• Other Hunting

    Fox squirrels, the largest of all tree squirrels, come in a variety of colorations in South Carolina.

    Fox squirrels

    January 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Squirrel hunting is enough reason to get into the woods once deer season is over.

    A sport with side benefits

    Shooting squirrels leads to learning opportunity for later deer hunts
    January 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    WMAs around South Carolina hold plenty of squirrels when the right habitat is present.

    Top WMAs for squirrels

    January 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    A shooting vest, snake gaiters and shotgun shells are great Christmas gifts for the upland  game hunter in South Carolina.

    Sportsman’s stocking stuffers

    January 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Removing the skin from a squirrel is best done soon after it is killed and by two people. Cut through the skin — but not the muscle — all the way around the animal, and have two people pull in different directions against each other.

    Cleaning squirrels

    January 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Don’t put up your boots when deer season ends; there are squirrels to be killed.

    Sell your tails

    January 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Roy Sowers (left) killed this Chatham County coyote; every one of North Carolina’s 100 counties has a coyote population.

    Coyote information station

    January 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Coyotes are adaptable enough and are in enough places that wiping them out by trapping or hunting won’t happen.

    USDA trapper: coyotes cannot be eradicated

    January 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Prescribed burns and other normal forestry measures are seldom undertaken on national forests, to the detriment of many wildlife species.

    Forestry considerations

    January 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    A 16- or 20-gauge double-barrel shotgun choked improved cylinder and modified is a perfect gun to carry all day in mountainous grouse country.

    Grouse hunting things to know

    January 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Grouse will often fly uphill when pointed by dogs or flushed wild.

    Grouse hunting particulars

    January 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Hunters Jefferson Boaz, Folger Boaz, Chase Harris, Jeremy Johnson and Frank Harris took these tundra swans hunting with guides Charles Haywood and Karl Helmkamp of Albemarle Outfitters.

    Swan Hunting Permits

    January 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Sitting against a tree, on a bucket, in full camo, is Chuck Porter’s favorite way to take a limit of squirrels.

    Calling Mr. Squirrel - January is a great month for squirrel hunters across the Palmetto State

    Good habitat can equal great squirrel hunting.
    January 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    Coyotes are unwelcome visitors in North Carolina.

    Unwelcome night visitors - Top-drawer predators are making pests of themselves, but they provide a great off-season target for North Carolina deer hunters

    Coyotes have spread into each of the state’s 100 counties and provide summary challenges for hunters and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
    January 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    Guide Joshua Swaim shows the kind of gamebird for which North Carolina’s mountains are famous.

    Ruff-ing it - The Pisgah National Forest is a grouse hot spot for North Carolina hunters who know where to look and what to look for

    A good dog, some good grouse cover and a nice January day can mean great upland hunting in North Carolina.
    January 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    What a holiday treat! Good-flying quail, good bird dogs and some great meals! All are available at hunting preserves across South Carolina.

    Holiday Preserve — Head to a hunting preserve to create family memories

    Choose the kind of hunt you like, and there’s a preserve in South Carolina ready to provide just what you’re looking at.
    December 01, 2013 at 6:00am