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Upstate Outdoors
September 20, 2019 - 11:12 am
~Phillip Gentry Out of all the months in the calendar, September might be the best month for chasing redfish. This fact is due partly to cooling water temperatures, more stable weather patterns (so long as the tropics behave) and the fishing on inland lakes is not that good. A bass angler, meaning...
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Upstate Outdoors
September 13, 2019 - 9:33 am
~Phillip Gentry Stan Hawkins has been hunting deer in the woods around his Upstate South Carolina home since he was a youngster. He killed his first deer with a bow nearly 27 years ago and has learned much in his years of deer hunting about where big bucks prefer to hang out. One of his most...
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Upstate Outdoors
September 06, 2019 - 10:57 am
Phillip Gentry South Carolina deer hunters spend three to four months a year dreaming about the right combination of circumstances that will put them within gun or bow range of a trophy buck. Most hunters typically involve some phase of rutting activity into that mix. Although it’s hard to deny...
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Sam Slaughter
August 28, 2019 - 1:11 pm
If you’ve seen The Big Lebowksi, then you already know what a White Russian is. If not, never fear – The White Russian is a cocktail (which was based on another cocktail, The Black Russian) that’s been around for decades and is made from only three ingredients. With vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream...
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Upstate Outdoors
August 16, 2019 - 10:05 am
~Phillip Gentry Believe it or not, this week-end marks the Opening Day of deer season for two of the four Game Zones in the state of South Carolina. In Game Zone 4, which occupies the eastern section of the state from Kershaw County to Horry County, bow season opened on Thursday, August 15. The...
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Upstate Outdoors
August 09, 2019 - 5:34 pm
Phillip Gentry Walk into any bait and tackle shop during warm weather and it’s pretty easy to tell where the catfish section is. Along with lots of hooks, weights and other terminal tackle, you’ll see rows of peanut butter sized jars and containers that contain substances that may look sort of like...
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August 08, 2019 - 3:20 pm
I knew I hit the jackpot when I got a Ssips Iced Tea for lunch when I was a kid. These were my absolute favorite. The mix of almost-iced-tea flavor, lemon, and of course, lots of sugar was just what I needed to get through the doldrums of the school day. Sure, that energy was just a sugar rush, but...
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Upstate Outdoors
August 01, 2019 - 10:28 am
Phillip Gentry If you were drawn for a tag for the 2019 South Carolina Alligator Hunting Season, you’ve been notified by now. If not, better luck next year. Alligator season takes place across the lower coastal sections of the state, but that does not prevent Upstate alligator hunters from applying...
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The Tara Show
July 26, 2019 - 10:10 am
The Craziest Thing I Heard This Week .... Special Counsel Robert Mueller's claim not to know what Fusion GPS is, even though his report references them briefly. (Watch it here .) This is stunning because Fusion compiled the Steele Dossier, which launched the whole Trump-Russia smear, while on the...
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Upstate Outdoors
July 25, 2019 - 10:04 am
~Phillip Gentry Even if you are just a casual deer hunter, chances are pretty good that you’ve heard the term Chronic Wasting Disease, commonly referred to as CWD. CWD is a transmittable spongiform encephalopathy that can occur among deer, elk and moose populations. Since it was first documented in...
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