South Carolina hunters have a lot of reasons for being thankful. First, the diversity of land available to hunt, from rugged mountains to coastal marsh and swamp, is among the most-productive and diverse found anywhere. Second, there are hundreds of thousands of acres of public land available to hunters. These areas are designated as Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs); all you need is a WMA permit, specific guidelines for specific species on specific tracts and the desire to go hunting.
Mention trout fishing in South Carolina and many people will think of speckled seatrout, oyster beds and marsh grass. Seldom thought about are rainbow, brown, and brook trout in a mountain wilderness setting.
In the beginning, Louis Batson III was his dads designated retriever in the dove field a 5-year-old boy scrambling through corn stalks to pick up birds brought down by the blast of his fathers humpback Browning 12-gauge.