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A decision to climb down from a tree stand and sit on a log proved to be a good one as Sands Williamson killed a great Lee County buck on Oct. 15. Lee County trophy falls to hunter on a log
18 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 8:00 am

Sands Williamson did not like the view from the deer stand into which he had climbed late on the afternoon of Oct. 15, so he climbed down and walked a couple of hundred yards down the edge of the pasture on a Lee County farm and sat on an old pine tree that had been cut down.†


Gary Wickerís 160-inch 10-pointer will likely move into the South Carolina records books as the third-largest buck ever taken in Newberry County. New Newberry No. 3
18 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 8:00 am

Newberry County may not be the county with the most record-book bucks reported, but it has produced 167, which ranks 11th among all of South Carolina’s counties. But at least one more will be added to the list in March’s statewide scoring sessions: the third-biggest ever taken in the county.


Ashley Millsí big buck has 17 points, including three different drop tines. For an old buck, it was his time
34 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 8:00 am

Ashley Mills of Blair first saw the buck with the huge rack of unusual antlers on opening day of deer season in Fairfield County.


SCDNR's quail-management seminar will be held at the Webb Wildlife Center on March 5. SCDNR schedules 27th annual quail management seminar
286 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 7:24 am

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources will hold its 27th annual Wild Quail Management Seminar on March 5 at the Webb Wildlife Center in Garnett to help landowners and land managers learn the proper techniques for creating habitat that will support native populations of bobwhite quail.


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
765 Views - Posted: January 30 at 8:16 am

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.


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
5358 Views - Posted: January 23 at 1:46 pm

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.


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
3133 Views - Posted: January 22 at 9:07 pm

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.


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
84 Views - Posted: January 22 at 9:00 am

A pod of whales.†

A copse of brush.†

A gaggle of geese.†

A brake of cane.

A slash of palmetto.


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
1369 Views - Posted: January 21 at 10:23 am

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.


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
72 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

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.†


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
72 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

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.


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
65 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

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.


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
65 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

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.†


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
61 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

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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