• Hunting

    Veteran hunter Darrell Madden said he notices a marked increase in deer activity as the peak of the rut approaches.

    Timing the North Carolina rut

    October 15 at 7:00am
    Outfitter Terry Hiers uses all kinds of information to determine when the peak of the rut is approaching and bucks are less careful.

    Timing the South Carolina rut

    October 15 at 7:00am
    Amy and Jason Kirkland were hunting with Buck Koon on Santee when all three hunters filled their gator tags on opening day.

    Three gator hunters fill all three tags on same hunt at Santee

    Trio killed a 9, 11, and 12-foot gator
    October 13 at 4:04am
    Ben Anderson killed this Forsyth County buck after a two-year hunt that ended on Sept. 22.

    Lexington, N.C. hunter bags 22-point Forsyth County freak

    Buck was in full velvet including one white beam
    October 13 at 12:48am
    Marti Schutte has learned a lot from her husband about deer hunting, and finally killed this trophy buck on Oct. 7.

    220-pound, 8-point buck ends string of bad luck for S.C. huntress

    Buck was chasing a doe, offered 40-yard shot
    October 12 at 1:05am
    Holden Poole killed this big 9-point buck in Cherokee County after abandoning his regular stand to hunt closer to some oak trees that were dropping acorns.

    Gaffney bowhunter arrows 215-pound, 9-point trophy

    Buck's rack measured 144 5/8 inches
    October 11 at 10:49am
    The NCWRC has approved the N.C. Alligator Management Plan, and will propose an alligator hunting season in January at a series of public hearings.

    Wildlife Commissioners approve N.C. alligator management plan

    No season has been set, but it's one step closer
    October 10 at 3:48pm
    Chad Thousand killed this 173 2/8-inch, 15-point buck in Guilford County on Oct. 3.

    Greensboro bowhunter sticks 15-point monster buck

    Big buck sported 173 2/8-inch rack
    October 10 at 10:15am
    10-year-old Landon Long killed this 8-point buck which measured 142-inches while hunting with his dad and granddad in Guilford County, NC.

    Youth hunter kills 8-point, 142-inch trophy in Guilford County

    10-year-old was hunting with his dad and granddad
    October 09 at 8:01am
    Properly dispose of deer remains to be ethical and to keep the image of hunters clean to public eyes.

    Properly disposing of deer remains is part of hunter ethics

    Don't just randomly dump the guts on public or private land
    October 06 at 9:29pm
    The SCDNR and Cowden Plantation are teaming up to offer two free deer hunt in memory of Spc. Thomas Caughman.

    Veterans encouraged to apply for Jackson, SC deer hunts

    Hunt is in memory of Spc. Thomas Caughman
    October 06 at 6:18pm
    Chris Carter of Raleigh killed this 12-point non-typical buck in full velvet while hunting on family land in Johnston County.

    Raleigh bowhunter kills full velvet, non-typical, 12-point buck

    Johnston County non-typical resembled Medusa
    October 06 at 10:14am
    The NCWRC and Ducks Unlimited are teaming up to offer four free waterfowl hunting seminars across N.C. in October.

    Free waterfowl hunting seminars offered across North Carolina in October

    Four seminars are free and open to novice and experienced hunters
    October 05 at 10:42am
    A variety of cereal grains, as well as brassicas, can be planted in October and still thrive this season.

    Not too late to plant seeds

    October plantings provide immediate returns
    October 05 at 9:00am
    This trophy boar was 1/3 of Josh Rogers' Southern Slam at Cherokee Run Hunting Lodge in September.

    Hunter kills 350-pound boar while completing Cherokee Run Southern Slam

    8-point buck, 350-pound hog, and a doe in 48 hours
    October 04 at 3:27pm