• Small Game

    Union County will be the site of a youth-only dove hunt on Saturday, Sept. 6.

    SCDNR, USFS will hold special youth dove hunt in Union County

    Youths ages 17 and under invited to open hunt on Sept. 6
    July 23, 2014 at 7:19am
    Staying hidden is much more important on late-season hunts, so building a blind from natural sources is often a good idea.

    Late-season dove tips

    January 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Cheap shells are out of place on a late- season dove field, but does high brass automatically mean a better load?

    The case for high brass

    January 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Hunters need to put in some time scouting for late-season doves and be ready to hunt them as soon as they are located.

    Keep dove reports updated

    January 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Since the leaves and most of the other foliage is gone in January, hunters have to make due with what’s left and often move frequently during the hunt to keep the doves stirred up and flying.

    Don’t miss the late show - There is still plenty of great wingshooting for South Carolina dove hunters this month

    Scout out those Labor Day fields for winter doves, and be ready to shoot them when numbers spike upwards
    January 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    Don’t miss going afield during the last segment of North Carolina’s dove season.

    Dove Dusting - Cold-weather dove hunting can be some of the best North Carolina hunters can experience

    Good camo helps, but not as much as finding fields that will provide migrating doves a place to feed as they pass through North Carolina.
    December 01, 2013 at 6:00am
    Not every WMA in South Carolina has a good population of rabbits, but find one with the right habitat and you can be in for some great hunting.

    Look for rabbits in the right places

    October 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 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
    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
    Late-season hunts on WMA dove fields are colder, with less cover, fewer hunters, but still plenty of doves.

    Youth dove hunts

    September 15, 2013 at 7:00am
    Small sunflower seeds are the foundation of a good dove field, especially an early season field.

    Prepping your own dove field

    September 15, 2013 at 7:00am

    Late season dove hunts

    September 15, 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
    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
    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