• Volume 2 Number 9 - September 2007

    Features

    This Anderson hunter knows that fooling a buck’s nose is the key to deer-hunting success.

    Sometimes, when Delton Roe is restless and wakes up in the middle of the night, he ponders what could have been.

    He lies in bed and thinks back on many of the fruitless deer hunts that were commonplace in his younger years.

    Learn the secrets of bowhunting around soft mast, and get more early-season enjoyment.

    A grand sporting scribe from neighboring North Carolina, Robert Ruark of “The Old Man and the Boy” fame, was fond of saying that “September sings a mighty sweet song.”

    Autumn is a productive time on Catawba River’s largest reservoir.

    Covering almost 14,000 surface acres, Lake Wateree is the largest reservoir on the Catawba River chain in South Carolina.

    The early season gives South Carolina hunters a month-long waterfowl bonanza.

    The scene is a classic waterfowl setting. The hunter and his retriever crouch behind a makeshift blind of natural vegetation at water’s edge, watching as the birds hail to their plastic comrades.

    Not all recreational shrimpers are created equal. Here’s how to get the most from the 2007 shrimp-baiting season.

    As the days become shorter and the nights longer, autumn brings many riches to outdoor enthusiasts across the state.

    Through the season, South Carolinians pound the water and beat the bushes to bring home some sort of wild critter for dinner. What could be better to drop in a boiling pot of seasoned broth with sausage and potatoes or battered in flour and dropped in hot grease than a mess of jumbo shrimp?

    The Beaufort, Hilton Head area offers unique opportunities for fly fishermen to target redfish in the fall.

    The Beaufort and Hilton Head areas of the Lowcountry are a redfish angler’s paradise. For fishermen who target reds with fly rod and reel, the rich estuary system and expansive flats create endless opportunities to connect with these hard-fighting fish. Sight-casting flies to tailing reds in skinny water is an unforgettable experience — one that will have you coming back time and time again.

    For striper fishermen, Lakes Greenwood and Murray offer top-drawer topwater action.

    Of all the things surrounding the back-to-school craze in September, striper fishing falls somewhere down the list, behind buying school supplies, meeting the teacher, or even football games.