|Surprising arrival of teal makes early duck season a good one on Yadkin River
858 Views - Posted: October 07 at 6:16 am
If often seems that North Carolina’s waterfowl seasons are too early or too late to match up with migrating waterfowl. The birds stall up north due to warm weather or push south in between the staggered seasons, so hunters can’t get to them. But the short opening segment of the season opener broke the mold and put hunters on the Yadkin River right in the middle of the early season migration.
|Flex Neck Field Goose
39 Views - Posted: October 01 at 7:00 am
The Flex Neck Field Goose from Fowl Foolers features a unique and innovative pose-able neck which can be set to any position desired or changed throughout the day. The Flex Neck Field Goose decoy’s alterable position gives hunters unprecedented control over the look and realism of their spread. Each decoy is also made with a superior quality foam body wrapped in burlap and will last generations.
|State announces complete waterfowl seasons for 2014-15
1855 Views - Posted: September 02 at 9:47 pm
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has set season dates, bag limits and other regulations for the upcoming waterfowl and falconry seasons.
|Goose hunters, shall we gather at the river?
1021 Views - Posted: September 02 at 7:41 am
Which would you rather shoot this September: 15 birds that weigh a total of five pounds or 15 birds that each weigh 10 pounds apiece? North Carolina’s early season for Canada geese began Sept. 1, a day that many hunters opted to spend in the dove field.
|Federal duck stamp will be available on-line starting Aug. 1
900 Views - Posted: July 25 at 8:10 am
Starting Aug. 1, North Carolina waterfowl hunters will be able to order the federal duck stamp on-line by visiting the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's website (www.ncwildlife.org), going to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website (www.fws.org), calling the Commission at 888-248-6834 or visiting a wildlife service agent.
|Commission sets seasons for early waterfowl, doves, rails
2324 Views - Posted: July 22 at 8:07 am
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has set season dates for doves and other webless migratory game birds, as well as September seasons for Canada geese and teal.
|Breeding survey predicts improved duck numbers this year
1005 Views - Posted: July 08 at 7:31 am
Waterfowl hunters have plenty to cheer about in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual report on duck breeding populations that was released late last week. Surveys conducted in May and early June show an 8-percent increase in the number of breeding ducks over last year.
246 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am
Camo Unlimited Speed Reed synthetic grass panels provide long lasting boat/duck blind and pit cover solutions. Features include flexible realistic strands that will not break, materials that can be painted to match your environment and strong mounting points for any application. These individual panels measure 2 feet x 28 inches and have UV Treatment and Weather Shield technology, ensuring multiple seasons of use.
|Plant hybrid sorghum in June
353 Views - Posted: June 15 at 7:00 am
While corn ranks at the top of the list as a waterfowl food, sorghum will not disappoint incoming flocks, either. The new hybrid varieties of sorghum are capable of producing yields similar to corn that provide food for ducks on their migration.
|Scent control: friend or foe for trapping coyotes?
314 Views - Posted: June 15 at 7:00 am
The last deer fawns and turkey poults should have appeared in June. Consequently, coyote pups are weaned off their mother’s milk and are beginning to feast on a wild assortment of solid foods. Trappers and predator hunters should ramp up their game, paying special attention to their scent control and enticement lures.
|Get corn in the ground!
954 Views - Posted: June 05 at 9:00 am
Even though duck season is a long way away from June, hunters with upland waterfowl impoundments need to get their crops planted this month to have them mature by the opening day of hunting season.
|Wildlife Habitat Improvement Series: Beaver Creek Trophy Club
423 Views - Posted: February 15 at 7:00 am
Nestled in the heart of South Carolina’s Piedmont lies Beaver Creek Trophy Club. With more than 3,200 acres of pines, cutover, and swampland, Beaver Creek has the basic habitat components to back up to their name as a trophy club.
Beaver Creek is a relatively new organization, but with a foundation of good members, a good philosophy, prime habitat and a solid plan to become one of the best clubs around.
The 32-member club has already put quality bucks in the South Carolina record book. Last September, founding member Danny Kennington of Heath Springs dropped a 232-pound, 32-point buck that sported a 22-inch spread and 10-inch bases.