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Hunters split on texting in the stand
November 3, 2012 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Hunters split on texting in the stand | Test

For decades, sportsmen have extolled the benefits of escaping to the woods for some peace and quiet, to spend time alone in the woods with nature and meditate on the thoughts in our own heads.

It’s trick-or-treat time in the woods
October 27, 2012 – 12:14 am | No Comment
It’s trick-or-treat time in the woods | Test

Since Halloween arrives next week and most of the Halloween parties will be taking place this weekend, I’ve already got my costume all picked out.

Making scents of deer season
October 20, 2012 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Making scents of deer season | Test

This past weekend I was sitting in my deer stand, watching the leaves drop and listening to scatterings of acorns fall when I heard the unmistakable sound of a deer blowing.

Deer hunter scores early in gun season
October 13, 2012 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Deer hunter scores early in gun season | Test

It’s definitely not the biggest deer he’s ever killed, but early Friday morning Tommy Price of Anderson scored a hat trick by taking a nice 8-point buck on the opening weekend of gun season for deer for the third year in a row. Price lives in Anderson but deer hunts on leased land in Abbeville County and had spent time during the early bow and primitive weapons season watching a couple of nice “shooters” prance well out of range of the weapon he had in his hands.

Hunting for the next generation
October 6, 2012 – 12:09 am | No Comment
Hunting for the next generation | Test

Most folks have heard of the “Take a Kid Fishing” program. It’s a great program and has been embraced across the country.

Keowee angler claims stellar week
September 29, 2012 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Keowee angler claims stellar week | Test

An e-mail came in this week from Keowee angler Bill Ricketson of Salem. While the rest of us have been out trying to harvest a deer with stick and string, he’s been stringing plenty of hefty largemouth and spotted bass.

Food sources key to deer stand placement
September 22, 2012 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Food sources key to deer stand placement | Test

Sitting in my deer stand last Saturday afternoon, I was alerted by the sight of small trees rustling some distance away in a thicket.

The Bait Debate Rages On
September 15, 2012 – 12:20 am | No Comment
The Bait Debate Rages On | Test

On the eve of the 2012 white tail deer hunting season opening across the Upstate of South Carolina, I’ll take a little editorial privilege to address a subject that had my e-mail abuzz this week — the continuing saga known as the Great Bait Debate. Folks were asking if I had heard about the new law that was about to be passed that would legalize the baiting for deer in the Upstate.

The bowhunter’s survival guide to archery season
September 8, 2012 – 12:25 am | No Comment
The bowhunter’s survival guide to archery season | Test

By Phillip Gentry
For The Journal
Last year, you swore you’d never do it again, but here it is, exactly one week until the opening day of bow season for white-tailed deer in the Upstate and you …

Finally … it’s hunting season
September 1, 2012 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Finally … it’s hunting season | Test

The long-awaited event, anticipated by many and dreaded by some, has finally arrived. Although there’s not really a fishing “season,” the last decent fishing petered out in the summer sun months ago. However, today at noon, hunting season arrives in the Upstate.

Mountain lakes region has public deer hunting lands available
August 25, 2012 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Mountain lakes region has public deer hunting lands available | Test

With deer season less than a month away for a large portion of the Upstate, many hunters are scrambling to find new and alternative places to hunt.

The ‘new’ basics of fishing
August 18, 2012 – 12:10 am | No Comment
The ‘new’ basics of fishing | Test

The past weeks in my household have been spent preparing for my oldest son to head off for his first year of college. He and his mother have spent countless hours shopping for everything the boy will need to make it in the academic world and his new dormitory residence.

Start getting those food plots ready
August 10, 2012 – 11:50 pm | No Comment
Start getting those food plots ready | Test

With deer season bearing down and some unseasonable thunderstorms providing much needed rain, it’s that time of year again for deer hunters to start planning for those upcoming fall and winter food plots.

New tournament fishing rule rules
August 4, 2012 – 12:15 am | No Comment
New tournament fishing rule rules | Test

Fishing tournaments, in particular, place major importance on a fish’s weight because the total combined weight dictates the winner of the event. To their credit, most tournaments — particularly black bass tournaments — heed strict rules on conservation, requiring the fish to be released alive after it is brought to the judges’ table for scoring by its weight.