|Swan song - How to call up a tundra swan
77 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
The urge to look up was overwhelming, especially for the youngsters crouched in the small drainage ditch separating two wheat fields near Pungo Lake and the Pocosin Lakes Wildlife Refuge in Washington County. The whistling honk of tundra swans filled the air as flocks of the large, white birds circled the area deciding which field looked better for breakfast.
|Dove Dusting - Cold-weather dove hunting can be some of the best North Carolina hunters can experience
123 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
Long underwear: check.
|Handgunning for varmints
136 Views - Posted: November 18 at 9:00 am
We were never overrun with those juicy targets we read about in the big sporting magazines — articles by guys who referred to their shooting cult as “varminters.”
|Hawke Sport HD IR 3-9x40 scopes
175 Views - Posted: November 04 at 3:14 pm
Mounting a scope is a necessary step toward the accuracy needed from a .22 to squirrel hunt or shoot targets. The sighting-in process has traditionally been time consuming. But Hawke Sport Optics has changed the game with the introduction of their Sport HD IR family of scopes, which are designed to increase accuracy of rimfires.
|“Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire”
241 Views - Posted: September 19 at 9:00 am
Kris Koenig introduced himself to me as “the only national public television producer I know of with a concealed carry permit.”
|Public dove-hunting opportunities
235 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am
Not all hunters get a chance to ride though the countryside looking for good dove fields, and sometimes, the best fields may just not be available to all hunters. Fortunately, every hunter with a game-lands license can have access to public dove fields. While they makes up only a small fraction of the two million acres of public land, public dove-hunting opportunities are scattered across North Carolina.
|Avoid ‘high-bird’ pressure
191 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am
Shot-shell manufacturers expect a rise in profits when hundreds of thousands of shots are taken around corn fields. More than half the doves taken by hunters are killed in the first few weeks of the season, drastically reducing the number of birds available to make the migratory journey south. But the overwhelming crowd of hunters can have both a positive and negative effect on dove hunting.
|Legally manipulating crops for wildlife
240 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am
From small bahia grass seed to large corn kernels, doves will eat almost any kind of seed. They are right at home in North Carolina’s agriculture belt with soybeans, corn, sorghum, wheat, sunflower and millet grown commercially each year. Corn is generally the only crop available for hunters at the start of the season. Short-maturing hybrid corn will be cut between mid-August through September. Luckily, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allow landowners to manipulate crops for the benefit of doves and other wildlife.
|Pre-Labor Day labor can make your opening day dove hunts in North Carolina more successful
625 Views - Posted: September 01 at 7:00 am
Labor Day and dove season marks the beginning of fall hunting. Just about anyone who hunts will join the action along a cut corn field armed with a shotgun and plenty of shells — at least on opening day.
|Wildlife Habitat Initiative:
268 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:00 am
Piedmont Hunt Club, Inc. (PHC) is a private hunting club that has operated in South Carolina’s Fairfield and Chester counties for more than 27 years. The club’s 90 members have exquisite opportunities to hunt deer, turkey, waterfowl, feral hog and a slew of small game on 10,000 acres spread over five main tracts. By area, PHC is known as the largest hunting club found in South Carolina’ s Upstate.
|Look out for diseased deer
427 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:00 am
Disease in the whitetail woods is responsible for annual mortality that can be significant some years. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD or blue tongue) is the main culprit in the Carolinas.
|Prepare for dove season
527 Views - Posted: August 07 at 9:00 am
A couple of days after August ends, dove season arrives for wing-shooters across the Southeast. With the exception of the Aug. 15 opening of deer season in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, the Labor Day dove pursuit marks the debut of hunting season for most hunters in the Carolinas.
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