• Carolina Hunting

    Prescribed burns are beneficial to wildlife habitat

    Prescribed burns are beneficial in many ways, and the NCWRC conducts these intentional burns on close to 2 million acres of state game lands.

    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

    NCWRC holding 9 hearings concerning proposed changes to fish and game laws

    Have you ever wondered how fish and game regulations come to be laws? Maybe you’ve wondered if there was a way you could voice your input on changes to these regulations? Yes, you can, and you can find out a lot about how regulations are made by attending one of the upcoming public hearing being conducted by the NCWRC this month.

    January 04 at 7:10pm

    Black Mountain hunter kills 15-point, 180-class trophy on Thanksgiving Day

    As Kevin Bartlett of Black Mountain and his 11-year-old daughter, Addison sat side by side in their ladder stand on Thanksgiving morning, they knew two things: a 15-point buck was in the area and the wind was in their face, coming from the direction they expected him.  And though the sequence of events did not follow the plan they made, Kevin Bartlett dropped the 181 3/8-inch, 15-point Buncombe County beast. Addison Bartlett took her first buck shortly thereafter.  

    January 04 at 5:43pm