• Turkey Hunting

    Know how your shotgun shoots

    March 15 at 8:00am
    SCDNR biologists expect 2018 to be a good year for South Carolina's turkey hunters. The season starts in less than two weeks.

    SC turkey season outlook is good for 2018

    Season starts March 20. Youth season is March 17-18
    March 07 at 10:29pm
    South Carolina turkey hunters should receive their tags in the mail soon.

    South Carolina turkey tags have been mailed out

    It's not too late to order your turkey tags
    March 05 at 5:14pm
    Don’t miss early season turkey hunting opportunities in the Carolinas.

    Jump-start your turkey season

    Early season gobblers provide hunters with plenty of opportunities, but they also present a unique set of problems. Two of the Carolinas’ best turkey hunters discuss ways to make the days that kick off the season productive.
    March 01 at 7:00am
    Disking up old food plots or fallow fields will provide turkeys with great opportunities to search for bugs and other food. To prevent the downside — possible nest destruction or habitat loss for newly born fawns — get your disking done by mid-March.

    March: lion or lamb for habitat

    Improving some habitat can have unwanted, negative effects if you’re not careful
    March 01 at 7:00am
    The NCWRC and NWTF are offering 11 free turkey hunting clinics in March across the state of North Carolina.

    Free turkey hunting seminars offered in March across North Carolina

    NCWRC, NWTF offering 11 turkey hunting seminars across N.C.
    February 04 at 2:13pm
    Weston English had a great turkey hunt on May 1, and a big gobbler isn't the only thing he left the woods with.

    Bennettsville turkey hunter nabs big turkey, and a bonus

    Quick hunt results in more than just a big gobbler
    May 01, 2017 at 9:55pm
    Travis Atkins killed this five-bearded turkey on April 10. The gobbler weighed 22 pounds.

    Guilford County hunter kills five-bearded gobbler just off his back porch

    Quick hunt produces trophy turkey for Summerfield, N.C. hunter
    April 17, 2017 at 10:56pm
    Hayden Cardwell didn't realize this bearded turkey was a hen until after he'd shot it. His dad also killed a bearded hen years earlier at a nearby farm.

    Rockingham County youngster bags bearded hen

    Duplicates father's feat from years earlier
    April 17, 2017 at 5:11pm
    Scott Hammond said it’s easier to ditch his blind and decoys late in the season when he’s hunting with a bow.


    April 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    This white turkey was one of several impressive harvests by youth hunters last week.

    Pure white turkey among several killed by youth hunters last week

    Female youth hunter killed 20 pounder
    April 07, 2017 at 7:39pm
    Chad Everett, 10-years-old, killed his first mature gobbler on North Carolina's youth day.

    N.C. youth hunter kills huge turkey on youth day

    10-year-old killed 25-pound Alamance County bird
    April 02, 2017 at 7:57pm
    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