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South Carolina Sportsman Deer of the Year 2015 and photo gallery

It’s a wonder that South Carolina deer hunters killed any deer to speak of during the 2015 season that ended Jan. 1. Reports of big bucks were down through the season’s first month, then the rains came, with flooding forcing the closure of a good amount of Lowcountry and Midlands acreage with the peak of October hunting and the rut right on the horizon.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Antler Boost’s Bean Bale

When the weather starts to get cold in the late-season, there is nothing that deer crave more than soybeans. That’s why the natural look and scent of Bean Bale is great for attracting those mature bucks. There are no harmful preservatives or chemicals used in Bean Bale and its lower fat levels help discourage attraction to hogs, raccoons, squirrels or bears. These pre-constructed bales are also super easy to distribute around a food plot or hunting area.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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10-point buck wins Dec. Bag-A-Buck contest for Winnsboro hunter

Rob Taylor admitted that he was out to kill a doe one afternoon about two months ago when he climbed into a stand near Winnsboro in York County.

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January 26 at 10:10 am
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Pelzer hunter shoots 8-point buck which stands firm, then charges him

Deer season is over, but late reports of deer hunts that took place in 2015 are still trickling in. One of the strangest involves a Greenville County 8-point buck that didn’t seem to realize it was even shot.

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January 11 at 3:09 pm
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Pelzer hunter kills 146 1/4-inch trophy buck on New Year's Day

On Jan. 1, the final day of deer season, Jeffrey Cape of Pelzer finally got to meet his nemesis face to face, but not quite the way he had hoped to. Cape was nearly three-quarters of the way up the tree to his stand when he heard a commotion 10 yards away. A heavy-horned, palmate 12-pointer jumped up practically right under his stand and started trotting away in the overgrown cutover. 

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January 04 at 12:29 pm
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Greenville County hunt produces 140-class, 10-point buck

With all the advantages of trail cameras and automatic feeders, it’s still possible to kill a trophy buck the old fashioned way, and that’s what Michael Bouvier of Greenville County proved on Nov. 14. He killed a 140-class trophy by just hunting deer sign. 

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December 23, 2015 at 7:44 am
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Upstate hunter kills 223-pound, 141-inch trophy buck

For many hunters, deer season starts way before opening day, and it’s not uncommon for them to have one particular buck on their mind long before it’s time to don their camouflage. Such was the case for Spartanburg County hunter Travis Haynie, who began an obsession with a 9-pointer he started seeing in late May after getting permission to hunt a 40-acre tract of land.

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December 22, 2015 at 11:16 am
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Seasoned Pendleton hunter kills potential top-5 South Carolina buck

Woody David Swaney of Pendleton, SC is 53-years-old and has been deer hunting for 46-years, and took his first buck when he was only 7-years-old with a single-barrel shotgun. He was hunting on Dec. 19, 2015, at a spot he had previously killed a nice 8-point buck near highway 24, not too far from Pendleton High School.

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December 21, 2015 at 10:17 pm
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