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Night hunting for coyotes, hogs, armadillos requires registration

In an effort to help control the population of hogs, coyotes, and armadillos, the state has some very liberal allowances for hunters going after the non-native animals. Baiting is perfectly legal, as is the use of electronic calls, artificial lights, and night vision. Hunters are allowed to use any legal firearm, bow, or crossbow. Anyone using a center-fire rifle must be elevated at least 10-feet off the ground. 

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Kill your next big game animal with a Airbow

Every now and then, a new product comes along that changes the way we hunt. For bow hunters, the invention of the compound bow was revolutionary. These high-tech bows allow us to use greater power without exerting more energy of our own to load the weapon. They shoot faster, are more accurate, and have adjustments that recurve bows don't have.

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February 09 at 4:54 pm
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Start scouting right now for next deer season

Deer season has been over for more than a month, and while many hunters have switched over to other furry and feathered targets, it’s a perfect time to improve next season’s deer-hunting opportunities. February is time to evaluate last season and prepare for the next. Deer hunters looking for a wall-hanger need to stay on track and find out what worked and what didn’t. 

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February 08 at 9:00 am
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SCDNR, SC Trappers Assn holding coyote trapping workshop Mar. 23-24

The SCDNR is teaming up with members of the South Carolina Trappers Association to hold their second Coyote Trapping and Management Workshop at the the Webb Wildlife Center in Hampton County on Mar. 23-24, which is a Wednesday and Thursday.

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February 08 at 8:30 am
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VIDEO: Turkey season not too far away

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Let's face it, turkey season can't get here soon enough. The groundhog just popped out of his hole and has told us spring will come early. It's too bad for us that he doesn't decide when turkey hunting season starts, because who out there isn't ready to take a seat in the woods and listen for gobbles from the closest treeline, then match wits with the big boys and see if we have what it takes to fool them into shotgun range?

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February 02 at 9:47 pm
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South Carolina Sportsman Deer of the Year 2015 and photo gallery

It’s a wonder that South Carolina deer hunters killed any deer to speak of during the 2015 season that ended Jan. 1. Reports of big bucks were down through the season’s first month, then the rains came, with flooding forcing the closure of a good amount of Lowcountry and Midlands acreage with the peak of October hunting and the rut right on the horizon.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Go hog wild

Hog hunting is a very popular sport in South Carolina and one that hunters can enjoy throughout the year, around the clock within certain parameters. 

But there are hunters who hunt hogs — and then there are hog hunters.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Pelzer's Jeffrey Cape was just one of the lucky hunters who bagged trophies this year. Check out the Deer of the Year feature for all the details. But don't forget this month marks the beginning of great bass fishing.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Excel OPTIFADE Camo Boats

Excel Boat Co. and W.L. GORE & Associates have partnered to offer Excel boats in GORE OPTIFADE Concealment Waterfowl Marsh Pattern. The pattern takes into account how ducks and geese see the world below them. Since birds are particularly sensitive to color and continuity with their surroundings, OPTIFADE micro pattern is extremely detailed to confuse bird vision. OPTIFADE is available on all Excel boats including the popular Excel F4 and Bay Pro.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Antler Boost’s Bean Bale

When the weather starts to get cold in the late-season, there is nothing that deer crave more than soybeans. That’s why the natural look and scent of Bean Bale is great for attracting those mature bucks. There are no harmful preservatives or chemicals used in Bean Bale and its lower fat levels help discourage attraction to hogs, raccoons, squirrels or bears. These pre-constructed bales are also super easy to distribute around a food plot or hunting area.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Duck season is out, but Canada geese will soon be fair game again

With duck season ending on Jan. 31, hunters across the Carolinas can turn to resident Canada geese to get their last waterfowl fix of the year, but even those birds who are used to contact with humans can be a little tougher to take.

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January 31 at 9:44 pm
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Coyote control workshop Feb. 18 in Santee

It’s no secret that coyotes continue to have a negative impact on the deer population in South Carolina, and even though the coyote hunting regulations are about as liberal as they can be, it’s just not feasible to make a dent in the numbers of coyotes throughout the state. That’s where trapping comes in.

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January 29 at 9:13 am
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SCDNR hosting turkey draw hunts; application deadline is Feb. 29

Every year, the SCDNR holds a number of public draw turkey hunts on Wildlife Management Area (WMA) lands. This year, six hunts will be held for youth hunter ages 5-17. Five hunts will be held for hunters 10-years-old and above. The deadline to apply for these hunts is Feb. 29.

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January 28 at 9:08 pm
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10-point buck wins Dec. Bag-A-Buck contest for Winnsboro hunter

Rob Taylor admitted that he was out to kill a doe one afternoon about two months ago when he climbed into a stand near Winnsboro in York County.

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January 26 at 10:10 am
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Team Wind Walker Kryptonite wins 2016 WeHuntSC Predator Challenge

The brutal weather this past weekend didn’t stop 85 teams of 260 hunters from competing in the 2016 WeHuntSC Predator Challenge, and it turned out to be the most successful event so far, with over 20 coyotes being brought to the scales on Sunday.

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January 25 at 11:26 am
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Where did all these coyotes come from?

“Everybody knows the DNR stocked coyotes in South Carolina to control the deer population.”

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January 22 at 12:53 pm
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