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Loris hunter scores on 150-inch buck on friend's property in Dillon County

Roger Cox of Loris said it all happened so fast, he “didn’t even have time to get nervous” – and that was probably a good thing. Cox killed a 150-inch, 208-pound, 10-point buck near Dillon last Friday, in part because when the deer suddenly appeared out of a swamp, he was in range and presented a killing shot as soon as Cox saw him.

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December 12 at 7:00 am
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Redfish action continues to be good in Charleston-area waters

The recent cool weather hasn’t put a dent in the inshore fishing around Charleston, according to Capt. Kevin Blair of Charleston Fish Rod Bending Company. In fact, it continues to be excellent.

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December 11 at 7:15 pm
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South Carolina beach-goers are at highest risk of shark attack in lower 48

If the theme song from “Jaws” runs through your head the next time you take a dip in the ocean at a South Carolina beach, you probably shouldn't ignore it. A comprehensive study by the University of West Florida shows that swimmers are far more likely to be attacked by sharks in South Carolina waters than anywhere in the continental United States.

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December 11 at 12:30 pm
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Mullins hunter scores on huge buck spooked by duck hunters' shots

Since deer season began, Jeff Kirkley of Mullins had hoped to run into a huge buck he had picked up on one of his trail cameras along a Marion County swamp. He spent countless days in a stand 400 yards deep in a flooded wilderness until Dec. 6, when a handful of duck hunters spooked the buck in his direction and he took advantage to make a tough kill shot.

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December 10 at 3:45 pm
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Remington agrees to replace triggers on some Model 700 rifles

In a settlement filed last Friday in a federal court in Missouri, Remington has agreed to replace millions of triggers in its Model 700 rifle because of the possibility of the gun accidentally firing.

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December 10 at 6:25 am
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Get all knotted up -- with the slim beauty knot

With fishing action ramping up, we thought now would be a great time to highlight several basic fishing knots that can be used by a variety of anglers.  Today we tackle the slim beauty.

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December 09 at 7:30 pm
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Look for Lowcountry buffet of reds, blacks, specks around bluff banks

"Cast into that structure. If you get stuck, that's okay, but there should be some fish in there," Capt. Rick Percy of Reel Chance Charters in Beaufort told one of his fishermen late last week while fishing in a creek near Parris Island Point. His client did as instructed, and soon after, set the hook on a fish. 

"When you find a high bluff bank, downed trees and deep holes all in the same spot, the fish are there," said Percy. His clients proved him correct, sticking around that spot and catching a variety of species, including redfish, speckled trout, and black drum.

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December 09 at 10:50 am
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This Sumter man might be the world's fastest deer skinner. Judge for yourself

I pride myself on being able to disassemble a deer pretty quickly. But judging from this video, I have a long way to go in terms of stripping down an animal.

This fella, who apparently works at Peach Orchard Deer Processing outside of Sumter, takes the hide off a deer and dumps its guts - and trims off fat - in less than two minutes. It's a video you just have to see to believe.

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December 08 at 8:53 pm
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Remington issues recall for some Model 887 shotguns

Remington has announced a voluntary recall of Model 887 shotguns manufactured from Dec. 1, 2013 through Nov. 24, 2014, because company engineers have determined that some weapons could, under certain circumstances, unintentionally discharge.

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December 08 at 12:08 pm
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Youth coon hunt is scheduled for Saturday night in Heath Springs

A youth coon hunt will be held in Heath Springs on Saturday, Dec. 13, sponsored by the Lancaster County Coon Hunters Association. It's part of a series of nine youth coon hunts being held around South Carolina through February 2015, sponsored by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources and the S.C. Coon Hunters Association.

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December 08 at 7:12 am
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SCDNR offers youth-only waterfowl-hunting clinic for Jan. 15 on Edisto Island

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ Take One Make One program will be holding a free youth duck-hunting clinic on Jan. 19, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Edisto Island. 

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December 04 at 7:51 pm
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Redfish move into backs of creeks in Little River area, strap on the feed bag

December has arrived, water temperatures have finally dipped, and right on schedule, redfish have turned aggressive, attacking baits in their winter lagoons around Little River

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December 03 at 7:14 am
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Lake Murray stripers putting on a show from Dreher Island up the lake

The striped bass are in a migration mode at Lake Murray, and the fishing from Dreher Inland up has been excellent. According to guide Buddy Bouknight, the fishing should stay good and possibly improve over the next few weeks.

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December 02 at 8:23 am
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Lake Monticello anglers catch and release blue cat estimated at 97 pounds

Guide Chris Simpson proved last Wednesday why he and Lake Monticello go together when members of a guide party landed and released a huge blue catfish estimated to weigh around 97 pounds.

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December 01 at 6:53 am
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Where do you hook up that live minnow?

Finger mullet and mud minnows are common inshore baitfish that everything from flounder to redfish will eat, but many fishermen are stuck on hooking them the same way every time they use them as bait. They are missing out on a lot of bites, because their hook placement isn’t optimal in all situations.

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November 30 at 5:49 pm
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Charleston-area specks are hitting soft plastics in deeper water

Speckled sea trout are on fire in the Charleston area, and they are biting a variety of soft plastic lures. Capt. Jonathan Smith of Exclusive Fishing Charters said anglers can find trout in the same general areas they find them during the summer, but finding the deep holes is the secret to catching them. 

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November 26 at 7:15 am
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