Ducks Unlimited Banquet 2015
The Elizabeth City Chapter of Ducks Unlimited (DU) is having their Annual Fundraising Banquet on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 5:30 PM at Kermit E. White Center, 1704 Weeksville Rd., Elizabeth City NC 27909. All proceeds go to Ducks Unlimited to be used for North American wetland conservation and restoration.
Besides great food, libations and fellowship; there will be various raffles along with silent and live auction items including DU Gun of the Year, guided hunting trip with Fowlhooked outfitters, authentic DU prints, K-2 coolers, various quality firearms, functional and show piece decoys, Tanglefree hunting gear, and more! Advance tickets are $50 per person and $70 per couple. Each dinner ticket includes one membership to Ducks Unlimited, food and drink. A Corporate Table Sponsor is $700 and includes eight dinner tickets, two entries into the Sponsor Only Gun Raffle. Separate sponsorships are also available and all sponsorship levels include attendance tickets to the summer 2015 Sponsorâs Only Dinner (time and place to be determined), but please call if interested.
If you would like to support wetland conservation and help Elizabeth City DU to continue its efforts to raise money for wetland conservation by attending the banquet and/or becoming an event sponsor by donating funds, goods or services contact
Robb Davis at 252-548-4730 or at email@example.com
To purchase tickets or make a tax deductable donation to this event on line, go to: http://www.ducks.org/north-carolina/events
Advance ticket purchases must be made prior to 5:00 PM February 15th, otherwise if not sold out (which has happened) tickets may be purchased at the door for $60 per person and $80 per couple.
2015 Gun Raffle Calendars are available now. Don't miss your opportunity for a chance at winning a gun a day giveaway for 2015. 365 guns will be raffled - $ 277,000 worth - through out North Carolina Chapters only. $50 per calendar. Limited supplies so you better act fast. Contact Robb Davis @ 252-548-4730 or firstname.lastname@example.org to0 get your calendar today.
Went out with a good friend and Fly fishing guide Justin Anderson of Fontana Guide service and learned to Euro-Nymph, and was catching fish literally within minutes after not having casted a fly in 8-10 years - 2 men - 20+ fish in a couple of hours - great time on the river
I highly recommend these guys
Any Body catchin Red Drum North of Hattaras?
Managed to limit this year, seems like we hit the weather right again this year, Good luck to all this fishin season, the drum and trout are not in NENC yet but I'm hopeful it won't be long
Haven't been having much Luck on the Ducks here latley, but still managed to have a couple good shoots over the past week.
Caught a few nice slot drum over the holiday
A few groups of Divers are starting to show up, along with teal, other groups were killing dabblers, things are definatley srarting up
Finally got the residents to work this morning, I've been pluckin one at a time pass shooting the last few. There were a few teal around this september, got blue wings and green. Got a spike buck 9/21 (freezer candy), been a good year so far and it hasn't even started to get cold yet. Looks like there are a lot of folks through out the state having good seasons - happy to see it - good luck to all
Went for doves for an hour or two, wasn't hittin on much, they hadn't cut the corn in my usual spot yet, the fog sat in heavy yesterday morning on the water and I saw more moccassins than geese, hopefully tomarrow morning will yeild a better result, and maybe get to stick one tomarrow evening - haven't had anything but nannies and turkeys on the trail cam. have had very few day time pics and no night time pics, but all the corn is gone, any pointers on set up or settings to capture more activity (camera closer to the corn, etc..), anybody else ever had a similar issue?
Been looking around on NCWRC website and saw a few of the season Dates, given the recent posts, I thought this might be helpful
Went out Saturday afternoon and caught 9 puppy drum - only one keeper
Tried all year last year and only got one in range and was busted - this year I got two in the first week - Proves God has a since of humor!!
Spent all last year trying for my first bird, no luck - this year got two birds in the first year - God has a good since of humor!!
Bobcat, most likely
Been seeing some struting around NENC - east of the chowan, haven't been out early enough to hear any gobblin
Been a while since I was down in that neck of the woods, I think there's an archery shop @ the Dick's in town, get one of those guys to help you get set up and start chuckin arrows, get consistant.
If you've got the cash for a club it can be beneficial, as alot of the pre season stuff will be established. If you're like me and don't have the cash and like doing your own thing, look up your local and surrounding county web sites, the tax dept. usually has interactive GIS maps and you can look up parcel data, who owns what etc.... and you can look up the farmers in the phone book, be persistant as most folks either hunt thier own stuff or has a cousin or buddy who does.
24' not 24'
Attaboy, I'd say Nov 25th is very lucky, good lookin bucks
I've found this link to be helpful in my area, Been a while since I've lived in the sandhills so i don't know how the public land is around there - Good Luck - SN
I'm further east across the chowan river, Been seeing a lot of scrapes this year and a friend harvested a buck that was stinkin this week, the next few days should be good
TB, I've seen quite a few scrapes on this side of the river too, killed a scrub buck opening day, looks like his neck was starting to swell, but didn't stink yet, how bout ole H&T? I think the front coming in this week end is gonna kick it off, end of next week they're calling for lows in the 40's - good luck - SN
I've found this website to be helpful for scouting and access
This is a link to the interactive gamelands map, I use it quite a bit, for good places to scout, saves some leg time, gas money, etc....I would suggest investing in a good climbing tree stand, I have owned some cheapos, would recommend a summit, thermocell is a must in the coastal plain, but you might get away without one where you're at. My best advice to you is to become proficient with your bow and then spend as much time as possible hunting, I found that the more time you spend in the woods the better off you'll be...I've learned through trial and error, mostly error - that's just the nature of the beast
Hey man, got your comment on the still cam stuff, I put out corn still on the cobb back in early august and came back a week later to find all the corn gone and no pics, it looked like squirrels had eaten the good stuff out of the kernals and left every thing else, i'm in weeksville not too far away from ya and I duck hunt with a couple of those fellas in your pic, got to be careful of those perquimans county boys, appreciate the input
I live in a small Ag community south of elizabeth city and have heard the same thing, corn this year is gonna be about $8-9 per 100lbs (shelled)from the farmer, i'm sure you'll pay a little more from a grainery. The mid western drought is what drove up the prices the last few years, I was paying $8/100lbs in 09/10. glad to see the prices drop
Carthage NC is about 45 mins south of Garner down US 1, Carthage shooting supply (15-501)and Ed's Gun shop (US 1) both have a large selection of new and used guns
This is a guide to the game lands map for NC, been several years since I've lived or hunted the area, Hoke county gamelands and sandhills are both good places to try, never hunted bladen lakes but I know they do a lot of timber management and burning, could be a good place to try - and if i remember correctly you can hunt the base as well, although I would check on current regs
I've got to agree w/ everything ncbow20 has to say, and will add, practice, practice, practice, know your bow, know your distances. You've got to be a sneaky individual to stand up, draw and shoot a a critter that's 20 or 30 yards away and who's only job in life is to stay alive, i've missed a few, been busted....every other scenario you can think of but when you pull it of, it's a huge accomplishment, whether it's a moose or a slick head, don't get discouraged and good luck -
GT, I know how ya feel man, I got the bug a couple seasons ago, Sold the bass boat bought a grizzly, and about 50-60 dekes, a new A5, you get the point....I might suggest a scissor rig, they're not so much hassle to take up and down, last time we built one in only costed about 80 or 100 bucks in materials and knocked it out in an afternoon, I've gotta build one for my rig, thats this paychecks fun money - I'll post when finished
Saw some of the ones ya'll put on the site this year and thought i'd put mine up here to show off
That's an awesome pic on the still cam, wasn't it you that got the still cam pic of the archery shot last year? -either way - cool pic