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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.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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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.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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A few feathers for the agencyís 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.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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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.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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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.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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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.

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December 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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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.†

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November 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Time to get ducks, er, deer, in a row

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

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October 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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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.

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September 02, 2015 at 9:00 am
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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.

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August 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Letís look at the glass thatís 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.

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July 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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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.

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June 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Smart or dumb, theyíre 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.

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May 01, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Bass-fishing capital of the world? Itís SC!

For the next several months, at the very least, South Carolina will be the bass-fishing capital of the world. Anthony Gagliardi poured in the first load of cement last summer, and Casey Ashley set the cornerstone among the all the snow and ice of February.†

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April 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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If youíre SCDNR, the buck stops here

Charles Ruth will be putting in a lot of time this month as the S.C. Department of Natural Resources holds antler-scoring sessions for hunters who want to know how big their buck is and how it ranks against other deer.

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March 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Listen and learn from deer hunters

South Carolina Sportsman and its sister publication in North Carolina have been running annual Bag-A-Buck contests almost since the moment the magazines were first published.

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February 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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