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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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July 12, 2019 - 10:55 am
~Phillip Gentry Volumes and volumes of books, newspaper and magazine articles have been written about food. What to eat, where to eat, how to prepare it and so on. Of this multitude of information, very little revolves around what to eat when you’re on a boat, not a cruise ship, but a boat,...
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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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June 21, 2019 - 1:40 pm
Phillip Gentry With the summer boating season upon us and lots of people taking to the water, knowing how and where to anchor your boat is a very valuable skill. Without any type of parking brakes, about the only way you’ll have to keep you boat in one place when you’re out on the open water is...
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