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BlueSteel BlueSteel
12 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am

Rio’s BlueSteel Game Loads pack the lethal, non-toxic punch needed for those tough waterfowling conditions. High velocities, perfectly spherical steel shot and multiple shot sizes give you the killing power you need under adverse hunting conditions. Available in 12 and 20 Gauge and in blisteringly fast speeds up to 1550 fps, BlueSteel Game Loads provide great patterns and superb knock down power in environmentally-safe conditions. 

12 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am

The TORQ VLE off-road electric vehicle is built for silence, safety and performance. The TORQ is perfect for scouting deer and turkey, checking trail cams and getting you to and from your favorite stand. Boasting the industry’s lightest weight and a 30+ mph top speed, the TORQ combines U.S.-made EV and MicroSprint Racing components with a custom tubular steel frame to create an electric vehicle like no other. A full-coverage roll cage with fixed side bars and a 4-point safety harness provide riders with peace of mind. 

Amy Anderson killed this huge wild boar on the evening of June 10 in Colleton County. Charleston woman knocks off huge Colleton County hog
15131 Views - Posted: June 18 at 7:51 am

Amy Anderson of Charleston wasn’t aware of the stir she’d create when she pulled the trigger on her Savage 7mm-08 on the evening of June 14. Hunting with her boyfriend, Danny Buxton, near Smoaks in Colleton County, she saw “eyes” coming out of a swamp that borders the Salkahatchie River. They wound up being a hog, estimated at 414 pounds, which she subsequently shot. 

Conservation easements can help landowners protect wild-rich rural habitat. Easements provide immediate, long-term financial benefits
23 Views - Posted: June 15 at 7:00 am

The value that conservation easements bring to the table for the environment is massive, and landowners can earn financial rewards in more ways than one. 

SCDNR has obtained almost 4,500 acres to be added to a pair of Heritage Preserve WMAs for hunting and other outdoors activities. SCDNR receives three tracts to add to Heritage Preserve WMA system
1041 Views - Posted: June 11 at 9:34 am

Haile Gold Mine has transferred three land parcels totaling 4,374 acres to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, creating the 3,677-acre Wateree River Heritage Preserve in Richland County and adding 698 acres to Forty-Acre Rock Heritage Preserve in Lancaster County.

In addition to financial benefits, conservation easements help keep woods and fields free from development and, hopefully, full of game. Easements can save land
53 Views - Posted: June 08 at 9:00 am

Hunting and other outdoor recreational activities are considered national pastimes with roots in practically all  50 states, from hunting whitetail deer on the eastern shore of Maryland and targeting sandhill cranes in East Texas to shooting a limit of divers on Lake Mattamuskeet in eastern North Carolina.

SCDNR, the SC Trappers Association and Clemson Extension are holding a coyote trapping workshop on June 9 in Fairfield County. Workshop on managing coyotes scheduled for June 9 in Blackstock
511 Views - Posted: June 05 at 7:42 am

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with the South Carolina Trappers Association and Clemson Extension, will host a coyote trapping and management workshop at the Blackstock Gymnasium on 228 School Rd. in Blackstock on June 9.

Crystal Clucker Crystal Clucker
50 Views - Posted: June 01 at 7:00 am

Call-maker John Tanner of Hemingway, S.C., knows how to make high-quality calls out of a number of different woods, as his newest turkey call, the Crystal Clucker, shows. The Crystal Clucker, which pairs a circle of frosted crystal over glass, is made in either cherry or black walnut, and it comes with an Osage Orange striker peg. The call and striker hang from an adjustable lanyard so it can be hung around a hunter’s neck for easy access.

Battle Bones Battle Bones
42 Views - Posted: June 01 at 7:00 am

Flextone Game Calls recently introduced the new Battle Bones rattling antlers. They make ultra-realistic buck fighting sounds and are much safer to carry than real whitetail antlers. They feature several design elements that add realism for deer and convenience for hunters, including hex-shaped handles in the middle for better grip and control. Battle Bones are also light and pack tight.

Petzl Tactikka+ headlamp Petzl Tactikka+ headlamp
31 Views - Posted: June 01 at 7:00 am

The Petzl Tactikka+ headlamp offers great, hands-free lighting for outdoors enthusiasts. It can be used as a coon-hunter’s nightlight, an after-dark fisherman’s friend or a hands-free light for walking to and from your hunting area. The Tactikka+ has a handful of different setting for brightness, plus a red light for more discreet lighting and a strobe for the ultimate in visibility. You can also set the headlamp at a variety of different angles, from straight on to almost a 45-degree downward angle. The Tactikka+ is powered by three AAA batteries and weighs about 3 ounces.

South Carolina turkey hunters will have a longer season but a lower bag limit beginning in 2016. SC legislature passes turkey hunting bill, but deer-hunting bill is sidelined
20044 Views - Posted: May 21 at 9:48 pm

South Carolina hunters will have a lower bag limit but an expanded season for turkeys starting in 2016 because of a bill that passed both houses of the S.C. General Assembly and was signed into law by Gov. Nikki Haley earlier this month. But deer hunters won’t see any changes to their seasons or bag limits for at least another year, as a bill that passed the Senate was bottled up in the House.

SCDNR is holding a seminar on coyote trapping and management in Greenwood on May 26. Tired of coyotes? SCDNR will hold seminar on trapping, management
910 Views - Posted: May 19 at 12:00 pm

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with the South Carolina Trappers Association and Clemson Extension, will hold a workshop on coyote trapping and management in Greenwood on May 26.

Trapping coyotes before they can prey on the latest crop of newborn fawns should be the No. 1 task for landowners this month. Turn up the heat on coyotes now
41 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am

Historically, coyotes were not part of the ecosystem in the Carolinas. Before 1985, only five of North Carolina’s 100 counties had coyotes. Today, every county in both counties has a thriving population of coyotes, with declines in deer populations reported. According to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, the state’s deer population has declined by 30 percent since 2002, and much of it is attributed to the coyote invasion.

Decreases in the size of South Carolina's deer herd have a lot of hunters asking, Decrease in deer herd caused by three factors, SCDNR biologist says
9903 Views - Posted: May 11 at 10:00 pm

Since 2002, the deer harvest in South Carolina has dropped dramatically, more than 36 percent, causing many hunters to ask why and what’s being done. The quick answer is a trio of factors combined in a perfect-storm scenario to create the downward spiral, and the state legislature’s lack of definitive corrective action has allowed it to continue.