• Small Game

    Packs of beagles have to work faster and cover more ground to flush rabbits living in cutovers and give hunters the chance for a shot.

    As cutovers grow, slow packs fade

    February 15 at 7:00am
    Rabbit numbers in the Carolinas rise and fall in cycles; predators aren’t a big factor; it’s habitat.

    Rabbits by the numbers

    February 15 at 7:00am
    Hunting released quail on a preserve can offer hunters a chance to relive a time 50 years ago when bobwhite was king in the Southeast.

    A guide’s recommendations

    February 15 at 7:00am
    Brooke Brewer poses with a nice collection of tree rats.

    Top 5 tips for squirrel hunters

    These critters are fun and challenging to shoot
    February 13 at 7:53pm
    Rabbits are currently in season throughout North Carolina, along with numerous other small game animals.

    Small game hunting –– what's in season?

    Several small game animals are currently in season in N.C.
    February 07 at 9:04pm
    Carolina's rabbit hunters have plenty of opportunities.

    Run, rabbit run! Beagles — and hunters — can have plenty of fun in the Carolinas

    Rabbit populations in the Carolinas are made up of several species, but all provide plenty of opportunities this month.
    February 01 at 7:00am
    Extend the quail-hunting tradition on a Carolina preserve.

    Extending the quail tradition

    Preserves give hunters in the Carolinas the opportunity to sample upland game birds the way their elders did in past decades.
    February 01 at 7:00am
    Neither North Carolina nor South Carolina has bag limits on crows, but season dates are different.

    When can you hunt crows?

    January 15 at 7:00am
    Quail hunting is a dying art, but getting kids involved can help keep it alive.

    Youth quail hunting clinic this Saturday

    SCDNR will teach kids how to hunt, clean, and cook quail
    January 09 at 1:49am
    Mix up your decoy spread between fake birds on the ground and in trees or other places off the ground.

    Something to crow about

    Crow hunting is a great way to wing-shoot if you’re tired of ducks and doves. Here’s a primer for hunting these big, black birds.
    January 01 at 7:00am
    A long-bow and arrows with small-game points is an alternative for squirrel hunters.

    Alternative weapons for squirrels

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Stand, clink or bark? There are plenty of ways to kill Carolina squirrels.

    Three techniques to bag bushytails

    Still-hunting, stand-hunting and hunting will a dog will all put squirrels in your game pouch. Here are the pros and cons of each.
    December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Regional youth coon hunts are being held throughout the winter in several locations in South Carolina.

    Youth coon hunters compete for prizes, scholarships throughout SC

    Hunts last all winter, championship held in March
    November 06, 2017 at 3:45pm
    Orangeburg attorney Charles Williams pleaded guilty to killing seven red-tailed hawks that were preying on his quail coveys.

    Orangeburg lawyer fined $30,000 for killing red-tailed hawks

    Quail hunting enthusiast said he didn't know killing hawks was federal crime
    September 25, 2017 at 11:22pm
    Two days before opening day of dove season, the NCWRC closes two public fields until further notice.

    Two dove fields on Bladen Lake State Forest Game Land closed

    NCWRC closed fields due to illegal baiting
    August 31, 2017 at 4:03pm
    You'll kill more doves if you follow these tips on selecting the right place to set up your dove stool.

    How to kill more opening day doves

    Follow these tips to reach a quick limit
    August 30, 2017 at 10:54pm