|After four days, Anderson County hunter finally puts hands on big buck
2373 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.
|Late can be great - Look in different areas for late-season deer and prepare to make a move
196 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.†
|Roasted Corn Freaks
57 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.
|Be quiet going in
175 Views - Posted: November 15 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
187 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
Hunters use game cameras to monitor deer movements and identify mature bucks.
|Pick the right calls, rattling horns
161 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
Deer calls on the market today produce a variety of sounds. Look for ones with adjustable reeds that are loud and capable of making many sounds. Gravity activated can calls mimic a doe bleat, and while the volume is somewhat low, they will definitely work, especially when used in conjunction with grunts or rattling.
|Draw hunt on WMA produces trophy buck for Jasper County hunter
1305 Views - Posted: November 13 at 9:31 am
Six years ago, Seth Mixson decided that the public-hunting opportunities a short drive of his Ridgeland home could be a gold mine for finding mature bucks in the Lowcountry. His decision paid big dividends on Monday, when he killed a 140-inch 8-point buck on the first day of a three-day draw hunt on the Donnelley WMA in Colleton County.
|Former fishing guide scores on big Fairfield County buck
1574 Views - Posted: November 12 at 6:00 am
Hunters don’t have to travel too far to find a trophy buck in South Carolina. D.W. Eggleston of Lake Monticello dropped a heavy-horned 11-point buck in his tracks on Nov. 5 only minutes from Columbia in Fairfield County.†
|Beech Island woman wins October Bag-A-Buck contest
586 Views - Posted: November 11 at 6:00 pm
Taking a day off from work on Oct. 29 to take her sons to the doctor turned out to be a great idea for Denise Seigler of Beech Island. She wound up killing her first deer ever — a fantastic Edgefield County 11-pointer — and her entry into South Carolina Sportsman’s Bag-A-Buck contest was drawn as the winner of the monthly contest for October.
|Florence County man dies from accidental shooting in Sumter National Forest
4205 Views - Posted: November 05 at 8:21 am
A Florence County man with ties to the Upstate was fatally shot while hunting in the Sumter National Forest last Friday.†
|Make the right call! With the peak of the rut finished, make the right call this month for South Carolina bucks.
563 Views - Posted: November 01 at 7:00 am
For three years, I hunted this same buck with only fleeting sightings of him — usually in the opening week and during the rut. Not once did I ever have even a remote opportunity to draw my bow. I knew something would have to change or he would die of old age or at the hands of a hunter on an adjacent property.
|ĎFantasy Islandí for bowhunters - Bulls Island is really Ďfantasy islandí for adventuresome bowhunters
268 Views - Posted: November 01 at 7:00 am
Imagine spending six days on a jungle island; deer-hunting when you have a hankerin’, fishing when you feel like it, and sitting by a campfire at night eating and drinking like some banana republic royalty.
103 Views - Posted: November 01 at 7:00 am
Rather than just throwing your feed or minerals on the ground, the Pile Driv’r Auger Feeder System from Wildgame Innovations holds and delivers supplemental feed at certain scheduled times throughout the day. It can hold up to 30 pounds of feed and the digital timer allows for up to six customizable feed times to be set. Constructed of weather resistant material and designed not to clog, the Pile Driv’r is the perfect feeder for growing big bucks.
|Teen's 600-yard shot downs possible record-book buck
3787 Views - Posted: October 28 at 9:13 am
“Sometimes things are just meant to happen.” That's how Eddie Wilson of Newberry described the Oct. 12 hunt when his 13-year-old nephew shot a potential record-book buck while sitting on his lap – at 600 yards!†
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