• Carolina Hunting

    Improve wildlife habitat by disking between rows of pines after prescribed burning

    Disking between rows of pines after prescribed winter burning will generate plenty of new growth and wildlife habitat.

    Turn in poachers, receive rewards

    Growing up, we learned that nobody likes a snitch. Even some of our elders told us that nobody likes a tattle-tale. But nobody likes a cheater either, and poaching is cheating. Whether it’s killing wild game out of season, trespassing to hunt or fish, or killing more than the law allows, poaching goes against the nature of being a sportsman.

    January 16 at 11:34pm

    Get pH adjustment started before planting spring food plots

    January is the perfect time to start planning for a bumper 2017 food-plot year. While most planting activities are farther down the road, land managers should make strides towards improving soil pH this month. But certain conditions can make a better impact on soil pH than others. 

    January 15 at 7:00am

    Change out duck loads for bigger shot

    With the average goose weighting anywhere from 6 to 16 pounds, heavier loads are commonly used for Canadas compared to ducks.

    January 15 at 7:00am

    Blinds for goose hunting aren’t all alike

    Goose hunters have used a lot of different types of blinds through the years, from cutting limbs for a perimeter to manufactured grass that hides entire boats. 

    January 15 at 7:00am

    Give attention to physical, biochemical food-plot needs

    Food plots will help keep wildlife interested and well-fed on a hunting property. While there is tractor time invested, the best plots are a product of a successful biochemistry and physics experiments. For the best food plots, land managers should keep tabs on their plots’ biochemical and physical requirements. 

    January 15 at 7:00am

    Food-plot options for year-round program

    Food is important for whitetail deer year-round, not just during hunting season. They will keep deer close to home, and both warm- and cool-season plots are important to the overall health of the herds and to maximize the attractiveness of a property.

    January 15 at 7:00am

    5 reasons to head to the range after deer season ends

    Sighting in your rifle before deer season makes sense, but hunters can also benefit from sighting their rifles in once deer season is over. Grayson Summers of Spartanburg, S.C., goes through the same steps of zeroing in after deer season ends as he does before opening day — for five main reasons.

    January 10 at 2:46pm

    Teen bowhunter kills 136 6/8-inch trophy buck in Florence, S.C.

    The 2016 deer hunting season was a big success for 15-year-old Florence, S.C. hunter Nathan Collier. He killed a 185-pound 8-point buck in full velvet in August. The buck sported an inside spread of 18 1/2 inches, and was the young hunter’s first kill with a bow. He killed another buck, this one a 6-pointer, with his rifle later in the season, and finished the year off in late December with another bow kill of a trophy 10-point buck that has been green-scored at 136 6/8-inches.

    January 08 at 7:57pm

    Thomasville, N.C. hunter kills 9-point buck, wins December Bag-A-Buck contest

    James Hamby of Thomasville, N.C., has won Carolina Sportsman’s Bag-A-Buck contest for December with his entry of a big Randolph County buck he killed on Dec. 21.

    January 05 at 7:50pm

    Try winter frost-seeding

    Even though natural food sources can provide them with adequate nutrition, most deer fail to receive a full complement of groceries in the wild to produce the characteristics hunters look for in a premium herd. If hunters are fully involved in their wildlife properties, food plots should comprise of around five percent of the total land cover, and food needs to be available year around. 

    January 05 at 9:00am