• Dove

    Two days before opening day of dove season, the NCWRC closes two public fields until further notice.

    Two dove fields on Bladen Lake State Forest Game Land closed

    NCWRC closed fields due to illegal baiting
    August 31 at 4:03pm
    You'll kill more doves if you follow these tips on selecting the right place to set up your dove stool.

    How to kill more opening day doves

    Follow these tips to reach a quick limit
    August 30 at 10:54pm
    Share your thoughts on the upcoming migratory bird hunting seasons with the NCWRC through Apr. 9.

    NCWRC looking for input on migratory game bird seasons

    Public can make comments at NCWRC's website
    March 23 at 5:01pm
    Hunt early and often with other shooters for the best dove results.

    Plan dove days strategically

    Tips to kill your dove limit
    September 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    South Carolina hunters will have their choice of 44 public dove fields this season.

    Where are SC’s top public dove fields?

    September 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Sunflowers are a favorite food for doves, which head south late in the summer on an annual migration.

    Get the drop on doves in the Carolinas

    Be ready when opening day arrives, whether you’re hunting on private land or on a field planted by your state wildlife agency, and you’ll knock down more than just feathers.
    September 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    For the first time in several years, the dove daily bag limit is no longer 15 per day. It is now 12 birds per day in South Carolina. It remains at 15 per day for North Carolina hunters.

    Dove limit now 12 birds per day in South Carolina

    North Carolina still has 15 bird limit
    August 29, 2016 at 9:28pm
    The SCDNR and USFS are teaming up to host a youth dove hunt Sept. 3 in Abbeville County.

    Youth dove hunt being hosted in Abbeville County Sept 3

    SCDNR and USFS hosting event
    August 29, 2016 at 10:08am
    The SCDNR and U.S. Forest Service are teaming up to host a youth dove hunt in Union County on Sept. 3.

    Free youth dove hunt Sept 3

    SCDNR, U.S. Forest Service teaming up to host hunt
    August 03, 2016 at 6:25pm
    Take the SCDNR's dove hunting survey before Jan. 15 to give the agency your input.

    Survey on dove hunting closes Jan. 15

    Survey will help SCDNR on future dove hunting seasons
    January 06, 2016 at 4:02pm
    Knocking down the last rows of corn, soybeans, sunflowers or millet in your dove field should provide plenty of late-season wing shooting.

    Mow, plow last strips for doves

    December 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    A retriever can make a huge difference in the number of doves you shoot that wind up in your game bag, because the real hunt often begins after the shot.

    The basics of retrieving doves

    September 15, 2015 at 7:00am