• Volume 5 Number 1 - January 2010

    Features

    Winter is prime time to catch good numbers and quality catfish on Lakes Moultrie and Marion.

    When Pete Pritchard points to his sonar graph and says, “Look at that; there’s a pile of fish under those shad,” odds are good that fishermen on his boat are about to get their strings stretched.

    During the rut, yound bucks will point the way to the bruisers.

    EDITOR’S NOTE: For the next 12 months, renowned wildlife photographer Tommy Kirkland will give readers an inside look into the private world of whitetail deer.

    Scouting and finding food sources are the keys to January duck success.

    Brian Rucker of Columbia lives for duck season, and he knows that scouting is the surest way to discover the latest duck movements.

    Take these tips into the field, and you’ll end up with a bulging game bag. But you’d better stock up on biscuits first.

    “Hunt in here” — the mantra of the dog handler — rings across the frosted hillsides as the sun begins to peak over the east side of Abbeville County.

    Late winter brings sparkling, clear water to the tidal marshes around Charleston, which creates opportunities and challenges for redfish anglers.

    It starts out looking like a dark, nondescript mass, sort of like a grass bed or maybe a broad bottom indention.

    Still-hunt, stalk or follow a dog — they’re all effective ways to fill your game vest.

    How soon we forget! Three generations ago, when both deer and turkeys were scarce as hen’s teeth, squirrel hunting was the top-rated sport in terms of hunter participation in South Carolina and across the South.