• Ducks

    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
    Set a good decoy spread and you’re well on the way to a very productive duck hunt.

    Set a tasty spread of decoys and kill more ducks this season

    Different situations require different numbers and styles of decoys. Know the difference and kill more ducks
    November 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    The sudden appearance of tremendous numbers of teal made the short, early segment of duck season a winner for many North Carolina hunters.

    Surprising arrival of teal makes early duck season a good one on Yadkin River

    Last week's weather brought loads of little ducks into area for Saturday hunts
    October 07, 2014 at 6:16am

    Know your limits, regs, times

    January 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Beaver ponds usually have enough natural vegetation that building a makeshift blind is not difficult.

    A quick construction project

    January 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    The draw to hunting smaller bodies of water is the variety of ducks that can be encountered.

    ‘Less is more’ duck hunting - With the right approach, beaver ponds can make for great duck hunting across South Carolina

    A little cover and a few decoys can make for a great small-water duck hunt across South Carolina
    January 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    Optimal conditions across the state and up north have provided South Carolina waterfowlers with a good start to the season; waterfowl managers believe that trend will continue.

    Early duck hunting very good; SCDNR said it could be excellent season

    Number of ducks bagged on monitored hunts is way up for early season
    December 18, 2013 at 6:00am