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It was an unexplored wilderness for a 6-year-old. The vast, uncharted woodland just north of our small town. We called it "The Indian Camp." It was said that the first colonial settlers to the area drove out the Native Americans, and they camped for … more
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement for the establishment and operation of the South Carolina Bobwhite Funding Partnership. The … more
Deer hunting usually means putting in some long hours in a deer stand. The birds and squirrels can keep your attention for a little while, and the deer will certainly pique your interest if they show up. But some days the deer just don't come - for … more
The ready availability of technology may make the children of today faster at configuring a new smartphone, but does all of that screen time affect the development of their eyes? While conventional wisdom dictates that children should do less … more
There was no hint of dawn in the eastern sky. Just darkness as I drove south into Clarendon County. But the morning was near. I parked just outside my brother Matt's yard and walked silently to the small sign-in box posted near the woods. I … more
Does a fresh-picked raspberry taste better early in the morning, when it's still cool from the night air, or at noon, after it's been warmed by the sun? That's debatable. But there's no argument that few foods are as delectable as raspberries … more
There was some standing water, but I was surprised that the road was in such good condition. The Lowcountry had experienced heavy rains from the recent hurricane, and based on past experience, I expected New Road to be flooded. At the highway I … more
Winter squash is finally nearing maturity after spending 80 to 100 days growing in the family garden. What is not generally known, though, is that these hard-shelled vegetables can be such softies when handled. That increases the odds of spoilage … more
With the 2017 deer season soon opening in all parts of the state, South Carolina's deer population is healthy, and the season outlook is good. Hunters are reminded that beginning this season, all harvested deer in … more
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