• Carolina Hunting

    Duck-banding info essential to managing waterfowl

    Since 1940, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has managed national fish and wildlife populations and their habitat to protect and promote the resources. As part of those efforts, USFWS manages migratory birds jointly with Canada and Mexico, and to make educated, informed decisions, hunter input and band data must be included. 

    November 15 at 6:00am

    Be safe with a system

    Hunter Safety System, Inc. was born out of a love for hunting and a desire to keep safe all hunters who use tree stands. Even so, it took a near-death experience to provide the impetus for the creation of the HSS harness.

    November 15 at 6:00am

    Minimize exposure on ground level

    Shooting a big buck incorporates a wide range of factors that must come together nearly flawlessly. Hunters climb high in trees in lock-on stands, two-piece climbers, ladder stands or in elevated towers to gain a height advantage on deer.

    November 15 at 6:00am

    Young sisters bag trophy bucks on consecutive days

    Two small Rockingham County sisters pulled off the rare feat of bagging bucks on back-to-back days last weekend.

    Laurel League, a 9-year-old 4th-grade student at Summerfield Elementary School, dropped a heavy-racked 8-pointer Nov. 10, 2018, while hunting from a box blind with her grandfather, Art “Pops” League.

    The next day her sister Lila, a 7-year-old second-grader at the same school, popped a 10-pointer while hunting with her dad, Eric League.

    November 14 at 10:38pm

    130-class buck goes down to Laurinburg bowhunter

    When Robert Clark of Laurinburg, N.C. saw trail camera photos this past summer of a big buck on the property that he and a friend deer hunt on, he decided to be aggressive in attempting to keep the animal around long enough to get a chance to kill it.

    November 14 at 9:26pm

    Rockingham County hunter downs 325+ pound bear

    When Randall Collins of Rockingham County, N.C. noticed a bear was living on the private farm he hunts, he decided to add the species to the list of wild game he enjoys pursuing. He’d never killed one before, or even tried, but after running into the bear last year and continually seeing sign of it, he decided 2018 would be a good year to harvest it.

    November 14 at 8:30pm

    18-point buck goes down before the hunt even started

    McLaurin Quick of Bennettsville, S.C. was planning on getting into the woods a little early on Nov. 8 to work on a stand before hunting that evening, but he never made it out of his driveway before killing a mainframe 8-point buck that had a total of 18 scoreable points.

    November 13 at 10:34pm

    Youth hunter scores big trophy 10-point buck

    At 16-years-old, Branson Clement of Kannapolis, N.C. killed a buck unlike most hunters in the Carolinas will ever encounter in the woods on Oct. 27 on his family’s tree farm in Chesterfield County, S.C. The 10-point buck’s rack measured 150 inches and was so symmetrical that less than one inch was deducted when green scoring.

    November 13 at 6:15pm

    Early trip to deer stand produces 145-inch trophy buck for Patrick hunter

    Better late than never? Nope, that wouldn’t have worked for Joshua “Fatback” Sellers of Patrick, S.C., last Friday.

    A 19-year-old student at Northeastern Technical College in Cheraw, S.C., Sellers was planning on heading to his deer stand later that afternoon when his brother, Steven, called and urged him to head out earlier. So he got ready and was in his tower stand, overlooking a very young cutover, by 3:30.

    November 12 at 10:51pm

    Allendale hunter shoots same 150-class buck twice in span of 7 weeks

    Most deer hunters across the Carolinas will never get the chance to kill a 150-class whitetail deer, but on Sunday, Nov. 4, Mark Tinsley of Allendale, S.C. not only got the chance to kill such a deer, it was actually the second time he killed the same deer. 

    November 12 at 9:52pm