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Celebrating the great outdoors
September 20, 2016 – 12:24 am | No Comment
Celebrating the great outdoors | Test

The earliest and most vocal supporters of conservation, hunters and anglers recognized that rapid development and unregulated uses of wildlife threatened the future of many species.

Tree stand safety doesn’t happen by accident
September 10, 2016 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Tree stand safety doesn’t happen by accident | Test

For an outdoor-related sport that incorporates guns, bows, and arrows, more deer hunters are killed or injured each year from accidents related to deer stands than weapons. Such is the concern over deer stand safety that the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has launched an aggressive media campaign to educate deer hunters on the importance of deer stand and deer hunting safety.

When the weather gets hot, these are the Upstate’s fishing hot spots
August 13, 2016 – 12:15 am | No Comment

The late-summer months of August and September usher in what some consider the “second season” of summer fishing across the state of South Carolina. Gone are the prospects of pre-spawn or spawn fishing as well as most still, shallow water fishing patterns.

Night fishing for crappie is a great way to beat the heat
July 16, 2016 – 12:18 am | No Comment
Night fishing for crappie is a great way to beat the heat | Test

On any given lake, on any given night, particularly during the summer, there are a limited number of spots where a fisherman can go, tie up the boat, and have a reasonable chance at catching a cooler full of crappie. These limited locations can be determined by counting up the number of deep water bridge crossings, then multiplying that number by the number of bays or open areas between bridge pillars.

Preparing wild game and fish
July 9, 2016 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Preparing wild game and fish | Test

Most sportsmen inevitably become at least proficient in preparing wild game and fish entrees for the simple fact that spending so much time hunting and collecting makes you want to eat it.

Be safe of the water this holiday weekend
July 2, 2016 – 12:15 am | No Comment

Everyone expects the roadways to be crowded during this upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend, but if you live on, near or frequent any of our area lakes, you know that our waterways will be just as crowded too as the Fourth of July is typically the peak of boating season.

Lake Hartwell Gaining Reputation As Catfish Destination
June 25, 2016 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Lake Hartwell Gaining Reputation As Catfish Destination | Test

Most anglers in the Upstate consider Lake Hartwell to be somewhat of a “home” lake. With 56,000 acres that span from northeast Georgia to the mountains of Oconee County and parallel much of Interstate 85, Hartwell offers easy access to numerous types of great fishing grounds.

New Deer Tag Law Will Become Effective With 2017 Deer Season
June 18, 2016 – 12:15 am | No Comment
New Deer Tag Law Will Become Effective With 2017 Deer Season | Test

The long anticipated, much debated legislation over finally establishing harvest limits for deer while at the same time imposing a system to account for the number of deer that each hunter kills, has been enacted into law.

Four tips for fishing in the summer
June 11, 2016 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Four tips for fishing in the summer | Test

Even diehard anglers have a hard time finding success on our area waters during the heat of summer. With temperatures this week in the mid and upper 90s, most anglers simply hang it up for the season.

Blueback herring — the preferred live bait For Upstate lakes
June 4, 2016 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Blueback herring — the preferred live bait For Upstate lakes | Test

While trophy striped bass and even lunker largemouth bass are frequently caught by anglers using seemingly exotic live baits like 2-pound gizzard shad and 12 inch rainbow trout, day in and day out the live bait of choice for many species of fish that swim in our Upstate lakes is a live blueback herring.