• Carolina Hunting

    Paddle up some public puddle ducks

    One of the biggest problems with public duck hunting in the Carolinas is an overabundance of people who want to hunt and a limited amount of public water. Tales of getting to the best spots at 2 a.m. and sleeping in the boat until legal shooting light make the prospect of public duck hunting even less palatable. 

    December 14, 2018 at 9:00am

    Leesville, S.C. hunter downs 160-class buck in Orangeburg County

    According to Lee Thomas of Leesville, S.C., he’s more of a fisherman than a hunter, but it’s easy to think otherwise when looking at the massive 11-point buck he killed in Orangeburg County on the evening of Nov. 25. 

    December 11, 2018 at 5:04pm

    Clayton hunter kills big Johnston County 11-point buck

    When Travis Barnes of Clayton, N.C. realized he wasn’t getting any trail camera photos of good bucks on his corn piles, he did a little scouting and found a nice rub in an area that was completely natural. He set up a camera there, and got two photos that night of a trophy deer. 

    December 10, 2018 at 9:03pm

    Watauga County hunter takes down huge ‘passing through’ buck

    Just passing through.

    That’s what Chase McLean of Boone, N.C., thought about the 162-inch, 11-point buck he killed on Thanksgiving afternoon.

    December 07, 2018 at 5:34pm

    There's a storm a comin'

    WIth the Carolinas facing a winter storm this weekend — snow is predicted across much of the Southeast on Sunday and Monday — savvy deer hunters know to get in the woods before it gets there.

    December 06, 2018 at 8:40pm

    Ketchuptown hunter breaks Horry County, S.C. non-typical record with 15-point buck

    After waiting out a late day rainstorm, Bryan Barnhill of Ketchuptown, S.C. killed a massive 15-point buck that is his biggest ever in the back of an Horry County soybean field. And not only is the buck his personal best, the 164 1/8-inch brute is expected to topple the current Horry County non-typical record by more than 10 inches. Michael Johnson currently holds the county non-typical record with a 153 3/8-inch buck he killed in 2009. 

    December 05, 2018 at 6:50pm

    Avery County hunter tags 18-point non-typical

    Zack Laws and the guys in his hunt club in the mountains of Avery County, N.C., took on a management plan a couple of years ago that included letting young bucks walk, hoping to have more trophies on their ridges and in their hollers.

    December 05, 2018 at 2:02pm


    John McDonald Jr. of Woodruff, S.C., killed this huge Spartanburg County buck on Oct. 14.

    December 01, 2018 at 7:00am

    Food plots shine as winter arrives

    Deer and other wildlife demand rich nutrient sources throughout the year to fuel their daily requirements. For most of the Carolinas, Mother Nature provides adequate groceries in areas where wildlife populations are balanced. 

    December 01, 2018 at 7:00am

    December is duck prime time

    For 60 days, waterfowl hunters in the Carolinas invest time and money into leases, impoundments, decoys and calls to pop a limit of winged migrants on a day-off from work.

    December 01, 2018 at 7:00am