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    Raccoons and other egg-eaters are the primary reason for poor reproduction of wild turkeys.

    Predator control: Safeguard the nest

    March 15, 2015 at 8:00am
    Shotguns in the smaller gauges are about all a hunter needs to kill woodcock, a small, fast-flying upland gamebird.

    It’s in the bag

    January 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    Woodcocks use their long bills to find worms in wet or damp soils.

    Desperately seeking surveys

    January 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    This prime quail habitat was created by the excavation of an irrigation pond because the area could not easily be farmed and became overgrown by all kinds of vegetation.

    Wastelands are not wasted on quail

    January 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    Woodcock are an often-overlooked upland game bird in South Carolina, but they can provide bird dogs with plenty of exercise and hunters with a great antidote to cabin fever.

    Time for Timberdoodles - Belfast Plantation WMA is Midlands’ top spot for public-land woodcock

    South Carolina timberdoodles love Belfast WMA’s wet bottomlands around streams
    January 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Jerry Simmons’ setter, Fate, brings a female bobwhite quail back to her owner.

    Can quail come back? Landowners, biologists trying to bring quail back to Columbus County

    Forget clean-farming practices, leaves some cover for birds and they may stick around.
    January 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Changing sizes and brands of air-gun ammunition will require scope adjustments in order to be able to make the spot-on shots required on small-game animals like squirrels.

    Variables in different ammo weights

    December 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    High-quality alloys have allowed manufacturers to produce light air-gun ammo that produces some startling muzzle velocities.

    Ammo advances provide increased velocities

    December 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Angie Jackson and her 5-year-old son, Tucker, take in several raccoons killed on the Lumber River Outdoors/True Vince Coon Club youth hunt, which Tucker won with a 7-pound, 7-ounce raccoon.

    Turning kids into coon hunters

    December 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Many groups of bear hunters from the mountains migrate to eastern North Carolina for the December bear season.

    Let’s go bear hunting!

    December 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Bear seasons in the eastern third of North Carolina often change from county to county, so hunters need to have a firm grip on where they’re hunting and when the season opens and closes.

    Bear seasons dates can be confusing

    December 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Big bear tracks with huge toes typically belong to large males, which are generally the favorite targets of bear hunters.

    Tracks tell a story

    December 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Veteran bear hunters usually have a plan on when and which dogs to release during an active strike and chase, leading to the treeing or baying of a bruin.

    The dynamics of the pack

    December 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    In a half-hour, the author took these three fine squirrels with a silent but deadly air gun.

    Take to the air for squirrels

    Modern air guns offer hunters a chance to take a limit of bushytails without stirring up the woods.
    December 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    Rev. Wade Hall and 10-year-old Gage Zokal admire a raccoon taken in Columbus County, where extensive swamps and agricultural land make for great habitat.

    Kids and coons - Raccoon hunting is a Columbus County staple, and hunters are willing to share their love for the sport with youngsters

    Group in Columbus County, N.C., is putting kids and raccoons together to promote outdoors activities.
    December 01, 2014 at 7:00am