October 29, 2010 at 6:45am
A balmy 85-degree temperature day greeted the 30 hunters drawn for the three-day hunt along the Savannah River, and for late October it did not feel like deer hunting weather. However, with the promise of a weekend cold front moving through, and lots of acorns on the ground, the ingredients for deer movement were in place. When a shot rang out at 5:30 it signaled to the other draw hunters in their deer stands that an animal had broken cover, with legal to harvest critters being bucks with 4-points on one side, does, hogs and coyotes. An hour passed until another shot rang out at 6:30, not too long before hard dark due to the cloud cover in the area. Back at the skinning shed, it turns out that two hunters from the upstate had seen dividends on their trek to the Lowcountry by taking two real nice bucks.