Deer season forecast good

With the 2016 deer season soon opening in all counties, South Carolina's deer population is healthy and the season outlook is good, according to the state's top deer biologist. Although the deer harve ...

Sunday, Sept. 25 Fishing reports

FRESHWATER Piedmont Area Lake Russell  Bass: Fair to good. Guide Jerry Kotal reports that he is catching good numbers of small to medium-sized spotted bass fishing a drop shot around deeper timbe ...

Sunday, Sept. 4 Fishing Reports

FRESHWATER Piedmont Area Lake Russell (Updated August 4) Striped Bass: Excellent. Guide Wendell Wilson reports that striper fishing is about as good as it gets on Lake Russell, with numerous big fish ...

Sunday, Aug. 21 Fishing reports

FRESHWATERPiedmont AreaLake Russell (Updated August 4)Striped Bass: Excellent. Guide Wendell Wilson reports that striper fishing is about as good as it gets on Lake Russell, with numerous big fish bet ...

Sunday, Aug. 14 Fishing reports

FRESHWATERPiedmont AreaLake Russell (Updated August 4)Striped Bass: Excellent. Guide Wendell Wilson reports that striper fishing is about as good as it gets on Lake Russell, with numerous big fish bet ...

Handle fish with care in hot summer months

SC DNR reportsHumans and pets aren't the only ones who need to be wary of heat exposure in the summer months—higher temperatures also put higher stress on wildlife such as fish.This summer, the ...

Sunday, Aug. 7 Fishing Reports

FRESHWATERPiedmont AreaLake Russell (Updated August 4)Striped Bass: Excellent. Guide Wendell Wilson reports that striper fishing is about as good as it gets on Lake Russell, with numerous big fish bet ...

Sunday, July 31 Fishing Reports

FRESHWATERPiedmont AreaLake Russell (Updated June 21)Bass: Fair to good. Guide Jerry Kotal and Guide Wendell Wilson report that bass are setting up in a typical summer pattern where they can be caught ...

Hunter education class offered in Edgefield

A South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Hunter Education Class will be taught at the National Wild Turkey Federation's Hunting Heritage Center in Edgefield on Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 8:30 a.m. ...

YMCA camp encourages experiences in nature

Zach Robertson mined for crystals at Diamond Hill Mine, and Dillan Lee kayaked across Lake Greenwood.  Those were just two of several events campers took part in this week during the Greenwood YM ...

Rare sea turtles pass recovery milestone

Associated PressSAVANNAH, Ga.— Rare loggerhead sea turtles reached a conservation milestone on the coast of Georgia in the midst of a strong nesting season on southern Atlantic beaches.Georgia w ...

July 17, 2016 Fishing Reports

Piedmont AreaLake Russell (Updated June 21)Bass: Fair to good. Guide Jerry Kotal and Guide Wendell Wilson report that bass are setting up in a typical summer pattern where they can be caught in 20-40 ...

Manatees on the move in South Carolina waters

Manatees are returning to their summer haunts along the coast of South Carolina, and S.C. Department of Natural Resources biologists are reminding coastal residents and visitors to avoid harmful inter ...