• Carolina Hunting

    Early season’s best crop? Maybe a big buck in an ag field

    The opportunity to take a trophy buck comes early in the season for hunters in the Carolinas, while deer are still enjoying their summer break and a buck’s antlers are still covered in velvet. Naturally, bucks aren’t as wary because they haven’t been hunted for eight months, and keying on agriculture can make for a real hunting treat.

    August 15 at 7:00am

    Give a big-bore gun a chance this season

    The rifle was removed from its case long before dawn. The rich, walnut stock showed the wear of a 146-year-old gun. The U.S. Springfield 1873 Trapdoor is not what many would consider a good whitetail gun. Indeed, the 400-grain, .45-70 caliber, bullet is a bit heavy for most hunters, with small, fast projectiles all the rage. 

    August 15 at 7:00am

    Make good shot with your weapon, then with your camera

    Hunters in the Carolinas who take trophy bucks rarely turn down a trip to the taxidermist, even though a quality mount may costhundreds of dollars. But few spend time taking capture quality photos of their kills. A shoulder mount over the fireplace will showcase a quality animal, but photographs from the day and place of the kill will better capture the event.

    August 15 at 7:00am

    Draw a bead on bachelor-buck groups

    Hunters can pattern whitetail bucks twice a year and both occur after hunting season.

    August 15 at 7:00am

    Free deer hunting and processing seminars offered in Raleigh, Fayetteville in September

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the N.C. Wildlife Federation are offering four free deer hunting and processing seminars in Raleigh and Fayetteville in September.

    August 14 at 9:28pm

    SC deer hunting season opens tomorrow

    South Carolina’s deer rifle season opens tomorrow in Game Zone 3, and in Game Zone 4 for archery hunters. By now, all resident hunters that have previously purchased a hunting license and big game permit should have received their deer tags from SCDNR in the mail.

    August 14 at 1:16pm

    Have you received your 2017 South Carolina deer tags yet?

    South Carolina’s deer hunting season begins in the lowcountry next week, and it’s going to be quite a different season than years past. The new regulations that require all deer to be tagged, as well as several other changes, are sure to make this hunting season an interesting one for hunters, land managers, and game wardens.

    August 08 at 1:25pm

    Learn how to deal with coyotes through NCWRC workshops

    The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is holding several coyote management workshops in conjunction with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension and USDA Wildlife Services.

    August 08 at 12:13pm

    Let the sun shine in

    With deer season creeping up, it’s time for food plotters to scratch out a plan and make any last-minute changes before the seeds go in the dirt. 

    August 05 at 9:00am

    Oh, deer! - 2017 North Carolina/South Carolina deer forecast

    Hunters who have pined for the piney woods for months don’t have to wait much longer. Deer season is just over the horizon, only a couple of weeks away for South Carolina hunters and a month down the road for their North Carolina brethren.

    August 01 at 7:00am