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Reflecting on a lost friend
March 16, 2013 – 12:10 am | One Comment
Reflecting on a lost friend | Test

Forty-nine — that’s how many days he was on this earth before we met.

Begin scouting turkeys now
March 9, 2013 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Begin scouting turkeys now | Test

Turkey season for Upstate South Carolina opens on April 1, giving area hunters less than three weeks to prepare for the season opener.

Deer baiting awaits governor’s signature
March 2, 2013 – 12:20 am | No Comment
Deer baiting awaits governor’s signature | Test

What a difference a year makes. Since the early 1950s, when deer numbers finally reached huntable populations in the Upstate counties of South Carolina, a major disparity in game laws came into existence within the boundaries of the state.

Memories of a record bass
February 23, 2013 – 12:15 am | One Comment
Memories of a record bass | Test

It’s funny how an object, a song or a date on the calendar can trigger memories.

Rocky banks, muddy creeks holding bass
February 16, 2013 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Rocky banks, muddy creeks holding bass | Test

What does a professional fly fishing guide and fly shop owner do on his day off?

Better hunting than eating
February 9, 2013 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Better hunting than eating | Test

It’s not hard to convince hunters who have never tried hunting crows to give it a shot. After all, most of them spent three months listening to the noisy birds caw at each other over the top of their deer stands.

Chasing Eisenhower
February 2, 2013 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Chasing Eisenhower | Test

In 1952, the United States of America elected a moderate conservative and former four-star Army general by the name of Dwight D. Eisenhower to the office of President.

City of Seneca employee to receive parchment
January 29, 2013 – 12:15 am | No Comment

Fishing in the Santee Cooper Lake System, which includes lakes Marion and Moultrie, City of Seneca employee Jennie Head landed a 47-pound Arkansas Blue Catfish using cut bait on Jan. 18.

Jocassee trout immune to the weather
January 26, 2013 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Jocassee trout immune to the weather | Test

The temperature was below freezing the day fishing guide Steve Pietrykowski of Seneca and I motored across the wide-open lake basin on Lake Jocassee on our way to the tributary creeks that emptied into the lake.

Hartwell striped bass in consistent winter pattern
January 19, 2013 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Hartwell striped bass in consistent winter pattern | Test

Brad Knight is, at times, a boating angler. It’s one of the ways the Belton native stays up with fishing patterns on area lakes like Lake Hartwell.

Time draws near for late-season dove hunters
January 12, 2013 – 12:20 am | No Comment

Dove hunting has always been a tradition-laden activity centered on opening day, which coincides with Labor Day weekend in September.

Deer season’s end no Reason to quit hunting big game
January 5, 2013 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Deer season’s end no Reason to quit hunting big game | Test

Don Houck and I crouched together just around the corner of the food plot and peered into the pre-dawn darkness. The full moon and high-powered optics allowed the two of us to scan the far end of the food plot in search of our quarry.

Get to know the locals
December 29, 2012 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Get to know the locals | Test

With deer season making its exit as of sunset on New Year’s Day, many hunters already have or will be looking to other species to get their hunting fix.

Stone spreads message after heart scare
December 25, 2012 – 12:20 am | No Comment
Stone spreads message after heart scare | Test

With a mixture of talent, drive and an ability to persevere through adversity that often spelled disaster for her opposition, Danielle Stone picked up a fitting nickname early in her athletic career.