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    VIDEO of dolphins beaching themselves to feed

    If you spend enough time in the saltwater creeks of the Carolina's, you may get lucky enough to see this some day. If you've got your video camera or phone handy enough to capture it live, you're even luckier.

    August 29 at 12:22pm

    Indian Creek Range closed indefinitely by USFS

    Indian Creek Range, which is operated by the U.S. Forest Service and is a part of the Sumter National Forest, is closed due to unauthorized targets being brought in, shot up, and left behind by range-users.

    August 26 at 2:00pm

    Striped bass dying off at Lake Murray

    Boaters on Lake Murray may notice numbers of dead or dying striped bass in the water over the next few weeks. This is a result of what S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) biologists suspect is a combination of high organic inflow, dissolved oxygen depletion and stratified water temperatures. 

    August 25 at 10:51pm

    Electric propulsion update

    Today’s electric propulsion systems can replace everything from kayak paddles to outboard motors, and fishermen are finding them more proficient than ever.

    August 19 at 9:00am

    The tide turns for Romain reds

    While many inshore fisheries slow down when August’s heat peaks, Cape Romain’s redfish are far from taking a break in the action. With tons of baitfish inside the estuaries, redfish never have to look very far to satisfy their hunger, especially near the inlets on rising water. 

    August 23 at 4:40pm

    New study helps understand variety of doe deer movements

    A recently completed cooperative study between SCDNR, Auburn University, and Brosnan Forest is expected to help researchers and hunters better understand doe deer movements, behavior, and response to hunting pressure during the breeding season. 

    August 25 at 7:59am

    Shell out for Kerr catfish

    Midsummer marks the end of the blue catfish spawn at Kerr Lake on the North Carolina/Virginia border. While going unnoticed by many anglers, Wes Jordan of Creedmoor patterns the tail-end of their reproductive cycle, heading to the lower side of the lake where mussel beds abound to drop in on blues recuperating after their duties.

    July 29 at 4:16pm

    Cape Fear silver kings are here

    When most fishermen hear the words “Cape Fear,” they think of the river that enters the ocean at Southport, not the cape about 5 miles to the east where the beach at Bald Head Island bends 90 degrees and Frying Pan Shoals separates Long Bay from Onslow Bay. 

    July 29 at 4:03pm

    Brush are holding crappie at Santee

    August delivers “crappie consistency” to the Santee Cooper lakes. With water temperatures near or at the zenith for the year, slabs are ganged up around identifiable underwater targets in both Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie.

    August 22 at 9:19pm

    Get to those deep bass

    August is usually a month when fishermen across North Carolina find bass so deep that the number of lures with which they can reach them is cut in half.

    August 15 at 9:00am

    Lowcountry hunter kills two 8-pointers in full velvet

    South Carolina, with one of the longest and earliest-starting deer hunting seasons in the nation, offers hunters the unique extended opportunity of killing a buck in full velvet. It means fighting the heat, and all the bugs that come with it, but for many hunters, killing a buck in velvet is a worth all of that, but most hunters never achieve that goal.

    August 23 at 9:12am

    Is yours a winning knot?

    Fishermen know the number of ball bearings and retrieve ratios of reels and the type of blanks, guides and reel seats of rods like it’s common knowledge. They also know that superbraid lines are thinner than monofilament and fluorocarbon lines are the least visible.

    August 01 at 7:00am

    NCWRC offering several free wildlife education programs in Sept.

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

    The workshops, which are free, are open on first-come, first-serve basis and registration is required by registering online.

    August 21 at 7:04pm

    Trail cameras take some strange photos

    Trail cameras have been a big game-changer ever since they first came on the hunting scene. Nothing before that allowed hunters to monitor what was taking place on their hunting property, without a person actually being present. 

    August 19 at 1:10pm

    Concord hunters arrow 111-pound stingray near Ocean Isle Beach

    North Carolina’s deer hunting season is right around the corner, and while many archery hunters will take a little time to work out the kinks of not hunting for months, others like Kevin Rowland keep in shape by drawing a bow throughout the summer on other live targets like wild hogs and even stingrays.

    August 19 at 12:05pm

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