• Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

    Spots remain available for a Jan. 31 youth-only permit duck hunt in Currituck County.

    Permits remain available for youth-only waterfowl hunt in Currituck County

    Jan. 31 hunt will be open to youths ages 12 through 15
    December 16, 2014 at 6:52pm
    Thermacell is making heated insoles that should warm your toes in the duck blind.

    Keep those toes warm

    December 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Marines from the Marine Air Station in Beaufort are feted annually by the local Ducks Unlimited chapter, spending a day hunting on a handful of the area’s best plantations.

    Local DU chapter takes Marines for a hunt

    December 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    SCDNR personnel roll out the blue ribbon for hunters drawn for special waterfowl hunts on some of their best WMAs.

    SCDNR draw hunts are top-drawer

    December 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    The ACE Basin is a waterfowl-rich area that provides plenty of access to duck hunters.

    ACE Basin is waterfowl hunter’s heaven

    These landings offer convenient access
    December 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    A pintail can be a tremendous bonus to a bag of mixed diving ducks and sea ducks.

    How to tackle big-water decoy spreads

    December 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Guide Carlton Thornton will call loudly and aggressively at distant ducks, but when they show interest in his decoys, he’ll tone things down a bit.

    Local and long-distance calling

    December 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Thermacell is making heated insoles that should warm your toes in the duck blind.

    Keep those toes warm

    December 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Trappers across the Carolinas are gearing up for the core of their season.

    Don’t get trapped: Know trapping rules

    December 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Plenty of ducks have moved on to South Carolina, and according to biologists and Ducks Unlimited, birds from the mid-Atlantic states haven't filled in North Carolina's holes yet.

    North Carolina stuck in dead zone as duck migrations start and stall

    More cold weather up north should fill in Tarheel State's marshes, impoundments
    December 14, 2014 at 8:12pm
    SCDNR is holding a youth-only duck-hunting clinic in January on Edisto Island.

    SCDNR offering youth-only waterfowl-hunting clinic in January on Edisto Island

    Day-long clinic, scheduled for Jan. 19, is open to 15 youngsters
    December 04, 2014 at 7:46pm
    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Delta Waterfowl Foundation will hold waterfowl-hunting seminars on Dec. 9 and 11 in Raleigh.

    Two waterfowl-hunting seminars scheduled for Raleigh next week

    NCWRC invites waterfowl hunters to Raleigh on Dec. 9, 11
    December 04, 2014 at 6:20pm
    Borrow pits dredged during highway construction are often great stopping-off spots for migrating waterfowl.

    Borrow pits: duck havens

    All highway projects aren’t bad for wildlife
    December 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    The author shows off a double-handful of evidence that hunters who don’t have access to high-priced private waters can still come out on the winning end in the ACE Basin.

    Call up some holiday duck cheer - ACE Basin offers waterfowl hunters an excellent chance for a Merry Christmas

    Public waters and WMAs will hold enough ducks to make Thanksgiving, Christmas hunts memorable
    December 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    Hunting ducks on the big water of the Pamlico Sound requires different tactics than trying to attract puddle ducks to an inland

    Big ideas for big-water ducks - Pamlico Sound is not just a big pond filled with ducks. Learn how to hunt it

    Big decoy spreads, big weather fronts can mean big days on the waters of Pamlico Sound.
    December 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    Borrow pits dredged during highway construction are often great stopping-off spots for migrating waterfowl.

    Borrow pits: duck havens

    All highway projects aren’t bad for wildlife
    December 01, 2014 at 7:00am