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Keep your trail cameras up and running and you may get a look at the bucks that survived this past deer season. Winter is perfect time to kill two birds with one stone: scout for deer, turkeys

It’s never too late to scout for deer, and it’s never too early to look for turkey sign. That’s the feeling of some of the more dedicated hunters for both species, and February is prime time for doing both.


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SCDNR will hold three hog hunts on North Island next month try to and control and/or eliminate the feral hog population. SCDNR announces dates for three North Island hog hunts

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources has scheduled three hog hunts for North Island in Georgetown County next month in an effort to remove and eliminate feral hogs from the barrier island.


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Chris Lambert's Spartanburg County non-typical buck won the grand prize in South Carolina Sportsman's Bag-A-Buck contest. Spartanburg hunter is grand-prize winner in Bag-A-Buck contest

Chris Lambert, a 23-year-old Gaffney firefighter figured he was going to find a run-of-the-mill 8-point buck on the ground when he got down out of his tree stand the afternoon of Oct. 18.


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Deer that arenít shot at every time they stick their noses out often donít bolt at the first sight of a human. The deer woods

A pod of whales.†

A copse of brush.†

A gaggle of geese.†

A brake of cane.

A slash of palmetto.


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Robbie Cortis of Mount Pleasant said January and February are prime months to hunt wild hogs using deer-hunting tactics because animals are on the move, looking for food that is less available than at other times. Time to go for a big pig; Mount Pleasant hunter said January can be hog wild

When deer season ends, Robbie Cortis of Mount Pleasant just keeps on hunting, but it’s wild hogs that he targets in the post deer season, and he said they’re really on the move right now.


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Spinning-wing decoys are an effective use of motion to help convince ducks to make decision to drop into a spread of decoys. Add motion to your decoy spread for more ducks

Hunters using clever decoy spreads can increase their odds of taking home more feathered fowl by incorporating Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion to make their hunting spot more attractive.†


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South Carolinaís goose season runs into late February, giving hunters more opportunities to share this view of approaching geese through the door of a portable layout blind. Better late than never

South Carolina’s late goose season is longer than any other waterfowl season. The final segments of the season include the Dec. 6 through Jan. 25 time frame — running concurrent with the duck season — then opening again Feb. 8 and closing Feb. 23, giving waterfowlers who chase geese an extended season.


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South Carolinaís goose season runs into late February, giving hunters more opportunities to share this view of approaching geese through the door of a portable layout blind. Better late than never

South Carolina’s late goose season is longer than any other waterfowl season. The final segments of the season include the Dec. 6 through Jan. 25 time frame — running concurrent with the duck season — then opening again Feb. 8 and closing Feb. 23, giving waterfowlers who chase geese an extended season.


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Only one in 1,000 Canada geese killed in South Carolina carry leg bands, making them highly desired trophies. Join a real band of brothers

Killing a banded goose is a thrill to most waterfowlers, and less than one of every 1,000 geese killed in South Carolina is banded. Most hunters who have killed banded geese save the band and incorporate it into their hunting clothing, usually stringing it onto the lanyard of their calls, and hunters with these bands achieve a certain status within the waterfowl community.†


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Only one in 1,000 Canada geese killed in South Carolina carry leg bands, making them highly desired trophies. Join a real band of brothers

Killing a banded goose is a thrill to most waterfowlers, and less than one of every 1,000 geese killed in South Carolina is banded. Most hunters who have killed banded geese save the band and incorporate it into their hunting clothing, usually stringing the bands onto the lanyard of their calls, and hunters with these bands achieve a certain status within the waterfowl community.†


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Late in the season, when ducks get ďblind shyĒ move, leave your blind behind and use natural cover to hide in an area ducks are using. Abandon the blind and the mallard call

Some hunters may feel more comfortable hunting from a pre-fabricated ground blind, and some may have physical limitations that prevent them from hunting anywhere but in a boat blind. While such blinds may be productive early in the season, late-season conditions may dictate moving away from a blind completely when birds become “blind shy”.


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Groups in North Carolina and South Carolina are offering seminars on coyote control in the coming months. Get schooled on coyote control

From pestering livestock and domestic animals to preying on juvenile deer and small mammals, coyotes are becoming a major nuisance to both native wildlife and domestic animals.†


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Flagging is a technique that can convince a wary goose or flock to make a fatal mistake. Donít be afraid to wave the flag

Sometimes, placing decoys isn’t enough to lure in a flock of Canada geese. This is especially true when several groups are scattered throughout numerous fields within sight of each other. When this happens, it’s anybody’s guess as to where the next flock will land, but Darryl Hodge of Lexington’s Wrecking Crew Guide Service doesn’t like to sit around and let the geese decide without him doing a little extra coaxing.†


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Flagging is a technique that can convince a wary goose or flock to make a fatal mistake. Donít be afraid to wave the flag

Sometimes, placing decoys out isn’t enough to lure in a flock of Canada geese. This is especially true when several groups are scattered throughout numerous fields within sight of each other. When this happens, it’s anybody’s guess as to where the next flock will land, but Darryl Hodge of Lexington’s Wrecking Crew Guide Service doesn’t like to sit around and let the geese decide without him doing a little extra coaxing.†


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A jerk cord tied to a line of decoys is a simple and effective way to give your decoy spread some life. Old-school tactics still produce

There’s no disputing that a life-like decoy spread is often the difference between a limit of ducks and going home wanting. Ducks are socially oriented animals that flock together, fly together, feed together and rest together.†


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Woodcocks use their long bills to find worms in wet or damp soils. Desperately seeking surveys

Willing Simmons, a biologist who is the small-game coordinator for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, is looking for hunters who will help with a data on woodcock hunting.


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Shotguns in the smaller gauges are about all a hunter needs to kill woodcock, a small, fast-flying upland gamebird. Itís in the bag

Like hunters who target different gamebirds and small-game species, woodcock hunters have bag limits and possession limits to think about during the season.


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David Ray's big 8-point buck, killed on Edisto Island, won South Carolina Sportsman's December Bag-A-Buck contest. Charleston man wins December Bag-A-Buck contest with Edisto Island trophy

There’s one beat-up old tree stand on a piece of land on Edisto Island that†David Ray of Charleston hunts with friends. It’s just pieces of lumber hammered together to form a platform about 13 feet off the ground.


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