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Use the options below to zoom in to a specific location. Click on the features in the map for additional information. Select a Game Land. Show Only with Dove. Watts discovered squirrel hunting on the Hyco Game Lands by coincidence. He was participating in a winter turkey hunt there and saw squirrels everywhere. Looking for some info on these game lands. Bird numbers, good areas, areas to avoid etc Ill be doing some field work for my company in that.

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In nearby Person County, Hyco Game Land’s 4, acres produced 42 deer 17 fewer than inincluding 20 nine fewer antlered bucks. The antlered buck harvest of 73, was down Wayne Bailey-Caswell Htco Land, hunters reported harvesting deer including antlered bucks.

Polk County is always the best buck-producing county in District 9 because it consists mainly of foothills habitat rather than the steeper mountain terrain of other district counties.

Photo via North American Whitetail. Hunters with access to good public squirrel woods often kept their hunting territories a tight-lipped secret and posted any property under their control against trespass.

Trophy Deer Forecast: North Carolina – Game & Fish

Chowan Swamp Game Land has 21, acres in Bertie, Gates, Hertford ggame Chowan counties, where hunters reported harvesting deer, of which 53 were antlered bucks. As with the lightweight shotgun, the solid.

It was hard to let all those squirrels go while I was waiting for a turkey to come to the call. This game land produced 12 deer, including seven antlered bucks.

Turkey guns also make good squirrel guns. The 32,acre Bladen Lakes and 9,acre Suggs Millpond game lands offer excellent hunting. Access to squirrel hunting was closely guarded, with the best woods leased along with hunting rights for quail, doves, rabbits and other small-game species. Hunters reported harvesting 30 deer 9 more at Suggs Millpond including 15 11 more antlered bucks.


If you follow them upstream, you will find they are covered with hardwoods and full of squirrels.

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In District 4, Bladen and Brunswick counties topped the abpsm category. Hunters reported harvesting 46 deer 29 fewer than in at Vance Game Land including 11 31 fewer antlered bucks. Some traditional counties were replaced by other lesser-known buck producers. Search North Carolina Sportsman:. District 1, Hertford, 2.

In District 5, Alamance and Guilford led lznd abpsm harvest.

Hyco Game Land on Powderhook

He was participating in a winter turkey hunt there and saw squirrels everywhere. Devoted to hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities in the wetlands, Carolina Sportsman is the information guide for Carolina’s most active hunters and fishermen. It has agme access to the floodplain tracts and is one of the best game lands for producing trophy bucks in the piedmont. Everything along Bowes Branch has some good squirrel habitat, and you can get to the branch along State Road At Caswell County’s 17,acre R.

Watts said the Hyco After Bay area holds the most gray squirrel habitat. But when Watts hunts squirrels intentionally, he takes along two long guns. Some hunters continue asking the N. Croatan hunters reported killing deer fewer than in including bucks 46 labd than in The 14,acre Green River Game Land produced 69 23 fewer deer, including 45 three fewer antlered bucks.

Gaem can launch boats at the impromptu ramp and park out of the way, but it is not a maintained access. The best hunting is probably around the After Bay.


Bobby Davidson with an Inch North Carolina hoss. Pisgah hunters harvested 62 more deer, including 72 more antlered bucks. Special regulations pertaining to the Singletary Tract of Bladen Lakes prohibit centerfire rifles and hounds for hunting deer.

A better way of gauging hunter success than total buck harvest within a county, however, is “antlered buck harvest per hhco mile of huntable habitat” abpsm.

There are lots of mixed hardwoods and pines, but there are also plenty of oak-hickory ridges, which are even are better for squirrels. For more information, please click here.

When the lake level is low, he can walk the lake shoreline with ease, looking for hardwood trees. However, it has a high density of hunters. This method of presenting harvest gam provides a more accurate picture of how good the hunting is in smaller counties when comparing them to large counties that may have higher harvests simply because they have more acreage.

Teague said hunters could also find some gamme squirrel hunting at Mayo Game Land, which consists of 7, acres, much of which is the surface of Mayo Lake.

Wildlife Resources Commission is attempting to increase hunter recruitment and retention through expansion of the hunting season dates for gray and red squirrels.

Carolina Sportsman is the complete hunting and fishing magazine for Carolina.