Dove hunters still have time to plant fields to attract doves during the upcoming season, according to a wildlife biologist with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.
The use of prescribed fire as a land management tool by DNR has a long history and the benefits were demonstrated during the recent wildfires at Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve. Prescribed burning and a relatively new machine called Gyro-Trac were directly responsible for saving 83 of 85 trees with active red-cockaded woodpeckers RCW by reducing the understory and mid-story fuels in the preserve.
Salmonella infections have been killing more wild birds than usual in the Southeast this winter, but the increase does not seem related to the nationwide human disease outbreak tied to tainted peanut products, according to wildlife scientists.
A South Carolina 2009 mid-winter survey of various waterfowl showed increased numbers of dabbling ducks and also diving ducks and geese.
All things considered, two duck callers can be much more effective than one.
Keeping a retriever in “hunt-ready” condition is important throughout the year, but as the heat index climbs, trainers need to carefully balance training sessions, keeping the dog’s health in mind at all times.
Surefire strategies for setting decoys in classic habitats