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Summer food-plot mixes are key to providing deer with protein

Food plots play an important role in the overall management regime for raising and attracting quality whitetail deer. Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Shed hunting improves your trophy chances

Hunting whitetail deer throughout the Carolinas involves year-round scouting and preparation to truly have the opportunity to bag a trophy buck. Mature bucks are sneaky and mysterious, but they always leave a mark. For instance, they cannot walk without leaving evidence of imprints in the soil or being spotted traveling across highways and through fields at night during the rut. With many tools available to identify these majestic animals, collecting sheds still remains an important tactic for identifying the quality of bucks utilizing a property and their late-season hangouts.Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 11:33 am

Use post-season to scout and prep next year’s big-buck hideouts

The 2008 season was another banner year for many deer hunters, with trophy racks lined up at the taxidermist and a year’s worth of steak, sausage, and jerky chilling in the icebox. While many hunters bagged their trophies, many big bucks survived, leaving leftover tags and a bundle of cash ear-marked for the local taxidermist under the mattress for another year. An opportunity for a big buck takes food-source development and thorough scouting, pre-season and post-season. Outsmarting big bucks begins just after the close of the season, while they are still in their late-season locales. Post-season scouting is critical to locate the “big boy’s” playground, because too much disturbance during the season will disrupt the deer’s pattern, shifting them to another location.Read More...
February 02, 2009 at 2:26 pm

For better wild turkey habitat, do a slow burn this winter

Managing wildlife and game species is a year-round endeavor. Although wildlife management has many facets, habitat management is among the most-important factors in developing thriving populations of wildlife. Read More...
January 06, 2009 at 10:23 am

Lay off turning those fall fields

Preferred natural foods for deer, turkey, and quail quickly become unavailable as winter sets in across South Carolina.Read More...
November 25, 2008 at 4:21 pm

Make harvest plans in advance

As the mercury plunges across the state, the peak of the rut is in full swing and does are feeding heavily on all concentrated food sources as they come into estrus. Read More...
October 21, 2008 at 10:53 am

Keep watch on those food plots

As autumn settles in across the Carolinas, recently-planted seeds emerge from broken soil and begin their journey upward towards the sun, carrying nutrient packages for passing wildlife. Read More...
September 22, 2008 at 1:52 pm

Food plots are key to fall success

Traditionally, feed corn has been a staple attractant many deer hunters have used to draw deer into their hunting area. However, poor crop production and increased demand for corn has pushed many hunters into developing food plots as the primary attractant on their farms. Read More...
August 25, 2008 at 2:05 pm

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