• Carolina Hunting

    Boiling Springs hunter kills 140-class buck on 25-acre tract

    Sometimes the best endings are the ones that come as a complete surprise.

    Larry Rhoden of Boiling Springs in Spartanburg County did not get to hunt during bow season and he did not really expect to shoot a buck on the afternoon of Oct. 12, the opening day of gun season.

    November 08 at 6:59pm

    11-point, 150-class buck goes down in Woodruff

    John McDonald of Woodruff, S.C., was ready to let his wife take a nice buck when the two climbed into their deer stand the morning of Oct. 14. But a couple of hours later, a truly magical whitetail showed up, and McDonald wound up on the trigger, taking a tall, narrow, heavy 11-point buck that measured almost 150 inches.

    November 08 at 5:42pm

    Ridgeway hunter adds another buck to S.C. record book

    Jason Smythe first saw the big buck on on his trail cameras on the Smythe Farm near Ridgeway in 2016. He was a big 8-point sporting a rack with high, wide tines. The rack was so impressive Smythe dubbed him Goal Posts.

    November 08 at 5:25pm

    Pageland hunter kills 140-class buck hours after seeing it on trail cam for first time

    Justin Price of Pageland, S.C. killed a 140-class buck, his personal best, on Nov. 3 just four hours after the big deer showed up on his Chesterfield County hunting property’s trail cameras for the first time. And he killed it very close to the same stand he killed his previous personal best, a 129 7/8-inch buck that he took during the month of November four years earlier.

    November 06 at 12:37pm

    8-year-old bags first buck with help of cell phone

    Kennady Bearden decided she wanted to go deer hunting, but there was a problem. All of 8-years-old, she could hold her daddy's .270 deer rifle to her shoulder and reach the trigger, but she could not get close enough to the scope to see through it.

    November 06 at 11:40am

    Trip to refresh corn pile leads to 140-class buck for Riegelwood hunter

    Preston Porter of Riegelwood, N.C. killed a giant 8-point buck that green-scored 140 6/8 inches in Columbus County on Oct. 26 at 10 a.m., and while he prides himself on putting in a lot of time and hard work when deer hunting, he has no problem admitting this trophy buck was more a product of luck than anything else.

    November 05 at 7:47pm

    Food plots shine as winter arrives

    Deer and other wildlife demand rich nutrient sources throughout the year to fuel their daily requirements. For most of the Carolinas, Mother Nature provides adequate groceries in areas where wildlife populations are balanced. 

    November 05 at 9:00am

    Orange County hunter drops 160-inch monster

    Andrew Purcell had two big surprises at about 6:15 on Sunday, Oct. 28, sitting in a box blind in the middle of a field, looking down from his tower at several deer feeding out to his right.

    November 04 at 9:26pm

    Gaffney hunter had place, time right for encounter with huge 9-pointer

    Right place, right time.

    That about sums up the hunt for Curtis Piper of Gaffney who took a high 120-class 9-point that weighed well over 200 pounds in Chester County opening weekend.

    November 04 at 9:12pm

    Pilot hunter kills massive-racked 6-point buck

    Six-point bucks are a dime a dozen in the Carolinas, but every now and then, a hunter will see one that can really make them raise their eyebrows. Jordan Denton of Pilot, N.C. saw one on Oct. 30 that made him raise his eyebrows, and his Browning A-Bolt .270. Denton killed the buck with a 150-yard lung shot that he took free-handed from his modified climbing stand in Franklin County.

    November 04 at 8:39pm