• Dove

    Some WMA dove hunts draw a crowd of hunters on opening day, but in many cases, that makes the shooting better.

    WMA Dove Details

    September 15, 2013 at 7:00am
    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Website has directions to and maps of public dove fields around the state.

    Public dove-hunting opportunities

    September 15, 2013 at 7:00am
    To avoid putting too much pressure on a birds, hunters should let individual fields rest a few days after an early season hunt.

    Avoid ‘high-bird’ pressure

    September 15, 2013 at 7:00am
    The S.C. Department of Natural Resources maintains public dove fields across the state, many of them planted in sunflowers.

    When doves go public - Go public with doves on South Carolina’s WMA fields

    SCDNR plants around 50 fields on WMAs around the state specifically for public dove shoots.
    September 01, 2013 at 7:00am
    North Carolina hunters prepared for dove season often have the best hunts.

    Pre-Labor Day labor can make your opening day dove hunts in North Carolina more successful

    Find a good field and have your shotgun ready for a Labor Day dove shoot.
    September 01, 2013 at 7:00am
    SCDNR and the U.S. Forest Service have scheduled a youth dove hunt near Abbeville on Sept. 7.

    Youth dove hunt planned for USFS field in Abbeville County

    Hunt is scheduled for Sept. 7 from noon until 6 p.m.
    August 29, 2013 at 7:00am
    A great Labor Day weekend dove hunt is a true blessing for hunters young and old.

    Prepare for dove season

    Get grain on the ground and birds in the air
    August 09, 2013 at 9:00am
    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
    Concentrate on a dove’s head, keep your cheek on the stock, follow through and add him to your limit.

    Double Delights

    Improve your shooting and retrieving skills to bag a limit of doves using only one box of shells.
    September 01, 2012 at 7:00am
    Pat Foy Brady of Reidsville said practicing with a few rounds of skeet before dove season will help sharpen your shooting eye before dove season arrives.

    How to hit a dove

    September 01, 2012 at 7:00am
    South Carolina hunters will have 42 public dove fields to choose from if they aren't invited to a hunt on private land.

    State has prepared 42 public dove fields

    August 12, 2012 at 8:18pm
    Sunflowers need two herbicide treatments to kill weeds: one before planting and one when plants are developing, 100 days from maturity.

    Protect sunflowers now

    Second spraying will guarantee great doves
    June 01, 2012 at 7:00am
    While two-thirds of the dove harvest occurs in the first season that begins Labor Day weekend, the final month of the season can offer wingshooters with fast-paced action.

    Winter Wonders

    Take a few tips, and take more third-season doves.
    December 01, 2011 at 10:35am
    Most of South Carolina’s doves are residents, remaining in the state year-round.

    For the Love of the Dove

    South Carolina hunters can take lessons from this Greenville man’s history of great dove shoots.
    August 24, 2011 at 11:45am

    Dove-Day Afternoon

    Opening Day of dove season in North Carolina can be an afternoon to remember
    August 23, 2011 at 4:27pm