|SCDNR schedules antler-scoring sessions throughout March
562 Views - Posted: February 19 at 6:00 am
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources has scheduled a series of six antler-scoring sessions across the state for March, and will score antlers by appointment at five regional sites to find new entries into the state record book. SCDNR personnel will score deer at sessions in Greenwood, Six Mile, Bath, Spartanburg and Bonneau on set dates, as well as at the Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic in Columbia the last weekend of the month. In addition, SCDNR will score antlers by appointment at regional offices in Columbia, Clemson, Union, Garnett and Florence.
|Greer hunter is grand-prize winner in Bag-A-Buck contest
883 Views - Posted: February 18 at 2:01 pm
A Greer man who killed a unique buck less than 100 yards from the front door of his house is the grand-prize winner in South Carolina Sportsman’s Bag-A-Buck contest.
|2013 Deer of the Year - Big bucks came this season from all across the Palmetto State
351 Views - Posted: February 01 at 7:00 am
Another season has come and gone for South Carolina deer hunters, but not without considerable bloodshed and a collection of fine bucks on their way into the S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ record book. Regardless of roller-coaster weather, the 2013 season left plenty of happy hunters across the state. This past season produced a pile of high-quality bucks for hunters from a wide range of demographics: men, women, children — even our “most experienced” individuals. †
From neophytes to those collecting Social Security, killing trophy bucks is catching on across the ages and genders. †
Tanner Herndon claimed the youth spot at a lively 12 years old with a huge 240-pound, 9-pointer he killed early in the august season in Dorchester County before bucks began to split off from their bachelor groups.†
|QDMA: Hunters passing on more 1.5-year-old bucks than ever before
511 Views - Posted: January 29 at 12:01 pm
More yearling bucks are getting a pass from deer hunters than at any time in modern history, according to data gathered by QDMA for its 2014 Whitetail Report, now available online.†
|Bluffton college student wins December Bag-A-Buck contest
498 Views - Posted: January 15 at 8:36 am
Rebecca Wise’s parents might have already bought her Christmas presents by Dec. 11, but she wound up getting a big present and setting up another that day.†Wise, a 19-year-old student at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, was hunting in Beaufort County near her home in Bluffton when she dropped a 10-point buck with an unusual 2-point “shovel” on the base of its left antler. A few days later, she entered the buck in South Carolina Sportsman’s Bag-A-Buck contest, and her entry was drawn on Dec. 31 as winner of the monthly contest for December.
|Important late-season combo: corn and trail cameras
213 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
Mike Johnson, manager at The Clinton House, is a proponent of planting food plots to attract deer and keep them well-fed throughout the season, but he said the ability of hunters in his neck of the wood to bait with corn for the first time this season has given him another weapon for keeping up with his deer herd.
|Think thick and gnarly cover late in season
211 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
Bill Cline of Ridgeway said it’s difficult for most hunters to stop thinking in terms of the rut because of the success rate and seeing lots of deer during that time.
|Wildgame Innovations Sugar Beet Crush
167 Views - Posted: January 01 at 7:00 am
Add Sugar Beet Crush to your automatic feeder as a high-fat, high-protein feed topper that’ll keep deer returning to your site. This one-of-a-kind attractant contains real sugar beets crushed and blended with processed beans and can help you start growing bigger deer. For added distribution options, choose the Sugar Beet Crush Lick ‘N Brick or Sugar Beet Crush Juiced.
|Ridgeland fire fighter gets 5-minute buck, Bag-A-Buck prize
912 Views - Posted: December 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm
|After four days, Anderson County hunter finally puts hands on big buck
3166 Views - Posted: December 05, 2013 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.
|Late can be great - Look in different areas for late-season deer and prepare to make a move
514 Views - Posted: December 01, 2013 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.†
|Roasted Corn Freaks
211 Views - Posted: December 01, 2013 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.
|Be quiet going in
368 Views - Posted: November 15, 2013 at 6:00 am
Access is everything. Being able to get to your stand is critical when hunting big bucks.
|Check your trail camera after dark
363 Views - Posted: November 15, 2013 at 6:00 am
Hunters use game cameras to monitor deer movements and identify mature bucks.
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