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March Edition of the Albemarle Tradewinds Magazine

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Plan a Daycation! I hope everyone had an interesting and successful small game season. We are now in the process of winding down from the major part of our hunting seasons, but fear not, we still have one more big game season ahead... Spring Gobbler season!! If you have never heard a gobbler come down from the roost in the morning looking for hens you are missing out on an awesome spring ritual. To hear that majestic bird sing out in the morning woods is a marvelous joy. It conjures hopes of a big bird to come into bow range, tests your patience, and excites the blood. What a feeling it is!! Hopefully you will be scouting this month for good turkey habitat or perhaps you already have a good place to go. Keep tabs on those birds. What can we do to prepare for the spring turkey season? Proper scouting to fi nd where the turkeys are roosting Check out the feeding and strutting areas Practice your calling and note the different types of calls you can make to entice a nice gobbler Are you using a decoy ? Practice setting it up. Practice your shooting techniques, sitting, standing, or kneeling. Talmage Dunn 252-267-5437 District 1 Wildlife Rep for NCBA Speaking of calling … what type of call do you use? There are several types. Some people use a wingbone caller. Made from the wing bones of a turkey. I have made several from some of my “thanksgiving and Christmas” guests. But you can also buy an “air” caller. I also use an old base to a ball-point pen, but thats working on the cheap side! Another type of call is a diaphragm call, a type of mouth call. This call requires diligent practice on the part of the caller but many different turkey sounds can be made on it. A box call is one of the most common calls that can be used. It is simply what its name implies, a box with a scraper that creates a resonance sound. They have been used for years and are quite effective. Lastly, there are “slate” calls. These calls require the use of a stylus and a slate or glass to scrape the stylus across to create the desired sound. I cannot tell you how important it is to practice these calls. There are several places to go to learn the types of calls to make. By far the best way is to get with an experienced turkey hunter and have him/her teach you. Of course, there is always the internet and various sites to learn what sound resonates the most in the woods. Have you practiced shooting at turkey sized objects? I know that there are various 3-D turkey fi gures that can be bought, but these can be expensive and have a tendency to get “shot out” rapidly. I make my own turkey sized targets. To give me a strutting turkey size target I use a 1-gallon milk jug mounted up about the right height for a nice “Tom.” Sometimes I will paint them black or brown to simulate the color. For “jake” sized turkey targets I use the 2-liter soda bottles. Both of these targets are perfect for honing in my shooting skills for spring gobblers. So sharpen those broadheads and get busy practicing. The season will be here before we realize it. Editors note: This story is a reprint from last year. Talmage is still under the weather this month. We wish him a speedy recovery. We have an on-line event calendar that keeps track of things to do in the Eastern North Carolina Region. If you are looking for a day trip that is within an hour or so drive from our readership area, go on-line to and check out all the local events that are happening. Keep checking back as we are always updating the calendar. If you have an event you wish to list send an E-Mail to or just submit from the website form. It is a free service from the Tradewinds Media Group! “If thou but settest foot on this path, thou shalt see it everywhere.” Did you know the Albemarle Tradewinds is located in more than 250 locations in NENC and Chesapeake? 38 Albemarle Tradewinds March 2018

Plymouth, North Carolina from Creation till Reconstruction - Part1 By Dr. Dave T he Moratuc Tribe of American Indians an offshoot of the Chowanoke Tribe was living in a large settlement on Welch Creek, near the current Weyerhaeuser Pulp Mill site in 1585. When the area was fi rst explored by English settlers. Moratuc was an Indian name for the Roanoke River (which meant River of Death). The Moratuc were probably an Algonquin Linguistic Tribe, but there is a debate that they may have been Iroquise and tied with the Tuscarora Tribe which would have been later after 1733. Plymouth was established in 1787 by Arthur Rhodes on 100 acres of his brick house plantation that he subdivided into 172 lots. In 1790 the North Carolina General Assembly names a “Port of Entry”. The county seat of Washington County was moved to Plymouth from Lee’s Mill was then known as Roper, NC by special act of the General Assembly on January 1823. A new courthouse was built by November 1824 on the same site where the present courthouse stands today. In 1830 Plymouth was honored as the U.S. Customs House. 1830-1850 Antebellum North Carolina’s image stemmed largely from inadequate transportation. Other than horse and wagons over muddy and rutted roads. In these early years the easiest and cheapest way to move people and goods to market of any distance was by boat in not easily navigable rivers, most folks had use of some kind of boat around the sound area to get to the Outer Banks. Except for large plantations most poor farmers lived on small farms which Gun Law Workshop Join us on April 26th from 6 to 8 pm at the Moose lodge in Elizabeth City. For 45 minutes an Attorney will speak on what you should know as a gun owner. Then a Law enforcement officer will speak for 45 min on what you should know from a law enforcement point of view, from self defense, to what to do after a self defense shooting, then traffic stop safety. Call now while seats are still available Lee Owen 252-267-2982 Moose Lodge Elizabeth City 1101 West Ehringhaus St included 2/3 of farms without slave labor and were concerned with a sudden drop in market prices for their crops which might leave them without enough money to buy food these were called Yeomen or subsistence farmers who lived very simply in small cabins, houses or shacks with not much more than one room to cook, eat and sleep. The whole family would work the farm and sometimes with the help of neighbors. Everyone helped each other and the crop harvested was often used to settle debts or to barter for food and need staples. During this antebellum period the state of North Carolina was controlled by Democrats and Whigs and in 1854 the radicals and abolitionist Republican Party was hatched and created and only those who owned fi fty or more acres of land could vote for senators. Did you know? In 1862 the courthouse caught on fi re and burnt to the ground from a cannon shell fi red from a Yankee gunboat during the bombardment of Plymouth. The Town of Plymouth has been honored a tourist destination due to the fact that many of the buildings were either destroyed or damaged by the invading Yankees during the War of Northern Aggression and most of the original town was actual battle grounds. See the Port of Plymouth Museum on Water Street for more information. Dr. Dave is an Ivy League Trained Executive Chef and Early American Historian Proud of Your Southern Heritage? “To defend the South.” Sons of Confederate Veterans We meet at Vickie’s Villa in Elizabeth City the 4th Tuesday every month at 7pm Join us to protect our Monuments. Norfolk County Grays Sons of Confederate Veterans For more Dr. Dave recipes, a book is available by contacting Dr Dave at 252-312-0295 All proceeds go to the Oak Grove United Methodist Church German Dumplings 3 eggs (beaten) 1 teaspoon of salt 1\2 cup of water 3 1/2 cups all purpose fl our 1 tablespoon baking powder Beat eggs with salt and water in a mixing bowl add fl our and baking powder to egg mixture Beat mixture until smooth, drop by tablespoon into simmering water/stock. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until done. Oyster Casino Fresh oysters in shells Butter and diced bacon Green and red peppers diced 1 medium onion diced 1 teaspoon garlic Grated parmesan cheese Breadcrumbs Salt and pepper to taste Dice bacon and render crisply, add butter. add diced onion, peppers and garlic simmering until soft Wash clean and shuck oysters (leave in shell) arrange bacon and vegetables on top of oysters salt and pepper to taste Put rock salt in a pan and place oysters on top sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bread crumbs drizzle with the Melted butter. cook under oven broiler until browned and serve with lemon wedges Albemarle Tradewinds March 2018 39