Fred Bonner, Author at Washington Daily News


Colder weather up north brings ducks to the Pamlico

It was one very snowy and cold Christmas day in the mid 1950s when a local duck hunter invited two inexperienced “wanna-be” waterfowlers to go ... Read more

by Fred Bonner, Tuesday, December 29, 2015 1:25 pm


Outdoors with Fred Bonner: Bears, dogs, landowners need some changes

Eastern North Carolina is quickly becoming known throughout the hunting community as the place to be when it comes to large black bears. This isn’t ... Read more

by Fred Bonner, Saturday, December 5, 2015 6:19 pm


O.C. Bennett Sportsman: Some of the outdoorsmen you’ll never forget

The late O.C. Bennett shows off his favorite bird dog near his home at Vinegar Hill Community near Aurora. He was one of those outdoorsmen ... Read more

by Fred Bonner, Thursday, November 19, 2015 6:42 pm


Outer Banks in the fall

Surf anglers from virtually all over the world sit up and take notice when they hear the words, “Cape Hatteras is hot this fall.” The ... Read more

by Fred Bonner, Monday, November 9, 2015 6:15 pm


Modern outdoor sportsmen enter Space Age with technology

It’s been a long time since we charted the oyster beds in the Delaware Bay by basically using a sextant to triangulate our position based ... Read more

by Fred Bonner, Monday, November 2, 2015 4:56 pm


Chasing wahoo under a black cloud

By FRED BONNER Any time you’re planning an offshore fishing trip, it pays to pay close attention to the weather forecast. We did that last ... Read more

by Fred Bonner, Monday, October 26, 2015 5:32 pm


Hunters aren’t seeing as many deer

Old timers in the eastern North Carolina area remember very well that we didn’t have many whitetail deer in our part of the country. If ... Read more

by Fred Bonner, Monday, October 19, 2015 12:14 pm


Small speckled trout delicate but numerous in our waters

Virtually every fishing report that I hear from anglers who specialize in fishing for speckled trout is the same: We caught lots of ‘specs,’ but ... Read more

by Fred Bonner, Monday, October 12, 2015 11:40 am


What if someone limited you to only one gun?

Pick up most any outdoor magazine in a bookstore and you’ll find more articles and evaluations on the largest array of new guns that I ... Read more

by Fred Bonner, Monday, October 5, 2015 12:40 pm


Hunting from elevated deer stands can be dangerous

It seems like every year, just before the regular gun season for whitetail deer opens, every hunter sees (and hears) warnings about tree stand safety. ... Read more

by Fred Bonner, Saturday, September 26, 2015 12:44 pm

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