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Fishing North CarolinaMike Marsh's latest book, Fishing North Carolina, was released February 14, 2011 and the book is now available for sale on this website. Mike is extremely proud of this latest offering and considers it some of his best work to date.

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Fishing North Carolina covers 100 lakes, rivers, streams, park millponds, watershed lakes, sounds, fishing piers and beaches in a way only Mike can do. No other book has been, or will ever be written, that covers the fantastic fishing available all across the state in so much detail. [Read more]

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Mike MarshMike Marsh is one of the most prolific, widely read and highly respected outdoor writers in the nation. Most of his stories and photography are based on his adventures in the Southeast, especially North Carolina, South Carolina and Louisiana. He has written thousands of magazine and newspaper articles and sold thousands of photographs to “hook and bullet” print and online media. In a typical year, Mike produces 400 to 500 published articles and 600 to 850 published images.
Time to Legalize North Carolina Sunday Hunting for All PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 15 September 2014 08:07

 

Mike Marsh took this turkey on a Sunday while hunting public land in Georgia in spring of 2014. While Virginia and South Carolina prohibit Sunday hunting on public land, Georgia hunters can hunt anywhere. North Carolina is now surrounded by states that allow general hunting on Sunday. Now that Virginia Allows Sunday Hunting, When will the North Carolina Domino Fall?

With Virginia setting aside its last blue law, the state's hunters are participating in their first legal Sunday hunt for wild game in modern times, leaving North Carolina surrounded by states that allow general Sunday hunting. Blue laws are those enacted at the behest of religious interests and once included prohibitions on alcohol, working, shopping, fishing and other activities on Sunday that are now the social norm. In North Carolina, a partial ban on alcohol sales and a ban on firearms hunting are the only remaining blue laws.

Matt O'Brien spearheaded the effort, setting up the Facebook Page, "Legalize Virginia Sunday Hunting for All." A North Carolina group has since set up "Legalize North Carolina Sunday Hunting for All," to cash in on the domino effect.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 08:23
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Snapping Turtle Soup

Mike holds the main ingredient of snapping turtle soup by the tail. People trying turtle soup for the first time ask, When I was a student at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, I lived on what I could catch from the Neuse and Little rivers. Catfish was a mainstay of my diet. Occasionally, I was fortunate enough to catch a snapping turtle.

In the years since, I have caught snapping turtles on purpose or incidentally to hunting and fishing for other species. Sometimes I eat them, but most of the time I let them go. Last week I was near a creek in Pender County when I saw what appeared to be a half-rotten stump. As I passed it, the dark brown object moved. Turns out, it was a snapping turtle of around 12 pounds.

A snapping turtle strikes with the speed of a cottonmouth. Anything clamped in its sharp-edged jaws gets cut off. As I circled the turtle, it turned to face me. However, I outmaneuvered it, grabbed it by the tail and flipped it into the pickup bed.

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