Quail populations have declined significantly in South Carolina and across the Southeast, but an ongoing project of the state natural resources agency may help stabilize numbers of the bird often referred to as the “Prince of Gamebirds.” Wild quail management seminars, conducted by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Small Game Program and other partners, […]
Frequently during the spring wild turkey nesting season the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is contacted concerning wild turkey nests that appear to be abandoned. These inquiries often involve concern for the welfare of the nest and eggs along with a desire to take the eggs and attempt to hatch them, said Charles Ruth, […]
If a deer fawn is found alone in the woods, leave it there, advises a state wildlife biologist. Its mother has not abandoned it; she is probably nearby. Removing a fawn from the forest is also illegal because the animal is being taken outside the legal season for taking deer, which is the hunting season. […]
David Wamer, NWTF Georgia save the hunt coordinator, worked with refuge staff and volunteers from eight chapters in Georgia and South Carolina, to create a weekend of wildlife and conservation education, paired with firearm safety and hunting. The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge recently hosted youth hunters for the first […]
Jonathan and Todd Brunson finished third in Cabella’s Crappie USA Super Event on Lake Murray April 11th and 12th. By winning this event Jonathan and Todd qualify for Cabella’s Crappie Classic in Kentucky this October.
Addison Faust , 7, harvested his first turkey and with him, his brother, Jordan, harvested two turkeys, on Friday, April 11. They were hunting on the family farm.
Fish spawning season is here—and it’s looking good, Corps biologist says |. The annual water management period for fish spawning officially began April 5 in the Savannah River Basin—and so far, conditions are favorable for a very productive spawn, said Jamie Sykes, fisheries biologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District. – See […]
On March 29th The Edgefield Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation along with many volunteers hosted a “Mentored Youth Turkey Hunt“. This event not only gave boys and girls who might not ordinarily have the chance to hunt the experience of hunting, but also to be paired with a seasoned turkey caller to learn […]
Marshall White summited the details and photos below of the big flathead catfish he caught on Lake Thurmond Saturday March 29. The certified weight of the flathead catfish is 57 pounds 8 ounces. 47″ inches long and the girth is 27”. Caught on 3-29-2014 at Lake Thurmond. Caught ( while bass fishing ) on spinnerbait […]
The National Wild Turkey Federation backs two bills in the South Carolina General Assembly that provide more opportunities for turkey hunters, establish a permanent youth turkey hunting day and help turkey populations recover following a multi-year decline in reproduction. South Carolina house bill H4838 and its senate companion bill S1070 propose significant modifications to current […]