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Hill bags deer on Youth Day

Rogers kills her first buck

Snow birds and more cold-weather wildlife

"What are you doing?" my wife, Ginger, asked. I had been standing in the kitchen for a while, looking out the window at a snow-covered back yard. "I'm looking at the birds" was my simple reply. She was satisfied and went back to her … more

It was Camelot

"This is the place," I said out loud to myself. I was following Max up the long driveway from the county road. There was a plowed strip on each side of the sandy rutted drive, and I noticed that the ground here was plastered with gobbler … more

Trump wildlife protection board stuffed with trophy hunters

WASHINGTON - A new U.S. advisory board created to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants, lions and rhinos is stacked with trophy hunters, including some members with direct ties to President Donald Trump … more

Sportsmen's Classic will start Friday in Columbia

The 34th Annual Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic will be hosted March 23, 24 and 25 at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds in Columbia. Doors will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 23, from 9 a.m. … more

A work day in the Lowcountry

The streets of Sumter were deserted and eerily quiet. Street lights stood out like beacons in the predawn darkness, and very few cars were on the roads. It was early Saturday morning in late January, and I was headed out of town to the … more

Rain gutters cause many home drainage problems

The person who coined the phrase "saving for a rainy day" must have been a property owner with home drainage problems. The financial costs of poor drainage can be substantial and the human health costs significant, too. Prevention is … more

Swarm chasers help to return wayward honeybees to hives

When half or more of your honeybees have deserted the hive and are lingering nearby, who ya gonna call? Swarm chasers can provide quick help to fellow beekeepers, keeping them from getting stung literally and financially. "A swarm is the division … more

A hunter's Christmas is a gift, too

Christmas is a special time of year for all of us. It's a time when friends and family get together to celebrate and honor our Lord. We give each other gifts as a tradition because the wise men brought gifts to Bethlehem. Our homes and … more

He just needs a shiny nose

More Boy Scout camps will be open to girls this summer

The Boy Scouts of America is putting out the welcome mat for girls, too, at more of its summer camps this year. The changes follow a decision by the Scouts last fall to admit girls into more programs. For some camps, like Cub Scout Camps, this … more

Installing wood duck nest boxes in Clarendon

We hand carried everything into the woods from the truck, and it took several trips. I put a 10-foot 4-by-4 post on my right shoulder and carried a pair of hole diggers in my left hand. Ginger carried lopping shears, a shovel and a hammer. The site … more

L.L. Bean dropping its unlimited returns policy because of abuse

FREEPORT, Maine - L.L. Bean's generous return policy is going to be a little less forgiving: The company, which has touted its 100 percent satisfaction guarantee for more than a century, is imposing a one-year limit on most returns to reduce growing … more

Hurricanes harm birds, too: What you can do to help them

Americans in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico suffered through devastating hurricanes last year, and they weren't alone in their desolation - Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria also caused unparalleled upheaval for wildlife, including bird populations. … more

Darlington farm family places in national competition

Darlington family farmers Ty and Tracy Woodard were named top 10 winners of the National Achievement Award Competition recently at the 99th Annual American Farm Bureau Federation Convention. More than 100 South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation … more

The fear of getting lost in the outdoors

One of our greatest fears is the thought of getting lost. There aren't many places in this part of the world to get lost in, but it does happen occasionally in Sparkleberry Swamp. Ever so often we hear about some duck hunter or fisherman that gets … more

Ancient treasures and a walk in the woods

I stepped out of the truck and looked down at the ground. Something caught my eye. It was pink and had a very distinctive shape. It was a small arrowhead. "Woo hoo!" I exclaimed. My son Clayton looked up and waved. He knew what it meant. We were … more
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