• Deer Hunting

    Hunters looking to improve the wildlife habitat on their hunting properties should not fail to ask local farmers for advice or other help in making food plots as productive as possible.

    Ask a farmer

    July 15 at 7:00am
    Public-hunting opportunities abound in both Carolinas for deer hunters who don’t have access to private land through a lease or a hunt club.

    Don’t pass up public hunting

    Carolinas boast more than 3 million acres in game lands, WMA management programs
    July 05 at 9:00am
    South Carolina's 2017 deer harvest increased over the previous year.

    South Carolina's 2017 deer harvest shows increase over previous year

    Doe harvest saw a bigger increase than antlered deer
    June 12 at 3:30pm
    A big food plot is a great wildlife attractor, but make sure it’s in an area that won’t force deer to feed at night.

    Time to figure out food-plot plans

    Summer should be beginning of fall deer success
    June 05 at 9:00am
    The late Gene Sutherland loved the woods and whitetails in a life that spanned almost 70 years.

    A life well lived: Remembering a hunter and friend

    Hunting mentor’s closing letter hits the things that make us love the woods
    May 22 at 9:00am
    Land managers can count on a lush, warm-season food plot to provide plenty of nutrition for wildlife.

    Are warm-season food plots effective?

    You bet! They can do plenty to improve local habitat
    May 05 at 9:00am
    Modern carbon arrows that look like wooden ones and are fletched with feathers are a major improvement over wooden alternatives.

    For tradition’s sake, try one

    Recurves or long bows carry archers back to a time before technology
    April 22 at 9:00am
    With deer season in the rear-view mirror, take time to scout your woods for sign you might have missed last season.

    No time better than now to prepare

    Postseason is time to change gear and/or form, review success or failure, work on land
    March 22 at 9:00am
    Shane Poore killed this Avery County buck during last year's muzzleloader season. The NCWRC recently released the 2017-18 deer season's harvest numbers broken down by county and type of weapon used.

    Breakdown of North Carolina's 2017-18 deer harvest

    Numbers for each county released by NCWRC
    March 21 at 12:41pm
    Melanie Eaton killed her first buck with a bow last fall, this 6-pointer from Forsyth County, which ranked second among North Carolina counties in antlered bucks killed per square mile.

    North Carolna’s deer harvest up 8 percent in 2017-18 over previous season

    Top 10 North Carolina deer counties ranked
    March 19 at 2:36pm
    Patrick Williams took top honors for Best Bow Non-typical at the 2018 Dixie Deer Classic with this Rockingham County brute.

    2018 Dixie Deer Classic winners

    Big bucks, interesting stories highlight awards ceremony
    March 04 at 10:45pm
    SCDNR biologist Richard Morton scoring a whitetail deer at the 2016 Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic

    SCDNR holding numerous deer scoring sessions in March

    Sessions will be held in all regions of SC
    February 21 at 4:31pm