• Volume 4 Number 12 - December 2009

    Features

    Considered by many hunters to be the toughest part of the season, learn what experts have to say about taking Lowcountry bucks near the bitter end.

    The light was fading fast as the wind finally subsided and cold, winter air began to creep across the land.

    For Matthew Outlaw, it had been a long season in the deer stand, filled by ups and downs, since the mid-August opener.

    Winter is prime time for ocean bottom-bumping.

    Making his way through the Winyah Bay jetties from Georgetown, Will Herbert couldn’t help but shiver. After all, it was December, and it was downright cold on the ocean before sunrise.

    Fishermen can ‘scrape up’ sheepshead from Little River jetties in cooler months.

    The bounce at the tip of Capt. Mark Dickson’s rod looked way too aggressive to be a sheepshead, a fish with whose subtle bite has earned it quite a reputation.

    Lake Greenwood is the winter destination for quality catfish.

    Cold weather catfishing is popular on many lakes across the Palmetto State, but one lake overlooked by many anglers is Lake Greenwood.

    The Little Pee Dee River offers waterfowlers untapped public hunting opportunities.

    Not every hunter has the time or means to travel to places where web-footed birds blacken the sky. Most hunters can’t spend the price of a good duck boat for a single year’s shared hunting lease where fields of grain are flooded to attract ducks by the dozen.