• Turkey Hunting

    South Carolina's 2018 turkey harvest was down 6.4 percent from 2017.

    South Carolina turkey harvest down 6.4 percent in 2018 spring season

    Williamsburg, Union counties are tops in Palmetto State
    November 19 at 5:35pm
    The public's participation in the Summer Turkey Survey helps the SCDNR with estimates on turkey reproduction and recruitment.

    SCDNR asking for volunteers to participate in Summer Turkey Survey

    Survey helps estimate turkey reproduction and recruitment
    July 04 at 11:24am
    With the public's help on reporting their wild turkey observations, the NCWRC is better equipped to manage the state's wild turkey population.

    NCWRC requesting help with reporting wild turkey observations

    Information helps NCWRS manage turkey populations
    July 04 at 10:31am
    Tim Warren killed this gobbler on a Person County farm on May 2, 2018.

    NC turkey hunter bags 4-bearded Person County trophy

    Gobbler's 1.75-inch spurs rank 2nd all-time for North Carolina
    May 07 at 2:44pm
    Sailor Reardon killed both of these gobblers with one shot from her crossbow in Horry County on March 24, 2018

    Youth huntress kills two gobblers with one shot from crossbow

    Turkeys had 9, 9 1/2-inch beards
    May 04 at 2:09pm
    Jay Lanigan killed these two birds in Aiken County during the 2018 South Carolina turkey hunting season.

    SCDNR needs help of turkey hunters

    Survey will provide better understanding of hunting experiences
    May 02 at 12:51pm
    Late-season gobblers are tough, but not impossible, for hunters who know how to target them.

    Late can be great - Late-season turkey hunting tactics

    Don’t give up as spring turkey season winds down; even pressured gobblers will make a fatal mistake down the stretch.
    May 01 at 7:00am
    Jake Muehlbach killed this 20-pound gobbler in Chatham County on April 18 with his bow.

    Chatham County bowhunter drops trophy longbeard

    20-pound bird had 1 1/8-inch spurs
    April 30 at 8:59pm
    Sandy Brady poses with the gobbler he killed with a sling bow on April 25, 2018 in Rockingham County.

    Rockingham County hunter takes huge gobbler with sling bow

    Gobbler weighed over 23 pounds
    April 29 at 7:34pm
    Rusty Moore killed this bearded hen with a bow and arrow on April 16 in Rockingham County.

    Bowhunter kills bearded hen in Rockingham County

    Beard was over 9 inches long
    April 26 at 10:49pm
    Stanley Farmer has killed his share of gobblers over the years, but this one was really special, and not just because of the seven beards.

    Rockingham County hunter bags 7-bearded gobbler

    Longest beard was 10 1/4-inches in length
    April 22 at 12:47pm
    Johnny Pippin (right) called these two jakes into range for his son Finn, who killed the two birds with a single shot.

    South Carolina kindergartener decks two jakes with one shot

    5-year-old's dad scouted, called turkeys in range
    April 18 at 5:34pm
    Matt New killed this big bird on opening day of North Carolina's 2018 youth season. It's the second consecutive year that he's killed a gobbler with his bow during youth season.

    Youth hunter bags 23-pound gobbler in Northampton County, N.C.

    Rainy weather did not thwart hunt
    April 15 at 9:28pm