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    A coyote bounty program that would have put up to $1000 in the pockets of hunters who shoot a tagged coyote recently hit a political roadblock.

    Keep your hands off coyote bounty cash

    Once again, some folks in the state legislature have made a decision that’s short-sighted at best and downright stupid at worst.

    June 01 at 7:00am
    Bag those late season gobblers with these tips from the editor of South Carolina Sportsman Magazine.

    Welcome to May, turkey hunters

    South Carolina turkey hunters will be facing a new, interesting and different situation a week or so after this magazine is published; they’ll be hunting in May.

    May 01 at 7:00am
    Two bills are set to have a big impact on coyotes and deer, but South Carolina's outdoorsmen are waiting to see if the measures will pass.

    Can coyotes pay off? Will deer tags pass?

    South Carolina’s state legislature has gotten 2016 off on an interesting foot, putting into play a very unique measure aimed at reducing the population of coyotes in the Palmetto State. At the same time, it knocked down one attempt to revamp the management of whitetail deer.

    April 01 at 7:00am
    What keeps turkey hunters coming back for more?

    Dreams of turkeys; the season is here

    It has been 25 years since I first began turkey hunting in a serious fashion. I remember because I had to turn down my first invitation to hunt because my wife had her first hint of labor pains with our youngest daughter the night before I was supposed to go to the mountains and chase a gobbler.

    March 01 at 7:00am
    Dan Kibler, editor of South Carolina Sportsman Magazine, gives kudos to SCDNR for recent projects and decisions.

    A few feathers for the agency’s cap

    Within the next six weeks or so, South Carolina hunters will embark on a grand experiment: a uniform statewide spring turkey season with a lower bag limit.

    February 01 at 7:00am

    South Carolina Sportsman magazine is making changes to serve our readers

    You’ll notice a couple of changes in this issue of South Carolina Sportsman, changes we hope you’ll like as we try to improve the magazine and bring more content that readers want.

    January 01 at 7:00am

    South Carolina Sportsman magazine is making changes to serve our readers

    You’ll notice a couple of changes in this issue of South Carolina Sportsman, changes we hope you’ll like as we try to improve the magazine and bring more content that readers want.

    January 01 at 7:00am

    Things we need, material or other

    Everybody has Christmas lists; if not, our economy would suffer through the winter when people aren’t as active, opting to remain indoors and let whatever winter weather we have dominates our lives.

    December 01, 2015 at 7:00am

    As family changes, so do hunting habits

    After 45 years of hunting deer, it has recently become clear to me that I’m approaching a transition point in my life as a sportsman. September is still a big month, but now it’s because dove season opens, not archery season. October is a still a big month, but it’s because North Carolina has a four-day early duck season, and I take advantage of it. 

    November 01, 2015 at 7:00am

    Time to get ducks, er, deer, in a row

    Sportsmen in South Carolina face some interesting things in the coming weeks.

    October 01, 2015 at 7:00am

    Plan for deer season and then stick to it

    Deer hunters do a lot of planning before each season opens, but most of that effort goes into looking for deer sign, locating deer stands, cleaning out shooting lanes and making sure that bows and guns are shooting straight.

    September 02, 2015 at 9:00am

    Time to look outside the box for coyotes

    My buddy Davy Hite, the bass pro, called one night a couple of weeks ago. We had been trying to set up a time to shoot photos to go with his Lunker Lines column, but the talk quickly turned to deer hunting, which is near to the hearts of a lot of sportsmen across South Carolina.

    August 01, 2015 at 7:00am

    Let’s look at the glass that’s half full

    Well, they got it half of it correct this time. That’s about the best that can be said for the state legislature, which passed a bill in May that will change turkey hunting regulations for the better across South Carolina. That’s the glass half-full view.

    July 01, 2015 at 7:00am

    Time to let SCDNR manage our deer

    It’s time to take the gloves off, folks. In overwhelming numbers, deer hunters in South Carolina have been asking for several years for season limits for bucks and does, in the face of a statewide deer herd that is obviously in decline. It’s time for that to happen and time for politicians to get out of the way or get run over.

    June 01, 2015 at 7:00am

    Smart or dumb, they’re still turkeys

    Just about the time I think I’ve figured turkeys out, one or two or three do something that either amazes me or leaves me dumbfounded — or both.

    May 01, 2015 at 9:00am