• Small Game

    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
    South Carolina rabbit hunters did the best last season in Lee, Greenwood and Hampton counties.

    SCDNR identifies five best rabbit-hunting counties from 2011-12

    Lee County tops list among reports from avid rabbit hunters
    November 12, 2012 at 10:47am
    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
    A pack of beagles can be composed of anywhere from five to 12 dogs, as long as they run a rabbit at the same pace.

    How many beagles to hunt rabbits?

    January 01, 2012 at 1:00am
    Brush piles and tree laps are good places to check as rabbits like to sit in that type of cover near a food source.

    Rabbit habitat

    ‘The Quarter’ at Saxapahaw provides plenty of fun after deer season ends.
    January 01, 2012 at 1:00am
    Thomas Boyd (above) has been hunting rabbits and has kept beagles for the better part of a half-century. beginning when he was just a teenager. He’s learned that more rabbits will hang out in better habitat like young cutovers and tremendously thick cover

    Beagles and Bunnies

    Good dogs and good habitat are key components to good rabbit hunting and the accompanying good times.
    December 01, 2011 at 10:35am
    After the first two or three hunts of the season, wild quail will retreat into some of the thickest, heaviest cover that offers them the most protection.

    Quail for Christmas?

    Be willing to hunt in the thickest cover and you might bring Mr. Bobwhite and a few of his friends home for dinner.
    December 01, 2011 at 10:35am
    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
    A small incision under the base of the tail is the start of a favored method for squirrel skinning, which finishes with the skin being “shucked.”

    Skinning squirrel a breeze with this technique

    Top tips for quickly cleaning squirrel
    October 13, 2011 at 11:08am