• Ducks

    Tommy Price uses a kayak to float local rivers when drought conditions dry up other duck holes.

    Hunting drought ducks

    Floating Upstate rivers will be best hope
    January 01, 2012 at 8:07am
    The Reedy and Saluda rivers, which feed Lake Greenwood, offer ducks with plenty of food, cover and still water.

    Greenwood’s Greenheads

    For big water, this Midlands reservoir is a waterfowler’s heaven. Here’s how to fill your limit.
    December 01, 2011 at 10:35am
    Plan ahead to take full advantage of your public duck hunting opportunity.

    Draw Down on Ducks

    So you were lucky enough to draw a permit this year, here’s how to make the most of your public duck hunt.
    November 01, 2011 at 10:03am
    Ice and sleet pelt down during a permit-only waterfowl hunt at Lake Mattamuskeet.<br />
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    Ducks on the Dole

    Some of North Carolina’s best waterfowl hunting is open to the public -- if you apply for a permit.
    August 24, 2011 at 4:17pm
    Grain fields are the best places to hunt crows, which will come in to feed, sometimes in large flocks.

    Redneck Duck Hunting

    Reidsville’s Sandy Brady loves hunting crows, and farmers are glad to have him shoot these crop destroyers.
    January 31, 2011 at 1:12pm
    Growing up and living in eastern North Carolina has taught Matthew Cagle a thing or two about waterfowl hunting.

    Public Ducks the Right Way

    Pay attention to cover, camo and decoy spreads when targeting eastern North Carolina waterfowl.
    December 21, 2010 at 11:38am
    Hunters on a Bear Island WMA hunt with their mixed bag

    November duck season strong on WMA’s

    Almost 300 wood ducks harvested on Category 1 areas
    December 03, 2010 at 5:54am
    Ducks of all kinds will drop down into open potholes on Gull Rock’s duck impoundments.

    Ducks on the Dole

    Gull Rock’s impoundments offer public hunting without special-permit draws.
    November 01, 2010 at 3:33pm
    Hunters visiting Pamlico Sound can expect to see a variety of ducks, but the most-sought-after species is the northern pintail.

    Blizzard of Ducks

    Belly up to the sand bars of Pamlico Sound for fast wing-shooting at redheads, brant and pintails this winter.
    November 26, 2008 at 12:37pm
    For better duck hunting at swamps find places that are so isolated other hunters haven’t been there.

    High Pressure Quackups

    For a successful approach to late-season duck hunting try some bass angler tips.
    December 17, 2007 at 2:04pm
    If a hunter shoots from a natural blind, he should practice firing from his knees. Standing up quickly from this position is almost certain to result in an off-balance shot.

    More Bang for Your Duck

    For successful waterfowl hunting, it’s often what you do before a shot is fired that counts.
    December 27, 2006 at 10:45am
    Wearing chest waders is necessary when using a float boat as hunters will frequently need to port over obstructions. Tommy Price of Anderson pulls his kayak over a logjam.

    Drive-by Ducks

    S.C. waterfowl hunters on their way to the coast may bypass duck havens at inland streams.
    December 27, 2006 at 9:13am
    After a hunt, Austin anchors the wing away from the curtain blind. If left in place, waves would bump the wing against the curtain.

    Curtains for Ducks

    An Ocracoke guide has unique blinds that mean close shots and full bags for waterfowl hunters -- if they overcome their reluctance to step inside.
    November 17, 2006 at 1:55pm
    Larry Avins collects decoys outside one of his comfortable blinds. Hunters can hunt from the blinds, or anywhere else there is cover at River Oaks Farm.

    Farm Fresh Ducks

    Larry Avins of River Oaks Farm included waterfowl management among his daily chores to create quality hunting.
    October 24, 2006 at 10:47am
    To get ducks in close, hunters need to learn to use subtle calls, including learning how to vary pitches and cadences that actually sound like ducks. Ducks usually descend the scale of sound with their calls, with each sound a little shorter than the imme

    Talk Different to Ducks

    By the time waterfowl reach South Carolina, the birds have heard every call known to man. But the hunter who adjusts won’t make ducks think he’s just another quack.
    September 25, 2006 at 8:58am