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High-quality alloys have allowed manufacturers to produce light air-gun ammo that produces some startling muzzle velocities. Ammo advances provide increased velocities
22 Views - Posted: December 15 at 7:00 am

The use of special, non-lead alloys in the manufacturing of ammunition for air guns has led to greatly increased velocities.†


Changing sizes and brands of air-gun ammunition will require scope adjustments in order to be able to make the spot-on shots required on small-game animals like squirrels. Variables in different ammo weights
25 Views - Posted: December 15 at 7:00 am

If †you plan to shoot more than one type and weight of ammunition, you will likely find that you will have to adjust your scope. The weight variation has a significant effect on the †point of impact.


In a half-hour, the author took these three fine squirrels with a silent but deadly air gun. Take to the air for squirrels
42 Views - Posted: December 01 at 7:00 am

After waiting silently for 20 minutes in †the small woodlot, attention was drawn to the movement of limbs in an oak tree, shaking from the weight of a gray squirrel that scampered from a nearby hollow in search of acorns.†


For a tough, old squirrel, there's no better way to remove its skin than the one this video shows. Mr. Squirrel, we want to pump, you, up!  Video Included
392 Views - Posted: October 06 at 12:50 pm

What hunter doesn’t enjoy bagging a limit of bushy-tailed tree rodents? But as for the task of cleaning those tough little buggers - well, not so much. Jean Poirrier III, however, has no issues after the hunt with a unique air pumping system for cleaning older, tougher squirrels.


For a tough, old squirrel, there's no better way to remove its skin than the one this video shows. Mr. Squirrel, we want to pump, you, up!  Video Included
133 Views - Posted: October 06 at 12:50 pm

What hunter doesn’t enjoy bagging a limit of bushy-tailed tree rodents? But as for the task of cleaning those tough little buggers - well, not so much. Jean Poirrier III, however, has no issues after the hunt with a unique air pumping system for cleaning older, tougher squirrels.


Guide Andy Pack said February is a great month to catch big crappie in the upper end of Lake Marion. Time to flip a few birds
619 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.


WMAs around South Carolina hold plenty of squirrels when the right habitat is present. Top WMAs for squirrels
503 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.


Squirrel hunting is enough reason to get into the woods once deer season is over. A sport with side benefits
427 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.


Hunters need to put in some time scouting for late-season doves and be ready to hunt them as soon as they are located. Keep dove reports updated
355 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.


Fox squirrels, the largest of all tree squirrels, come in a variety of colorations in South Carolina. Fox squirrels
860 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.


Cheap shells are out of place on a late- season dove field, but does high brass automatically mean a better load? The case for high brass
361 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.


Removing the skin from a squirrel is best done soon after it is killed and by two people. Cut through the skin ó but not the muscle ó all the way around the animal, and have two people pull in different directions against each other. Cleaning squirrels
727 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.


Donít put up your boots when deer season ends; there are squirrels to be killed. Sell your tails
657 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.


A shooting vest, snake gaiters and shotgun shells are great Christmas gifts for the upland  game hunter in South Carolina. Sportsmanís stocking stuffers
458 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.


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