• Turkey Hunting

    The SCDNR is looking for volunteers to help with the state's annual Summer Turkey Survey.

    SCDNR looking for volunteers for Summer Turkey Survey

    Annual survey helps estimate wild turkey reproduction
    June 19, 2016 at 11:36pm
    Controlled burns by the U.S. Forestry Service during the 2016 turkey season has turkey hunters upset.

    SC turkey hunters dismayed by USFS burning during season

    Agency says controlled burns not detrimental to wild turkeys
    May 12, 2016 at 2:38pm
    Youth hunter Patrick Lanford of Pawleys Island killed his first – and second – turkey during an SCDNR Take One Make One youth hunt on April 23.

    One shot, two turkeys for Pawleys Island youth hunter

    Youth hunter kills two turkeys during SCDNR Take One Make One hunt
    May 05, 2016 at 10:11pm
    Hunt deeper  in swamps and big woods late in the season for a better chance at a big gobbler.

    Late is great - Late-season tips for tough South Carolina gobblers

    With turkey season extending into May for the first time, South Carolina hunters need to know exactly how to deal with pressured, late-season gobblers.
    May 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Bag those late season gobblers with these tips from the editor of South Carolina Sportsman Magazine.

    Welcome to May, turkey hunters

    Bag that late season gobbler with these tips
    May 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Scott Kimock (L) poses with Lee Blackmon (R), and the York County gobbler that scored 168.4 by NWTF standards, and is the highest-scoring turkey ever taken in S.C., and nation's best with a bow.

    York County hunter arrows record book, 7-bearded gobbler

    Bird is highest scoring NWTF turkey in S.C., best in nation taken with bow
    April 19, 2016 at 11:15pm
    Veteran hunter Steve Drummond of Effingtham called in this gobbler for Sissy Johnson of Society Hill.

    Combine tactics for open-field gobblers

    April 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    If you find a turkey’s nest during the spring, don’t disturb it in any way.

    Leave that turkey nest alone

    April 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    Decoys can help you kill turkeys, but they can also hurt you if you don't handle things properly.

    Are decoys turkey killers, or rescuers?

    How effective are turkey decoys?
    April 06, 2016 at 6:37pm