Santee Style Grilled Alligator Tail

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…

Read More

Unleashing Precision Power: Winchester Model 70 Stainless Rifle in 6.8 Western

Winchester Model 70 Santee Cooper Life

When it comes to melding timeless craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology, the Winchester Model 70 Stainless Rifle in 6.8 Western caliber stands as a true testament to the art of firearm engineering. This rifle brings together the revered legacy of the Winchester Model 70 and the undeniable firepower of the 6.8 Western cartridge, creating an exceptional…

Read More

Have you been FROGGIN Lately ?

Santee Cooper Life

Have you been FROGGIN Lately ? If you haven’t but you want to, Now you can! Kyle Austin Guide Service offers FROGGIN trips on Santee. You guessed it, at night, with the lights, and he puts you right on top of them where a quick hand can reach out and GRAB THEM! Don’t knock it…

Read More

Captain Charles King aka CaptainKingfish

Captain Charles King has spent many a day out on Santee catching Catfish with his clients. This beauty was caught on cut herring, brought to the boat, posed for a few pictures and released back into the cove at Blacks Camp. Thank You CaptainKingFish for showing us the ropes and making it an unforgettable fishing…

Read More

The World Needs More of THIS!


We just can’t say it loud enough…The world simply needs more of THIS! Captain Steve Howard put a smile on this young fellas face that just won’t go away. Take a kid fishing! Leave a lasting impression that they will remember as long as they live. Get out there and LIVE THAT SANTEE COOPER LIFE!

Read More

Fishing with KA Guide Services

Santee Cooper Life

Fishing on Santee Cooper can be fire when the conditions are right, These Largemouth Bass get mighty hefty and can be tricked in to the boat with the right lures. Give me a call today and let me show you how we do it in Santee Coooper Country! Kyle Austin 843.209.3726

Read More

Taurus G3 Tactical 9mm Pistol

Taurus G3 Tactical 9mm

Taurus G3 Tactical 9mm Pistol: The Perfect Blend of Performance and Versatility Introduction: In the world of handguns, the Taurus G3 Tactical 9mm pistol stands out as a formidable option for both seasoned shooters and newcomers to the shooting sports. With its impressive combination of reliability, ergonomics, and affordability, the G3 Tactical offers a compelling…

Read More

Connecting the Dots

Ricky Miller Santee Cooper Life Gobbler

Our good friend Ricky Miller connected the dots on a nice longbeard this morning, whispering sweet songs from a Stubbs Game Calls pot call. Handmade by Daryl Stubbs The negotiations were short and sweet but his deep gobbles bellowed through Santee Cooper Country as he worked his way through the swamp. Now that’s living that…

Read More

TL Harmon kills 12-point brute

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…

Read More

Velvet Jean’s glazed squirrel recipe


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…

Read More

Santee hunter kills 622-pound gator


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…

Read More

Annie G’s Pickle Fried Bass Fillets


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…

Read More

A Brief History of the Santee Cooper Lakes


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…

Read More

Santee Cooper Catfish Stew


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,…

Read More

Lowcountry hunter kills opening day velvet buck

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…

Read More

Mustard fried venison

Deep-Fried Mustard Venison If you’re looking to elevate your culinary game and indulge in a unique and flavorful dish, deep-fried mustard venison is a must-try recipe. This dish combines the rich and tender qualities of venison with the zesty kick of mustard, all encased in a crispy, golden crust. Perfect for special occasions or as…

Read More