• Volume 1 Number 9 - September 2006

    Features

    If fishing at spooky-sounding places isn’t your cup of tea, you may miss some top saltwater action at the S.C. coast.

    Largemouths, smallmouths, crappies, bream, red drum, black drum, flounders, sheepsheads. No, this isn’t the start of a nursery rhyme but rather a ghost story.

    Clemson and SCDNR use a permit system and antler-size limit to convert Fants Grove to a safe-hunting, big-buck area.

    Location, location, location.

    As it is in real estate, location is of utmost importance when it comes to deer hunting as well.

    For Jimmy Fricks, that means hunting essentially in his own back yard.

    Take a tip from two pros, and make correct preparations for a successful king mackerel bite.

    As autumn approaches, the dog days of summer become shorter and less sunlight strikes the northern hemisphere, cooling the waters of the Atlantic ocean.

    Lake Russell may be sandwiched between two better known impoundments, but there’s no doubt which rules the roost for bug crappies.

    Within the chain of great lakes formed along the Savannah River, Lake Russell often is overshadowed by its older, more famous big brothers, Lakes Thurmond and Hartwell.

    In the market for a new rifle? Consider these offerings that’ll have you hurling hot lead at big bucks this season.

    Death is inevitable. Like a cloud, it hangs ever on the horizon.

    On this sea of life, all living things are like little boats being swept along by a great current, its force irresistible and its flow unimpeded. We look up, and see the cloud looming larger and larger, but the current never blinks. It forges us onward, always heading directly for the tempest.

    The start of dove season during Labor Day weekend is an anticipated event for Palmetto State wing-shooters.

    From Chesnee to Charleston and points between, Labor Day weekend ushers in a special time for many South Carolina hunters — namely, the opening of dove season.

    Sticking flounders after dark is a popular pastime in the Palmetto State.

    There’s more than one way to get a doormat flounder.

    Flounder fishing with a hook and line is fun, but gigging them at night can be awesome. Night gigging provides a unique perspective of saltwater creeks and waterways.

    South Carolina's public-land deer hunters could do worse than spending a few days at Fants Grove.