• Carolina Hunting

    Take sporting clays seriously in preseason

    Being a successful hunter for some is the ability to get their game into shooting range. For some wildlife species, a fail-safe plan must be followed in the strict sense to get the opportunity to close the deal. For deer, squirrels and turkeys, having a firm rest and a steady trigger finger are the tricks of the trade. But for ducks, doves and other feathered, flying creatures, a high-level of skill is needed to bring home the protein. With the arrival of duck season in a few weeks, it’s a perfect time to practice at the local sporting clays range. 

    October 15 at 7:00am

    Delay doe harvests until December

    Every year, hunters look to kill a nice buck to add to their trophy collection and to put a load of fresh venison in the freezer. And every hunter looks to supplement his venison stock and control his local deer herd with a handful of doe harvests as well. 

    October 15 at 7:00am

    Timing the North Carolina rut

    John Shaw, the deer project leader for the N.C.,Wildlife Resources Commission, said the biology of the rut in the Tarheel State is fairly straightforward in terms of what occurs. 

    October 15 at 7:00am

    Timing the South Carolina rut

    A large portion of South Carolina experiences peak rut activity within a well-defined time period.

    October 15 at 7:00am

    Three gator hunters fill all three tags on same hunt at Santee

    Filling an alligator tag is a dream come true for many South Carolina sportsmen — filling 3 on the same outing is nothing short of incredible. But, that's exactly what happened for Buck Koon of Gilbert, SC and Jason and Amy Kirkland of Leesville, SC. On opening day, Sept. 9, they set out on Santee Cooper’s Lake Marion and got the job done with a 9, 11, and a 12-foot gator.

    October 13 at 4:04am

    Lexington, N.C. hunter bags 22-point Forsyth County freak

    For two years, Ben Anderson and Levi Tussey kept tabs on a huge non-typical buck on their Forsyth County hunting land. But this wasn’t just any buck. It was a gnarly-racked beast with four main beams, 22 scorable points, and a 14-inch drop tine extending down past the deer’s face.

    October 13 at 12:48am

    220-pound, 8-point buck ends string of bad luck for S.C. huntress

    Jon Schutte had a proud moment in the outdoors last week. But it’s not because of anything he did. It’s because his wife killed her first deer, and it was a good one. The 220-pound, 8-point buck she killed in Horry County put an end to a lot of bad luck for his wife Marti, and proved that perseverance pays off.

    October 12 at 1:05am

    Gaffney bowhunter arrows 215-pound, 9-point trophy

    Holden Poole of Gaffney, SC was already noticing fresh scrapes and rubs near a bumper crop of acorns on his 100-acre lease, despite the balmy, end of September weather. So, when his hit list buck failed to show up at his feeder station, he switched gears to this location, and arrowed the 215-pound Cherokee County 9-pointer on Sept. 26.

    October 11 at 10:49am

    Wildlife Commissioners approve N.C. alligator management plan

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission board approved the N.C. Alligator Management Plan at its business meeting in Raleigh on Thursday.

    October 10 at 3:48pm

    Greensboro bowhunter sticks 15-point monster buck

    Just before dark on Oct. 3, Chad Thousand of Greensboro, N.C. arrowed one of the biggest deer of his life; a 173 2/8-inch monster 15-point buck. Thousand first captured this buck on camera on one of his hunting properties during the late summer season. But as the season approached, the deer disappeared. 

    October 10 at 10:15am