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NCS December 2012 Digital Edition

COVER
Johnathan McVey killed this monster buck in Orange County on the first day of the blackpowder season. Read the story on page 11.

FEATURES
Better late than never
The peak of the rut might be in your rearview mirror, but several weeks of the season remain. That means hunters willing to change their approach can still tag a big buck.
By Jeff Burleson

Crossing over
The latest innovations and relaxed regulations are putting more crossbows in the hands of eastern North Carolina deer hunters. Here’s why.
By Mike Marsh

The ‘lines’ of winter
Winter striped bass fishing can be action packed at the Pamlico River and its feeder creeks. Read on to learn how to get in on the fishing madness.
By Craig Holt

Last-Chance Grouper
Fishermen can ‘get to the bottom of it’ in December, before the season closes, if they take tips from these Morehead City experts.
By Mike Marsh

The ‘New’ side of speckled trout
Onslow County’s river is top spot for spotted seatrout as fall gives way to winter. Learn the hows and whys here. 
By Jerry Dilsaver

Cutting up sea ducks
Scissors-rig hunting is exciting approach to Pamlico ducks. Learn the details here.
By Craig Holt

Hot Hole Fishing
Lakes with warm-water discharges from power plants keep fish feeding actively throughout the winter. Learn from these experts how to find and fish them.
By Dan Kibler

NEWS BREAKERS
Forsyth 14-pointer scores more than 160 inches

COLUMNS
Backlashes By Craig Holt
Line Scores from the Livewell By Tony Garitta
Lunker Lines By David Fritts
Cooking on the Wild Side By Capt. Jerry Dilsaver & Ty Conti
Greener Pastures By Jeff Burlson
High Tides By Jerry Dilsaver
Head for the Mountains By Robert Satterwhite

Christmas Shipping Deadlines

USPS ground deliveries will not arrive before Christmas. All orders placed prior to Midnight on the 21st of December are guaranteed by UPS to arrive via UPS 2nd Day Air on the 24th of Christmas. Happy Holidays.