• Hunting

    Caroline Reid killed this velvet buck in Allendale on Aug. 29. The deer weighed 165 pounds and was green scored at 110 inches net.

    Little Mountain huntress kills 10-point velvet buck

    165-pound buck green-scored 110 inches
    September 07 at 3:01am
    North Carolina's hunters must now report big game harvests by phone, online, or at a Wildlife Service Agent location.

    North Carolina hunters must now use real-time harvest reports

    Paper reporting no longer available
    September 05 at 9:55am
    The SCDNR and private landowners are offering free youth deer hunts in December.

    SCDNR and private landowners offering youth deer hunts in Upstate

    Hunts are free, deadline to apply is Sept. 11
    September 04 at 1:35am
    North Carolina hunters killed 4975 deer on North Carolina public game lands during the 2016-17 season.

    Top North Carolina public game lands for deer

    N.C. hunters killed 4975 deer on public lands last season.
    September 04 at 1:06am
    Spencer Evans had to wait a year to kill this buck, but the time was well worth it.

    Horry County archer drills 12-point in velvet

    Buck is hunter's biggest ever with a bow
    September 01 at 11:38pm
    Mobility impaired deer hunters will have an opportunity to attend two Upstate deer hunts this fall, co-sponsored by SCDNR.

    SCDNR holding deer hunts for mobility impaired hunters

    Upstate hunts scheduled for October, November
    September 01 at 10:50am

    Cover

    September 01 at 7:00am
    Fall plantings in food plots can profit from deer concentrating on agricultural crops in September, allowing for need early growth.

    Ag fields save food plots

    Deer’s love of crops helps new plantings thrive
    September 01 at 7:00am
    Scrapes are places where deer paw away the ground cover all the way to the dirt, usually under an overhanging limb or branch on which they chew.

    Solve the sign riddle - Decipher deer sign and take home the venison

    What do early season rubs, scrapes and tracks really mean to Carolina deer hunters? If you understand the markers that deer leave behind, you’re a leg up on putting venison in the freezer.
    September 01 at 7:00am
    Don’t make these mistakes and miss the opportunity to kill a big deer.

    5 mistakes deer hunters make

    Erase these boo-boos from your resume and you’ll be on your way to using more tags on bigger bucks.
    September 01 at 7:00am
    T.C. Lloyd will make every attempt to reduce his scent exposure, especially when a big buck draws him deep into cover.

    Keep bucks in the dark - Don’t let a big buck know you’re there, and you might kill him

    Hunters should do everything they can to keep a big buck from knowing he’s got human company in the woods. Here are a few tips for hunters in the Carolinas.
    September 01 at 7:00am
    The N.C. Wildlife Resources manages around 2 million acres on 88 public lands.

    North Carolina’s 2017 Game Lands report

    With its human population growing, North Carolina is responding with better wildlife management on quality public-hunting areas
    September 01 at 7:00am
    South Carolina’s four game zones provide good hunting opportunities for a variety of species.

    What does 2017 hold for South Carolina’s public-land hunters?

    South Carolina’s top public-hunting areas offer plenty for both big-game and small-game hunters. Look up these destinations when it comes time to head afield.
    September 01 at 7:00am
    Two days before opening day of dove season, the NCWRC closes two public fields until further notice.

    Two dove fields on Bladen Lake State Forest Game Land closed

    NCWRC closed fields due to illegal baiting
    August 31 at 4:03pm
    You'll kill more doves if you follow these tips on selecting the right place to set up your dove stool.

    How to kill more opening day doves

    Follow these tips to reach a quick limit
    August 30 at 10:54pm
    William Johnson killed this 12-point Allendale County trophy on Aug. 21, 2017.

    Bamberg hunter kills 195-pound, 12-point trophy

    Velvet buck green-scored 148 net inches
    August 29 at 9:02pm