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SCDNR has announced dates for regional tournaments for schools participating in the Archery in Schools program. SCDNR sets dates for regional Archery in Schools tournaments
183 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 7:01 am

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources has announced the schedule of regional tournaments for schools with Archery in Schools teams, with registration to begin in January. All teams in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) must attend a regional tournament in order to qualify for the state tournament.

Bass fisherman Scott Emery said finding fish on Lake Keowee this month is a matter of going to temperature and depth extremes. Lake Keowee bass fishing can be "extreme-ly" productive this month
430 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 12:23 pm

Lake Keowee can be one of the coldest and warmest lakes to fish during December, depending on where you choose to wet a line. Scott Emery has fished the Upstate lake for spotted bass ever since they started showing up there more than 30 years ago, and he said finding fish this month is a matter of going to extremes.

Matt Morgan and Kent Watson stick to a careful game plan when they're hunting down winter crappies, especially on a lake they're not familiar with. Here are six super tips on catching winter crappie
870 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 11:51 am

Crappie fishing is extremely popular in the Carolinas, and what better way to spend the cold months than catching slab crappie. Here’s what two of the Southeast’s top crappie fishermen do when going to a new lake to find crappie.

SCDNR stocked around 13,000 brown trout and another 5,400 rainbows in the Saluda River near Columbia on Tuesday. SCDNR makes huge trout stocking in Saluda River near Columbia
961 Views - Posted: December 19 at 6:55 am

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources stocked approximately 18,400 rainbow and brown trout into the lower Saluda River near Columbia on Dec. 16 using a helicopter and a specialized lift bucket. Of that total, 13,000 are brown trout and 5,400 are rainbow trout for a total more than 3,000 pounds.

Big speckled trout, and lots of them, are being caught around the Murrells Inlet rock jetties. Murrells Inlet rock jetties are hot spot for great speckled trout bite
864 Views - Posted: December 17 at 4:16 pm

Diehard Murrells Inlet anglers with a taste for speckled trout can get enough for Christmas dinner in just a short time at the rock jetties guarding the inlet. The bite there is sizzling, with many big, gator-sized fish making up the catch. 

Jay Forest hooked himself in the lip recently while at a camp in the lower reaches of Louisiana's Bayou Black marsh, so he decided to let another camp member try to pull the hook using the old string trick. Watch the video to see if it was successful. Will the string trick remove a hook from the lip?  Video Included
880 Views - Posted: December 15 at 10:50 am

I've had a treble hook jammed into my jawline, so when I heard that Jay Forest, an employee of our sister publication, Louisiana Sportsman, had speared himself in the top lip with a jig hook I had to shiver a bit.

Crappie pro Whitey Outlaw of St. Matthews shows off a tremendous catch of Lake Moultrie slabs. Deep brush, fish attractors producing plenty of slab crappie at Lake Moultrie
956 Views - Posted: December 14 at 7:01 pm

At a time of year when some anglers begin to cool off on crappie fishing, the slabs are figuratively “on fire” at Santee Cooper’s Lake Moultrie.

Hunters can now take advantage of all the cool features of a new iPhone app from Mississippi State University's Deer Lab. Free iPhone ‘Deer Hunt’ app fun, informative
847 Views - Posted: December 11 at 12:54 pm

Mundane hunting camp rituals could become a lot easier if a new iPhone app from Mississippi State University’s Deer Lab delivers what its designers hope it can.

Roger Cox's beautiful Dillon County buck, killed on his first trip to a friend's property, is in the 150-inch class and weighed 208 pounds. Loris hunter scores on 150-inch buck on friend's property in Dillon County
7729 Views - Posted: December 11 at 12:34 pm

Roger Cox of Loris said it all happened so fast, he “didn’t even have time to get nervous” – and that was probably a good thing. Cox killed a 150-inch, 208-pound, 10-point buck near Dillon last Friday, in part because when the deer suddenly appeared out of a swamp, he was in range and presented a killing shot as soon as Cox saw him.

Redfish in the Charleston area continue to hit a variety of lures and baits, and they're now being found in large schools. Redfish action continues to be good in Charleston-area waters
561 Views - Posted: December 11 at 9:59 am

The recent cool weather hasn’t put a dent in the inshore fishing around Charleston, according to Capt. Kevin Blair of Charleston Fish Rod Bending Company. In fact, it continues to be excellent.

Swimmers are more likely to be attached by a shark in South Carolina waters than any state in the continental United States, with the Charleston area the most dangerous in the Palmetto State. Chances of a shark attack highest in South Carolina of any state in lower 48
15192 Views - Posted: December 11 at 8:52 am

If the theme song from “Jaws” runs through your head the next time you take a dip in the ocean at a South Carolina beach, you probably shouldn't ignore it. A comprehensive study by the University of West Florida shows that swimmers are far more likely to be attacked by sharks in South Carolina waters than anywhere in the continental United States.

Jeff Kirkley killed this huge main-frame 8-point buck after it was spooked out of a swamp by some duck hunters. Mullins hunter scores on huge buck spooked by duck hunters' shots
8927 Views - Posted: December 10 at 3:42 pm

Since deer season began, Jeff Kirkley of Mullins had hoped to run into a huge buck he had picked up on one of his trail cameras along a Marion County swamp. He spent countless days in a stand 400 yards deep in a flooded wilderness until Dec. 6, when a handful of duck hunters spooked the buck in his direction and he took advantage to make a tough kill shot.

In a settlement announced Friday, Remington has agreed to replace triggers in more than 7 million Model 700 rifles nationwide because of the possibility of inadvertent discharge. Remington agrees to replace triggers on some Model 700 rifles
1878 Views - Posted: December 10 at 6:22 am

In a settlement filed last Friday in a federal court in Missouri, Remington has agreed to replace millions of triggers in its Model 700 rifle because of the possibility of the gun accidentally firing.

The slim beauty is a great knot to use to join together two different kinds of line with differing diameters. Get all knotted up — with the slim beauty knot  Video Included
624 Views - Posted: December 09 at 3:56 pm

With fishing action ramping up, we thought now would be a great time to highlight several basic fishing knots that can be used by a variety of anglers.  Today we tackle the slim beauty.