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Outdoors: How to make boating safer
June 23, 2018 – 12:30 am | No Comment
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Last week, Larry Rottmann, a contributor to the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader, authored an opinion piece suggesting it was time to ban bass boats from public waters.

Seneca officials complete lengthy Foothills Trail
June 20, 2018 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Seneca officials complete lengthy Foothills Trail | Test

Bob Faires arrived in Seneca nearly two decades ago to serve as the city’s utilities director, and during that time, he’s obviously become well versed in what the area has to offer.

Outdoors: Find ‘air-conditioned’ water to catch summertime fish
June 16, 2018 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Find ‘air-conditioned’ water to catch summertime fish | Test

When it gets hot during the summer, people prefer to spend time somewhere cooler.

Outdoors: Drive-thru bait
June 9, 2018 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Drive-thru bait | Test

In this country, consumers are constantly on the go. To improve customer service while providing convenience for the customer over the years, many businesses developed drive-thru windows.

Outdoors: Lifejackets save lives
June 2, 2018 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Lifejackets save lives | Test

Two things stand out vividly in my memory about growing up on the shores of Lake Hartwell during the 1970s, when my family maintained a summer home there.

Outdoors: Yield to wildlife during summer activities
May 26, 2018 – 12:20 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Yield to wildlife during summer activities | Test

With the long-suffered winter and the few days South Carolina gets that pass for spring, area residents are looking forward to enjoying the summer.

Outdoors: Being prepared, safe the best way to enjoy boating season
May 19, 2018 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Being prepared, safe the best way to enjoy boating season | Test

With only one week remaining before the unofficial beginning of the 2018 boating season on the state’s waterways, the state has witnessed several boating accidents and incidents, including a large boat fire that damaged dozens of watercraft docked at Portman Marina on Lake Hartwell earlier this week.

Outdoors: Getting back to your fishing roots
May 12, 2018 – 12:43 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Getting back to your fishing roots | Test

Many die-hard anglers started out in the fishing world by cutting their teeth bream fishing.

Understanding turkey season
May 5, 2018 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Understanding turkey season | Test

With the close of the 2018 wild turkey hunting season this weekend, hunters, wildlife biologists and land managers are all asking the same questions — How did the season go? Were the harvest numbers up or down? And ultimately, what is the strength of the turkey population for future seasons?

Outdoors: Commemorate your catch
April 28, 2018 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Commemorate your catch | Test

One of the most positive trends in the fishing industry over the last decade has been the move away from killing trophy-sized specimens simply for the purpose of documenting the catch to releasing them so they can continue to grow and provide others with the thrill of hooking a huge fish on the line.

Outdoors: Fourth-quarter turkey tips
April 21, 2018 – 12:20 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Fourth-quarter turkey tips | Test

With the rising of the sun this morning, turkey hunters across the state will enter the fourth quarter of the 2018 season.

Outdoors: Clemson and clover
April 14, 2018 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Clemson and clover | Test

Whatever the groundhog did in February to make springtime so mad seems to be wearing off, and it looks like the Upstate may actually have a summer this year.

Henned up: Clemson-based wildlife biologist hunts in Oconee
April 7, 2018 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Henned up: Clemson-based wildlife biologist hunts in Oconee | Test

What does a bear biologist who spends most of her time at work outdoors investigating bears do when she has a few hours off? She goes turkey hunting.

Slinging arrows at turkeys
March 31, 2018 – 12:37 am | No Comment
Slinging arrows at turkeys | Test

The first question anyone ever asks Scott Hammond of Charleston when they see him packing up his turkey hunting gear is, “Where’s your shotgun?”