• Hunting

    Stanley Farmer has killed his share of gobblers over the years, but this one was really special, and not just because of the seven beards.

    Rockingham County hunter bags 7-bearded gobbler

    Longest beard was 10 1/4-inches in length
    Yesterday at 12:47pm
    Johnny Pippin (right) called these two jakes into range for his son Finn, who killed the two birds with a single shot.

    South Carolina kindergartener decks two jakes with one shot

    5-year-old's dad scouted, called turkeys in range
    April 18 at 5:34pm
    The NCWRC has extended the application period for alligator hunts to June 1 for the 2018 season.

    Alligator hunting application deadline extended to June 1 for N.C.

    10 counties are eligible for 2018 hunting season
    April 18 at 12:20pm
    The 41st annual Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament state championship will be held April 28, 2018 by the NCWRC.

    Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament State Championship is April 28

    This will mark NCWRC's 41st annual event
    April 18 at 11:30am
    Matt New killed this big bird on opening day of North Carolina's 2018 youth season. It's the second consecutive year that he's killed a gobbler with his bow during youth season.

    Youth hunter bags 23-pound gobbler in Northampton County, N.C.

    Rainy weather did not thwart hunt
    April 15 at 9:28pm
    Hands of a Sportsman is a NC-based non-profit that takes disabled hunters on adventures that put smiles on their faces and game on the ground.

    Hands of a Sportsman offers outdoor adventures for disabled sportsmen

    Organization puts smiles on hunter's faces
    April 11 at 11:24am
    Jason Snead of Manteo completed a rare double March 25 in South Carolina, dropping two gobblers with one shot, including a rare erythristic (cinnamon) bird (right).

    NC hunter drops two gobblers with one shot in Upstate SC

    One bird was rare, cinnamon-colored specimen
    April 02 at 1:28pm
    Seth Pittington, a 14-year-old hunter from Patrick, S.C., killed these two birds with one shot on March 17 in Darlington County.

    Youth hunter kills two turkeys with one shot

    Hunter killed the gobblers in Darlington County
    March 26 at 8:45pm
    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
    March 21 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
    North Carolina's alligator season will rely on input from counties within the NCWRC's Alligator Management Unit 1.

    North Carolina alligator season to rely on county input

    Townships must request alligator population reductions from NCWRC
    March 08 at 8:42pm
    SCDNR biologists expect 2018 to be a good year for South Carolina's turkey hunters. The season starts in less than two weeks.

    SC turkey season outlook is good for 2018

    Season starts March 20. Youth season is March 17-18
    March 07 at 10:29pm
    South Carolina turkey hunters should receive their tags in the mail soon.

    South Carolina turkey tags have been mailed out

    It's not too late to order your turkey tags
    March 05 at 5:14pm
    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
    Big changes are in store for North Carolina's hunters for the 2018-19 seasons, including an approved alligator session.

    NC changes deer, bear zones and seasons for 2018-19

    Alligator season was also approved
    February 28 at 5:58pm
    The NCWRC has approved many changes for the upcoming deer and bear seasons, and added an alligator season.

    NC changes deer, bear zones and seasons for 2018-19

    NCWRC also adds alligator season
    February 28 at 2:50pm