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Set a good decoy spread and youíre well on the way to a very productive duck hunt. Set a tasty spread of decoys and kill more ducks this season
9 Views - Posted: November 1 at 7:00 am

The predawn was a lot colder than normal for the opening of waterfowl season. A thin layer of ice covered the small lake that a good flock of mallards had been using. As we eased into place, decoys were tossed into place to try and help lure the birds into shotgun range, hopefully to get them to lake where we wanted them to.

Randy Lambert gets a head start on big buck like this one by looking at maps and aerial photos to find funnels and pinch points. Holding all the cards - Bucks canít bluff this Barnwell hunter; heís got aces up his sleeve every season
24 Views - Posted: November 1 at 7:00 am

When Randy Lambert of Barnwell may not be a poker player, but he knows how to play the cards he’s been dealt at the beginning of every deer season.

C.J. Brown of Edgefield believes that the peak of the rut in late October and early November is the best time to kill a trophy buck in South Carolina. Roll with the rut - Donít count on a South Carolina buckís breeding urge to put you in range; appeal to his other senses as November arrives
23 Views - Posted: November 1 at 7:00 am

Deer hunting in November can be easy on the one hand and difficult on the other. Sitting in a tree stand overlooking an area where a rut-crazed buck is looking for lonely does often makes a novice wonder why folks consider deer hunting to be a challenge when a big racked deer throws caution to the wind and acts like a lovesick teenager.†

Snap Lock Hunting Blinds Snap Lock Hunting Blinds
1 Views - Posted: November 1 at 7:00 am

The Snap Lock Hunting Blind by Formex is a revolutionary twin sheet plastic blind that weighs less than 100 pounds and can be assembled in less than 15 minutes. A 6-foot 6-inch high ceiling and a full size door allow for easy movement within the blind as well as easy access. The twin sheet technology also provides an insulation factor that cools in the summer and heats in the winter. The blind is available in a single man 4’X4’ version as well as a dual person 4’X6’.

Buck Commander Nano Series Buck Commander Nano Series
4 Views - Posted: November 1 at 7:00 am

The Buck Commander Nano Series from Wildgame Innovations is the market’s most compact and advanced trail cameras. Their small size allows for ultimate concealment when scouting prey and the 1-second rapid trigger speed catches movement in the blink of an eye. All Nano Series trail cameras come standard with a wide-angle setting so you can view more land and capture more activity and all images are stored in HD format at 720p.

ArcticShield Performance ArcticShield Performance
4 Views - Posted: November 1 at 7:00 am

Remain warm and comfortable with the ArcticShield Performance Fit Jacket and Bib from Onyx. Both are loaded with pockets to make it easy to store your gear and keep it close at hand while pursuing game. The bib features 24-inch zippered leg gussets with double storm flap with snaps and hook and loop adjustment at leg cuff to cinch up to keep moisture out. The jacket features underarm pit zips that allow for venting should the weather turn warmer and a removable adjustable hood.

Greenville's Dale Samples killed this 160-pound black bear with archery equipment. Greenville hunter takes bear with archery equipment
851 Views - Posted: October 28 at 9:13 pm

In what will probably be remembered as one of the more dismal bear seasons in recent memory, Dale Samples of Greenville can hold his head high after taking a 160-pound bruin by bow on Sunday, Oct. 19.†

Bryan Morgan killed this 150-inch Anderson County buck on Oct. 13 with his wife's .308 after trying to kill him with a bow for three seasons. Anderson County hunter takes huge buck after three years of trying
19108 Views - Posted: October 22 at 7:33 pm

Bryan Morgan ended a three-year pursuit of a 150-inch buck on Oct. 13 when the big bruiser stepped out into an open area to run three smaller bucks out of his territory. Morgan took aim with a .308 he had hastily borrowed from his wife and put an end to his pursuit. Surprisingly, Morgan did so with a tad of remorse. It was not the ending of the hunt that he had planned.

A relatively poor hatch this spring and summer won't likely help South Carolina's wild turkey population bounce back from several down years. Turkey hatch is better than 2013, but still poor, SCDNR reports
753 Views - Posted: October 21 at 7:07 am

Following upon the release of discouraging harvest data for the 2014 turkey season, there is at least a glimmer of hope in the poult recruitment for 2014, but not quite enough to jump-start a recover of South Carolina’s statewide flock.

Carter Williams, a 13-year-old from Anderson, arrowed this Anderson County buck with a crossbow on Oct. 13. Anderson teen scores on trophy buck with crossbow
7727 Views - Posted: October 16 at 7:27 am

If Robert Williams had his way, his 13-year-old son, Carter, would have been sitting in a different stand when a record-book Anderson County buck went out for a stroll the evening of Oct. 12. Fortunately, Carter Williams really wanted to sit in a ladder stand where he’d seen several deer the previous season, and it worked out in a 140-inch buck.

Dylan Kirby of Ruby killed this huge wild hog with a bow on Monday on the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge. Chesterfield County teen arrows enormous hog on NWR
9730 Views - Posted: October 15 at 8:09 am

It’s all downhill from here for Dylan Kirby from the Chesterfield County community of Ruby. That’s what you’d figure since the first bow kill of his hunting career was a wild hog approaching 500 pounds that fell on Monday evening.

Vocalization is very important when deer are on the move, but moderation is a key; donít overdo it. Make a joyful noise
163 Views - Posted: October 15 at 7:00 am

Fairfield County’s Bill Cline uses vocalization techniques to help him, especially when deer are on the move.

Sneaking through the woods with a handgun produced this great Upstate buck for the author. Those boots are made for walking ó not stalking
147 Views - Posted: October 15 at 7:00 am

Still-hunters are, by nature quiet, but taking it to a different level requires good effective footwear.

One of Danny Dillardís trail cameras caught these three bucks feeding on acorns in Anderson County. Trails cams help paint a pretty picture
149 Views - Posted: October 15 at 7:00 am

When it comes to big bucks, seeing is believing.