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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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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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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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Upstate Outdoors
July 18, 2019 - 1:51 pm
Romantics wax poetic about the swallows that return to the mission at San Juan Capistrano each year. Swallows migrate 6,000 miles from Goya, Argentina to San Juan Capistrano in large groups. The town of San Juan Capistrano welcomes visitors from all parts of the world to witness the return of the...
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Upstate Outdoors
July 01, 2019 - 10:04 am
The end of June typically heralds the end of what many fishing fans refer to as “fishing season”. Water temperatures have risen above the 80 degree mark and by now most fish have vacated the shallows for more open water. To make things tougher, fish tend to become more scattered, although at times...
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Upstate Outdoors
June 04, 2019 - 9:16 am
Phillip Gentry The beauty of the month of June is that no matter what flavor water you dump your Tupperware boat into, there’s plenty of action to be found. June also brings about the beginning of the summer season when the kids are out of school and beach and lake houses fill up with vacationers...
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Upstate Outdoors
May 10, 2019 - 4:17 pm
Phillip Gentry Each year, over a million people take to the water in the state of South Carolina to fish. Of this number, it’s estimated that almost half of them fish from land at some point, and 20% fish from land full time. Overwhelmingly, spring and summer are the two biggest seasons when land...
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Upstate Outdoors
April 26, 2019 - 12:59 pm
Phillip Gentry Imagine for a minute that a restaurant in town opened up and gave away free food. A No waiting, all-you-can-eat restaurant, that was open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. People would eat there, a lot. That scenario is essentially what you have occurring in most of the lakes and...
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Upstate Outdoors
April 12, 2019 - 9:29 am
Phillip Gentry The state of South Carolina is home to a variety of lakes, rivers, and impoundments that hold abundant numbers of crappie. While a debate over the best crappie locations in the state could rage on for hours, there would be a very small number of people who would put Lake Keowee at...
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