• Deer Hunting

    South Carolina's 2017 deer harvest increased over the previous year.

    South Carolina's 2017 deer harvest shows increase over previous year

    Doe harvest saw a bigger increase than antlered deer
    June 12 at 3:30pm
    A big food plot is a great wildlife attractor, but make sure it’s in an area that won’t force deer to feed at night.

    Time to figure out food-plot plans

    Summer should be beginning of fall deer success
    June 05 at 9:00am
    The late Gene Sutherland loved the woods and whitetails in a life that spanned almost 70 years.

    A life well lived: Remembering a hunter and friend

    Hunting mentor’s closing letter hits the things that make us love the woods
    May 22 at 9:00am
    Land managers can count on a lush, warm-season food plot to provide plenty of nutrition for wildlife.

    Are warm-season food plots effective?

    You bet! They can do plenty to improve local habitat
    May 05 at 9:00am
    Modern carbon arrows that look like wooden ones and are fletched with feathers are a major improvement over wooden alternatives.

    For tradition’s sake, try one

    Recurves or long bows carry archers back to a time before technology
    April 22 at 9:00am
    With deer season in the rear-view mirror, take time to scout your woods for sign you might have missed last season.

    No time better than now to prepare

    Postseason is time to change gear and/or form, review success or failure, work on land
    March 22 at 9:00am
    Shane Poore killed this Avery County buck during last year's muzzleloader season. The NCWRC recently released the 2017-18 deer season's harvest numbers broken down by county and type of weapon used.

    Breakdown of North Carolina's 2017-18 deer harvest

    Numbers for each county released by NCWRC
    March 21 at 12:41pm
    Melanie Eaton killed her first buck with a bow last fall, this 6-pointer from Forsyth County, which ranked second among North Carolina counties in antlered bucks killed per square mile.

    North Carolna’s deer harvest up 8 percent in 2017-18 over previous season

    Top 10 North Carolina deer counties ranked
    March 19 at 2:36pm
    Patrick Williams took top honors for Best Bow Non-typical at the 2018 Dixie Deer Classic with this Rockingham County brute.

    2018 Dixie Deer Classic winners

    Big bucks, interesting stories highlight awards ceremony
    March 04 at 10:45pm
    SCDNR biologist Richard Morton scoring a whitetail deer at the 2016 Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic

    SCDNR holding numerous deer scoring sessions in March

    Sessions will be held in all regions of SC
    February 21 at 4:31pm

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    February 01 at 7:00am
    Shorter, wider bow limbs are more rigid than wider, narrow limbs, and they distribute stress better to produce a more-consistent, stable shooting platform.

    A crossbow that fills all the bills

    Mission’s sub-1 is latest in crossbow design from an industry leader
    January 22 at 9:00am
    Darryl Fox killed this

    Weaverville hunter kills trophy buck, wins December Bag-A-Buck

    9-point buck was killed at high elevation
    January 17 at 12:41pm