• Turkey Hunting

    6-year-old Ashton Boykin killed his first turkey on March 12 while hunting in Anderson with his dad and cousin.

    6-year-old kills first turkey

    Youth Day is good to Anderson's Ashton Boykin
    March 15, 2016 at 7:57am
    Opening day of turkey season is March 20, but true turkey hunters have already started by scouting.

    Be ready for turkey season by scouting now

    Turkey hunting starts before opening day
    March 10, 2016 at 11:15pm
    Scouting for turkeys before the season starts will give you an advantage when Mar. 20 gets here, and it can help you in other ways as well.

    Scouting turkeys now will pay off on Mar. 20 and beyond

    Expert hunter shares tips on what to look for
    March 03, 2016 at 1:37pm
    Long-distance or local, calling turkeys in South Carolina takes a plan, plus knowledge and ability.

    Call with a good hand - Learn the ins and outs of calling turkeys from two of South Carolina’s best

    Make the right sounds with your turkey calls, and make them at the right times, and you’re on the way to tagging a gobbler this spring.
    March 01, 2016 at 7:00am
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    Flextone Tramp Stamp Aluminum pot call

    March 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Flextone Tramp Stamp Aluminum pot call

    Flextone Tramp Stamp Aluminum pot call

    March 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Turkey tags are no longer available from local stores. Hunters must get their turkey tags from an SCDNR office or by applying online.

    Order your turkey tags now

    Allow 4 to 7 days to receive tags by mail
    February 29, 2016 at 8:40am
    The NCWRC and NWTF are holding 24 turkey hunting seminars at 12 locations throughout the state during March and April.

    24 turkey hunting seminars hosted by NCWRC, NWTF

    Seminars are all free
    February 05, 2016 at 9:02am
    Even though turkey hunting season is over a month away, it's not too early to start scouting.

    VIDEO: Turkey season not too far away

    Grandson, granddad show how turkey hunting is done
    February 02, 2016 at 9:47pm
    Even though turkey season is over a month away, it's not too early to start scouting.

    VIDEO: Turkey hunting season not too far away

    Grandson, granddad show how turkey hunting is done
    February 02, 2016 at 5:41pm
    Several public draw hunts are available on WMA lands for the 2016 turkey season.

    SCDNR hosting turkey draw hunts; application deadline is Feb. 29

    Hunts to be held on several WMAs throughout the state
    January 28, 2016 at 9:08pm
    Turkey recruitment is down again, but there is a little good news for 2016.

    Turkey recruitment numbers low, 2016 season expected to be fair

    Poult numbers around 1.5 compared to 3.0 of the 1980s
    January 14, 2016 at 2:54pm
    Wild turkey gobblers continue to live from one year to the next at a rate of one male bird for each two hens. That 2-to-1 ratio is likely because only bearded birds (usually gobblers) may be hunted legally during the one month spring season.

    Summer turkey survey shows usual survival rates

    Turkey hunters should expect little change from last year's turkey season
    December 17, 2015 at 2:00pm