When thousands of deer hunters from across North Carolina descend on the state fairgrounds in Raleigh the first weekend in March, many will be carrying their trophy deer for official scoring at the Dixie Deer Classic. One who will be bringing in what will certainly be among the biggest of the big won’t be puffing out his chest quite as much as the others, but he’ll be proud anyway.
A Tennessee hunter’s 47-point whitetail buck has officially been accepted as the new hunter-taken, non-typical world record by the Boone and Crockett Club after being scored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s B&C scorers.
Not only is February one of the coldest months, Mother Nature slides a little and provides very little natural forage for wildlife. Deer and other species are forced to eat unsavory foods during the worst possible conditions they’ll experience all year. It’s nature’s way of thinning out the weak and rewarding the strong.
Snow geese travel thousands of miles to reach their southern wintering grounds. After hunters study the flocks and finally get a group to creep into shotgun range, the hard part is over, and hunters need to use their equipment to bring them to the dirt.
Nearly 10 years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued the “light goose conservation order” that resonated throughout every waterfowl community across the country. The USFWS pulled out all of the stops to encourage hunters to combat the exploding snow goose explosion.
Antlers will abound throughout the Palmetto State as the search for new state record deer antlers gets underway during the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources' (SCDNR) annual series of measuring sessions.
A major part of the antler measuring process takes place during the Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic, located at the State Fairgrounds March 24-26.
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), in conjunction with the South Carolina Trappers Association, will host a Coyote Trapping and Management Workshop at the Webb Wildlife Center, located in Hampton County, on March 30-31, 2017.