• Carolina Hunting

    Rockingham County youngster bags bearded hen

    Hayden Cardwell got a slow start on North Carolina’s youth-only turkey season. The morning hunt on Saturday, April 1, was not fruitful, but the 12-year-old Rockingham County resident made up for it that afternoon, taking a hen turkey that sported a 9-inch beard.

    April 17 at 5:11pm

    Leave tree-protection zones

    From lumber and veneer to fiber, the Carolinas are home to a thriving forest-products industry, and timber harvests are common throughout the region. Hunters who happen to own their hunting land are in the driver’s seat for making timber-harvesting decisions that can benefit both their wildlife and their bank accounts.  

    April 15 at 7:00am


    Many hunters may have, on occasion, considered leaving their scattergun at home to give bowhunting turkeys a try. Of that number, some will drop the idea right away, thinking that bowhunting doesn’t fit their preferred style of turkey hunting.

    April 15 at 7:00am

    Wait them out; great hunting is on the way

    What’s the biological reason for gobblers to get “henned up” early during the annual spring turkey season? Charles Ruth, the biologist who oversees the wild-turkey program for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources said it’s just a natural thing.

    April 15 at 7:00am

    Legislature considers expanding Sunday hunting to include public lands, waterfowl

    State legislators have recently introduced bills in this session of the N.C. General Assembly that would remove some current restrictions on Sunday hunting and give legislators more input on hunting and fishing regulations.

    April 10 at 8:42pm

    New rifle range opens in Charleston County

    Following a brief "ribbon shooting" ceremony on April 7, the newly renovated Twin Ponds Shooting Range at the Francis Marion National Forest in Charleston County is now open to the public.

    April 10 at 2:06pm

    Pure white turkey among several killed by youth hunters last week

    CarolinaSportsman.com’s forum members have been busy posting some impressive youth turkey kills in the past week. Five in particular really stand out, including an all-white turkey.

    April 07 at 7:39pm

    Choose plot seeds wisely

    As the trees, shrubs, and grasses explode into bright, green foliage this month, the dark and dreary landscape erupts with life, a quick reminder of the arrival of spring planting season. With soil temperatures beginning to rise, April is the time to begin spring planting.

    April 05 at 9:00am

    N.C. youth hunter kills huge turkey on youth day

    North Carolina's wild turkey season begins this weekend, on April 8. But for the past several years, the NCWRC has opened the season early for youth hunters. This gives the youth, who are ever so vital to the continuation of our sporting traditions, a chance to bag a gobbler before the birds feel the great amount of pressure they will feel once the open season begins.

    April 02 at 7:57pm

    NCWRC reminds turkey hunters of regulations, safety tips

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds its constituents to practice safe and ethical hunting as wild turkey season opens April 8 and continues through May 6, preceded by a youth-only week from April 1 through April 7. The daily limit is one turkey and the possession and season limit is two turkeys per hunter, only one of which may be taken during youth season.

    April 02 at 3:22pm