Freshwater Fishing

Recipes for hot spring patterns

Z-Wing Caddis Pupa — This pattern can be tied in sizes 12 to 18, but for spring, 18 would be a better choice, especially on the Chattooga. Use alone or as dropper with another nymph pattern or with a dry fly. […]

Freshwater Fishing

Hatch match for spring trout

Most South Carolina freestone streams do not support prolific insect hatches — the Chattooga River may be the exception — but most streams support some level of aquatic insect life. […]

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Going Primitive

There is something mystical about the feel of a good primitive bow. It seems to come alive in the archer’s hands. Light, responsive and, when shot instinctively, they are very quick-handling. […]

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Off-Key Tune

South Carolina’s statewide deer population has declined by about one-third since the mid-1990s. Habitat change, development and pine plantation monocultures have contributed, but a factor that parallels the drop in the deer population is the increase in the coyote population. […]

Events & Announcements

Rifle range opens at Belfast WMA

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources opened a rifle range at the Belfast WMA near Kinards on May 6, providing shooters from the Midlands a place to do anything from plinking to target shooting to sighting in their hunting weapons. […]

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Give ’em a Hand

Dennis Hardwick and his brother planned to spend the morning scouting for hogs along the Pee Dee River in Dillon County, then hunt in the afternoon if they found promising sign. […]