|SC legislature passes turkey hunting bill, but deer-hunting bill is sidelined
18451 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.
|Tired of coyotes? SCDNR will hold seminar on trapping, management
727 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.
|Turn up the heat on coyotes now
20 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.
|Decrease in deer herd caused by three factors, SCDNR biologist says
9435 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.
|What is my dirt worth?
131 Views - Posted: May 07 at 9:00 am
Hunting and enjoying the outdoors is the oldest and most-sacred pastime in America. For Carolinians, being in out in nature in search of a gobbling tom, whistling woody or a rutting buck brings true bliss even if the harvest falls short. One way to elevate the experience to the highest level is to be able to recreate on a chunk of dirt with personal ownership and title in hand. But how much is the dirt worth right now?
|SCDNR taking applications for public alligator season
2537 Views - Posted: May 01 at 7:18 am
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources will begin accepting online applications for the 2015 Public Alligator Hunting season and the Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Alligator Hunting Season at www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/alligator/index.html. The deadline to apply is June 15.
|The Gator Country
25 Views - Posted: May 01 at 7:00 am
Ruger and TALO Distributors combined recently to produce a limited edition of the .22LR rifle with an extremely detailed and textured reptile design. The Gator Country 10/22 features a beautifully carved Gator head cut into the walnut stock of an 18 ½-inch barrel, with a gold bead front sight on the Alloy Steel semi-auto. This rifle will be produced through November of 2015 and can be ordered through any local stocking Ruger dealer.
|iHunt Speaker and App Combo
35 Views - Posted: May 01 at 7:00 am
Extreme Dimension’s iHunt Speaker has been paired with the iHunt by Ruger app to turn your smartphone into a complete game call system. This combo allows hunters to use a smartphone as the controller for more than 600 sounds from deer, coyote, turkeys, ducks and 42 other species. In addition to the library of calls, the iHunt by Ruger app features hunt logs, solunar times, weather and more.
|Duck Commander and Buck Commander cases
26 Views - Posted: May 01 at 7:00 am
Americase, Inc. recently announced the completion of their newest case lines for Buck Commander and Duck Commander. The cases are not only stylish, but built extremely tough to handle the rigors of travel, as well as the demands of the outdoors. Willie Robertson, the CEO of Buck Commander and Duck Commander, said the cases have been field-tested during their own hunting excursions and they stood up to whatever was thrown at them.
|Evolved’s Under Armour
24 Views - Posted: May 01 at 7:00 am
Evolved’s Under Armour line of scent-control products don’t mask human scent, they create a chemical reaction that permanently eliminates odors. The Under Armour scent elimination line is safe for materials like carbon and waterproof clothing and is effective on both organic and inorganic odors. The products include Under Armour Scent Elimination Laundry Detergent, Dryer Sheets, 32-ounce and 12-ounce Spray bottles, BOV Spray and Shampoo/Body Wash.
|Crystal Clucker is Tanner's latest have-to-have turkey call
71 Views - Posted: April 30 at 3:11 pm
Call-maker John Tanner of Hemingway, S.C., might have cut his teeth building duck and turkey calls out of ancient cypress, but it’s clear that he’s really hit on how to make high-quality calls out of any of a handful of different woods, as his newest turkey call, the Crystal Clucker, shows.
|Statewide deer harvest off 9 percent in 2014, SCDNR reports
2277 Views - Posted: April 27 at 6:48 am
South Carolina’s deer harvest dropped by 9 percent during the 2014 season, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, continuing a long-term decline in the statewide harvest.
|With midway point of turkey season at hand, savvy hunters will change tactics
918 Views - Posted: April 16 at 6:36 am
There’s a mad scramble to hunt as soon as turkey season begins, but some expert hunters look forward to the middle and latter parts of the season.
|Check your ‘6’ when in stealth mode
112 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
Johnathan Alford said that when dealing with a hung-up gobbler, expect the unexpected.