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    The D.O.A. Bait Buster is a soft plastic fishing lure that is effective for both freshwater and saltwater species.

    Fishing lure spotlight: D.O.A. Bait Buster

    Show anyone the D.O.A Bait Buster, and the chances are pretty good that their first reply will be something like “that’s an ugly lure.” D.O.A.’s own product description agrees, saying “it ain’t pretty…” but once on the water, they’ll agree that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    12 hours ago
    Ryan Manore caught a break with Hurricane Matthew, which pushed this buck out of the swamp and into Manore's crosshairs.

    Clarendon County hunter kills 200-pound, 8-point buck

    Recent Francis Marion graduate, Ryan Manore killed a huge eight pointer on his family farm in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Even though the storm brought epic destruction and tremendous turmoil to various communities in the southeast, the floodwaters brought just enough pressure in Clarendon County to flush out a huge buck Manore has had in his sights for over a year. But a mishap between his truck tailgate and his brand new .270 caliber rifle almost foiled his big score.

    Yesterday at 10:59pm
    Chase Williams, 12, of Easley killed this massive 7 pointer at Russell Creek Hunt Club in McCormick on October 15.

    Easley youth hunter kills massive buck in McCormick County

    Teaching a child the ways of the outdoors is not always an easy task. When it comes to deer hunting, most tutors opt for the “brown and down” philosophy before trying to instill a sense of trophy management. This is not the case for Chase Williams of Easley, who on October 15 killed a massive 205-pound, 7-point McCormick County buck that any seasoned hunter would be proud to display.

    Yesterday at 2:20pm
    When looking for wiring problems, you might find trouble on the inside where you see trouble on the outside. Note the broken clamp and wire ties that used to secure this covered wire bundle to the bulkhead.

    Getting wired - Proper wiring for your boat

    Wires are the blood vessels of your boat’s electrical system. If they aren’t right, everything that runs on amps and volts is at risk.

    We’re talking about boats here, so when we address wire we’re talking about marine-grade wire you can get from your local marine dealer or online at places like West Marine, Boaters World, Cabela’s or Bass Pro Shops.

    October 26 at 9:00am
    The 9 youth hunts being held by SCDNR and SC Coon Hunters Assoc. are all non-harvest events.

    SCDNR, SC Coon Hunters Assoc hosting series of youth coon hunts

    The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and the S.C. Coon Hunters Association are hosting a series of nine youth coon hunts around the state starting in October and ending in February.

    October 25 at 10:36pm
    This young bull elk has been spotted several times in Pickens County, and biologists are warning folks to give the animal plenty of space.

    Elk sighted in Pickens County, SCDNR warns people to keep distance

    Wildlife biologists are warning Upstate residents and visitors not to closely approach a young bull elk that has wandered into South Carolina from North Carolina.

    October 25 at 2:32pm
    The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is hosting 10 outdoor workshops throughout November. Fly fishing is just one activity these workshops will focus on.

    Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education offering 10 workshops in November

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering 10 workshops in November. 

    The workshops are free. All are open on first-come, first-serve basis and registration is required by registering online at www.ncwildlife.org/pisgah.

    October 25 at 10:36am
    Santee Cooper is conducting aerial spraying from Oct. 25 through Nov. 7, and the agency is asking the public to avoid certain areas of both lakes during this time period.

    Santee Cooper to conduct aerial sprayings to lakes Marion and Moultrie

    From Oct. 25 through Nov. 7, Santee Cooper will conduct helicopter applications of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved herbicides to control giant cutgrass in lakes Marion and Moultrie.

    These applications should improve lake access for residential and commercial properties and improve recreational opportunities and wildlife habitats within the Santee Cooper Lakes system.

    October 25 at 9:57am
    The NCWRC is hosting a trapping workshop on Oct. 29 at the Marion Fish Hatchery from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    NCWRC holding trapping workshop Oct. 29

    In anticipation of the upcoming trapping seasons, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is partnering with the N.C. Trappers Association to present two voluntary workshops for anyone who is interested in learning more about regulated trapping and trapping techniques.

    October 24 at 11:00pm
    The temporary deer hunting closures in the Waccamaw River area is expiring tonight at midnight. All other closures will expire by Friday.

    SCDNR deer hunting closures expiring sooner than expected

    The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) continues to monitor the lingering effects of Hurricane Matthew and the ongoing flooding occurring in the drainages of the Waccamaw and Pee Dee Rivers.  The high floodwaters in these areas created adverse effects on wildlife, displacing the animals from their typical ranges and habitats.

    October 24 at 10:24pm
    Just weeks after starting to hunt a new lease, Kevin Dietzman killed this big 11-point trophy that weighed 200-pounds.

    Transplanted New Yorker tags great Horry County buck

    When Kevin Dietzman retired after a long career working for the New York prison system and moved to Myrtle Beach, S.C., three years ago, he brought one deer-hunting truism with him: you can’t kill a deer if you’re not in your stand.

    October 24 at 8:52pm
    Properly reviving a bull redfish saves more than just one fish. These fish are here this time of year to spawn, so saving one goes far beyond a single fish.

    VIDEO – How to properly revive a belly-up fish

    Catching bull redfish is a fun way to spend the day, and the last thing anglers want to do is inadvertently kill one of them. These are the breeding stock, and they are inshore this time of year to spawn, and they range anywhere from 15 to 50 years old, so losing one of these fish is a huge blow to the fishery.

    October 24 at 2:12pm
    The third annual Reel Em In tournament will be held this Saturday, Oct 29 at the Mt. Pleasant Pier.

    SCDNR hosting free kid's fishing tournament Oct. 29

    Get hooked on fishing Saturday, Oct. 29 at a free tournament that's just for kids. The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) invites you and the 16-and-under anglers you know to the third annual Reel 'Em In fishing tournament at the Mount Pleasant Pier in Charleston.

    October 24 at 9:01am
    Jeff Barnhill killed this big 10-point buck along the Pee Dee River in Richmond County, N.C.

    Cheraw hunter kills trophy 10-point buck along Pee Dee River

    Jeff Barnhill of Cheraw, S.C., spends most of his life looking at trees as a forester for Edwards Wood Products. Even though he tramples through the woods every day, he always makes time to sit in the deer stand when North Carolina’s gun season arrives. And on the morning of Oct. 20, he made a good decision to head to the woods with his rifle rather than the tape he uses to measure timber. Shortly after daylight, Barnhill shot a massive, 141-inch 10-point buck at 122 yards from his ground blind. 

    October 24 at 8:37am
    This is a great time of year to catch trout on topwater, and these 3 lures will help you hook your share.

    Catch more trout with these 3 topwater lures for fall

    It’s tough to beat the speckled trout bite in the fall along the coast of the Carolinas. And for most anglers, nothing tops catching them on topwater lures. It’s the perfect combination of sight, sound, and feel that you can only get from using surface lures, and trout are very cooperative at this game, especially in low-light conditions like early morning.

    October 23 at 9:43pm
    Cody James Delton McAllister shows off one of the bull redfish he's been catching off the Apache Pier.

    Apache Pier, Sunset Beach Pier giving up big bull redfish

    Many people understandably wondered what the fishing would be like after the recent hurricane hit the coast of both Carolinas. By all accounts, the fishing has been great, even from the piers that have opened since the storm damage.

    October 23 at 6:10pm