• Carolina Hunting

    South Carolina turkey harvest down 6.4 percent in 2018 spring season

    South Carolina turkey hunters wrapped their tags around 17,939 birds this past spring, a 6.4-percent drop from 2017 levels that may reflect poor breeding success over the past handful of years or signal a return to an “average” harvest after harvest increases the past two springs credited to expanded season dates.

    November 19, 2018 at 5:35pm

    Cherokee Run's biggest buck ever is taken by Lillington, N.C. hunter

    By his own admission, it only took a few seconds for Jeremy Howard of Lillington, N.C., to go from abject sorrow to total thanksgiving. That’s how long it took Tom Naumann, owner of South Carolina’s Cherokee Run Hunting Lodge to deliver this message: 

    November 19, 2018 at 5:03pm

    Huntress arrows big buck, wins October Bag-a-Buck contest

    When Kristin Montgomery of Greensboro, N.C., spied a buck she’d never before seen in a round of trail-camera photos in late October, she laid claim to it.

    November 19, 2018 at 2:51pm

    Duck-banding info essential to managing waterfowl

    Since 1940, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has managed national fish and wildlife populations and their habitat to protect and promote the resources. As part of those efforts, USFWS manages migratory birds jointly with Canada and Mexico, and to make educated, informed decisions, hunter input and band data must be included. 

    November 15, 2018 at 6:00am

    Be safe with a system

    Hunter Safety System, Inc. was born out of a love for hunting and a desire to keep safe all hunters who use tree stands. Even so, it took a near-death experience to provide the impetus for the creation of the HSS harness.

    November 15, 2018 at 6:00am

    Minimize exposure on ground level

    Shooting a big buck incorporates a wide range of factors that must come together nearly flawlessly. Hunters climb high in trees in lock-on stands, two-piece climbers, ladder stands or in elevated towers to gain a height advantage on deer.

    November 15, 2018 at 6:00am

    Young sisters bag trophy bucks on consecutive days

    Two small Rockingham County sisters pulled off the rare feat of bagging bucks on back-to-back days last weekend.

    Laurel League, a 9-year-old 4th-grade student at Summerfield Elementary School, dropped a heavy-racked 8-pointer Nov. 10, 2018, while hunting from a box blind with her grandfather, Art “Pops” League.

    The next day her sister Lila, a 7-year-old second-grader at the same school, popped a 10-pointer while hunting with her dad, Eric League.

    November 14, 2018 at 10:38pm

    130-class buck goes down to Laurinburg bowhunter

    When Robert Clark of Laurinburg, N.C. saw trail camera photos this past summer of a big buck on the property that he and a friend deer hunt on, he decided to be aggressive in attempting to keep the animal around long enough to get a chance to kill it.

    November 14, 2018 at 9:26pm

    Rockingham County hunter downs 325+ pound bear

    When Randall Collins of Rockingham County, N.C. noticed a bear was living on the private farm he hunts, he decided to add the species to the list of wild game he enjoys pursuing. He’d never killed one before, or even tried, but after running into the bear last year and continually seeing sign of it, he decided 2018 would be a good year to harvest it.

    November 14, 2018 at 8:30pm

    18-point buck goes down before the hunt even started

    McLaurin Quick of Bennettsville, S.C. was planning on getting into the woods a little early on Nov. 8 to work on a stand before hunting that evening, but he never made it out of his driveway before killing a mainframe 8-point buck that had a total of 18 scoreable points.

    November 13, 2018 at 10:34pm