• Small Game

    When looking for squirrels, scan the trunk and tree limbs at various heights, paying careful attention to any kind of motion and anything that looks out of place.

    Busting Bushytails

    Squirrel hunting is something of a lost art, but it’s still a great way to spend a day in the woods. Here are some tips to make your next trip a success.
    November 29, 2010 at 11:22am
    Monitoring the number of “poor-bob-white” calls from cock birds during the spring mating season can give land managers a chance to document changes in the local population — up or down.

    Call counts are critical in spring

    May 27, 2010 at 7:46pm
    Terrial White, Larry Royal, Roland Boney Jr. and Joe Kelly enjoy a rabbit hunt in Duplin County.

    Ridin’ Up Rabbits

    The Horsemen Hunting Club has expanded to 15 members, proving rabbit hunting is still popular in the Tar Heel State.
    February 01, 2010 at 8:28am
    Get in an area where squirrels are foraging and you can stalk or sit and wait until you get a bushytail in your sights.

    Three Faces of Squirrel Hunting

    Still-hunt, stalk or follow a dog — they’re all effective ways to fill your game vest.
    December 23, 2009 at 1:40pm

    Run ‘n’ Gun Rabbits

    Take these tips into the field, and you’ll end up with a bulging game bag. But you’d better stock up on biscuits first.
    December 23, 2009 at 1:34pm
    A pair of hunters can spot and stalk for squirrels, with a .22 rifle-shotgun combo making for a tough-to-beat team.

    Small Game, Big Time

    The Palmetto State has plenty to offer in terms of squirrels, rabbits, woodcock and quail.
    November 25, 2008 at 3:45pm
    Hunters who set up shop close to the spot where beagles have jumped a rabbit may get a chance to take the cottontail when it circles back, often trying to throw off the dogs by crossing the original scent line it left.

    Run, Rabbits, Run

    February is last bit of paradise for Palmetto State hunters who love bunnies and beagle music.
    January 24, 2008 at 2:40pm
    Squirrel dog hunters are quick at admit more bushytails can be taken while sitting at a den tree, but they enjoy using curs and feists.

    Hounding Bushytails

    Once deer season ends, it’s a good time to take mountain curs and feists to game lands and hunt squirrels.
    December 17, 2007 at 2:14pm
    Hunting squirrels with dogs is gaining popularity, so there’s a new kind of music in the woods.

    Barking about Squirrels

    Deer hunting has become so popular that chasing bushytails is almost an afterthought, but adding a dog to the chase is helping revitalize the sport.
    December 17, 2007 at 12:19pm
    Scott Humphrey (left) holds a swamp rabbit or “bluetail” while Eddie Beck has a cottontail rabbit taken during a Hyde County hunt.

    Bunches o’ Bunnies

    Rabbit hunters migrate east to enjoy the best hunting grounds in the state.
    January 29, 2007 at 12:46pm
    The end of a day of rabbit hunting hopefully will be a brace of bunnies.

    Rabbit Redux

    The 5 Horsemen Hunt Club doesn’t care for deer, but when the subject is rabbit hunting, they hop to it each weekend.
    December 26, 2006 at 1:03pm
    Squirrels follow almost the same daily routines as white-tailed deer, moving the most early and late in the day and concentrating near sources of food. Squirrels also are extremely shy of interactions with hunters and will flee to safety (a nest or tree hole) at a moment’s notice.

    Bushytail Time

    Still hunting for squirrels with a .22 rifle can provide hours of fun, improve a hunter’s skills and provide tasty table treats.
    December 26, 2006 at 11:17am