The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently released its report on 2016 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations, based on surveys conducted in May and early June by FWS and the Canadian Wildlife Service.
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with a number of private individuals and hunting clubs, is sponsoring a number of youth deer hunts in the Piedmont region this fall. The hunts are for youth between the ages of 10 to 16 who would like to go deer hunting but don't have anyone to take them.
The virtues of trail cameras are too numerous to name, and it’s safe to say that these pieces of equipment have changed the way many outdoorsmen approach their hunting lands. Having photographic evidence of what passes through our hunting grounds is a piece of the hunting puzzle that sportsmen of decades ago never had access to, and the knowledge it gives us is unbeatable.
Even though it’s still blazing hot, August is a great time to locate and prepare a new place to pull in a big buck during the upcoming deer season. The neighboring agriculture field or the 10-years-going-strong food plot will always be good places to see some nice deer, yet the mature deer will quickly pattern hunters and anything they see as a threat during the daylight.
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with the Enoree District of the U.S. Forest Service, will host a special youth dove hunt in Union County on Saturday, Sept. 3.
There is no cost, pre-registration or drawing required to attend this youth hunt. Young sportsmen and sportswomen who are interested in a quality dove hunt are encouraged to attend the youth hunt at the U.S. Forest Service Herbert Field near Carlisle on Sept. 3.
What’s the quickest method to deploy a dozen decoys? It’s the same method to deploy four dozen, a hundred, or even more. It’s called the Decoy Raft, and it’s the product of a handful of friends from North Carolina who are passionate about waterfowl hunting.
August is “go time” for deer hunters in South Carolina, and most are making final preparations for the 2016 season opener. Opening day redefines the phrase “go time” because hunters seeking unpressured deer have more than ample opportunities.
Ameristep’s new Tellus and Tellus Lite portable chairs are ideal for not only ground blind hunting, but for any outdoor pursuit. They provide strong and adaptable seating that is easy to store, carry, set up and use. The Tellus Lite Chair has a solid 225-pound capacity, yet collapses down to a 14”x4”x4” package and weighs only 4.3 pounds. The standard Tellus Chair is rated with a 300-pound capacity, packs down to 15”x4”x4” and weighs 5 pounds. A carry bag is included with each chair.