Phillip Gosnell, a 36-year-old water treatment operator from Landrum, took the largest bear of the Palmetto State’s 2017 bear hunting season. Gosnell was still hunting on 40 acers of private land in Greenville County when he took the 597-pound bear. […]
Biologists Michael Hooks and Charles Ruth of the SCDNR both mentioned Liberty Hill WMA as one of their top picks because of its size, ease of accessibility and land diversity, giving hunters multiple species of big and small game that provide excellent hunting. […]
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), in conjunction with the South Carolina Trappers Association, will host a Coyote Trapping and Management Workshop at the Webb Wildlife Center, located in Hampton County, on March 30-31, 2017. […]
Coyotes kill deer fawns. Study after study has proven this fact, but they also kill turkeys. This has prompted the Granville County Gobblers NWTF Chapter to make a statement. “Save a turkey; shoot a coyote.” […]
The SCDNR’s Coyote Harvest Incentive Program has been met with some degree of skepticism throughout the Palmetto State, but most hunters agree that something should be done about the coyote population.
Deer hunting season is now over for hunter in both Carolinas, and many hunters didn’t even notice that squirrel hunting season slipped in quietly a couple of months ago as well. Let’s face it, who wants to shoot a tree rat when you can shoot a big deer instead?
Zeb Nichols, a 59-year-old Swannanoa native learned how to hunt bear and train hounds in North Carolina’s mountains But he and his friend’s soon discovered the state’s biggest bears live along the N.C. coast.
Who’s ready to kill some coyotes? The 7th annual WeHuntSC Predator Competition is scheduled for March 3 – 5, and hunters can win great prizes while doing their part to lessen the numbers of one of the southeast’s most nuisance animals.
Growing up in a bear hunting family, 13-year-old Taylor Horner’s desire to kill her first bear was part of tradition. And on Nov. 14, she became the third generation member of her family to bag a 500+ pound black bear in eastern North Carolina.
A good dove shoot is a great way to introduce youngsters to hunting. The S.C. Department of Natural Resources provides a perfect venue where conditions and bird counts are generally good to excellent depending on the weather, for the exclusive first-day use of parents with children. Youngsters can absorb the experience by watching their father or mother shoot, eating snacks, drinking soda and running out making retrieves. Older kids can shoot at a few birds themselves. Accompanying adults may shoot during the hunt, just not while their youth is shooting.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a series of public meetings in August to update the public on current black bear information and discuss bear management. The meetings will also serve as an open forum to receive public opinions regarding future directions for bear hunting and management across the state.
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources recently hosted a National Archery in Schools Program 3-D Fun Shoot at the new Belfast Wildlife Management Area archery range in Laurens County for more than 30 youth participants, most of whom were involved through their school archery programs.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission set a goal in 2013 to slow down the state’s expanding black bear population, increasing hunting opportunities in hopes of an raising the annual harvest to around 25 percent of the state’s bruins.