• Ducks

    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
    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

    Know your limits, regs, times

    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
    Ashleigh and Keith Peffer, Marines who participated in the Beaufort County DU chapter's Warriors Hunt, show off two of the ducks they harvested.

    Beaufort DU Warriors Hunt puts Marines in range of great duck hunting

    DU chapter hosts 15 servicemen for Dec. 14 hunt on six Lowcountry plantations
    December 17, 2013 at 6:00am
    Plan your duck-hunting season so you don’t overpressure any areas; that will ensuring good hunting in future seasons.

    Plan your duck season

    December: Great, but limit the hunting pressure
    December 10, 2013 at 9:00am
    Plan your duck-hunting season so you don’t overpressure any areas; that will ensuring good hunting in future seasons.

    Plan your duck season

    December: Great, but limit the hunting pressure
    December 05, 2013 at 9:00am
    Wood ducks are among primary species taken by hunters at Holly Shelter; the habitat is the kind they like, and it has improved since a 2011 wildfire.

    Fire is friend and foe

    November 15, 2013 at 6:00am
    Woodies are South Carolina’s No. 1 small-water ducks, available throughout the state in all kinds of bodies of water, big and small.

    Go small for South Carolina ducks

    A small decoy spread, good camo and crafty calling can make a small body of water into a duck factory.
    November 01, 2013 at 7:00am
    Cut down the size of your decoy spread late in the season and don’t call as much, guide Josh Roberson suggests.

    Late-season ducks have advanced degrees

    January 01, 2013 at 7:00am
    Crops left through the early fall will be dove magnets when the second and third segments of the season arrive.

    Manipulate crops for late doves

    November 12, 2012 at 9:00am
    Not all the ducks killed in South Carolina are killed in coastal marshes and impoundments. Lots of ducks hit the water for the last time in big Upstate rivers and reservoirs.

    Public Affairs

    Waterfowl hunting on public land in the Upstate is not for the feint of heart, but the benefits are outstanding.
    November 01, 2012 at 7:00am
    Wood duck boxes are a common sight across North Carolina, thanks in part to the efforts of a high-school shop teacher from Alamance County.

    High-school teacher increased wood ducks

    November 01, 2012 at 7:00am
    Waterfowl hunters need to be able to identify different species of ducks under poor light conditions to make sure they don’t exceed the limit for certain ducks.

    Do your duck homework

    With species-specific bag limits, know ’em all
    October 15, 2012 at 9:00am