary and one final voting sessions, so go to the contest page and choose 'Photo Voting' to choose your favorite from the first batch of images.
Also, be sure and pick a favorite vid from the video gallery, since the determining factor there is the total number of views. So pick a favorite and watch it often to keep it at the top.
A recent decision by the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission could result in a closure of all gray trout fishing in the state. Check out the story on the front page.
There are a couple of cool videos entered into the turkey contest, but one is from a youth hunt - and they were shooting bows. It'll make your heart stop.
Be sure and check them out.
Looks like the turkeys are really starting to stack up. Don't forget about the turkey photo and video contest. Just look for the banner link and enter your photos and videos to be eligible to win.
We've just launched the Turkey Hunting Photo and Video Contest, with a great prize pack of Official Sportsman and Primos Hunting Calls gear for each category winner.
The only catch is that, while anyone can submit photos and videos, only registered users are elibible to win.
Full details are on the front-page story.
So register today and upload the photos and videos from your hunts today.
We've pulled a turkey-hunting story from the South Carolina Sportsman archives and put it on the front page. In the article, three experts share how to kill boss turkeys.
A must read.
A pending state-record white crappie was landed earlier this month. Check out the details on the front-page story.
James Maclin's 163-inch Viriginia deer was voted as the 2010 NorthCarolinaSportsman.com's Dixie Deer Classic Users Choice Award winner. Check out the details on the front page.
The BASS Federation Nation Championship has been moved. Details on the front page.
Emalee's post got me to wondering: What's the biggest bass you've ever caught?
Mine is a tad over 8 pounds, caught back in the mid '90s.
Don't forget to vote on the User's Choice Award by clicking on the Dixie Deer Classic Photos and Videos banner at left.
The final round of voting will continue through Sunday, with the winner announced on Monday.
The first three people who stop by the North Carolina Sportsman booth at the Dixie Deer Classic today will receive a large Sportsman logo decal.
The show is under way right now at the N.C. State Fairgrounds, and runs until 5 p.m.
Be sure to mention you saw this offer on our web site.
Big bucks are rolling into the second ay of the Dixie Deer Classic, and we are onsite covering all the happenings.
Be sure to click the Dixie Deer Classic banner to the left and check out the regularly updated photo and video galleries.
If you are heading out to the show, be sure and stop by the North Carolina Sportsman booth.
The 2010 Dixie Deer Classic is now under way, and deer are already pouring in to be scored. Click the Dixie Deer Classic banner ad to the left to see constant updates of photos during the day. We'll also be adding videos as we can.
Here are a few photos from the show to get started.