• Deer Hunting

    The 2016 S.C. deer harvest dropped 11 percent from the previous year.

    SC deer harvest is off 11 percent

    Hunters took 172,315 deer in 2016
    Yesterday at 5:02pm
    The NCWRC is seeking public input on whitetail deer management from North Carolina hunters.

    North Carolina hunters asked to give input on deer management

    NCWRC holding nine forums to discuss future deer regulations
    May 15 at 4:35pm
    It's never too early to make the fall deer hunting season a success.

    Three summer tips for deer success

    Add new paths and trail cameras; hunt hogs, coyotes to stay sharp
    May 09 at 1:24pm
    North Carolina's deer numbers are down from previous years, but that didn't stop Brooke Throckmorton from bagging this trophy last year.

    N.C. deer harvest is off 7.8 percent

    Lower harvest is across the entire state
    May 02 at 9:31am
    When planning a major timber harvest, hunter/landowners should think about leaving some nut-bearing trees along the margins of the cuts to help feed wildlife.

    Leave tree-protection zones

    April 15 at 7:00am
    Land managers need to match their warm-season food plot seed mixes with their site characteristics, including pH and other soil conditions.

    Choose plot seeds wisely

    Match your mixes to specific site conditions
    April 05 at 9:00am
    Danny Dillard of Easley, S.C. poses with the new S.C. state record non-typical deer, which he killed in October 2016.

    Easley hunter's non-typical buck shatters S.C.'s state record

    Buck breaks record that had stood since 1971
    March 09 at 8:26pm
    Derin Daniels recovered this buck after poachers killed it on his property. It officially scored 187 0/8 at the 2017 Dixie Deer Classic.

    Poached deer recovered by landowner, scores 187 at Dixie Deer Classic

    Buck won President's Award for non-hunting category
    March 07 at 11:49pm
    This rack, which was found by McLeansville hunter Clinton Wicker, will be among the many scored this weekend at the Dixie Deer Classic in Raleigh.

    McLeansville hunter’s pick-up rack will be among biggest scored at Dixie Deer Classic

    Huge 14-pointer found dead during December hunt in Person County
    February 19 at 5:14pm

    Plane hits deer during takeoff in Charlotte, N.C.

    Returns to airport safely, passengers unharmed
    February 16 at 4:50pm
    Stephen Tucker of Sumner County, Tenn. poses with the world record non-typical, hunter-killed whitetail deer.

    Tennessee whitetail is new Boone and Crockett world record

    Non-typical buck had small rack, many points
    February 16 at 9:17am
    Antler scoring sessions will take place throughout South Carolina during the month of March.

    S.C. deer antler scoring sessions held statewide throughout March

    Measurements are based on Boone and Crockett system
    February 14 at 10:58pm
    Colin Howlett of Walnut Cove scored this huge trophy with a green net score of 170 3/4 inches. It was killed on Nov. 5 during blackpowder season.

    2016 Deer of the Year

    Hunters across the Carolinas ran into plenty of trophy whitetails during the season that ended a month ago. Here are some of their stories — and lots of their photos.
    February 01 at 7:00am
    Glen Lampley of Cheraw, S.C. won the Grand Prize for Carolina Sportsman's Bag-A-Buck contest.

    Cheraw hunter wins Carolina Sportsman's Grand Prize Bag-A-Buck contest

    Wins deer hunt at Cherokee Run Hunting Lodge, 3-year Sportsman subscription
    January 23 at 2:48pm
    This deer was found dead in York County, S.C. with a broken bottle stuck around its tongue.

    Discarded bottle kills South Carolina buck

    Broken bottle likely led to dehydration of big buck
    January 18 at 7:13pm