Deer of the Year

Youth hunter scores big trophy 10-point buck

At 16-years-old, Branson Clement of Kannapolis, N.C. killed a buck unlike most hunters in the Carolinas will ever encounter in the woods on Oct. 27 on his family’s tree farm in Chesterfield County, S.C. The 10-point buck’s rack measured 150 inches and was so symmetrical that less than one inch was deducted when green scoring.

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Deer of the Year

18-point buck goes down before the hunt even started

McLaurin Quick of Bennettsville, S.C. was planning on getting into the woods a little early on Nov. 8 to work on a stand before hunting that evening, but he never made it out of his driveway before killing a mainframe 8-point buck that had a total of 18 scoreable points.

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Deer of the Year

Early trip to deer stand produces 145-inch trophy buck for Patrick hunter

Better late than never? Nope, that wouldn’t have worked for Joshua “Fatback” Sellers of Patrick, S.C., last Friday.

A 19-year-old student at Northeastern Technical College in Cheraw, S.C., Sellers was planning on heading to his deer stand later that afternoon when his brother, Steven, called and urged him to head out earlier. So he got ready and was in his tower stand, overlooking a very young cutover, by 3:30.

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Deer of the Year

Pageland hunter kills 140-class buck hours after seeing it on trail cam for first time

Justin Price of Pageland, S.C. killed a 140-class buck, his personal best, on Nov. 3 just four hours after the big deer showed up on his Chesterfield County hunting property’s trail cameras for the first time. And he killed it very close to the same stand he killed his previous personal best, a 129 7/8-inch buck that he took during the month of November four years earlier.

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Bass Fishing

Two bass totaling 17.95 pounds wins SRS Ultimate Fishing Challenge

If you ever get an invitation to fish Par Pond, don’t miss it.

Par Pond, an approximately 2700-acre body of water located at South Carolina’s Savannah River Site, is managed by the Dept. of Energy. While not open to the public, it is open to fishing a few times each year for special occasions, including a recent fishing tournament for a small number of first responders and those who work in law enforcement.

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