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    Don’t put up your boots when deer season ends; there are squirrels to be killed.

    Sell your tails

    January 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Removing the skin from a squirrel is best done soon after it is killed and by two people. Cut through the skin — but not the muscle — all the way around the animal, and have two people pull in different directions against each other.

    Top tips for cleaning squirrels

    Properly cleaned, cooked squirrel meat is delicious
    January 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    A shooting vest, snake gaiters and shotgun shells are great Christmas gifts for the upland  game hunter in South Carolina.

    Sportsman’s stocking stuffers

    January 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    WMAs around South Carolina hold plenty of squirrels when the right habitat is present.

    Top WMAs for squirrels

    January 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Squirrel hunting is enough reason to get into the woods once deer season is over.

    A sport with side benefits

    Shooting squirrels leads to learning opportunity for later deer hunts
    January 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Fox squirrels, the largest of all tree squirrels, come in a variety of colorations in South Carolina.

    Fox squirrels

    January 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Guide Joshua Swaim shows the kind of gamebird for which North Carolina’s mountains are famous.

    Ruff-ing it - The Pisgah National Forest is a grouse hot spot for North Carolina hunters who know where to look and what to look for

    A good dog, some good grouse cover and a nice January day can mean great upland hunting in North Carolina.
    January 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    Coyotes are unwelcome visitors in North Carolina.

    Unwelcome night visitors - Top-drawer predators are making pests of themselves, but they provide a great off-season target for North Carolina deer hunters

    Coyotes have spread into each of the state’s 100 counties and provide summary challenges for hunters and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
    January 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    Sitting against a tree, on a bucket, in full camo, is Chuck Porter’s favorite way to take a limit of squirrels.

    Calling Mr. Squirrel - January is a great month for squirrel hunters across the Palmetto State

    Good habitat can equal great squirrel hunting.
    January 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    A handful of huge tundra swans dropping into a spread of decoys is a sight that many waterfowlers will never forget.

    Swan song - How to call up a tundra swan

    State offers 5,000 permits annually for hunters to take one tundra swan each to try and prevent crop damage.
    December 01, 2013 at 6:00am
    Squirrel activity will increase as deer season ends and the winter mating season for bushytails begins.

    Chasing (bushy)tails - Squirrels come to the forefront this month for South Carolina hunters

    Winter mating season gives hunters their best shot of the year at Palmetto State bushytails.
    December 01, 2013 at 6:00am
    What a holiday treat! Good-flying quail, good bird dogs and some great meals! All are available at hunting preserves across South Carolina.

    Holiday Preserve — Head to a hunting preserve to create family memories

    Choose the kind of hunt you like, and there’s a preserve in South Carolina ready to provide just what you’re looking at.
    December 01, 2013 at 6:00am
    A state-record bear highlighted a record-setting season in the Upstate last month.

    Upstate bear season results in record-setting harvest

    Lake of acorns in high country puts bruins in lower elevations, in front of more hunters
    November 22, 2013 at 6:00am
    Armadillos can destroy a field, rooting up the ground in its search for food. That makes them perfect targets for varmint hunters, since no one complains when they are shot.

    Handgunning for varmints

    Armadillos make prime targets
    November 21, 2013 at 9:00am
    Armadillos can destroy a field, rooting up the ground in its search for food. That makes them perfect targets for varmint hunters, since no one complains when they are shot.

    Handgunning for varmints

    Armadillos make prime targets
    November 18, 2013 at 9:00am
    The Hawke Sporting Optics Sport HD IR 3-9x40 rimfire scope is designed to increase downrange accuracy.

    Hawke Sport HD IR 3-9x40 scopes

    Rimfire scope designed to increase shooting accuracy
    November 04, 2013 at 3:18pm