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Smart or dumb, theyíre still turkeys

Just about the time I think I’ve figured turkeys out, one or two or three do something that either amazes me or leaves me dumbfounded — or both.

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May 01, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Bass-fishing capital of the world? Itís SC!

For the next several months, at the very least, South Carolina will be the bass-fishing capital of the world. Anthony Gagliardi poured in the first load of cement last summer, and Casey Ashley set the cornerstone among the all the snow and ice of February.†

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April 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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If youíre SCDNR, the buck stops here

Charles Ruth will be putting in a lot of time this month as the S.C. Department of Natural Resources holds antler-scoring sessions for hunters who want to know how big their buck is and how it ranks against other deer.

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March 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Listen and learn from deer hunters

South Carolina Sportsman and its sister publication in North Carolina have been running annual Bag-A-Buck contests almost since the moment the magazines were first published.

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February 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Donít let deer farms get any foothold

It has been said that people who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it, good or bad. In this case, the goings-on aren’t in South Carolina, but they’re worth noting.

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January 01, 2015 at 9:00 am
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A new, improved reason to go afield

I turned 58 about two weeks ago, and in another week or two I’ll get one of the best presents I’ve ever gotten: My son’s 8-month-old Labrador retriever puppy will come home after five weeks with a trainer.

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December 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Want big bucks? Drop the limit now

More and more often, we read that such-and-such of a survey shows that deer hunters are changing their attitudes. It’s no longer how many, but how big. Most of all, we want a big buck to take to the taxidermist. We can kill does if we want meat for the freezer.

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November 01, 2014 at 9:00 am
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The greatest? Yep, for about 5 minutes

One of the things I’ve always loved about hunting is that, within reason, your success is totally depending on your own efforts, ability and, yeah, a little luck. It’s one of the few sports where the results of your days in the woods and fields are not affected by what other people are doing. In other words, nobody plays defense. There’s no shot-blocking center to knock away your lay-up, no defensive lineman rushing into sack you, no pitcher with a 95-mph fastball to strike you out.

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October 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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