• Deer Hunting

    When planning a major timber harvest, hunter/landowners should think about leaving some nut-bearing trees along the margins of the cuts to help feed wildlife.

    Leave tree-protection zones

    April 15 at 7:00am
    Land managers need to match their warm-season food plot seed mixes with their site characteristics, including pH and other soil conditions.

    Choose plot seeds wisely

    Match your mixes to specific site conditions
    April 05 at 9:00am
    Danny Dillard of Easley, S.C. poses with the new S.C. state record non-typical deer, which he killed in October 2016.

    Easley hunter's non-typical buck shatters S.C.'s state record

    Buck breaks record that had stood since 1971
    March 09 at 8:26pm
    Derin Daniels recovered this buck after poachers killed it on his property. It officially scored 187 0/8 at the 2017 Dixie Deer Classic.

    Poached deer recovered by landowner, scores 187 at Dixie Deer Classic

    Buck won President's Award for non-hunting category
    March 07 at 11:49pm
    This rack, which was found by McLeansville hunter Clinton Wicker, will be among the many scored this weekend at the Dixie Deer Classic in Raleigh.

    McLeansville hunter’s pick-up rack will be among biggest scored at Dixie Deer Classic

    Huge 14-pointer found dead during December hunt in Person County
    February 19 at 5:14pm

    Plane hits deer during takeoff in Charlotte, N.C.

    Returns to airport safely, passengers unharmed
    February 16 at 4:50pm
    Stephen Tucker of Sumner County, Tenn. poses with the world record non-typical, hunter-killed whitetail deer.

    Tennessee whitetail is new Boone and Crockett world record

    Non-typical buck had small rack, many points
    February 16 at 9:17am
    Antler scoring sessions will take place throughout South Carolina during the month of March.

    S.C. deer antler scoring sessions held statewide throughout March

    Measurements are based on Boone and Crockett system
    February 14 at 10:58pm
    Colin Howlett of Walnut Cove scored this huge trophy with a green net score of 170 3/4 inches. It was killed on Nov. 5 during blackpowder season.

    2016 Deer of the Year

    Hunters across the Carolinas ran into plenty of trophy whitetails during the season that ended a month ago. Here are some of their stories — and lots of their photos.
    February 01 at 7:00am
    Glen Lampley of Cheraw, S.C. won the Grand Prize for Carolina Sportsman's Bag-A-Buck contest.

    Cheraw hunter wins Carolina Sportsman's Grand Prize Bag-A-Buck contest

    Wins deer hunt at Cherokee Run Hunting Lodge, 3-year Sportsman subscription
    January 23 at 2:48pm
    This deer was found dead in York County, S.C. with a broken bottle stuck around its tongue.

    Discarded bottle kills South Carolina buck

    Broken bottle likely led to dehydration of big buck
    January 18 at 7:13pm
    Nathan Collier worked hard for this buck, beginning with putting out mineral sites long before deer season started.

    Teen bowhunter kills 136 6/8-inch trophy buck in Florence, S.C.

    Young hunter first noticed deer on trail camera last summer
    January 08 at 7:57pm
    James Hamby of Thomasville, NC won the December Bag-A-Buck contest.

    Thomasville, N.C. hunter kills 9-point buck, wins December Bag-A-Buck contest

    Hunter wins 1-year subscription to Carolina Sportsman, $25 gift certificate
    January 05 at 7:50pm
    Kevin Bartlett killed this whopper 15-point buck that green-scored over 180. His daughter killed her first buck soon after during the same hunt.

    Black Mountain hunter kills 15-point, 180-class trophy on Thanksgiving Day

    Daughter kills her first buck during same hunt
    January 04 at 5:43pm