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    The NCWRC is holding 7 free deer hunting seminars and 2 deer processing seminars over the next several weeks.

    NCWRC offering 7 free deer hunting seminars

    Space remains in seven deer hunting seminars, as well as two deer processing seminars, being offered by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and conservation partners across the state this fall.

    All seminars are free. Pre-registration is required and participants must register online.

    3 hours ago
    While on a trip with Angels N Camo and Capt. Matt Hurlbut and Capt. Elson Meyers aboard the Fish Hunter, Sarah caught plenty of fish, including this sailfish out of the OBX Marina.

    Organization gives terminally ill kids adventures of a lifetime

    Summer is coming to an end, but the summer memories made for four terminally ill North Carolina kids will last a lifetime, thanks to an organization called Angles N Camo, which pairs these kids with professional outdoorsmen. Together, they give the kids an outdoor experience that they otherwise would not have the opportunity to participate in. 

    20 hours ago
    A 7-inch Senko fished on a Texas rig is a great bait for deep summer bass.

    Catch more bass with Senkos

    August is the dog days of summer, bass fishing can really get tough, and that can be frustrating. First off, you have to understand that you aren’t going to catch the big weights you did back early in the spring. I often tell people that March is my favorite month because you can catch a lot of fish, and the fish weigh as much as they’re going to all year.

    23 hours ago
    The NWTF's mentoring programs allow experienced hunters to show new hunters – children and adults – the knowledge and skills to carry on the sport.

    NWTF mentoring programs offer hunters a chance to give back

    The NWTF is looking for avid hunters who want to share their knowledge and love of the outdoors with beginning hunters.

    Sharing the hunting tradition with someone is an extremely rewarding experience. Mentoring provides an opportunity to give back to the outdoors and conserve our hunting heritage for future generations.

    Yesterday at 8:29am
    For the first time in several years, the dove daily bag limit is no longer 15 per day. It is now 12 birds per day in South Carolina. It remains at 15 per day for North Carolina hunters.

    Dove limit now 12 birds per day in South Carolina

    The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Board has approved all migratory bird hunting seasons for 2016-2017. The seasons, daily bag limits, and methods of harvest have been published in the federal register by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    Yesterday at 9:28pm
    Tim Lovett of Higher Ground Outfitters captured this video of dolphins pushing fish onto shore, then beaching themselves in order to get a bite to eat.

    VIDEO of dolphins beaching themselves to feed

    If you spend enough time in the saltwater creeks of the Carolina's, you may get lucky enough to see this some day. If you've got your video camera or phone handy enough to capture it live, you're even luckier.

    August 29 at 12:22pm
    The SCDNR and USFS are teaming up to host a youth dove hunt Sept. 3 in Abbeville County.

    Youth dove hunt being hosted in Abbeville County Sept 3

    A youth dove hunt, sponsored by S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and U.S. Forest Service, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 3 at the U.S. Forest Service Power of Partnerships Dove Field in Abbeville County.

    August 29 at 10:08am
    Rifle range users have brought excessive litter in the form of dishwashers, televisions, and other bulky metal objects to shoot, none of which is authorized by the USFS.

    Indian Creek Range closed indefinitely by USFS

    Indian Creek Range, which is operated by the U.S. Forest Service and is a part of the Sumter National Forest, is closed due to unauthorized targets being brought in, shot up, and left behind by range-users.

    August 26 at 2:00pm
    Striped bass are dying in bigger-than-normal numbers on Lake Murray, and biologists believe it is due to a number of factors.

    Striped bass dying off at Lake Murray

    Boaters on Lake Murray may notice numbers of dead or dying striped bass in the water over the next few weeks. This is a result of what S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) biologists suspect is a combination of high organic inflow, dissolved oxygen depletion and stratified water temperatures. 

    August 25 at 10:51pm
    SCDNR has partnered for years with Auburn University to conduct studies on many aspects of the lives of whitetail deer.

    New study helps understand variety of doe deer movements

    A recently completed cooperative study between SCDNR, Auburn University, and Brosnan Forest is expected to help researchers and hunters better understand doe deer movements, behavior, and response to hunting pressure during the breeding season. 

    August 25 at 7:59am
    Redfish in the Cape Romain region will feed heavily after dead-low tide, when cooler, clearer water pours in from the ocean.

    The tide turns for Romain reds

    While many inshore fisheries slow down when August’s heat peaks, Cape Romain’s redfish are far from taking a break in the action. With tons of baitfish inside the estuaries, redfish never have to look very far to satisfy their hunger, especially near the inlets on rising water. 

    August 23 at 4:40pm
    Steve Bilka killed these two velvet 8-pointers on Aug. 18 in Green Pond, SC.

    Lowcountry hunter kills two 8-pointers in full velvet

    South Carolina, with one of the longest and earliest-starting deer hunting seasons in the nation, offers hunters the unique extended opportunity of killing a buck in full velvet. It means fighting the heat, and all the bugs that come with it, but for many hunters, killing a buck in velvet is a worth all of that, but most hunters never achieve that goal.

    August 23 at 9:12am
    The edges of weed lines are great places to find nice summer bass that aren’t in deep water.

    Brush are holding crappie at Santee

    August delivers “crappie consistency” to the Santee Cooper lakes. With water temperatures near or at the zenith for the year, slabs are ganged up around identifiable underwater targets in both Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie.

    August 22 at 9:19pm
    A coyote seminar is one of the many events being offered by the NCWRC at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education throughout the month of September.

    NCWRC offering several free wildlife education programs in Sept.

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering seven workshops in September. 

    The workshops, which are free, are open on first-come, first-serve basis and registration is required by registering online.

    August 21 at 7:04pm
    Short-nosed deer? Stray calf? Skinny bear? Weird-looking dog? What do you think this is a photo of?

    Trail cameras take some strange photos

    Trail cameras have been a big game-changer ever since they first came on the hunting scene. Nothing before that allowed hunters to monitor what was taking place on their hunting property, without a person actually being present. 

    August 19 at 1:10pm
    Zach Brubaker and Darren Bivens pose with the 111-pound stingray they killed near Ocean Isle Beach last week.

    Concord hunters arrow 111-pound stingray near Ocean Isle Beach

    North Carolina’s deer hunting season is right around the corner, and while many archery hunters will take a little time to work out the kinks of not hunting for months, others like Kevin Rowland keep in shape by drawing a bow throughout the summer on other live targets like wild hogs and even stingrays.

    August 19 at 12:05pm