• Inshore anglers have great anchoring alternatives with PowerPoles and iPilot electric motors, and Mercury Marine's satellite-guided Skyhook now gives offshore anglers a way to stay put without tossing an anchor out.

    NEWS

    Shoot and Dine Night at Clinton House is May 26

    Hunting season is a distant memory, and you’re going to struggle when the doves start flying this fall if you don’t keep yourself in shotgun shape. Have no fear, that’s what shooting sporting clays is for. 

    May 20 at 2:15pm

    How to catch those bedding bass

    This month, anglers will have no problem locating largemouth bass on lakes as long as they’ll look in shallow coves. It’s not uncommon to see areas that stretch for hundreds of yards just full of bass beds cleared out in weedy coves. It will look like craters on the surface of the moon. 

    May 19 at 7:55pm

    St. James High School female archer wins $10,000 at national tournament

    Two young women from South Carolina made it to the awards podium at the 2016 National Archery in Schools Program National Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky.

    May 19 at 7:21pm

    Marine-grade software updates on your electronics

    There was a time when updating your electronics meant buying new units.

    We gadget-minded fishermen understood that keeping up with technological evolution meant replacing our fishfinders and navigation units every eight to 10 months.

    May 19 at 9:00am

    Should life jackets be mandatory for all boaters?

    With Memorial Day Weekend right around the corner, the SCDNR would like to remind boaters of the personal floatation device (PFD) regulations. Some boaters, like youth under the age of 12, and anyone operating a personal watercraft, are required to wear their PFDs. Others only need to have them onboard.

    Should the law mandate that everyone on a boat be required to wear a PFD?

    May 18 at 9:20pm

    Hoopee Hookers know how to hook a bream

    The Johnson Beetlespin, Mepps Aglia, and Betts Spin are some of the lures many of us used when we were kids, and many of us still use those same lures today. They are inexpensive and simply get the job done.

    May 16 at 6:51pm

    SCDNR hosting Field Day at Webb Center June 4

    As part of a year-long celebration the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is hosting a Field Day on Saturday, June 4th at the James W. Webb Wildlife Center and Management Area near Garnett in Hampton County. The Webb Center was the first Wildlife Management Area (WMA) purchased by the State of South Carolina in 1941. Now, 75 years later, SCDNR provides quality public outdoor recreation opportunities on more than 1 million acres of land across the state in the WMA program.

    May 16 at 3:19pm

    Santee Cooper striped bass plan is prepared

    Restoring the striped bass fishery on the Santee Cooper lakes with the 26-inch size minimum,a three-fish creel limit, and closed summer season was the goal of a seven-year plan formulated by the Santee Cooper Striped Bass Stakeholders Committee and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. 

    May 15 at 9:00am

    Don’t put aggressive turkey calling aside

    Skeet Thomas loves to call aggressively, even in the late season, and he has two reasons he feels comfortable doing so.

    May 15 at 7:00am

    Keep moving, calling as end of turkey season approaches

    Skeet Thomas has developed a routine for hunting toward the very end of the season that typically provides a lot of gobbling and gobbler activity.

    May 15 at 7:00am

    Keep your turkey calling simple late in the season

    Jay Bruce, a former tournament crappie professional from Greer, loves to spend his spring chasing gobblers, and he’s taken a number in recent years, especially late in the season.

    May 15 at 7:00am

    Keep recently burned areas on your late-season turkey hunting map

    William Peagler of Moncks Corner, a Lowcountry hunter with more than 30 years experience hunting turkeys, said one late-season trick involves getting in a turkey’s way and being where he wants to be before he arrives — and some of those spots are burned areas.

    May 15 at 7:00am

    Last chance to plant sunflowers for September dove hunts

    Dove season makes most hunters break out their shotguns and camouflage for the first time in the fall, and while most opening day dove shoots are as much a social event as a hunting situation, the hunting will get serious in a crop field with several thousand winged migrants. 

    May 15 at 7:00am

    Understand a speckled trout’s circle of life and catch more fish

    While most of you are humming that song from “The Lion King”, the circle of life for speckled trout begins in South Carolina marshes when two environmental factors signal mature trout that it’s time to get busy. 

    May 15 at 7:00am

    Cobia season will close June 20

    South Carolina’s cobia numbers have been on a roller-coaster over the past 10 years after a relatively stable recreational harvest through the 1980s and 1990s.

    May 15 at 7:00am

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