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Francis Marion deer opener delayed, increased archery opportunities on tap

The 2010 deer season will wipe away the traditional August 15 start date for hunting in the Francis Marion National Forest just north of Charleston. Due to hunter concern and biological data that reveals decreasing deer numbers, the hunting season will not open until Sept 1 in the Francis Marion.Read More...
August 13, 2010 at 9:13 am

Lancaster youth takes World Duck Calling title

Blake Hodge will be a rising ninth grader at Buford High School this year. His summer education included schooling the 2010 Team Real Duck two-man World Duck Calling Contest on July 24 in Texas. Hodge teamed up with Hobo duck call founder Kent Cullum to win the two-man title outright, adding to the 2010 North Carolina goose-calling contest title he earned in February.Read More...
August 10, 2010 at 11:34 am

Hunter pleads guilty to firing fatal shot

WALHALLA — A hunter pled guilty July 29 to fatally shooting another man while hog hunting in March 2009, but he will not serve any time in prison.
August 04, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Early-season migratory bird seasons set by SCDNR

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources has set dates for migratory bird seasons for doves, Canada geese, teal, woodcock and other migratory shore birds for 2010-2011.

July 22, 2010 at 4:40 pm

General Assembly makes changes to South Carolina's night-hunting law

The night hunting law was recently changed to allow for the hunting of coyotes, armadillos and hogs at night under certain conditions, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources announced.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 2:06 pm

No. 3 all-time SC buck is discovered

A few years ago, Easley’s Danny Dillard shot a big 12-point buck on a private parcel of land in Anderson County, then watched in disbelief as the buck ran headlong into a pine tree, snapping off one of its brow tines at the base.
Dillard never had the antlers scored, opting instead to have the broken tine repaired and adding it to his collection of trophy racks. But his payback came in a big way last Oct. 23, while hunting on the same 1,200-acre property.
July 09, 2010 at 8:41 am

Turkey season forecast 'fair,' DNR biologist says

The outlook for the this year’s spring season is only fair for most areas because of apparent low production rates, according to South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ Charles Ruth.Read More...
March 12, 2010 at 10:54 am

Horry County woman is winner of Bag-a-Buck contest for November

The last 12 months were a whirlwind for Lorie Anderson of Aynor.

A bookkeeper at a middle school in Conway, she got a Remington 770 rifle in .243 caliber for Christmas from her husband, Will. She also went on her first deer hunt in December of 2008. Earlier this year, she bought a Leupold scope to go on the rifle. She killed her first deer, a doe in September, early in the season. Then, she killed her first buck on Nov. 9: an 8-pointer with a 17˝-inch spread that weighed 160 pounds.Read More...
December 21, 2009 at 7:41 am

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