• Deer Hunting

    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
    22 hours ago
    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
    Yesterday 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


    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
    Dillon Vaughn killed his season-long target buck in Gaston County on the last day of the 2017-18 deer season.

    Gastonia hunter scouts trophy buck all season, kills it on last day

    9-point buck had 21-inch spread
    January 12 at 5:15am
    Marc Cavanaugh had two bucks on his hit list for this past deer season, and he got them both, including this one on Dec. 10.

    Trophy buck completes Granville County hunter's best season ever

    139 6/8-inch buck was on hunter's hit list since May
    January 08 at 9:54pm
    Take a handful of soil samples from each of your food plots for examination by county agriculture extension agents to get a grip on fertilizer requirements for future plantings.

    Maintain green fields for deer

    Winter food source needed; sheds are bonus
    January 05 at 9:00am
    Jacob Miles hunted this buck hard all season, and finally killed it on a cold December morning.

    Iredell County hunter kills trophy buck on chilly morning

    Buck tricked the hunter one too many times
    January 05 at 2:01am
    Michael Edmonds killed this doe four years after losing his sight and feeling like his hunting career was over.

    Blind hunter kills deer with help of technology, good friend

    Hunter lost his sight four years ago
    January 04 at 4:05am
    Bryan Crocker downed this big trophy after a six-year pursuit in Greenville County, South Carolina on Dec. 29

    Six year quest ends with trophy buck for Upstate, SC hunter

    Hunter thought he blew his chance for second straight year
    January 03 at 5:15am
    Gary Gusler thinned out his hog herd, creating a haven for this non-typical buck that he killed on Nov. 22.

    Burlington hunter kills huge 14-point buck after thinning out his hog problem

    Non-typical deer had huge trail through cutover
    December 29, 2017 at 12:01pm
    This big black bear was 15 feet away when Michael Taylor of Raleigh first saw it in an Edgecombe County, NC swamp thicket.

    640-pound bear killed in Edgecombe County, N.C.

    Raleigh hunter shot bear from 15 feet away
    December 29, 2017 at 3:01am