• Hunting

    Gray Stone Day School's Garnette team won the senior division of the 2018 Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament held by the NCWRC on April 28, 2018.

    2018 Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament winners announced

    Stanly, Perquimans County schools take top awards
    May 03 at 9:06pm
    Jay Lanigan killed these two birds in Aiken County during the 2018 South Carolina turkey hunting season.

    SCDNR needs help of turkey hunters

    Survey will provide better understanding of hunting experiences
    May 02 at 12:51pm
    It's time to apply for South Carolina's 2018 alligator hunting season.

    2018 South Carolina alligator hunting applications now available

    Deadline to apply is June 15
    May 01 at 10:10pm
    Jake Muehlbach killed this 20-pound gobbler in Chatham County on April 18 with his bow.

    Chatham County bowhunter drops trophy longbeard

    20-pound bird had 1 1/8-inch spurs
    April 30 at 8:59pm
    Sandy Brady poses with the gobbler he killed with a sling bow on April 25, 2018 in Rockingham County.

    Rockingham County hunter takes huge gobbler with sling bow

    Gobbler weighed over 23 pounds
    April 29 at 7:34pm
    Rusty Moore killed this bearded hen with a bow and arrow on April 16 in Rockingham County.

    Bowhunter kills bearded hen in Rockingham County

    Beard was over 9 inches long
    April 26 at 10:49pm
    Stanley Farmer has killed his share of gobblers over the years, but this one was really special, and not just because of the seven beards.

    Rockingham County hunter bags 7-bearded gobbler

    Longest beard was 10 1/4-inches in length
    April 22 at 12:47pm
    Johnny Pippin (right) called these two jakes into range for his son Finn, who killed the two birds with a single shot.

    South Carolina kindergartener decks two jakes with one shot

    5-year-old's dad scouted, called turkeys in range
    April 18 at 5:34pm
    The NCWRC has extended the application period for alligator hunts to June 1 for the 2018 season.

    Alligator hunting application deadline extended to June 1 for N.C.

    10 counties are eligible for 2018 hunting season
    April 18 at 12:20pm
    The 41st annual Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament state championship will be held April 28, 2018 by the NCWRC.

    Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament State Championship is April 28

    This will mark NCWRC's 41st annual event
    April 18 at 11:30am
    Matt New killed this big bird on opening day of North Carolina's 2018 youth season. It's the second consecutive year that he's killed a gobbler with his bow during youth season.

    Youth hunter bags 23-pound gobbler in Northampton County, N.C.

    Rainy weather did not thwart hunt
    April 15 at 9:28pm
    Hands of a Sportsman is a NC-based non-profit that takes disabled hunters on adventures that put smiles on their faces and game on the ground.

    Hands of a Sportsman offers outdoor adventures for disabled sportsmen

    Organization puts smiles on hunter's faces
    April 11 at 11:24am
    Jason Snead of Manteo completed a rare double March 25 in South Carolina, dropping two gobblers with one shot, including a rare erythristic (cinnamon) bird (right).

    NC hunter drops two gobblers with one shot in Upstate SC

    One bird was rare, cinnamon-colored specimen
    April 02 at 1:28pm
    Seth Pittington, a 14-year-old hunter from Patrick, S.C., killed these two birds with one shot on March 17 in Darlington County.

    Youth hunter kills two turkeys with one shot

    Hunter killed the gobblers in Darlington County
    March 26 at 8:45pm
    Shane Poore killed this Avery County buck during last year's muzzleloader season. The NCWRC recently released the 2017-18 deer season's harvest numbers broken down by county and type of weapon used.

    Breakdown of North Carolina's 2017-18 deer harvest

    Numbers for each county released by NCWRC
    March 21 at 12:41pm
    Melanie Eaton killed her first buck with a bow last fall, this 6-pointer from Forsyth County, which ranked second among North Carolina counties in antlered bucks killed per square mile.

    North Carolna’s deer harvest up 8 percent in 2017-18 over previous season

    Top 10 North Carolina deer counties ranked
    March 19 at 2:36pm