|Plan your duck season
12 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 9:00 am
Thanksgiving weekend closed out the short, teaser sessions that primed the valves and got every waterfowl hunter excited about bagging a limit of ducks in the Carolinas’ flooded country. For the first week or so of December, hunters and the hunted get a little break, but the remaining portion of the waterfowl season will arrive in little time at all. Duck hunters need to regroup, plan and prepare for their last hurrah for the best hunting of the year.†
|After four days, Anderson County hunter finally puts hands on big buck
2299 Views - Posted: December 05 at 6:00 am
Anderson County, known for its capacity to produce trophy deer, did exactly that on Thanksgiving Day for Jon Pruitt of Starr in the form a 160-inch buck – but it was a long four days before finished the job.
|SCDNR schedules training sessions for potential cormorant hunters
744 Views - Posted: December 04 at 6:00 am
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources has announced two training sessions in January and February for anyone interested in participating in a hunting season that will be held to try to diminish the impact of double-crested cormorants on forage fish and other natural resources in the Santee Cooper area.
|Holiday Preserve ó Head to a hunting preserve to create family memories
50 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
The holiday period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s finds families gathering and celebrating their blessings around tables loaded with food — often gathered by family members.†
|Chasing (bushy)tails - Squirrels come to the forefront this month for South Carolina hunters
82 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
As the end of another deer season approaches, diehard outdoorsmen in the Palmetto State can continue their woods play, changing to a much smaller target with its own set of hairy challenges.†
|Late can be great - Look in different areas for late-season deer and prepare to make a move
173 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
As the end of the season approaches, hunting pressure has taken its toll on deer. Many have been killed and most of the rest educated to typical hunter strategies. Blend in cold and sometimes nasty weather, and hunting effort dwindles. Plus, small-game hunting enters the picture, and instead of having to sit still in the cold weather, small-game hunters typically can stay on the move and keep warm much easier.†
|Spent Shells Along The Atlantic
26 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
A must-read for duck hunters everywhere, “Spent Shells Along The Atlantic” by Tom S. Long is a colorful look at the beloved and exciting sport of waterfowl hunting. This 230-page book is beautifully packaged and full of photos from modern and old-time hunts. The author shares incredible stories of market gunners during the golden era of waterfowling, as well as great hunts enjoyed by modern waterfowl enthusiasts.†
|Roasted Corn Freaks
49 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
Everyone knows that corn is a widely used deer attractant, so Evolved Habitats went a step further and created Roasted Corn Freaks, an innovative attractant packed with twice the protein and three times the fat of plain old corn. Roasted Corn Freaks provides superior nutrition while maintaining an intense aroma and taste that keeps deer coming back for more.
|Swamp Series Camo Knee Boots
26 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
Gator Outfitters has two styles of athletic rubber boots that provide grip and stability in tough terrain, waterproof protection and a comfortable fit. The insulated Swamp Series Camo Knee Boots were designed for the hunter that wants to keep his feet dry and warm during those cold and wet trips to the deer stand, while the uninsulated version was designed for comfort on warm early season hunts and to easily shed off mud and muck.
|Browning A5 shotgun
24 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
Browning has introduced the A5 shotgun with a 3 Ĺ-inch chamber. Five A5 models deliver tight, consistent shot patterns, have a recoil-operated Kinematic Drive system that allows them to cycle a wide range of loads and contain an Inflex II recoil pad to reduce felt recoil. The A5 in Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades, A5 in Realtree Max-4, A5 in Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity, A5 Stalker and A5 Hunter are available with 26, 28 and 30-inch barrel lengths.
|PETA takes aim at Duck Dynasty
1368 Views - Posted: November 29 at 1:00 pm
The Duck Dynasty family’s patriarch, Phil Robertson, probably expected one day, that being a hunter, he’d come under fire by animal-rightists. It happened last month, when People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) decided to blast “Duck Dynasty,” the A&E television show that had 11.4 million viewers in its 2013 debut episode, making it cable/satellite TV’s most-popular non-fiction telecast.
|Upstate bear season results in record-setting harvest
1891 Views - Posted: November 22 at 6:00 am
A “perfect storm” resulted in a perfect 2013 black bear season for many South Carolina hunters. The result was an all-time record harvest of 127 bears during the recent Upstate season.
|Handgunning for varmints
86 Views - Posted: November 21 at 9:00 am
We were never overrun with those juicy targets we read about in the big sporting magazines — articles by guys who referred to their shooting cult as “varminters.”
|Public waterfowl areas are great draws
200 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
Waterfowlers who aren’t lucky enough to have their own private water to hunt have a friend in the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, which manages numerous waterfowl management areas specifically for hunting — and many of them are available only to walk-in hunting.
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