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Tips for a successful shrimp baiting season
September 10, 2011 – 12:09 am | No Comment
Tips for a successful shrimp baiting season | Test

Many outdoorsmen look forward to the coming of the fall for cooler fishing weather or to get out in the woods to do a little hunting.

Tips for the opening weekend of dove season
September 3, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Tips for the opening weekend of dove season | Test

At noon today, the 2011 dove season will officially be open.

Early bird special for Canada geese
August 20, 2011 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Early bird special for Canada geese | Test

Back in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, state wildlife biologists conceded that the days of the eastern flyway for migrating Canada geese was over in South Carolina.

Missing dove hunts gone by
August 13, 2011 – 12:14 am | No Comment
Missing dove hunts gone by | Test

A couple weeks ago, the South Carolina Natural Resources Board approved the migratory bird hunting seasons for mourning doves, marsh hens, woodcock, snipe and purple gallinules, as well as establishing the early September seasons for Canada geese and teal.

What’s wrong with SCDNR?
August 6, 2011 – 12:15 am | No Comment
What’s wrong with SCDNR? | Test

By the headline of this week’s column you’d probably guess a complaint about the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources was forthcoming, but it’s not.

Apply now for draw hunt program
July 23, 2011 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Apply now for draw hunt program | Test

While the temperatures outside now may be peaking around the 100-degree mark, fall events are not too distant around the corner. With Labor Day weekend approaching during the first of September, hunters are looking forward to the first signs of fall.

Wireless broadband a threat to GPS?
July 16, 2011 – 12:10 am | One Comment
Wireless broadband a threat to GPS? | Test

Over the course of the last three decades, outdoor enthusiasts have come to rely on Global Positioning System technology to navigate the outdoors, both by land and water.

Crunching the numbers on landing trophy bucks
July 9, 2011 – 12:08 am | No Comment
Crunching the numbers on landing trophy bucks | Test

During this time of year it’s hard to do anything constructive toward the upcoming 2011 deer season except sit around in the air conditioning and dream about that trophy buck.

Upstate man catches the fish of a lifetime
July 2, 2011 – 12:15 am | One Comment
Upstate man catches the fish of a lifetime | Test

Most anglers have a size threshold that a fish must attain before being considered a trophy — a 10-pound largemouth bass, 3-pound crappie, 40-pound catfish, the list goes on.

Plan some fishin’ time for your beach vacation
June 18, 2011 – 12:12 am | No Comment
Plan some fishin’ time for your beach vacation | Test

Now that the kids are out of school, the time is drawing near when many Upstate families head down to spend a few days at one of South Carolina’s beaches.

Time for anglers to adjust to heat
June 11, 2011 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Time for anglers to adjust to heat | Test

The summer pattern for bass fishing entered into full swing last week when temperatures soared into the 90s.

Hartwell’s secret hot weather catfish
June 4, 2011 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Hartwell’s secret hot weather catfish | Test

This year, I was really hopeful that we would enjoy a spring season. It seems like over the past few years, we go from freezing cold days to downright hot days without very little pause in between. There are two phases when I personally find it very difficult to catch fish, that’s when the water temperatures get below 50 degrees and when they get above 85.

Hartwell striped bass on the move
May 28, 2011 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Hartwell striped bass on the move | Test

With the Memorial Day weekend upon us, several fishermen have called and e-mailed me lately wanting to know what was going on with the striped bass fishing at Lake Hartwell.

Time to hit the bed — for bream
May 21, 2011 – 12:06 am | No Comment
Time to hit the bed — for bream | Test

The beautiful thing about fishing for bream is that 99 percent of the time, they are willing to bite and they’ll bite just about anything.