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May 1 is time to apply for alligator tags

South Carolina’s 2016 alligator hunting season doesn’t start for several months, but it’s almost time to apply for a tag. The SCDNR will accept applications May 1 through June 15, and all applications must be filled out online at the agency’s website.

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April 25 at 8:30 pm
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York County hunter arrows record book, 7-bearded gobbler

Lee Blackmon from York took a day off work to go turkey hunting on April 14, and killed the gobbler of a lifetime that is headed for the NWTF record books. His 7-bearded, 20.4-pound bird scored 168.4 (atypical) by two NWTF scorers. And he killed it with a bow and arrow.

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April 19 at 11:15 pm
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Combine tactics for open-field gobblers

Steve Drummond loves to hunt open fields and is typically successful, but he said that despite his best efforts, gobblers often won’t cooperate. In those cases, he incorporates several of his favorite tactics to get these typically tough gobblers into range.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Change the way you call pressured turkeys

Many hunters rely heavily on diaphragm calls to entice mature gobblers to the gun, and these are great tools. However, as veteran hunter Charles Hudson points out, it is difficult to call softly with a diaphragm call. He suggests using a trumpet call or a scratch box for extremely soft calling. 

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Leave that turkey nest alone

When turkey hunting later in the spring, hunters often stumbled on nesting hens. When this happens, it is best to leave the area and not disturb the nest. 

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Be ready to use a variety of calls on gobblers

Turkey hunting pros agree that having “go-to” calls is essential and part of each hunter’s unique calling strategy. But they agree that a variety of calls are essential.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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$1000 coyote bounty program hits snag in Senate

The proposed bounty program for killing tagged coyotes which was previously passed by the House has been defeated by the Senate budget-writing panel. Critics of the program cited safety concerns, and said the money should be spent elsewhere.

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April 14 at 9:28 am
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Feral swine interfere with prescribed burning

Feral swine are causing yet another problem for South Carolina's natural resources, this time by interfering with prescribed burning.

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April 13 at 10:01 pm
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