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Summerville hunters bag big Cooper River gator

Patrick Walters of Summerville is best known for his bass fishing skills, but he’s now a trophy gator hunter as well. The University of South Carolina Fishing Team angler won the FLW College Fishing National Championship two years ago, and he’s won his share of money and trophies on other trails as well. But all the while he’s been fishing, he’s kept his eyes on the water for gators too.

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Yesterday at 10:34 am
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How long is your fluorocarbon leader?

Braided line has many virtues, and it’s popular among both freshwater and saltwater anglers. It’s also popular for those same anglers to use fluorocarbon leaders due to its invisibility. No other material in the world looks more like water, thus virtually disappearing in water, than fluorocarbon. 

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September 23 at 9:01 am
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How stinky are your fishing shoes?

Anglers who wade a lot, whether it’s wading in a stream all day, or just stepping into the water to launch or retrieve a boat, have more footwear options than ever. Gone are the days of having to wear a pair of everyday sneakers that don’t fare well as water shoes.

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September 23 at 8:41 am
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150-inch Orange County 10-point buck goes down to bowhunter

Mike Venable picked up a lease late last hunting season on some land in Orange County, N. C., and he wasted no time putting up a couple of stands on an oak ridge. The deer wasted no time either, showing up as soon he and his wife hunted the first time. But a bad mixture between his hunting stand and his arrow caused him to miss the biggest deer of his life. Luckily, that same deer showed up again on the 15th of this month, and this time, Venable arrowed the deer.

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September 20 at 3:57 pm
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Manning huntress slays big gator at Santee

One day after helping her friend Mandy Broadway bag her first gator, Kelly Logan of Manning bagged her own with the help of Robert Nuzzo and Ernie Seruya, both of whom were also in on Broadway’s hunt. And while Broadway couldn’t make this trip, Bryan Miller joined the crew, helping Logan land her beast, which measured 10 feet, 7 inches in length on Sept. 12.

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September 20 at 9:38 am
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Greenville female bags 11-foot, 4-inch long gator at Santee

Mandy Broadway of Greenville, S.C. finally drew an alligator tag on her third try, and she was determined to make good on it. So determined, that after hunting all day unsuccessfully on Saturday, Sept. 10, she decided to go the next day too. It paid off for her in the form of an 11-foot, 4-inch long gator from Santee near Elliot’s Landing.

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September 14 at 9:31 am
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Cary bowhunter downs 150-class buck

Most hunters don’t like to hear the bark of a dog while they are hunting from a tree stand, but it saved the day for Dale Wolfe of Cary, N.C. when he was hunting a plot of land he hunts in Wake County this past weekend. The bark caused him to look behind his stand, where the 9-point buck he’d been observing on trail camera over the past few months was standing. Wolfe passed on the buck several times last year, but this time, he put an arrow into the deer’s vitals from about 50 yards away.

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September 12 at 9:30 pm
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New product is backsaver for outdoorsmen

You’ve had a long day shooting doves, and now it’s time to pluck the breasts out, wrap them up in bacon with a little cream cheese and a slice of sweet pepper, and throw them on the grill. That’s a great way to end a day afield, but it’s even better when you grab a frosty beverage out of the cooler. 

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September 12 at 10:04 am
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