• Small Game

    Hunters who set up shop close to the spot where beagles have jumped a rabbit may get a chance to take the cottontail when it circles back, often trying to throw off the dogs by crossing the original scent line it left.

    Run, Rabbits, Run

    February is last bit of paradise for Palmetto State hunters who love bunnies and beagle music.
    January 24, 2008 at 2:40pm
    Squirrel dog hunters are quick at admit more bushytails can be taken while sitting at a den tree, but they enjoy using curs and feists.

    Hounding Bushytails

    Once deer season ends, it’s a good time to take mountain curs and feists to game lands and hunt squirrels.
    December 17, 2007 at 2:14pm
    Hunting squirrels with dogs is gaining popularity, so there’s a new kind of music in the woods.

    Barking about Squirrels

    Deer hunting has become so popular that chasing bushytails is almost an afterthought, but adding a dog to the chase is helping revitalize the sport.
    December 17, 2007 at 12:19pm
    Scott Humphrey (left) holds a swamp rabbit or “bluetail” while Eddie Beck has a cottontail rabbit taken during a Hyde County hunt.

    Bunches o’ Bunnies

    Rabbit hunters migrate east to enjoy the best hunting grounds in the state.
    January 29, 2007 at 12:46pm
    The end of a day of rabbit hunting hopefully will be a brace of bunnies.

    Rabbit Redux

    The 5 Horsemen Hunt Club doesn’t care for deer, but when the subject is rabbit hunting, they hop to it each weekend.
    December 26, 2006 at 1:03pm
    Squirrels follow almost the same daily routines as white-tailed deer, moving the most early and late in the day and concentrating near sources of food. Squirrels also are extremely shy of interactions with hunters and will flee to safety (a nest or tree hole) at a moment’s notice.

    Bushytail Time

    Still hunting for squirrels with a .22 rifle can provide hours of fun, improve a hunter’s skills and provide tasty table treats.
    December 26, 2006 at 11:17am
    Learning to use squirrel calls — and being an accurate shot with a .22-caliber rifle — will put more bushytails in a hunter’s game bag.

    Squirrel Talk

    Bushytail hunters can increase their chances by using calls. Just be sure to read and follow instructions on the package.
    October 24, 2006 at 10:37am
    This young hunter discovered a beech nut tree sometime after the squirrels found it.

    Start-up Squirrels

    Hunting bushytails is an ideal learner’s course to get youngsters excited about other types of game.
    October 24, 2006 at 8:21am

    Banded birds may be part of dove limits

    September 05, 2006 at 9:09am
    Opening day dove hunts sponsored by DNR offer excellent quality, controlled hunts for younger hunters and are available across the state.

    DNR To Conduct Youth Dove Hunts

    July 31, 2006 at 10:45am
    A still, cold morning is a good time to find squirrels on the ground.

    Southeastern North Carolina: A Perfect Place for Bustin’ Bushytails

    The end of deer season doesn’t have to mean putting away your stalking skills if you try squirrel hunting at three eastern N.C. game lands.
    December 31, 2005 at 4:16pm