• Ducks

    Smaller duck species like this teal are among the first to migrate south in the fall, followed by bigger ducks, geese and swans.

    Time for the big duck migration

    Carolinas expect huge influx of waterfowl this month
    November 01 at 7:00am
    Big Lake’s T-Rex duck calls

    Big Lake’s T-Rex duck calls

    October 01 at 7:00am
    Alpz Doggie Duck Blind

    Alpz Doggie Duck Blind

    June 01 at 7:00am
    Sea ducks can be difficult to retrieve unless hunters can get their boat limbered up quickly and get to them before the dive or float away.

    Sea duck retrieval is critical

    January 15 at 7:00am
    The SCDNR's Take One Make One program is holding a free youth duck hunting clinic on Monday, Jan. 15 in Laurens County.

    Free youth duck hunting clinic in Laurens Monday, Jan. 15

    SCDNR Take One Make One program will provide training and lunch
    January 10 at 2:49pm
    The ends of jetties are one of the best places to hunt sea ducks.

    See about sea ducks - Waters off Georgetown, S.C., fill up with sea ducks in January

    Don’t miss a chance to add to your waterfowling experience. Head off the beach for a limit of unpressured sea ducks.
    January 01 at 7:00am
    A great wood duck hunt may last only 30 minutes before limits are filled.

    Ammo for wood ducks: the long and short of It

    November 15, 2017 at 6:00am
    Hunters in North Carolina and South Carolina are allowed to take three wood ducks per day as part of their six-bird bag limit.

    Everyman’s duck

    From swamps to beaver ponds, almost every sportsman in the Carolinas can find a few wood ducks to hunt.
    November 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Being big, heavy birds, Canada geese take slightly bigger shotgun loads to kill them cleanly.

    Change out duck loads for bigger shot

    January 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    The decreasing amount of daylight in a 24-hour period, aka, the photoperiod, has a big impact on the timing of waterfowl migration, even among homebodies like wood ducks.

    Know what affects duck migrations

    November 15, 2016 at 6:00am
    Wood ducks lead the field of waterfowl making their presence felt in the Carolinas in November.

    Don’t wait for December ducks

    Big waterfowl migration begins earlier than most hunters think; plenty of ducks, including native woodies, will be in Carolina waters this month.
    November 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Hunters with access to kayaks or canoes can float rivers or streams during the Oct. 5-8 season, and they’ll often wind up with a mixed bag of wood ducks and green-winged teal.

    North Carolina’s early duck particulars

    October 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    A lot of late-season ducks are killed later in the day by hunters who locate big, open-water areas where ducks are resting after finishing their early morning feeding periods.

    South Carolina duck particulars

    January 15, 2016 at 7:00am