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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM Santee Cooper Life

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Skipdale’s Succulent Duck Breast Recipe

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Skipdale’s Succulent Duck Recipe is a great way to prepare your waterfowl.

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TL Harmon kills 12-point brute

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TL Harmon of Summerville, SC killed a 12-point brute that’s been green-scored at 127 inches in Orangeburg County on Oct. 12, 2023. Harmon shot the buck from 100 yards away with a Winchester .243. He had spotted the deer in the flesh back on July 10 while scouting. He did not have any trail camera…

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Velvet Jean’s glazed squirrel recipe

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Was a ole gal lived up around Paxville, name of Velvet Jean DuBose, we used to visit when I was a young fella. She could shoot the eyes out of a squirrel, and did so regularly. The way they tell it, DNR proposed a shortened season AND smaller creel limit on the tree rats, all…

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Santee hunter kills 622-pound gator

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Brian Carroll killed a 622-pound gator while hunting on Lake Moultrie with Renegade Bowfishing on Sept. 13, 2023. The swamp lizard was 12-feet, 2-inches long. It was an exciting hunt that began as night fell, and ended before midnight. Cole Poplin and William Ard, who run Renegade Bowfishing, were prepared to stay out well into…

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Santee Style Grilled Alligator Tail

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Hunter Cook Santee Cooper Life

If you’ve ever seen Farnsworth Roundtree on the road, chances are he was heading to the Santee Cooper swamps to kill a gator, or on the way back to his Pinopolis shack with one in the back of his truck. And if they’s one thing he’s better at than killing ’em, it’s cooking ’em. I…

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Annie G’s Pickle Fried Bass Fillets

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R.I.P Annie G, who shares this recipe from the grave Annie G was an old gal lived up around Summerton. She was known for growing pickles. Now some of you are no doubt saying that you don’t grow pickles, you grow cucumbers, which turn into pickles when treated properly (or improperly, if you don’t like…

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A Brief History of the Santee Cooper Lakes

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How lakes Marion and Moultrie were formed The history of the Santee Cooper Lakes is closely tied to the development of hydroelectric power, flood control, and water resources management in South Carolina,. The Santee Cooper Lakes refer to two large reservoirs, Lake Marion (often referred to as the Upper Lake) and Lake Moultrie (often referred…

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Santee Cooper Catfish Stew

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Ingredients: Instructions: As a passionate lover of Southern flavors, I can’t help but share my twist on a classic catfish stew. It’s cajun-inspired, with a Santee Cooper Life touch. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with my Santee Cooper Catfish Stew! So there you have it – my special Santee Cooper Catfish Stew recipe,…

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Lowcountry hunter kills opening day velvet buck

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It’s the third opening day velvet buck she’s killed Rosalyn Ballam killed a lowcountry 8-point buck in full velvet on Aug. 15, 2023 at 6:45 p.m. It’s the third time she’s killed a velvet buck on opening day, and the fourth one she’s killed during the first week of the season. She began seeing the…

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