• Turkey Hunting

    Turkeys don’t disappear on bad-weather days; knowing how they react to wind and rain can put you a leg up on tagging a gobbler.

    Tricks for bad-weather birds

    April 15, 2018 at 7:00am
    If you’re hunting a new area this spring, having a good game plan is a key to getting a twist on turkeys.

    When a door opens....

    April 15, 2018 at 7:00am
    Trumpet calls are artificial wingbones, and they produce many of the same sounds as the original (second from right).

    Try the “other” three mouth calls

    April 15, 2018 at 7:00am
    Jason Snead of Manteo completed a rare double March 25 in South Carolina, dropping two gobblers with one shot, including a rare erythristic (cinnamon) bird (right).

    NC hunter drops two gobblers with one shot in Upstate SC

    One bird was rare, cinnamon-colored specimen
    April 02, 2018 at 1:28pm
    Big Lake’s Breaker Box

    Big Lake’s Breaker Box

    April 01, 2018 at 7:00am
    Seth Pittington, a 14-year-old hunter from Patrick, S.C., killed these two birds with one shot on March 17 in Darlington County.

    Youth hunter kills two turkeys with one shot

    Hunter killed the gobblers in Darlington County
    March 26, 2018 at 8:45pm

    Know how your shotgun shoots

    March 15, 2018 at 8:00am
    SCDNR biologists expect 2018 to be a good year for South Carolina's turkey hunters. The season starts in less than two weeks.

    SC turkey season outlook is good for 2018

    Season starts March 20. Youth season is March 17-18
    March 07, 2018 at 10:29pm
    South Carolina turkey hunters should receive their tags in the mail soon.

    South Carolina turkey tags have been mailed out

    It's not too late to order your turkey tags
    March 05, 2018 at 5:14pm
    Don’t miss early season turkey hunting opportunities in the Carolinas.

    Jump-start your turkey season

    Early season gobblers provide hunters with plenty of opportunities, but they also present a unique set of problems. Two of the Carolinas’ best turkey hunters discuss ways to make the days that kick off the season productive.
    March 01, 2018 at 7:00am
    Disking up old food plots or fallow fields will provide turkeys with great opportunities to search for bugs and other food. To prevent the downside — possible nest destruction or habitat loss for newly born fawns — get your disking done by mid-March.

    March: lion or lamb for habitat

    Improving some habitat can have unwanted, negative effects if you’re not careful
    March 01, 2018 at 7:00am
    The NCWRC and NWTF are offering 11 free turkey hunting clinics in March across the state of North Carolina.

    Free turkey hunting seminars offered in March across North Carolina

    NCWRC, NWTF offering 11 turkey hunting seminars across N.C.
    February 04, 2018 at 2:13pm
    Weston English had a great turkey hunt on May 1, and a big gobbler isn't the only thing he left the woods with.

    Bennettsville turkey hunter nabs big turkey, and a bonus

    Quick hunt results in more than just a big gobbler
    May 01, 2017 at 9:55pm
    Travis Atkins killed this five-bearded turkey on April 10. The gobbler weighed 22 pounds.

    Guilford County hunter kills five-bearded gobbler just off his back porch

    Quick hunt produces trophy turkey for Summerfield, N.C. hunter
    April 17, 2017 at 10:56pm
    Hayden Cardwell didn't realize this bearded turkey was a hen until after he'd shot it. His dad also killed a bearded hen years earlier at a nearby farm.

    Rockingham County youngster bags bearded hen

    Duplicates father's feat from years earlier
    April 17, 2017 at 5:11pm