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Barnett Reservoir hunter walks up on trophy buck

Last Thursday (Nov. 13), on the morning he’d kill the heaviest buck of his life, Kiel Higginbotham really didn’t have plans to hunt.

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November 18 at 12:30 pm
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Two surefire tactics for specks

Sometimes you just have to see it to believe it.

There’s no way I would’ve believed a speckled trout could be caught in another boat’s prop wash until I saw it with my own two eyes.

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November 18 at 8:00 am
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Choctaw bass or not?

In 2007, fishery researchers Brandon Barthel, John Knight and Mike Tringali at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute were conducting genetic analysis of black bass in Florida Panhandle rivers when they found a DNA profile from a Chipola River specimen that didn’t match any other known black bass.

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November 17 at 8:00 pm
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Fourteen-year-old scores 14-point buck of a lifetime

ReAnn Chatham, 14, was brimming with enthusiasm and anticipation last Thursday afternoon as she entered her shoot house in Clarke County. Chatham and her dad Greg had located some nice bucks and she was ready to harvest her first buck of the year on this early season youth hunt. 

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November 17 at 1:00 pm
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Virginia hunter takes North Carolina's No. 2 black bear

On the morning of Nov. 11, Thomas Capps of Richmond, Va., killed a 782-pound black bear from a blind overlooking a field of soybeans and corn on private land in Hyde County. The bear is officially the largest-ever killed in North Carolina by a still-hunter and is the second-largest bear ever taken in the state.

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November 15 at 8:00 am
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Hattiesburg angler earns berth in BASS Nation championship

Mississippi will have three fishermen in the 2015 Bassmasters Classic in February, two past champions and ...

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November 14 at 8:00 pm
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Youngster adds 9-point to resume’

Peyton “Buck” McKinion came by his nickname honestly, according to his proud father.

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November 14 at 12:00 pm
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7 things you should have in your deer pack

Veteran hunters who venture into the woods during deer season typically have a standard list of gear they rely on, especially when hunting from an elevated stand or climbing tree stand.

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November 14 at 8:00 am
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Graham takes 174-inch Kemper trophy

Jay Graham knew just about all he needed to know about the big buck he was chasing this deer season.

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November 13 at 3:00 pm
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Perfect solution for time-released scent bombs

Deer hunters have been trying to figure out for years how to best present their liquid buck lure at the right time and place to do the most good.

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November 13 at 8:00 am
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Spray foam inside handle makes landing net buoyant

Necessity is the mother of invention, and Capt. Mike Gallo was in desperate need of a solution.

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November 12 at 12:00 pm
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Top ways to get the most out of hand-carved fishing lures

Fishermen should be as demanding as professional baseball players in choosing their lumber for their sport.

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November 12 at 8:00 am
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15-year-old girl kills 150-class Unicorn buck

A unicorn, as defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “a mythical animal generally depicted with the head of a horse, the hind legs of a stag, the tail of a lion and a single horn in the middle of the forehead.”

From now on in Tunica County, the unicorn will best be known as “the 12-point, 150 1/8-inch buck with an antler sticking up right out of the middle of its skull, killed by Haley Carter.”

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November 11 at 5:26 pm
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Cleaning squirrels — the easy way

What hunter doesn’t enjoy bagging a limit of bushy-tailed tree rodents?

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November 11 at 8:00 am
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Decoy Buddy makes setting spread ‘reel’ easy

If you’re dreading the thought of untangling dozens and dozens of decoys to prep your spread this season, an ingenious invention by a Central, La., duck hunter will make the job easier and keep you from losing from your religion opening morning.

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November 10 at 8:00 am
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Best day in deer stand? No doubt about it

It was our last day in a deer stand together one hunting season. 

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November 09 at 9:00 am
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