• Small Game

    Neither North Carolina nor South Carolina has bag limits on crows, but season dates are different.

    When can you hunt crows?

    January 15 at 7:00am
    Quail hunting is a dying art, but getting kids involved can help keep it alive.

    Youth quail hunting clinic this Saturday

    SCDNR will teach kids how to hunt, clean, and cook quail
    January 09 at 1:49am
    Mix up your decoy spread between fake birds on the ground and in trees or other places off the ground.

    Something to crow about

    Crow hunting is a great way to wing-shoot if you’re tired of ducks and doves. Here’s a primer for hunting these big, black birds.
    January 01 at 7:00am
    A long-bow and arrows with small-game points is an alternative for squirrel hunters.

    Alternative weapons for squirrels

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Stand, clink or bark? There are plenty of ways to kill Carolina squirrels.

    Three techniques to bag bushytails

    Still-hunting, stand-hunting and hunting will a dog will all put squirrels in your game pouch. Here are the pros and cons of each.
    December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Regional youth coon hunts are being held throughout the winter in several locations in South Carolina.

    Youth coon hunters compete for prizes, scholarships throughout SC

    Hunts last all winter, championship held in March
    November 06, 2017 at 3:45pm
    Orangeburg attorney Charles Williams pleaded guilty to killing seven red-tailed hawks that were preying on his quail coveys.

    Orangeburg lawyer fined $30,000 for killing red-tailed hawks

    Quail hunting enthusiast said he didn't know killing hawks was federal crime
    September 25, 2017 at 11:22pm
    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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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
    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
    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
    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