• Turkey Hunting

    Robert Thornburg killed this 18-pound gobbler on opening day of the 2014 spring turkey season near Denton.

    Old hills, modern toms - Hunters shouldn’t miss out on turkey hunting in the Uwharrie mountains and Uwharrie National Forest

    More than 51,000 acres of public hunting, much of it full of turkeys, awaits hunters this spring.
    April 01, 2015 at 7:00am
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    April 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    An unusual sounding call, like those produced by a tube, can often turn the tables on a big gobbler.

    An offbeat calling tactic that works

    March 15, 2015 at 8:00am
    A youth turkey hunting clinic has been scheduled for April 3 in Horry County. There are 15 openings for youths aged 10 to 17.

    SCDNR, BPS schedule youth turkey hunting clinic in Horry County

    Clinic, set for April 3, is open to 15 youths between ages 10 and 17
    March 09, 2015 at 12:59pm
    Steve Cobb of Union killed this gobbler last spring, calling him in despite the presence of hens.

    Henned-up gobblers? Here are a half-dozen ways to beat them

    Union pro, calling champ offers his tips for taking toms who have hens
    March 04, 2015 at 8:42pm
    For tough turkeys, don’t be afraid to go off the beaten path.

    Offbeat tactics for tough toms

    Tail fans, wings, different calls and just walking the other way will often cause a tough gobbler to make a fatal mistake.
    March 01, 2015 at 7:00am


    March 01, 2015 at 7:00am


    March 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Turkey hunters can attend a series of seminars around North Carolina over the next seven weeks to better prepare themselves for the spring gobbler season, which begins in mid-April.

    Commission, NWTF will hold turkey hunting seminars across North Carolina

    Novice, advanced seminars will be held in eight locations across Tarheel State
    February 11, 2015 at 8:30pm
    Required tags for South Carolina wild turkeys can no longer be obtained over the country where hunters purchase their licenses.

    South Carolina hunters can no longer pick up turkey tags from license vendors

    Hunters can receive tags by mail, order by phone or online, or by visiting SCDNR regional offices
    February 03, 2015 at 9:29pm
    The 2014 summer wild-turkey brood survey indicates that enough poults survived to keep North Carolina's statewide flock in good shape.

    Wild turkey brood survey reports adequate poult survival for 2014

    Commission confident that its survey size has produced good statistics
    December 26, 2014 at 8:50am
    A relatively poor hatch this spring and summer won't likely help South Carolina's wild turkey population bounce back from several down years.

    Turkey hatch is better than 2013, but still poor, SCDNR reports

    Low number of hens with poults contributes to poor statewide hatch
    October 21, 2014 at 7:07am
    The harvest of adult and juvenile gobblers this past spring was down 15 percent over 2013 in South Carolina.

    Turkey harvest off 15 percent last spring from 2013 levels, SCDNR reports

    SCDNR says poor reproduction has affected the past two harvests
    September 23, 2014 at 7:23pm
    A bill to change season dates and bag limits for the spring wild turkey season didn't make it through the state legislature.

    Bill to change turkey season dates, bag limit fails to get through legislature

    Senate doesn't get bill to vote before legislature's session ends
    June 18, 2014 at 12:01pm