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Upstate Outdoors
February 15, 2019 - 5:05 pm
Phillip Gentry Like many small game hunting opportunities, March 1 will mark the end of the 2019 squirrel hunting season at least as far as the use of guns to take the animals is concerned. Many hunters are witnessing the resurgence in popularity of squirrels as a game species in the last decade...
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Upstate Outdoors
February 08, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Phillip Gentry Regardless of whether you are fishing a major impoundment or a private farm pond, few could argue that crankbaits are one of the best bass catchingest baits you could tie on your line, especially during warming weather when a bass’ metabolism is picking up and they are actively...
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Upstate Outdoors
February 01, 2019 - 9:14 am
Phillip Gentry On a walk during a cold, but sunny afternoon this week, it was hard not to notice that spring is not far away. Early robins were ferreting through the grass, the trees are beginning to sprout buds and daffodil stalks are pushing up through the flowerbeds, a sure sign it’s time to get...
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Upstate Outdoors
January 25, 2019 - 2:41 pm
Phillip Gentry In the eyes of fishermen, the tradition of sinking the holiday Christmas tree in a location that will create habitat for fish is second only to the celebration of the Holidays themselves. Now is the time of year when decorations come down and the family Christmas tree is relegated to...
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Upstate Outdoors
January 18, 2019 - 4:16 pm
Phillip Gentry A lot of anglers enter the sport of fishing via a paddle boat. It’s less expensive than buying a motor boat and trailer and can be used just about anywhere there’s water. However, kayak fishing is not without some specialized skills that will help you be a better angler Probably the...
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Upstate Outdoors
January 11, 2019 - 9:41 am
Phillip Gentry At first blush, fishing rods have nearly all the same components – a long slender rod, called the blank, guides that the line flows through from the fishing reel to the rod tip, a handle where you hold the rod, and a reel seat that secures the reel to the rod. Fishing rods come in...
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Upstate Outdoors
January 04, 2019 - 9:16 am
Phillip Gentry If you are like every other resident of the Upstate, you are sick and tired of seeing the endless deluge of precipitation fall from the sky. As we ushered in the New Year, current rainfall levels were dramatically above normal seasonal rainfall amounts. The upside for anglers is that...
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Upstate Outdoors
December 28, 2018 - 10:02 am
Phillip Gentry Deer hunters are funny. Many of them sit in the deer stand through the early and mid-seasons, peering through the woods hoping to see a trophy deer. “I can’t wait for the leaves to drop, then I can see all that area out there and over that way and back up there” they say...
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Upstate Outdoors
December 21, 2018 - 9:37 am
Phillip Gentry During this time of year everyone is asking “What is the best gift for the outdoorsman in my life?” Most outdoorsmen go ahead and buy what they want or need as soon as they figure out they need it. Second is it is extremely difficult to guess what specific gear fits that person best...
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December 14, 2018 - 10:00 am
Fishing Unfamiliar Waters Phillip Gentry With the holidays on tap, many anglers may be headed out of town to visit family or on vacation. Travel may be destined to a fishing location or fishing may be a by-chance occurrence. Either way, you may be faced with trying to catch fish in unfamiliar...
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