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Charleston hunter arrows Johns Island giant

Alex Brenner of Charleston and his hunting companions are true believers in high-quality food plots, and they practice strict quality deer management, only harvesting mature bucks and big does on their hunting land, including a 250-acre sea-island paradise on Johns Island.

“If you don’t let them get old, they will never get big. We only shoot the old deer, letting the younger ones walk,” Brenner said.

Everything Brenner has worked for came true six minutes after daybreak last Friday (Aug. 18) when he nailed a huge buck from a stand high in a palmetto tree.Read More...
August 24, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Williamsburg County hunter gets full-velvet archery trophy

With archery season only three days old, Williamsburg county native Willie McCutchen arrowed a beautiful 10-point buck, in full velvet, and captured the entire hunt on film – all by himself.

Hunting in a mixed hardwood-pine forest on White Oak Hunting Club near Kingstree, McCutchen lured the big buck and three others in a bachelor group into range, taking advantage of the fact that bowhunters get a 15-day window before rifle season starts on the 5,300-acre club property.Read More...
August 22, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Head to the coast for ample archery hunting opportunities

Bow hunters can head to the coast for almost unlimited options for deer, with South Carolina wildlife management areas offering about 387,000 acres.

A combined 24,966 acres can be accessed in Horry County alone, distributed among Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve and Waccamaw River Heritage Preserve WMAs, and Little PeeDee Heritage Preserve River Complex, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources said.Read More...
August 19, 2011 at 2:57 pm

SCDNR to host Greenville alligator-hunting seminar

A second alligator-hunting seminar will be held Saturday (Aug. 20) at the University Center of Greenville, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources announced.

The SCDNR session, held in partnership with the Clemson Extension Service, begins at 10 a.m.

The two-hour seminar is for the public alligator hunt participants, hunting assistants and other interested persons.Read More...
August 18, 2011 at 11:07 am

Bag-A-Buck contest begins

You could find yourself sitting in a stand on a premier guided hunt with a new bow or muzzleloader ranging a deer with a brand-new Leupold rangefinder next season – if you win the 6th Annual Bag-A-Buck contest that begins this month.Read More...
August 12, 2011 at 8:28 am

List of property management contractors available for private landowners

Landowners seeking professional help with timber and wildlife management, food plot planting, dove field preparation and other services can now consult a directory of contractors that was compiled by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources with assistance from other organizations.

The Wildlife Technical Assistance Providers List contains information on contractors throughout South Carolina and nearby areas in Georgia and North Carolina.Read More...
August 10, 2011 at 11:31 am

Early-season migratory bird seasons approved

The South Carolina Natural Resources Board recently approved 2011-12 hunting season for early migratory birds, although the season structure must still be approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to be ultimately enacted, the SCDNR said today (Aug. 4).

Included in the season dates are those for mourning doves, marsh hens, woodcock, snipe, moorhens, purple gallinules, and early seasons during September for teal and Canada geese.Read More...
August 05, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Trail Cam Photo Contest begins

It's time to show off all the photos from your trail cams in the 2011 Trail Cam Photo Contest.

“Hunting season might kick off in mid August, but scouting begins much earlier than that – and trail cams have become a big part of the scouting scene,”'s Andy Crawford said. “So we wanted to provide a place for our users to post their photos and compete for monthly prizes.Read More...
August 03, 2011 at 6:00 pm

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