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Coozy’s Custom Calls Coozy’s Custom Calls
161 Views - Posted: February 01 at 7:00 am

Coozy’s Custom Calls are handmade from start to finish for the avid waterfowler that demands the true tones that bring ducks in. Made from high grade hard woods that will last for years to come, Coozy’s Custom Calls are easy to blow, work in all types of weather, from 10 degrees freezing in the far north up to 65 degrees in the southern coastal marshes, and have been tested by some of the best guides from all over the country to insure that the right sounds and notes are there.


Spinning-wing decoys are an effective use of motion to help convince ducks to make decision to drop into a spread of decoys. Add motion to your decoy spread for more ducks
245 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

Hunters using clever decoy spreads can increase their odds of taking home more feathered fowl by incorporating Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion to make their hunting spot more attractive. 


South Carolina’s goose season runs into late February, giving hunters more opportunities to share this view of approaching geese through the door of a portable layout blind. Better late than never
203 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

South Carolina’s late goose season is longer than any other waterfowl season. The final segments of the season include the Dec. 6 through Jan. 25 time frame — running concurrent with the duck season — then opening again Feb. 8 and closing Feb. 23, giving waterfowlers who chase geese an extended season.


South Carolina’s goose season runs into late February, giving hunters more opportunities to share this view of approaching geese through the door of a portable layout blind. Better late than never
190 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

South Carolina’s late goose season is longer than any other waterfowl season. The final segments of the season include the Dec. 6 through Jan. 25 time frame — running concurrent with the duck season — then opening again Feb. 8 and closing Feb. 23, giving waterfowlers who chase geese an extended season.


Only one in 1,000 Canada geese killed in South Carolina carry leg bands, making them highly desired trophies. Join a real band of brothers
223 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

Killing a banded goose is a thrill to most waterfowlers, and less than one of every 1,000 geese killed in South Carolina is banded. Most hunters who have killed banded geese save the band and incorporate it into their hunting clothing, usually stringing it onto the lanyard of their calls, and hunters with these bands achieve a certain status within the waterfowl community. 


Only one in 1,000 Canada geese killed in South Carolina carry leg bands, making them highly desired trophies. Join a real band of brothers
193 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

Killing a banded goose is a thrill to most waterfowlers, and less than one of every 1,000 geese killed in South Carolina is banded. Most hunters who have killed banded geese save the band and incorporate it into their hunting clothing, usually stringing the bands onto the lanyard of their calls, and hunters with these bands achieve a certain status within the waterfowl community. 


Late in the season, when ducks get “blind shy” move, leave your blind behind and use natural cover to hide in an area ducks are using. Abandon the blind and the mallard call
262 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

Some hunters may feel more comfortable hunting from a pre-fabricated ground blind, and some may have physical limitations that prevent them from hunting anywhere but in a boat blind. While such blinds may be productive early in the season, late-season conditions may dictate moving away from a blind completely when birds become “blind shy”.


Groups in North Carolina and South Carolina are offering seminars on coyote control in the coming months. Get schooled on coyote control
388 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

From pestering livestock and domestic animals to preying on juvenile deer and small mammals, coyotes are becoming a major nuisance to both native wildlife and domestic animals. 


Flagging is a technique that can convince a wary goose or flock to make a fatal mistake. Don’t be afraid to wave the flag
160 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

Sometimes, placing decoys isn’t enough to lure in a flock of Canada geese. This is especially true when several groups are scattered throughout numerous fields within sight of each other. When this happens, it’s anybody’s guess as to where the next flock will land, but Darryl Hodge of Lexington’s Wrecking Crew Guide Service doesn’t like to sit around and let the geese decide without him doing a little extra coaxing. 


Flagging is a technique that can convince a wary goose or flock to make a fatal mistake. Don’t be afraid to wave the flag
166 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

Sometimes, placing decoys out isn’t enough to lure in a flock of Canada geese. This is especially true when several groups are scattered throughout numerous fields within sight of each other. When this happens, it’s anybody’s guess as to where the next flock will land, but Darryl Hodge of Lexington’s Wrecking Crew Guide Service doesn’t like to sit around and let the geese decide without him doing a little extra coaxing. 


A jerk cord tied to a line of decoys is a simple and effective way to give your decoy spread some life. Old-school tactics still produce
195 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

There’s no disputing that a life-like decoy spread is often the difference between a limit of ducks and going home wanting. Ducks are socially oriented animals that flock together, fly together, feed together and rest together. 


Keep an eye out for flocks of ducks heading into your area on the shoulders of cold-weather systems. Look for big duck moves
424 Views - Posted: January 08 at 9:00 am

While it may be the first month of the year, it is the last opportunity to sit in a blind and take down a limit of ducks. Hunters should take advantage of the last three weeks of the season, when ducks have flooded the Carolinas and are anxious to fill up on rich food resources. But by January, the waterfowl migration is practically over — or is it?


For late-season South Carolina ducks, make changes or go home empty-handed. Up the ante on late-season ducks
331 Views - Posted: January 01 at 7:00 am

When South Carolina duck hunters take to the water for the short opening segment of the season around Thanksgiving, if the ducks are around, the hunting is relatively easy.


Finding areas that geese are using to feed, loaf or roost can put you in position for some great hunting. O Canada! Put in some time scouting for areas being used by geese, and a late-season South Carolina hunt may wind up being special
198 Views - Posted: January 01 at 7:00 am

The harvested corn field looked dull and brown against the gray, early morning sky. Small shapes resembling Canada geese dotted the center of the field, and a handful of coffin-shaped structures barely showed above the stubble of cut corn stalks, seemingly breathing fog into the cold, damp air.


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