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Eastern NC Whitetail hunting

Hello out there, I just recently moved to Johnson County (Clayton) and I don't have any where to hunt.  Anyone out there know of any small farms around that may let a hunter enjoy the outdoors?  We just had a baby boy so kind of limited on the amount that I could pay to hunt somewhere.  Any information would be welcomed.  Thanks

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Not sure where you can hunt,

Not sure where you can hunt, but welcome to the site!!!

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Thanks, That itch is just

Thanks, That itch is just setting in with bow season starting.  Been hunting for 20 years and a year off may drive me crazy. 

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Welcome

Welcome to BGH stillrollin300.

Don't know about where to go in NC but there are several on here from NC, so mabe they'll see this and respond. Good Luck though.

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Thanks for the welcome, 

Thanks for the welcome,  Until I find a place to hunt I will just live through everyone's pictures

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Wecolme to BGH! I don't know

Wecolme to BGH! I don't know of any private land to hunt in Johnston Cnty, but you may try some of the game lands available to hunt. I don't think there are game lands available to hunt in Johnston Cnty but you won't have to travel far. You can buy a Game Lands map from NC Dept of Game & Fish on their website. The game lands aren't hunted as hard during bow season. But the pressure increases during muzzy and gun seasons.

Another option is to check into the hunting at the community college at either Wayne CC or Johnston CC, the name of which is escaping me right now. They have a pretty big parcel of land they manage for deer hunting. They offer draw hunts for whitetails, hogs and turkeys. Also, they have volunteer opportunities in which you volunteer to help out at the center and you are repaid by being able to hunt. Last I heard, they need people to help conduct the hunts-take hunters to stands and retrieve game. Always in need of maintenance and building of facilities. I'll try to find out the name for you.

Best way to find land to hunt is to knock on doors or through your place of work. Ask co-workers if they know of available land. Private land to hunt in Johnston Cnty may be slim pickings b/c they can't run dogs and they have some pretty good bucks.  Good luck to you!Thumbs up

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Thanks ECU, by the way im a

Thanks ECU, by the way im a fellow Pirate alum :)  I didn't think about he CC.  Im taking this weekend to go door knocking to try and find a little honey hole.  If I find em i'll be sure to post the pictures.

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bribe em with pie!

stillrollin300 wrote:

Thanks ECU, by the way im a fellow Pirate alum :)  I didn't think about he CC.  Im taking this weekend to go door knocking to try and find a little honey hole.  If I find em i'll be sure to post the pictures.

That is a method that I have found works fairly well. You just have got to have some serious time to put into it. Out here atleast, you don't have a very good success rate going door to door but if you stick at it long enough you stand a chance of nailing something pretty darn good down. I had a buddy that did just this for a place to hunt geese and he found an old gent that hadn't gone to the make-you-pay-to-hunt mindset that has swept the west; and everywhere else for that matter. Sadly the old guy past away a couple years ago and the new owners are not as receptive to hunting. It just goes to show that going door to door can produce some awesome hunting opportunities. I wouldn't count it out by any means. Maybe bring along some of the old lady's pies and use them as a bribe. lol

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I think Howell Woods is the

I think Howell Woods is the name of the property the CC is managing.

Go Pirates! Add to Carolina's misery and paint it purple in Chapel Hill this weekend!

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not sure pie is a good idea, she burns ready to eat cookies

 Ive alreay pulled up a topo map of the county and found some places that look really good.  I used google earth to look for houses that are near by the areas.  Heading out tomorrow, keeping the fingers crossed.

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Update

So I went out today just for a brief time (about an hour) just looking around.  Took my trail camera to set up for a bit to see whats walking around.  Not thirty minutes after walking around I jumped a very good looking young buck.  From the looks of it (best I can tell) he was 2-3 years old.  Looked to be either six or eight point 12-14 inchs wide.  Really tall rack though, so I must say things look promising.  Maybe I can catch him on my camera and show some pictures.

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