• Turkey Hunting

    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
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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
    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
    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
    Blake Hodge poses with a turkey harvested last spring. He and his dad scout turkeys all year long, even from the deer stand.

    Lancaster hunter scouts for turkey in the deer stand

    Deer hunting is a good time to scout turkeys, says South Carolina hunter
    November 04, 2015 at 10:31pm
    Turkey harvest numbers have been on the decline for some time in South Carolina, and 2015's numbers were no different.

    Turkey harvest numbers down again

    Reproduction rates show signs of improvement on the way
    October 26, 2015 at 3:02pm
    Kim Guglielmo's Northampton County gobbler sported four beards and is the No. 2 all-time turkey taken in North Carolina by a female hunter.

    Nurse's Northampton County gobbler is No. 2 all-time in North Carolina

    Four beards gives Guglielmo's first tom a winning score
    July 21, 2015 at 12:30pm
    North Carolina hunters tagged 17,828 turkeys during the spring season that ended early last month, the second-highest harvest on record.

    Spring turkey harvest is second-highest on record

    North Carolina hunters take 17,828 gobblers in 2015 season
    June 03, 2015 at 2:59pm
    Crystal Clucker

    Crystal Clucker

    June 01, 2015 at 7:00am