The SCDNR holds lotteries each year for turkey hunts on land that is intensively managed for quality wildlife. The demand for these hunts outweighs the opportunities, so hunters enter a lottery, or drawing, and hope to get picked for these great hunting trips.
Hunters can now apply for these hunts online, as well as through the mail or in person at one of the four regional SCDNR.... Read More
Hunters who would like their deer antlers measured have plenty of options this year. The largest amount of antlers will be scored during the Palmetto Sportsman Classic at the SC State Fairgrounds March 28-30, but the first scoring session will take place March 4 at Hunter's Headquarters in Greenwood. Other scoring sessions are listed below
2014 ANTLER MEASURING SESSIONS Date, time,.... Read More
HOOT HOOT HOOT ~ Gobbler season is just around the corner. Get out your turkey calls and knock the dust off of your turkey vest. SHAKE IT GOOD FIRST and get the spiders out of it. Wipe off your slate calls and get a fresh batch of diaphragm calls wet. It's just around the corner and if you don't start now you will be RUSTY when opening day swings around the corner.
It's never too late to practice. That slow period between the end of deer season and the beginning of Turkey Season is a good time to practice. SHOTGUNNING :) You never know when you are going to need those skills sharpened.
When that first blast from a seated position misses the glowing red head of a spring gobbler, you may be required to back yourself up with that second shot. It.... Read More
Early spring is the time of year when PIGS come to mind. They have been eating all of the corn from the deer feeders and messing up deer hunts throughout the season. Now it is time to get them. I like the weather to be cold and the food to be scarce, because it makes them much more predictable. You can put corn out and make them come regularly without hesitation.
The SCDNR and South Carolina 4-H are teaming up to put on a shooting sports field day that is open to the public, and free of charge for participants. It will take place on Feb 8 at Palachucola Shooting Range, which is next to the Webb Wildlife Center in Hampton County.
Firearms safety training will be a big part of this program, but shooting instruction on shotguns, .22 rifles, airguns,.... Read More
Deer season is over, but it is always hog season in South Carolina, and sportsmen and women have more options with hogs than deer. While firearms and bows are options for either animal, hog hunters can also use knives, and can also hunt at night.
Sumter's Sarah McClam and Chris Warren haven't let the end of deer season stop them from stocking their freezers full of game. On a recent.... Read More
Chris Warren with Big Country Outdoors has been trapping in the Sumter County area, and has been having success with beavers, coyotes, raccoons, and bobcats.
Trapping is not the most popular outdoor adventure in South Carolina, and some sportsmen don't even know an open season exists for it. It lasts about a month each year, and participants must have the proper permit to trap. The.... Read More
The state's first cormorant hunting season begins this Sunday, Feb 2nd on the Santee Cooper lakes. Participants must be permitted by the DNR, and that isn't as simple as buying a hunting license. Aside from having a valid hunting license, cormorant seekers must have attended one of the SCDNR's training sessions and possess the permit they were issued. This goes for anyone tagging along with.... Read More
I just recently moved to the South Carolina Area and I'm not going to lie I was pretty pumped. I've hunted deer, turkey, bear in mass, ct, vt, and Maine all in public land and some private. I was so pumped to be moving down because of the variety of fishing I'd be able to do and more importantly the massive population of deer. But after downloading the regulation book, I feel like I need a.... Read More
Got into the stand only 15 mins before this 6 pt showed up munching on some corn left on the edge of a sprouting wheat field in Gable, SC. Distance was 105 yards. Clear sky right at sunrise. Facing East into the sun, the buck started to head South across the wheat to think brush. About one-third the way over, I called to him with a doe grunt on a Primo\'s Buck Roar call. On the.... Read More
Lewis Howard of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina connects with a Francis Marion National Forest Hammer. The end of the season is a great time to catch big bucks on their feet trying to get back into a routine. These bucks have been going crazy for weeks on end and they need to get back to a feeding pattern. During the late season if you can find the food you can find the big bucks. This deer was.... Read More
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