• Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

    Goose flags, often employed to add motion to a spread of goose decoys, can be a valuable addition to a big-water duck hunter’s bag of tricks.

    Flag ’em down

    January 15 at 7:00am
    Sea ducks can be difficult to retrieve unless hunters can get their boat limbered up quickly and get to them before the dive or float away.

    Sea duck retrieval is critical

    January 15 at 7:00am
    The SCDNR's Take One Make One program is holding a free youth duck hunting clinic on Monday, Jan. 15 in Laurens County.

    Free youth duck hunting clinic in Laurens Monday, Jan. 15

    SCDNR Take One Make One program will provide training and lunch
    January 10 at 2:49pm
    Scaup, aka bluebills, are among the most-common ducks taken off North Carolina’s coastal sounds.

    Late is great - North Carolina’s big-water ducks

    Duck season may be on the wane, but January brings North Carolina hunters some of the best big-water action of the season.
    January 01 at 7:00am
    The ends of jetties are one of the best places to hunt sea ducks.

    See about sea ducks - Waters off Georgetown, S.C., fill up with sea ducks in January

    Don’t miss a chance to add to your waterfowling experience. Head off the beach for a limit of unpressured sea ducks.
    January 01 at 7:00am
    Migratory bird hunting on Sundays is currently illegal in North Carolina, but that may change soon.

    What are your thoughts on Sunday hunting for migratory birds?

    The NCWRC would like your thoughts on the subject
    December 29, 2017 at 2:21pm
    Jennings Rose sets out long-line rigs filled with scoter decoys for Pamlico Sound sea ducks. He attaches decoys to the rig using a monofilament loop.

    Long-line decoy rigs save time, effort

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Jennings Rose takes more sea ducks ­— and some divers — when he takes to the Pamlico Sound in a layout boat.

    Lay out for sea duck success

    Layout blinds give hunters a big edge when scoters and other sea ducks take wing in North Carolina’s Pamlico Sound
    December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    A great wood duck hunt may last only 30 minutes before limits are filled.

    Ammo for wood ducks: the long and short of It

    November 15, 2017 at 6:00am
    Hunters in North Carolina and South Carolina are allowed to take three wood ducks per day as part of their six-bird bag limit.

    Everyman’s duck

    From swamps to beaver ponds, almost every sportsman in the Carolinas can find a few wood ducks to hunt.
    November 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    The NCWRC and Ducks Unlimited are teaming up to offer four free waterfowl hunting seminars across N.C. in October.

    Free waterfowl hunting seminars offered across North Carolina in October

    Four seminars are free and open to novice and experienced hunters
    October 05, 2017 at 10:42am
    Duckfest 2017 is a celebration of Clarendon County's role as the Duck Hunting Capital of South Carolina.

    Duckfest 2017 scheduled for Oct. 14 in Summerton, SC

    Festival includes duck calling contests, bass tournament, sporting clays shoot
    October 03, 2017 at 5:31pm
    The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge is offering 3 youth waterfowl hunts throughout the winter months.

    3 youth waterfowl hunts offered by Savannah NWR

    Hunts are in November, December, January
    October 02, 2017 at 1:51am
    Avian-X Topflight Preener

    Avian-X Topflight Preener/Sleeper mallard

    August 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Waterfowlers can plan their North Carolina hunting trips now, thanks to the NCWRC releasing the 2017 waterfowl season dates and limits.

    North Carolina's 2017 waterfowl seasons have been set

    Some waterfowl bag limits have changed
    May 05, 2017 at 12:05pm