• Deer Hunting

    Bear Island and a handful of other WMAs are currently closed due to storm damage.

    Several South Carolina WMAs closed temporarily

    Hunting, other activities suspended until further notice
    September 12 at 8:52pm
    Elon's Alex Hughes killed this buck, his personal best, on opening day of 2017.

    Elon hunter downs 9-point, 159-inch buck on opening day

    His biggest buck yet
    September 12 at 7:56pm
    Stephanie Ford killed this trophy the day after her brother killed a big one on opening day. It's the second time in three years the brother-sister duo killed big bucks on back-to-back days.

    Brother-Sister act is tough on trophy bucks

    Fords have a better idea, take two big bow bucks in two days
    September 12 at 3:53pm
    Joey Brunson was familiar with this Clarendon County buck, having let it walk throughout the 2016 deer season. It paid off for the Manning hunter.

    Manning hunter kills 200-pound, 138-inch, opening day buck

    Clarendon County buck had 12-inch tines
    September 12 at 8:47am
    Thanks in part to his Covert Scouting Camera alerting him of this buck's presence, Jack Lloyd killed this trophy in Colleton County, S.C.

    Colleton County hunter kills big 10-point buck

    Trail camera sent photos of buck before hunter was in stand
    September 11 at 4:01pm
    Jake Muehlbach had only one day to kill this buck, thanks to Hurricane Irma, and he made good on the afternoon of opening bow season.

    VIDEO: Chatham County hunter arrows opening day trophy

    Utility lineman was leaving for Florida next day
    September 11 at 2:14pm
    The NCWRC recently confirmed a rare case of rabies in a deceased deer in Cherokee County, NC.

    Rabid deer confirmed in Cherokee County, N.C.

    One of two deceased deer tested positive for the disease
    September 08 at 9:41pm
    Zac Mellott joined his wife in the velvet buck club, then surpassed her a minute later on an Aug. 16 hunt that produced these two trophy bucks.

    North Augusta hunter kills 12-point, 134-inch velvet buck...

    ...and an 8-point buck in full velvet on same hunt
    September 08 at 10:46am
    Caroline Reid killed this velvet buck in Allendale on Aug. 29. The deer weighed 165 pounds and was green scored at 110 inches net.

    Little Mountain huntress kills 10-point velvet buck

    165-pound buck green-scored 110 inches
    September 07 at 3:01am
    The SCDNR and private landowners are offering free youth deer hunts in December.

    SCDNR and private landowners offering youth deer hunts in Upstate

    Hunts are free, deadline to apply is Sept. 11
    September 04 at 1:35am
    North Carolina hunters killed 4975 deer on North Carolina public game lands during the 2016-17 season.

    Top North Carolina public game lands for deer

    N.C. hunters killed 4975 deer on public lands last season.
    September 04 at 1:06am
    Spencer Evans had to wait a year to kill this buck, but the time was well worth it.

    Horry County archer drills 12-point in velvet

    Buck is hunter's biggest ever with a bow
    September 01 at 11:38pm
    Mobility impaired deer hunters will have an opportunity to attend two Upstate deer hunts this fall, co-sponsored by SCDNR.

    SCDNR holding deer hunts for mobility impaired hunters

    Upstate hunts scheduled for October, November
    September 01 at 10:50am
    Scrapes are places where deer paw away the ground cover all the way to the dirt, usually under an overhanging limb or branch on which they chew.

    Solve the sign riddle - Decipher deer sign and take home the venison

    What do early season rubs, scrapes and tracks really mean to Carolina deer hunters? If you understand the markers that deer leave behind, you’re a leg up on putting venison in the freezer.
    September 01 at 7:00am
    Don’t make these mistakes and miss the opportunity to kill a big deer.

    5 mistakes deer hunters make

    Erase these boo-boos from your resume and you’ll be on your way to using more tags on bigger bucks.
    September 01 at 7:00am
    T.C. Lloyd will make every attempt to reduce his scent exposure, especially when a big buck draws him deep into cover.

    Keep bucks in the dark - Don’t let a big buck know you’re there, and you might kill him

    Hunters should do everything they can to keep a big buck from knowing he’s got human company in the woods. Here are a few tips for hunters in the Carolinas.
    September 01 at 7:00am