|Shoot the lookers
32 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
Early in the season, gobblers will often be grouped in pairs or larger groups. Seeing several toms coming into decoys gobbling every step can be one of the most exciting sights of any hunter’s season.
|Make use of locator calls as season progresses
37 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
Locator calls are an important of any turkey hunter’s arsenal, especially from mid-season to the final day of the season.
|More turkey tips
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|Bad weather, good hunting
26 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
For a species with a brain the size of a walnut, wild turkeys are fairly clever at avoiding the talons or the teeth of predators, but their poor sense of smell allows hunters and other predators to take a few turkeys each year.
|Have a wide assortment of calls ready
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Veteran hunter and call-maker John Tanner said that in the middle to late portion of the season, it is often one specific tone or pitch from a call that will make a gobbler respond and approach your position.
|Organic fertilizers not just for hippies
6 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
Each year, landowners with an interest in providing food for wildlife spend countless hours on the tractor, at the farm supply store and at the kitchen table trying to develop a productive crop. Growing an optimum crop results from a lot of hard work, intelligent engineering, strategic planning and of course, a lot of luck.
|Wildlife Habitat Improvement Series: Rack and Spur Hunting Club
6 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
Nestled in the heart of Saluda County, S.C., is Rack and Spur Hunting Club, a unique organization that provides a safe and distinguished getaway for hunters and their families to enjoy the outdoors. It was founded more than 25 years ago as a place for a group of hunters to convene and pass on family traditions.
|Guide says national forest gobblers are starting to pick up
307 Views - Posted: April 14 at 8:19 am
The first week of the turkey season was disturbingly quiet in the Francis Marion National Forest, but that has changed dramatically late last week. Guide Chris Orvin spends a lot of time in the national forest hunting longbeards, and he said that normally the first week of the April season is great, but that’s not been the case this year. However, things appear to be getting better.
|And the Alamanac says...
43 Views - Posted: April 07 at 9:00 am
In 1792, the first year of George Washington’s presidency, Robert B. Thomas created the very first Farmers’ Almanac, which was used to help struggling farmers improve their agricultural production yields as well as other things.
|More than 11,000 cormorants killed during first season on Santee Cooper
1968 Views - Posted: April 07 at 8:40 am
During South Carolina's first-ever double-crested cormorant season, hunters killed more than 11,000 of the nuisance birds in the Santee Cooper lakes, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.
|Dillon County youth bags all-white gobbler on youth-day
1870 Views - Posted: April 02 at 6:01 am
After a torrential storm flooded half of Dillon County last Friday night, 15-year-old Noel Miller dropped the hammer on a truly-rare gobbler the next morning. It was no ordinary, long-bearded stud; with the exception of his long, black beard and pink head, it was completely white.
|Early season tactics won’t get you much after the first week of South Carolina’s turkey season.
174 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am
Hunting turkeys effectively through an entire season is one of the biggest challenges for a hunter — emphasis on effectively.
|Millions of acres of public land gives hunters in the Carolinas a real shot at a turkey gobbler this month -- if they’re up to the task.
63 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am
In many places, spring means many things to many people, but for the diehard hunter who calls the Carolinas home, it’s full of sitting, listening and stalking a gobbling tom. It’s turkey season, and the millions of acres of public land across the two states are perfect places to bag a longbeard. Even though public lands receive a lot of hunting pressure, a hunter who knows the ins and outs of hunting them has a good chance to bring home a 20-pound bird.
|TriStar Raptor ATAC Turkey Shotgun
66 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am
TriStar Arms has released their new Raptor ATAC Turkey shotgun patterned in Mossy Oak Break Up camouflage. It features a picatinny rail and ghost ring mounted sight, a fixed pistol grip and a fiber optic bridge front sight. The gas operated 12 gauge semi-automatic shotgun will come in a 24-inch barrel with a 3-inch chamber, and will utilize a removable choke system that is fitted with Beretta Mobile threads and will include one extended turkey choke tube.
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