Uncategorized

Upstate Outdoors
March 02, 2017 - 8:25 am
With less than 3 weeks to go before the Opening Bell of the 2017 wild turkey season, the warm spring like conditions that have been experienced across the Upstate are making turkey hunters anxious. Thanks to some recent legislation, Opening Day this year will fall on Monday, March 20 on private...
Read More
Upstate Outdoors
February 13, 2017 - 4:13 am
Before Big Game hunting of whitetail deer and Eastern wild turkey became the flagship species for hunters in the southeastern United States, bobwhite quail was king. Back in the days when boys used to roll up into the high school parking lot with shotguns perched in gun racks in the back window of...
Read More
Upstate Outdoors
February 07, 2017 - 4:00 am
When Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog weather forecaster, made his prognostication of six more weeks of winter by seeing his shadow, many anglers had trouble begrudging him his prediction. After all, the winter of 2016 – 2017 has to date, meant regular days in the 60’s and 70’s along with...
Read More
Upstate Outdoors
January 24, 2017 - 4:05 am
Many Upstate hunters lament the months of January, February, and March as the “off-season” of hunting after deer season has ended on January 1. The winter duck season does assist until January 29, still leaving a long seven week hiatus until turkey season opens on March 20 on private lands across...
Read More
Upstate Outdoors
January 17, 2017 - 4:13 am
Legislation would only affect Game Zones 3 and 4 in the Low Country A little over a year ago, this column reported an incident that occurred in Horry County where the carcass of a hunting dog was discovered hanging on the entrance gate of a hunting club with a handwritten sign indicating the dog...
Read More
Upstate Outdoors
January 10, 2017 - 3:54 am
Despite anyone’s lingering feelings over the extreme cold temperatures suffered last week-end during what meteorologist called “Winter Storm Helena”, our local lakes and reservoirs around the Upstate of South Carolina rarely freeze over and if they do, it’s never to the extent that anglers would...
Read More
Upstate Outdoors
January 04, 2017 - 3:48 am
Many outdoors folks may find themselves at a loss after the holidays for what to do in the great outdoors. The end of deer season leaves a void that can be easily filled by small game hunting, water fowling, or on the non-hunting side there’s plenty of hiking, biking, paddling and other outdoor...
Read More
Upstate Outdoors
December 28, 2016 - 4:13 am
With only a couple of days remaining in the 2016 Deer Hunting Season across the state, it’s safe to Say that 2016 will go down in the history books for some pretty impressive deer harvests. In fact, there’s also a decent chance that the 20 year old all-time typical deer record could be broken. On...
Read More
Upstate Outdoors
December 21, 2016 - 4:02 am
Mother Nature takes her toll on everyone, but the last few months of 2016 have been especially hard on both ends of the state with the landfall of Hurricane Matthew slamming the coast in October and the wildfire outbreaks that plagued the mountains after a summer-long drought. Particularly hard hit...
Read More
Upstate Outdoors
December 14, 2016 - 6:10 am
The second season of the 2016 – 2017 winter waterfowl season opened last Saturday, December 10 and will run consecutive dates until January 29, 2017. If you look at the regulation charts, there are a myriad of seasons for birds that can be classified as waterfowl. There’s an early season for teal,...
Read More

Pages