• Hunting

    Cowden Plantation and the SCDNR are teaming up once again to offer deer hunts to veterans in honor of Spc. Thomas Caughman, who was killed in Iraq in 2004.

    Cowden Plantation, SCDNR offering deer hunts for veterans

    Annual hunt is in honor of late Spc. Thomas Caughman
    September 06 at 8:13pm
    Artists are being sought for North Carolina's 2019 duck stamp competition. The winner will receive $7000.

    Artists sought for 2019 North Carolina duck stamp competition

    Winner will receive $7000
    September 06 at 8:02pm
    Michael (left) was sitting in the stand with 12-year-old Nate (right) Humphrey when the youth hunter downed this 8-point buck in Orangeburg County, SC on Aug. 11, 2018.

    Lowcountry youth hunter bags full-velvet 8-point buck

    Twelve-year-old takes advantage of SC's Youth Hunting Day
    September 05 at 3:43pm
    Approved landowners will receive up to five wood duck boxes along with predator shields.

    Free wood duck boxes available to private land owners

    Boxes are provided by SCDNR and Ducks Unlimited
    September 04 at 9:32pm
    The new R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell Shooting Range is free to the public, and was built with Pittman-Robertson funds and license sales receipts.

    New archery range opens in Caswell County

    Free public range features 3D targets, is ADA-accessible
    September 04 at 9:08pm
    Charter Captain Chip Veach came up from Florida to kill this South Carolina brute on Aug. 23, 2018.

    Charter captain tags great Bamberg County, SC buck

    11-point velvet buck weighed 242 pounds
    September 03 at 11:57am

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    September 01 at 7:00am
    September finds plenty of bucks, many still in bachelor groups, feeding during daylight hours in agricultural fields.

    Get your glasses on a nice buck

    Agricultural fields draw plenty of September deer
    September 01 at 7:00am

    Get bow season off to a good start

    Cross your t’s and dot your i’s as archery season arrives; the first few days will be your best chance at a buck before he becomes wary.
    September 01 at 7:00am

    Find the dove buffet

    The best wing-shooting on Labor Day weekend in the Carolinas will usually be in fields where doves have found a solid food source. Here’s how to join them.
    September 01 at 7:00am
    Hunters took 6,753 deer on South Carolina’s Wildlife Management Areas during the 2017-18 season, an increase of 2 percent over the previous season.

    Public targets

    Those hunters in the Carolinas who don’t have access to private land or a club membership have more than three million acres of public land at their fingertips. Here’s the ones you should visit when the time for deer, ducks and doves, arrives.
    September 01 at 7:00am
    Zachary Dinkins of Gilbert, SC killed this big buck on South Carolina's 2018 opening day of deer season.

    Lexington County hunter bags 140-inch opening day trophy

    Buck weighed 224 pounds
    August 21 at 3:23pm
    The NCWRC and the NCWF are holding eight free deer hunting and processing seminars in September and October.

    Free deer hunting, processing seminars offered in Raleigh and Fayetteville

    Seminars are geared toward new and inexperienced hunters
    August 20 at 8:21pm

    Whitetail ‘ice cream’

    August 15 at 7:00am