• Volume 5 Number 11 - November 2010

    Features

    ‘Prime time’ for Lake Murray fishermen starts early.

    You could say that Brad Taylor was born with a crappie pole in his hand. His grandfather ran a minnow farm, and as far back as memory allows, his family has been fishing for crappie on Lake Murray.

    Effectively reading signposting activity is crucial for hunters to pattern whitetails.

    Along the forest edge, a whitetail buck hesitates beneath the overhanging branches of a pine tree. Then with ease, the animal stretches its neck up toward a particular limb and begins to rub its mouth and forehead on the limb. Closing its eyelids, it resumes this behavior on the tree.

    Effectively reading signposting activity is crucial for hunters to pattern whitetails.

    Along the forest edge, a whitetail buck hesitates beneath the overhanging branches of a pine tree. Then with ease, the animal stretches its neck up toward a particular limb and begins to rub its mouth and forehead on the limb. Closing its eyelids, it resumes this behavior on the tree.

    Gull Rock’s impoundments offer public hunting without special-permit draws.

    Hyde County is so remote there are no bright city lights to haze out a starry sky. But, while it has few human residents, it has an incredible winter population of ducks.

    Draw on the experience of two successful land managers, and you can attract deer to your small tract of hunting land.

    South Carolina hunters crave the day when a record-book buck slips into their food plot at daybreak within easy shooting range.

    This Wake Forest hunter carried a big horseshoe last season, but her success was due to strong tactics rather than luck.

    Linda Draheim believes the best way to catch a husband and become a deer hunter is to become a raccoon hunter.

    Unknown plus overlooked equals great fall fishing for stripers and catfish on Roanoke Rapids Lake.

    “Good morning, how was the concert?” were the first words out of guide Don Enderle’s mouth as he poked fun at one of his fishing parties. “Everyone looks pretty good; you must have behaved and not partied too much.

    Pay attention to detail, and your deer-hunting success will explode.

    South Carolina’s Piedmont is full of deer hunters. Why is it only a gifted few of these gain expert status?

    Target areas and doe groups, not specific bucks, for better success.

    The pictures on the trail camera were more than just encouraging. To bass pro and hunting guide Matt Arey of Shelby, they were a reward for several years of dedicated work in trophy deer management.

    Upstate and Piedmont waterfowl hunters have a treasure trove of good areas to find the ‘Carolina duck.’

    It’s hard to imagine how sitting in a deer stand during the rut could infuse a die-hard South Carolina hunter with the urge to duck hunt, but it happens.

    Snead’s Ferry is the center of some of the best fall fishing for specks on the entire coast.

    Trapped between Morehead City and Wilmington lies a quaint fishing village nestled against the stained waters of the New River estuary.

    Late fall is prime time to target Bulls Bay reds on flooded flats.

    Temperate waters extending into fall allows fishermen to experience some of the best redfish action of the year at Bulls Bay.