• Turkey Hunting

    North Carolina's turkey season opens April 8, and the NCWRC offers some reminders for hunters chasing the big birds.

    NCWRC reminds turkey hunters of regulations, safety tips

    North Carolina turkey season opens April 8
    April 02, 2017 at 3:22pm
    The closer a hen turkey gets to finishing laying her clutch of eggs and sitting on her nest full-time, the better chances you have of calling a gobbler into shotgun range.

    Henned again? There’s hope! Here are four tactics to solve the problem of henned-up Carolina gobblers

    Try these four tricks when you’re having trouble getting a gobbler to pay attention to you and not his live girlfriends.
    April 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Decoys are great attention-getters. Not only do they draw birds within range, they distract him, giving the archer time to draw, especially if you can set them near a blind overlooking a travel route being used by turkeys.

    Gobbler draw-down - Add a bow to your spring turkey hunting arsenal

    Don’t discount your chances of taking a Carolinas turkey with archery equipment. It might be tough, but follow this long-time hunter’s tips and you might tag a tom with a broadhead and bow.
    April 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Sometimes, two hunters operating separately but not independently can put a gobbler in a fatal squeeze.

    Team up on tough turkeys

    March 15, 2017 at 8:00am
    Joey Murphy often winds up making some interesting moves to get into position to call to a turkey gobbler.

    Put the sneak on a gobbler

    March 15, 2017 at 8:00am
    Patterning your shotgun at different ranges, with different loads, will give you a better idea about your weapon’s capabilities.

    Patterning your shotgun

    March 15, 2017 at 8:00am
    Decoys, especially those imitating jakes, can be very effective in getting turkeys to commit and come into shotgun range.

    The pros and cons of turkey decoys

    March 15, 2017 at 8:00am
    Mechanical broadheads have several advantages for hunters who want to take a gobbler with archery equipment.

    Broadheads for turkeys

    March 15, 2017 at 8:00am
    Many different turkey loads — 31/2-inch 12-gaunge, 3-inch 12-gauge, 3-inch 20-gauge ­— can be effective in the right hunter’s hands.

    Comparing shotgun loads for turkeys

    March 15, 2017 at 8:00am
    Blinds built of natural vegetation can be great hiding places for hunters if located along turkeys’ travel routes.

    What do hunters see in blinds?

    March 15, 2017 at 8:00am
    A pot call, be it slate, glass or some other material, can make most any turkey call that’s needed.

    Five turkey calls every hunter must have in their vests

    These 5 calls are essential for turkey hunting success
    March 13, 2017 at 2:15pm
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    Triple Beard

    March 01, 2017 at 9:55am
    North Carolina and South Carolina hunters have reason for optimism going into this spring turkey season.

    2017 Turkey Preview - Spring turkey seasons look promising this year in the Carolinas

    What does spring gobbler season hold this year in the Carolinas? In both states, things are looking up.
    March 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Taryn McCutchen always makes sure to get her turkey tags early, just like the SCDNR urges all hunters to do.

    SCDNR reminds turkey hunters to get their tags

    Turkey hunting season is March 20 through May 5 in S.C.
    February 14, 2017 at 9:23pm