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Outdoors: Five tips for winter fishing
January 24, 2015 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Five tips for winter fishing | Test

Anglers who thought the recent warm spells were going to last got a shock Friday when the latest cold front moved in and winter returned to normal.

Outdoors: Leave the hardware at home and still catch bass and trout
January 17, 2015 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Leave the hardware at home and still catch bass and trout | Test

To its credit, Lake Jocassee has become somewhat of a cottage industry for anglers who come equipped to fish it.

Looking back at an eventful 2014
January 3, 2015 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Looking back at an eventful 2014 | Test

For outdoor enthusiasts, the past year was one for the record books that actually saw a couple of records, a couple of losses and some near-misses on issues that sportsmen hold near and dear.

News Year’s resolutions for the outdoorsman
December 27, 2014 – 12:27 am | No Comment
News Year’s resolutions for the outdoorsman | Test

With all but the last few days of 2014 behind us and all of 2015 ahead, it’s the time of year when many people reflect on the past year and plan for the coming. New Year’s resolutions are big for many people and can be a great self-motivator.

Outdoors: Prevalence of wild hogs extending big game season
December 20, 2014 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Prevalence of wild hogs extending big game season | Test

Over the last couple of months deer hunters have spent a good bit of time in the woods scouting for and hunting deer.

Last-minute gift ideas for the sportsman
December 13, 2014 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Last-minute gift ideas for the sportsman | Test

In order to be successful in pursuing game and fish, you have to be able to pattern the animals, think like they do and understand what motivates them.

Outdoors: Local angler’s book provides tips
December 6, 2014 – 12:20 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Local angler’s book provides tips | Test

Among the literary community, fishermen are pretty far from the top of the list when it comes to reading and writing book reviews. However, every so often, a book comes along that fits well within the “required reading” mentality of anglers, and it tends to be short on prose and long on useful information.

Outdoors: Try these four wintertime bass patterns
November 29, 2014 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Try these four wintertime bass patterns | Test

A look across lakes Hartwell, Keowee or any of our Upstate lakes often reveals an empty waterway with few, if any, anglers venturing out in the cold water. Most outdoorsmen are sitting inside, watching the big game, or sitting in a tree waiting on that late-season buck.

Outdoors: Why I didn’t limit out this morning
November 22, 2014 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Why I didn’t limit out this morning | Test

Those of you familiar with the publishing business might find it strange that I had to write my list of excuses for why I didn’t kill a limit of ducks on opening morning a full 24 hours before the season even opened.

Outdoors: Bear season sees drop in numbers
November 15, 2014 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Bear season sees drop in numbers | Test

Following two years of higher-than- normal harvest numbers, it came as little surprise that the 2014 mountain bear season, which ended Oct. 30, saw a slump in numbers.