• Carolina Hunting

    South Carolina WMAs: Few issues with safety exist

    As a group, hunters are an opinionated crowd., and many opinions are based on feelings rather than fact. 

    September 15 at 7:00am

    North Carolina’s best bears

    Wildlife biologists have a maxim: good habitat translates into more game animals. But the public often misunderstands the rule. It depends upon the adaptability of a species, and no game animal is more adaptive than black bears. It’s why bear numbers are growing in North Carolina’s mountains.

    September 15 at 7:00am

    No dove hunt invite? No sweat. Go public

    For some hunters, opening day of dove season is the most-anticipated day of the year. It is generally the first day most hunters get to put on their camouflage and break out their shotguns. While most dove hunters join friends and family at a private, organized hunt, sometimes the invites don’t always make it around to everybody.

    September 15 at 7:00am

    Get insects to bug out

    While many outdoorsmen spend most of their time in the woods during the cool months, late summer and early fall are definitely times to be beating the bushes looking for a big buck. 

    September 15 at 7:00am

    The five P’s of shooting practice

    Ralph Cianciarulo developed a saying when teaching people proper shooting techniques: “Proper Practice Promotes Perfect Placement.” 

    September 15 at 7:00am

    Hen decoy can add to archery setup

    Two of the keys to taking deer with bow and arrow are to get them in range and to make them relaxed once they’re there, so they aren’t on full alert to jump or duck a shot. 

    September 15 at 7:00am

    The value of a rangefinder

    For the past nine months, deer hunters have painfully awaited for the opening day of bow season, and they need be prepared on several different levels to make their opportunities count and get that big buck on the ground and off to the taxidermist. 

    September 15 at 7:00am

    Dove field-ology

    The best dove hunts always begin with a solid food source, from native grasses and forbs to carbohydrate-rich grains in agriculture fields. 

    But it takes more than just a see buffet to have a good dove hunt. Where there is strategy to tag a Boone & Crockett buck, dove hunters have proven tactics they can utilize to get a quick 15-bird limit for the crock pot. 

    September 15 at 7:00am

    Don’t give up on doves after Labor Day

    For many hunters, the first day of dove season is often also the last day, as they quickly shift their attention to deer and the excellent fishing that September generally provides. While the dove population takes a major hit on Labor Day weekend, the rest of the season shouldn’t be ignored. 

    September 15 at 7:00am

    Mebane youth bowhunter kills trophy 13 point buck

    On Sept. 9, the second day of North Carolina’s archery season, 12-year-old Elijah Evans pulled the trigger on his grandfather’s Parker crossbow and killed a 13-point buck that may take over the top spot for youth crossbow buck in North Carolina.

    September 14 at 6:23pm