For The Love Of A Dove

A good shoot can be as much of a social event as a great kickoff for fall hunting seasons across the Carolinas. So break out that shell vest, that old shotgun and find a front-row seat. […]

Bass Fishing

Pull Lake Hartwell Bass to the Surface this Month

Topwater action on Lake Hartwell bass may sound surprising for summer fishing, but fish can be coaxed to the surface, even on the hottest days.August is never a fun time to be outdoors in South Carolina, that is, unless you really like offering yourself to the sun gods or the fish are biting on Lake Hartwell. […]

Deer Hunting

Deer in the 11th-hour

The temperature hovered around 25 degrees. As the light began to fade, crystals of frost started to form, and my breath rose into the cold morning air as I surveyed the edge of a field for any movement. […]

Deer Hunting

5 deer calibers that can’t be beat

The debate over the best rifle calibers for deer has been going on as long as hunters have sat around campfires. In the Carolinas, the array of calibers is as wide as the beaches that run along both states. Narrowing the list down to five is, well, challenging. […]


Don’t avoid public-land whitetails

More and more hunters are looking past public land in favor of joining hunt clubs and leases. It seems they are more willing to spend a lot of money to hunt on with others on a few hundred acres of land rather than spend $30.50 for access to hundreds of thousands of acres of WMA land. […]

Deer Hunting

Five best handguns for whitetails

Selecting the right handgun for hunting whitetail deer can be daunting, in part because there are so many excellent options. This list of five only scratches the surface, but these are some of the finest handguns available for whitetail hunters. […]


Alternative weapons for squirrels

Air guns have been gaining popularity in recent years, and with the advent of sporting air rifles, more hunters are hunting squirrels with air rifles. At limited ranges, with good head shots, these rifles can be a great challenge.  […]


Three techniques to bag bushytails

Like many of my generation I cut my teeth in the outdoors hunting squirrels along creeks and pastures. I will always remember my first successful hunt, sitting under a large cedar tree near an old abandoned farm house, motionless, imagining the family that used to call this place home, daydreaming of children playing under the tree, of chickens scratching for food and fields of cotton, corn and vegetables where giant trees now stand. […]