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SCDNR looking for volunteers for Summer Turkey Survey

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help with its annual Summer Turkey Survey.

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June 19 at 11:36 pm
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Donít put aggressive turkey calling aside

Skeet Thomas loves to call aggressively, even in the late season, and he has two reasons he feels comfortable doing so.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Keep moving, calling as end of turkey season approaches

Skeet Thomas has developed a routine for hunting toward the very end of the season that typically provides a lot of gobbling and gobbler activity.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Keep your turkey calling simple late in the season

Jay Bruce, a former tournament crappie professional from Greer, loves to spend his spring chasing gobblers, and he’s taken a number in recent years, especially late in the season.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Keep recently burned areas on your late-season turkey hunting map

William Peagler of Moncks Corner, a Lowcountry hunter with more than 30 years experience hunting turkeys, said one late-season trick involves getting in a turkey’s way and being where he wants to be before he arrives — and some of those spots are burned areas.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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SC turkey hunters dismayed by USFS burning during season

Plenty of hunters across South Carolina and the southeast will readily attest that turkey numbers seem to have dropped appreciably — and in some areas dramatically — and while biologists are scrambling to get a grasp on the overall situation, the dearth of turkeys has some hunters particularly unhappy.

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May 12 at 2:38 pm
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One shot, two turkeys for Pawleys Island youth hunter

Patrick Lanford, a S.C. Department of Natural Resources Take One Make One youth hunter from Pawleys Island in Georgetown County, had never harvested a turkey before. Patrick gave it his best shot on April 23, and what a shot it was.

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May 05 at 10:11 pm
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Late is great - Late-season tips for tough South Carolina gobblers

Having turkey season extend into May offers some late-season opportunities for turkey hunters in the Palmetto State, but how much will hunters take advantage of it? Hunter numbers seem to dwindle late in the season, based on the absence of vehicles parked at gates and along roads in areas with good turkey habitat. Places that were packed in late March and the first half of April often become increasingly hunter-free by late in the season.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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