|Time to flip a few birds
102 Views - Posted: February 14 at 9:00 am
Some of the biggest news this month is the hunting season for cormorants, set to begin on Feb. 2. Of no surprise to local fishermen, Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie are overwhelmed with cormorants. The great quantity of fish these birds consume has apparently caused concerns regarding the forage base in the lakes, as well as other natural resources.
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources announced plans for a cormorant season nearly two months long to start after the close of duck season. According to SCDNR’s Derrell Shipes, double-crested cormorants may be taken beginning Feb. 2 and ending March 31. Legal hours begin 30 minutes before sunrise and end 30 minutes after sunset. Cormorants are protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act; taking them or similar species without a permit or by methods, or in areas, not prescribed by permit, is strictly prohibited.
|Top WMAs for squirrels
95 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
Biologist Billy Dukes said habitat for good squirrel hunting is a key, but not all habitat is created equal. Certain Wildlife Management Areas and key areas within those WMAs provide outstanding late-season hunting.
|A sport with side benefits
87 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
Not only does Chuck Porter of Sumter see and take squirrels during the middle of the winter, it extends his productive hunting and scouting time considerably.
|Keep dove reports updated
56 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
According to Billy Dukes, SCDNR’s small-game specialist, dove hunters who decide to take advantage of South Carolina’s late season should find plenty of birds, just like they have the past few years. The big factor is being mobile.
105 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
Hunting fox squirrels in legal on many areas in South Carolina, but there are restrictions on some WMAs, according to SCDNR’s Billy Dukes.
|The case for high brass
69 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
For some reason, many hunters always shoot the cheapest loads available for dove. Most feel a heavier load or higher- quality shell will not help in a situation where numbers of shots count more than quality shots.
271 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
Not only can squirrel hunting be exciting and challenging, the animal’s meat is one-of-a-kind and tastes nothing like chicken — it’s definitely not a white meat.
|Sell your tails
237 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
Squirrel hunting is one of America’s favorite past-times, being abundant and from the soggy bottomlands of Mississippi to the high country of West Virginia. Thousands of squirrels fall each year to a shotgun or .22 rifle carried by young and old sportsmen alike.
|Sportsmanís stocking stuffers
141 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
If you are looking for a gift for a hunter in the family but really haven’t a clue, here are a few ideas.
|Calling Mr. Squirrel - January is a great month for squirrel hunters across the Palmetto State
256 Views - Posted: January 01 at 7:00 am
Squirrel hunting is more than just an after-deer or offseason chance to be in the woods. For many hunters, January is the prime month to hunt one of their favored game species. Many hunters actually cut their hunting teeth on squirrels and learned the ways of the woods, honing woodsmanship skills pursuing this often underestimated game species.†
|Donít miss the late show - There is still plenty of great wingshooting for South Carolina dove hunters this month
192 Views - Posted: January 01 at 7:00 am
Dove hunters who think the best shooting of the year is finished about the time college football starts could be missing out if those fields of September gold are forgotten. Within the framework of federal migratory bird-hunting guidelines, South Carolina opens the last segment of dove season in mid-December for nearly a month so wing-shooters can take advantage of resident doves overwintering in South Carolina and migratory birds passing through around the end of the year.
|Holiday Preserve ó Head to a hunting preserve to create family memories
230 Views - Posted: December 01, 2013 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
276 Views - Posted: December 01, 2013 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
286 Views - Posted: November 21, 2013 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.”
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