Articles in Outdoors
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.