• Volume 9 Number 9 - September 2014

    Features

    Wildlife Management Areas provide South Carolina hunters with plenty of opportunities.

    The Wildlife Management Area program is one of most-highly used services of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources by hunters across the state of South Carolina. 

    Dense stands of flooded cypress trees offer adventuresome anglers with plenty good fishing.

    The headwaters of the Santee-Cooper lakes are at the convergence of the Wateree and Congaree rivers, where they empty into Sparkleberry Swamp. The 16,000 acres of flooded, moss-covered cypress trees welcome anglers, then envelope them as water seems to stretch endlessly in all directions.

    Clear-cutting, timbering activities don’t have to be a death-knell for deer hunters.

    Many hunters in South Carolina lease land to hunt. Clubs or partnerships are formed in order to pool resources to lease, manage and hunt properties. Many times, the properties belong to owners or larger organizations who have invested in the land for the purpose of growing and selling trees — most often pine trees.

    Anderson family has made big inroads into South Carolina deer record book.

    Sporting traditions run deep. The Cathey family of Anderson is an outstanding example, with three generations of record-setting sportsmen and no end in sight.

    Fifteen minutes spent tuning up hunting points can make a big difference for bowhunters.

    Your car gets a regular tune-up, and if you’re musically inclined, so do your piano and guitar. You tune up your shootin’ iron before every season, so why not the business end of your archery equipment, the broadheads that tip your arrows?

    Soft-plastic crustaceans are the ticket this month to catching redfish in this Charleston area river. Here’s why...

    As the summer sun resets towards its fall position, redfish are in transition up and down South Carolina’s coast as forage species begin to relocate. And the Wando River, which begins and ends within Charleston County’s borders, supports a massive shrimp population that fires up the feisty reds that call it home. Beginning this month and continuing into the fall, anglers can home in on the Wando River for their redfish fix.