• Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

    Tyler and Kevin O’Dell hunt from a temporary blind constructed of pine saplings.

    Swan blinds: minimal or maximum

    December 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    North Carolina hunters will recognize a sweet swan song from a hunting blind.

    A sweet swan song - The tundra swan sings a sweet song for North Carolina waterfowl hunters

    Tundra swans give North Carolina waterfowl hunters a chance for a big, trophy bird.
    December 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Plastic decoys with shot holes and cracks often fill with water but don't drain easily. Drill a hole on top of the decoy to drain it quickly, and then use silicone to seal the holes and cracks.

    Become a decoy doc

    Restore reliability and bring back bling to your blocks with these simple steps
    November 18, 2016 at 10:26am
    The decreasing amount of daylight in a 24-hour period, aka, the photoperiod, has a big impact on the timing of waterfowl migration, even among homebodies like wood ducks.

    Know what affects duck migrations

    November 15, 2016 at 6:00am
    Jump shooting puddle ducks from a kayak is a great way to limit out on a cold morning.

    Don’t forget the ducks

    Paddle boats can get you close to waterfowl
    November 14, 2016 at 9:00am
    The NCWRC and Ducks Unlimited are offering three free waterfowl hunting seminars this month.

    NCWRC, Ducks Unlimited offering free waterfowl seminars this month

    Nov. 15, 16, 17 are dates of seminars
    November 10, 2016 at 12:53am
    Wood ducks lead the field of waterfowl making their presence felt in the Carolinas in November.

    Don’t wait for December ducks

    Big waterfowl migration begins earlier than most hunters think; plenty of ducks, including native woodies, will be in Carolina waters this month.
    November 01, 2016 at 7:00am

    Kill more ducks with the Decoy Raft

    Dogs work well with product that makes duck deployment quick and easy
    October 18, 2016 at 5:01pm
    Ducks are banded in their breeding or wintering grounds, giving biologists an opportunity to learn more about their migration patterns and hunters the opportunity to show off some waterfowl jewelry.

    Leg bands are a duck hunter’s bird bling

    October 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    Hunters with access to kayaks or canoes can float rivers or streams during the Oct. 5-8 season, and they’ll often wind up with a mixed bag of wood ducks and green-winged teal.

    North Carolina’s early duck particulars

    October 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    The 2016 Inaugural Duckfest will include a duck calling contest, bass fishing tournament, a cook-off, and much more.

    Duckfest to be held in Summerton on Oct. 22

    Fishing tournament, duck calling contest, many other activities
    October 14, 2016 at 9:06pm
    The NCWRC and Ducks Unlimited are teaming up to offer waterfowl hunting seminars across the state, starting on Oct. 24.

    Slots available for 7 waterfowl hunting seminars

    NCWRC and Ducks Unlimited offering several seminars across N.C.
    October 13, 2016 at 2:20pm
    1000 wood duck boxes are available through the combined efforts of SCDNR and the S.C. Chapter of Ducks Unlimited.

    Wood duck box applications available

    SCDNR, S.C. Chapter of Ducks Unlimited distributing boxes to landowners
    October 04, 2016 at 3:01pm
    Wood ducks make up the highest harvest totals among species that visit North Carolina.

    Early birds - Don’t be late for North Carolina’s early ducks

    Wood ducks, teal are common targets for North Carolina hunters during short, October duck season.
    October 01, 2016 at 7:00am