• Ducks

    Hunters in North Carolina and South Carolina are allowed to take three wood ducks per day as part of their six-bird bag limit.

    Everyman’s duck

    From swamps to beaver ponds, almost every sportsman in the Carolinas can find a few wood ducks to hunt.
    November 01 at 7:00am
    The decreasing amount of daylight in a 24-hour period, aka, the photoperiod, has a big impact on the timing of waterfowl migration, even among homebodies like wood ducks.

    Know what affects duck migrations

    November 15, 2016 at 6:00am
    Wood ducks lead the field of waterfowl making their presence felt in the Carolinas in November.

    Don’t wait for December ducks

    Big waterfowl migration begins earlier than most hunters think; plenty of ducks, including native woodies, will be in Carolina waters this month.
    November 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Hunters with access to kayaks or canoes can float rivers or streams during the Oct. 5-8 season, and they’ll often wind up with a mixed bag of wood ducks and green-winged teal.

    North Carolina’s early duck particulars

    October 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    A lot of late-season ducks are killed later in the day by hunters who locate big, open-water areas where ducks are resting after finishing their early morning feeding periods.

    South Carolina duck particulars

    January 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    January duck hunting proves it’s better late than never across South Carolina.

    Ducks: Never too late - South Carolina duck hunters shouldn’t give up until January and the season come to a close

    Resting areas become as important as food sources as Januarsy arrives.
    January 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Big water not only means big decoy spreads, it means possible danger if bad weather rears its ugly power.

    Hunt ducks safely on the Pamlico Sound

    November 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    Duck numbers appear very good heading into the 2015-16 season, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    Duck numbers remain good, according to USFWS waterfowl survey

    Carolina waterfowl hunters can expect a good 2015-16 season
    July 06, 2015 at 8:05am
    A jerk cord tied to a line of decoys is a simple and effective way to give your decoy spread some life.

    Old-school tactics still produce

    January 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    Keep an eye out for flocks of ducks heading into your area on the shoulders of cold-weather systems.

    Look for big duck moves

    Cold weather will kick off late-season migrations
    January 08, 2015 at 9:00am
    For late-season South Carolina ducks, make changes or go home empty-handed.

    Up the ante on late-season ducks

    When ducks become wary, South Carolina hunters should considered doing something new
    January 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Plenty of ducks have moved on to South Carolina, and according to biologists and Ducks Unlimited, birds from the mid-Atlantic states haven't filled in North Carolina's holes yet.

    North Carolina stuck in dead zone as duck migrations start and stall

    More cold weather up north should fill in Tarheel State's marshes, impoundments
    December 14, 2014 at 8:12pm
    Borrow pits dredged during highway construction are often great stopping-off spots for migrating waterfowl.

    Borrow pits: duck havens

    All highway projects aren’t bad for wildlife
    December 01, 2014 at 7:00am