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    Thick early season cover such as these briars, leads to narrow shooting lanes and quick opportunities.

    Draw your own conclusions

    Timing your draw is the most-important thing you’ll do with a deer in range
    6 hours ago
    Lake James State Park features a fishing pier, and it’s in close proximity to a handful of public boat landings on the 6,500-acre mountain lake in Burke and McDowell counties.

    Park your tackle at this state park

    Lake James is a jewel for mountain fishermen
    October 19 at 9:00am
    Before new regulations took effect in June, all of these Santee Cooper stripers would have been illegal to keep.

    New Santee striper regs are popular

    Anglers, guides, SCDNR feel good about changes
    October 16 at 9:00am
    Kayak-bound fishermen have a great opportunity in October to do battle with a number of inshore saltwater species.

    October opportunities have few equals

    Paddling anglers can get tight to a variety of inshore species
    October 14 at 9:00am
    Look for flounder in the deepest holes in a creek or waterway and drop a live mud minnow or mullet minnow on its nose.

    Slam that quartet

    By targeting trout, flounder, reds, black drum, you stand a better chance of catching them all
    October 12 at 9:00am
    Meatloaf is a hearty meal, especially when it’s made with ground venison, and adding some sausage only helps add flavor.

    Venison stew meatloaf

    This recipe makes a meal that goes down right the first, second times
    October 08 at 9:00am
    The first step to a lush food plot is to know the area your plot covers and planting and fertilizing for that area.

    Size does matter! Know your plot

    Incorrect seed, fertilizer applications are easy to avoid
    October 05 at 9:00am
    A stump on a rocky bottom, next to a sharp drop. What more could a bass fisherman ask for in October?

    Don’t miss October

    Bass fishing doesn’t get much better than a bunch of hungry fish in predictable places eating moving baits
    October 01 at 7:00am
    Delta Lures started mass-producing spinnerbaits  in 2011, and now their offerings are sold all over the country.

    Delta Lures’ Spinnerbait

    Available with traditional “r” bend — or in a “twisted” model
    September 29 at 9:00am
    A mature doe is one of bowhunting’s toughest challenges. Attention to small details led to the author’s success.

    Sweat the small stuff all the time

    Don’t repeat common mistakes made every season by bowhunters
    September 22 at 9:00am
    Big streams are ideal for streamer fishing, especially when water is high and dingy, as it often is after summer showers and thunderstorms.

    Streamers are made for September trout

    Flies that imitate fish are the ticket in some instances
    September 19 at 9:00am
    Guide Inky Davis looks for bass in September around isolated trees and vegetation.

    Santee fish are on the move

    September is big transition month on lakes
    September 16 at 9:00am
    Mike Curtis of Rockingham, N.C., said it’s so easy to catch big catfish in the Pee Dee River that anyone can do it.

    Pee Dee River catfish made for floating boats

    Trophy fish are available for much of river’s length
    September 14 at 9:00am
    The invisible nature of fluorocarbon could make a big difference when fish are being finicky. A short section of leader is easy to tie in between your terminal tackle and running line.

    Fluorocarbon’s lethal edge

    When fishing gets tough, a fluorocarbon leader might make a huge difference
    September 12 at 9:00am
    Small pieces of dove breasts are the basis for this great fall salad — and they’ll solve the problem of what to do with only a handful of doves.

    Stretched dove salad recipe

    When a hunt doesn’t pan out, you can still eat doves
    September 08 at 9:00am
    September finds plenty of bucks, many still in bachelor groups, feeding during daylight hours in agricultural fields.

    Get your glasses on a nice buck

    Agricultural fields draw plenty of September deer
    September 01 at 7:00am