• Carolina Hunting

    When is rut peak? It’s complicated

    Conventional wisdom aside, when a dominant buck corrals an estrous doe, he quits chasing for several days. That’s why wall-hanger bucks may disappear during the peak of the rut, making a hunter’s best-laid plans often go awry. 

    October 15 at 7:00am

    Island delights

    Rivers and streams along the coastal plain and in the larger watersheds of the Piedmont and Midlands areas will have high hills within the river corridors, and these hills don’t always flood when everything else in the area is inundated. 

    October 15 at 7:00am

    Show off your deer, win great prizes

    It’s deer hunting season in the Carolinas, and with the cooler evenings and mornings we’ve had lately, hunters are seeing more and more activity, and it’s only going to get better as the weather cools off even more. 

    October 12 at 12:44pm

    Pittsboro bowhunter arrows 13-point buck

    Hunter Schulz of Pittsboro, NC and his neighbor were after the same buck — a Chatham County 13-point that had appeared on both of their adjoining hunting properties. When his neighbor wounded the buck on opening day, Schulz figured his chance was long gone, but on Sept. 25, the buck resurfaced on his side of the woods and Schulz put an arrow through the 167-inch giant. 

    October 10 at 4:15pm

    Youth raccoon hunts being held from October through March

    Youth raccoon hunts sponsored by the S.C. Coon Hunters Association (SCCHA) and participating regional clubs and chapters will begin in October and continue throughout the fall and winter, culminating with the South Carolina Youth Raccoon Hunting Championship, hosted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). The championship hunt is scheduled for March 2, 2019 and will be held at the SCDNR’s Webb Wildlife Center in Hampton County.

    October 08 at 6:55pm

    Raleigh hunter kills lone gator of North Carolina's 2018 season

    If luck was in any way involved in Ryan Pridgen’s success at bagging an alligator in North Carolina’s first gator harvest season, it was only in being chosen for a tag. Him killing the lizard was anything but luck; the Raleigh sportsman spent enough hours, time, and energy to locate and kill the gator that he’d qualify for overtime if the whole thing was a job.

    October 07 at 6:32pm

    Size does matter! Know your plot

    It’s that time again: for cooler weather, changing colors and the approach of the whitetail rut. While some hunters get an early start in August and September to fulfill their food-plot dreams, the majority start tilling up the dirt in early October. It’s a busy season for hunters looking to quickly establish a field of greens, because their prime hunting days are eminently approaching.

    October 05 at 9:00am

    Snow Camp bowhunter scores 158-inch brute in Alamance County

    For some, the third time is the charm, but for Jason Carter of Snow Camp, N.C., it was the fourth try that brought down his once-in-a-lifetime buck — a 10-point brute with an impressive set of antlers — on his family’s 400-acre cattle farm in Southern Alamance County on Sept. 21.

    October 03 at 2:52pm

    Third time is the charm for Granville hunter

    James Williams had not killed a “good” deer in over 30 years. Lamont Williams, his son, was determined to help his father, who taught him how to hunt, to finally get a trophy. After two misses, it was the third time that James finally got a prized nine-point buck that scored 133 5/8 inches of hard horns and weighed in at 165 pounds.  

    October 03 at 1:22pm

    Stokes County teen bags record-book whitetail

    So, what is it about being a 16-year-old at North Stokes High School in Danbury, N.C., that makes big bucks try and run over you?

    October 03 at 12:28pm