|Holiday Preserve — 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
77 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.
|Handgunning for varmints
84 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.”
|Hawke Sport HD IR 3-9x40 scopes
106 Views - Posted: November 04 at 3:18 pm
Mounting a scope is a necessary step toward the accuracy needed from a .22 to squirrel hunt or shoot targets. The sighting-in process has traditionally been time consuming. But Hawke Sport Optics has changed the game with the introduction of their Sport HD IR family of scopes, which are designed to increase accuracy of rimfires.
|Determining the size of your alligator
195 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am
The length of an alligator can be estimated by determining the length in inches) between the center of the skull — between the eyes — and the nostrils. This number gives you the approximate length of the alligator in feet.
|WMA Dove Details
212 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am
• The first segment for South Carolina’s 3-part dove season opens Sept. 2 and runs through Oct. 5, with shooting limited to afternoon for the first six days. The second season is Nov. 23-30, and third season is Dec. 19-Jan. 15. The limit is 15 doves per day.
|Prepping your own dove field
259 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am
Would you like to host a classic dove shoot for your friends? Staging such an event elevates hosts into exalted company. We who do not own land are always grateful for invitations and are well aware that field preparations are time consuming and expensive. Proper field preparation is the key.
262 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am
Another method that is often overlooked is calling alligators. Biologist Jay Butfiloski offers a word of caution.
|Youth dove hunts
152 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am
Bream fishing and dove shooting. Are there any better ways to introduce youngsters to outdoor sports? When the time is right, almost every fisherman father or mother trudges to a pond or stream, armed with a pole, some crickets or worms, youngster in tow. Because the kids may be very young, with a short attention span, action is the key, and action is what you get with bream.
|Getting in gear
152 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am
To hunt alligators, you need something to connect with them that will allow you to drag them to the boat to be dispatched.
|Late season dove hunts
162 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am
In South Carolina’s public dove fields, hunters shoot a very large percent of the annual harvest on opening days, but there are good hunts on the second and occasionally the third hunt day of the early season — with far fewer hunters.
|When doves go public - Go public with doves on South Carolina’s WMA fields
659 Views - Posted: September 01 at 7:00 am
“Mark!” “Bird!” “Bird, behind you! “Low bird, low bird, don’t shoot!” “Down the middle, high bird — nice shot!”
|Get a Gator! SCDNR’s popular alligator season draw plenty of attention from hunters for limited and coveted tags
268 Views - Posted: September 01 at 7:00 am
When the clock struck noon, months of anticipation and preparation finally came to fruition — gear checked, licenses securedand hearts pounding in anticipation of the alligator season. Boats were lined up awaiting the nod from the local representative of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, signaling the start of alligator season.
|Look out for diseased deer
442 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:00 am
Disease in the whitetail woods is responsible for annual mortality that can be significant some years. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD or blue tongue) is the main culprit in the Carolinas.
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