Hunting News and Information

2013 Game Lands Preview - There’s plenty of public land for North Carolina hunters of all stripes

North Carolina was lucky to have a far-sighted legislature that created the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission in 1947.

September 01, 2013 at 7:00 am


North Carolina's public hunting lands offer plenty of places capable of producing wall-hanger bucks.

September 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Commission sets waterfowl seasons, welcomes new commissioners

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission set the 2013-14 waterfowl seasons at its meeting on Aug. 29 in Raleigh, splitting the duck season into the usual three parts and offering hunters every opportunity allowed under the federal season framework.

August 29, 2013 at 7:00 am

Laser Game Marker will help recover deer shot late in day.

Hunter’s Tech has developed a product, the Laser Game Marker, that will help deer hunters mark and track deer that are shot during the last few minutes of daylight.

August 27, 2013 at 8:51 am

Look out for diseased deer

Disease in the whitetail woods is responsible for annual mortality that can be significant some years. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD or blue tongue) is the main culprit in the Carolinas.Read More...
August 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Wildlife Habitat Initiative:

Piedmont Hunt Club, Inc. (PHC) is a private hunting club that has operated in South Carolina’s Fairfield and Chester counties for more than 27 years. The club’s 90 members have exquisite opportunities to hunt deer, turkey, waterfowl, feral hog and a slew of small game on 10,000 acres spread over five main tracts. By area, PHC is known as the largest hunting club found in South Carolina’ s Upstate.Read More...
August 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

NCBA members enjoy week at Butner-Falls of Neuse

Butner-Falls of Neuse Game Land’s most-popular, archery-only zone is on the northern edge of the public lands in the Granville County section and mostly inside the limits of the town of Butner.Read More...
August 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Prepare for dove season

A couple of days after August ends, dove season arrives for wing-shooters across the Southeast. With the exception of the Aug. 15 opening of deer season in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, the Labor Day dove pursuit marks the debut of hunting season for most hunters in the Carolinas.Read More...
August 07, 2013 at 9:00 am

State duck-calling championship set for New Bern

North Carolina’s chapter of Ducks Unlimited will roll out the state and Pamlico regional duck-calling championships on Aug. 17 as part of the state convention in New Bern.

August 05, 2013 at 9:50 am

SPOT Global Phone

SPOT LLC recently announced the new SPOT Global Phone, a portable, easy-to-use and data-enabled satellite phone that provides crystal-clear voice quality with no noticeable delay or echo. At only 7 ounces, it has a long battery life and the data capabilities of enabling email and file transfers. Outdoor enthusiasts will find that the SPOT Global Phone ensures they can connect with family, businesses and emergency services even when their adventures take them out of cell coverage.Read More...
August 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Mass XL

Acting as both an attractant and unique nutritional supplement, Mass XL is a one-two punch that will help you grow bigger bucks and have more chances to harvest them. This extremely high protein feed supplement is 100 percent natural and deer find it irresistible. You can boost the protein of any ration or use directly year round. One container of Mass XL will treat up to 100 pounds of corn or pellet feed.Read More...
August 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Super-Pro Remote Dummy Launcher

Perfect for training blind retrieves, multiple retrieves and use in field trials, the new Super-Pro Remote Dummy Launcher from D.T. Systems allows all dog owners, trainers and handlers the ability to remotely launch retrieving dummies. This unit is lightweight, portable and can be operated up to 1200 yards away. Dummies are launched out using .22 caliber blanks and the launch angle can be changed from 0-75 degrees. The launchers can also be located in the field afterwards with an on board beeper.Read More...
August 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Redemption Muzzleloader

The Redemption Muzzleloading Rifle from LHR Sporting Arms features the all new patent pending “Adapt” breech system, which allows for fast, simple and easy cleaning. The Redemption also has the first optimized propellant specific ignition system and is protected from rust and pitting by LHR’s Armornite Black Powder Corrosion Protectant. This muzzleloader is offered in camo, walnut and composite finishes.Read More...
August 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Public lands may be the ticket to great bowhunting in North Carolina

In the late 1960s and into the 1970s, North Carolina had one game land — Butner — with enough whitetail deer to make bowhunting trips worthwhile.Read More...
August 01, 2013 at 7:00 am


Drum up more big reds along the coast this month, or take a buck with a bow on one of North Carolina's best public game lands.Read More...
August 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Commission sets early waterfowl, migratory bird seasons

Opening weekend of dove season will last only one day this year, thanks to the way the calendar falls, but hunters will still get plenty of opportunity to pull their shotguns’ triggers in early waterfowl and migratory bird seasons announced last week by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

July 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm