• Turkey Hunting

    Stanley Farmer has killed his share of gobblers over the years, but this one was really special, and not just because of the seven beards.

    Rockingham County hunter bags 7-bearded gobbler

    Longest beard was 10 1/4-inches in length
    Yesterday at 12:47pm
    Johnny Pippin (right) called these two jakes into range for his son Finn, who killed the two birds with a single shot.

    South Carolina kindergartener decks two jakes with one shot

    5-year-old's dad scouted, called turkeys in range
    April 18 at 5:34pm
    Matt New killed this big bird on opening day of North Carolina's 2018 youth season. It's the second consecutive year that he's killed a gobbler with his bow during youth season.

    Youth hunter bags 23-pound gobbler in Northampton County, N.C.

    Rainy weather did not thwart hunt
    April 15 at 9:28pm
    If you’re hunting a new area this spring, having a good game plan is a key to getting a twist on turkeys.

    When a door opens....

    April 15 at 7:00am
    Turkeys don’t disappear on bad-weather days; knowing how they react to wind and rain can put you a leg up on tagging a gobbler.

    Tricks for bad-weather birds

    April 15 at 7:00am
    Jason Snead of Manteo completed a rare double March 25 in South Carolina, dropping two gobblers with one shot, including a rare erythristic (cinnamon) bird (right).

    NC hunter drops two gobblers with one shot in Upstate SC

    One bird was rare, cinnamon-colored specimen
    April 02 at 1:28pm
    Turkey hunters in the Carolinas have toms on their minds in April.

    Try these Carolinas turkey tricks

    Taking that gobbler this month is on the minds of a lot of hunters across the Carolinas. Here’s how the numbers line up for the spring season in both states, plus some tips from experts.
    April 01 at 7:00am
    Big Lake’s Breaker Box

    Big Lake’s Breaker Box

    April 01 at 7:00am
    Seth Pittington, a 14-year-old hunter from Patrick, S.C., killed these two birds with one shot on March 17 in Darlington County.

    Youth hunter kills two turkeys with one shot

    Hunter killed the gobblers in Darlington County
    March 26 at 8:45pm

    Know how your shotgun shoots

    March 15 at 8:00am
    SCDNR biologists expect 2018 to be a good year for South Carolina's turkey hunters. The season starts in less than two weeks.

    SC turkey season outlook is good for 2018

    Season starts March 20. Youth season is March 17-18
    March 07 at 10:29pm
    South Carolina turkey hunters should receive their tags in the mail soon.

    South Carolina turkey tags have been mailed out

    It's not too late to order your turkey tags
    March 05 at 5:14pm
    Disking up old food plots or fallow fields will provide turkeys with great opportunities to search for bugs and other food. To prevent the downside — possible nest destruction or habitat loss for newly born fawns — get your disking done by mid-March.

    March: lion or lamb for habitat

    Improving some habitat can have unwanted, negative effects if you’re not careful
    March 01 at 7:00am
    Don’t miss early season turkey hunting opportunities in the Carolinas.

    Jump-start your turkey season

    Early season gobblers provide hunters with plenty of opportunities, but they also present a unique set of problems. Two of the Carolinas’ best turkey hunters discuss ways to make the days that kick off the season productive.
    March 01 at 7:00am
    The NCWRC and NWTF are offering 11 free turkey hunting clinics in March across the state of North Carolina.

    Free turkey hunting seminars offered in March across North Carolina

    NCWRC, NWTF offering 11 turkey hunting seminars across N.C.
    February 04 at 2:13pm