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Tomatoes, turnips rule in big year for veggie gardening

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - In the year of the new coronavirus, when new gardeners came out in droves to try growing their own vegetables, tomatoes were still king. And in a twist, the respect-seeking turnip actually turned some heads. Seed … more

Dan Geddings: 2 for 2

I had sat and watched two small bucks and four does out in the food plot under the power line. One of the does bucked and kicked and playfully ran in circles. A buck chased her back into the swamp. They had emerged from the big swamp side and … more

Palaniuk moves into the lead on 2nd day of Bassmaster Elite on Santee Cooper

  BY B.A.S.S. CLARENDON COUNTY — Locating big-fish areas and remaining mobile enabled Brandon Palaniuk of Rathdrum, Idaho, to take the Day 2 lead of the Bassmaster Elite at Santee … more

The beauty of Santee Cooper

A fisherman is seen on the first day of the Bassmaster Elite Series on lakes Marion and Moultrie. More than 80 of the world's best bass anglers took to the waters on Thursday at John C. Land III Sport Fishing Facility as part of the four-day series. … more

Tips for properly, ethically disposing of deer remains

Disposal of deer remains may not be the highlight of a hunting trip, but it is an important aspect of hunting, particularly in maintaining the hunter's image.Properly disposed deer remains will soon be taken care of … more

Help in effort to restore habitat for quail, other grassland birds

If you are of a certain age, you might recall hearing the iconic "bobwhite whistle" while you spent your summer days outside. This call isn't from just any … more

'Buck down'

When I got up it was cloudy, and a light fog was hugging the ground. The wind was wrong for the stand that I wanted to hunt that morning, so I decided to sleep in and hunt another stand in the afternoon. I got dressed and ambled into the den, turned … more

Bassmaster Magazine ranks lakes Marion and Moultrie at No. 23

CLARENDON COUNTY - Bassmaster Magazine ranked the Top 25 Best Bass Lakes of the Decade, and the Santee Cooper lakes made the list at No. 23. Bassmaster Magazine used historical data dating back to 2012 to make the list. According to the … more

Bassmaster Elite heads to Santee Cooper lakes

CLARENDON COUNTY - Eighty-five of the world's best bass anglers will take to the waters of lakes Marion and Moultrie when the Bassmaster Elite Series begins Oct. 8 at John C. Land III Sport Fishing Facility, 4404 Greenall Road, Summerton. The … more

USDA announces additional direct assistance to farmers, ranchers impacted by COVID-19

USDA recently announced up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) began Sept. 21 and … more

Dan Geddings: The one that got away

There was movement toward the far end of the clear cut. It was a deer. A doe. She was browsing the edge between the woods and the cut over, and she was heading my way. There was another deer coming along behind her. It was a buck. Instantly my heart … more

Pandemic leads Venezuelan anglers to Hartwell for Bassmaster Open

ANDERSON - When Venezuelan anglers Daniel Vaidis and Mauricio Marciales found their travel plans hugely impacted by COVID-19 travel restrictions, they decided that fate had delivered a dream opportunity - one that brought them from Miami, Florida, … more

SCDNR: Regulation bans use of natural lures, attractants for deer hunters

COLUMBIA - S.C. deer hunters are reminded that the following regulation was put in place last year, affecting the use of natural deer lures and attractants in South Carolina."No person shall for the purposes of taking or attempting to take, … more

Some deer sounds

A deer started blowing back in the pines, and I hadn't even sat down yet. It was dark, and the soft wind was in my face. I had climbed the stand slowly and carefully and had not made a sound. Yet this deer had detected my presence somehow. All I … more

3 ways to make your yard a safe haven for birds

Without a few measures in place, your home and garden could be hazardous to birds. Here are some great ways to create a safe haven for beautiful flying visitors. - Garden organically: Conventional pesticides can be toxic to … more

Flooding cancels Saturday's hunt on public dove field in Clarendon County

BY SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES CLARENDON COUNTY — The mourning dove hunt scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, on Oak Lea Wildlife Management Area public dove field in … more

8 additional non-native black-and-white tegu sightings confirmed

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has confirmed eight additional sightings of the non-native black-and-white tegus since the initial report from Lexington County in August.Five of the sightings were from Lexington and … more

Cooler weather

The soft blue moonlight illuminated the shadowy woods around me. I stopped and took a few minutes to look at my surroundings. The mixed forest of oak and pine sloped gently toward the big hardwood swamp to my front. When I glanced to my left, I was … more

College angler battles open-heart surgery, cancer to score top 12 finish

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - As the weigh-in for Day 2 of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series at Lake Hartwell presented by Bass Pro Shops concluded and the standings were revealed, excitement and relief fell over Jacksonville State University senior … more

First day of deer season

From the highway, I noticed a light fog in the treetops when I crossed over Little Rafting Creek. The fog was banked up against the woods from the north. There had been no fog south of the creek. At the gate, I could see stars twinkling in the … more
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