• Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

    A Manns Harbor man was fined, sentenced to jail, and lost his hunting privileges for two years after pleading guilty to eight misdemeanors related to two incidents in Dec. 2017.

    Dare County man sentenced, fined in two waterfowl hunting incidents in December 2017

    Umphlett gets seven days in jail, $2,530 in fines for variety of misdemeanor charges
    June 14 at 2:37pm
    Alpz Doggie Duck Blind

    Alpz Doggie Duck Blind

    June 01 at 7:00am
    The 2018-19 North Carolina migratory bird seasons have been set, including duck hunting's three sections that run Oct. 3-6, Nov. 10-Dec.1, and Dec. 15-Jan 26.

    NC sets migratory bird seasons for 2018-19

    Dove, duck hunters get usual three-part split; dove season is extended
    May 06 at 9:10pm
    Logan Foster was hunting waterfowl last month when he was charged by this bobcat, which Foster killed with a close-range shot.

    Hunter realizes he's being hunted by bobcat

    One shot finished the bobcat
    February 08 at 11:15pm
    A Manns Harbor man is in deep trouble after he allegedly threatened and harassed multiple waterfowl hunters

    Manns Harbor man faces multiple charges for incidents involving harassment of duck hunters

    Hyde County charges include two felonies, 11 misdemeanors
    January 30 at 4:52pm
    The banana lily provides food and cover to waterfowl throughout the entire year, and establishes itself well in beaver ponds.

    This plant is beaver swamp magic for waterfowl

    Waterfowl flock to this plant
    January 24 at 7:40pm
    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