• Now is the time to plant fields for fall mourning dove hunts 06/09/09
  • 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.

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  • Prescribed burning protects Lewis Ocean Bay red-cockaded woodpeckers 05/08/09
  • 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. 

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  • Outbreak of salmonella killing Southern songbirds 04/17/09
  • 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.

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  • Mid-winter waterfowl survey shows increases 04/15/09
  • A South Carolina 2009 mid-winter survey of various waterfowl showed increased numbers of dabbling ducks and also diving ducks and geese.

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  • Teamwork: Two Callers More Effective Than One 03/23/09
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  • All things considered, two duck callers can be much more effective than one.

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  • Retriever training slows as ‘dog days’ arrive 03/23/09
  • 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.

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  • Super Spreads for Ducks 03/23/09
  • Surefire strategies for setting decoys in classic habitats

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