• Volume 2 Number 8 - August 2007

    Features

    South Carolina hunters should expect another great deer season.

    As corn begins drying in the fields and leaves prepare to fall, deer are scraping the velvet off their antlers, kicking off another exciting time in the woods for hunters in South Carolina.

    Dove hunting, South Carolina style, is as much about enjoying food and fellowship as fast-flying feathered bombs.

    More than a quarter of a century ago, a then-young fellow named Roy Turner called me and chatted a bit about some management efforts that he and his father, along with a few other hunters, had undertaken on family property.

    It was obvious that Roy was, as my Grandpa Joe would have put it, “as country as cracklin'cornbread,” and it was equally manifest that he was a sportsman to the core of his being.

    Walk the wild side this month for South Carolina’s swamp boars.

    Hog hunting never goes out of season in South Carolina.

    Some hunters enjoy wild hogs because they offer a change of pace from deer or other hunting sports. Some take part as a means of keeping their woodsmanship and shooting skills “sharp.” A final group does it simply because it’s their personal passion.

    Hot water has king mackerel spread from just beyond the breakers to 20 miles offshore. Here’s how two guides stop these voracious speedsters.

    Some people head to Las Vegas for fast action, while others head to the nearest NASCAR oval. If you are a fisherman, you ought to make plans to be on the ocean this month for adrenaline-surging action.

    The water and weather are perfect for a dip. Here’s what you need to do to pursue high-tide redfish on the flats.

    If you have ever seen a sailboat under full sail pass in front of a setting sun, then you have seen the sight that was in front of me.

    The Lower Saluda River provides cold-water refuge for rainbows and browns – with striped bass mixed in for good measure.

    The lower Saluda River is certainly the most improbable of South Carolina’s trout streams.

    The Chamber of Commerce describes the climate in the Columbia area as “subtropical,” and Spanish moss hangs in palmetto trees within sight of the river, which flows 10 miles from Lake Murray Dam to the confluence with the Broad River near downtown Columbia, forming the Congaree River.