Mallory Spring of East Fultonham, Ohio, was recognized at her high school awards ceremony as the recipient of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) 2014 National Scholarship sponsored by Mossy Oak, surprising both her and a crowd of her peers. The $10,000 scholarship will help Spring pursue a degree in wildlife biology and natural […]
The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) awarded a $5,000 National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Collegiate Scholarship to Zayne Aldrich of Neosho, Missouri. Aldrich is wrapping up his senior year at Neosho High School while maintaining a 3.79 GPA, ranking near the top of his graduating class. He is a member of the National Honor […]
George Long, who is married to Edgefield native Ann Turner Long, is a retired Air Force officer. He and Anne live in Woodland Park, Colorado, and share their domain with bears and cougars. This photo is evidence of the kinds of visitors they have at night. In a recent email from George to our local […]
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. […]
The Edgefield County School District has selected Coach Antwaun Hillary as Head Football Coach of the Strom Thurmond High School Rebel Football Program. Head Coach Hillary is filling the position recently vacated by the retiring head coach Lee Sawyer. His most recent coaching assignment has been as Offensive Coordinator for the highly regarded Rebel Football […]
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.