The King of Spring

Santee Cooper Life

Thunder Chicken Alert = There was a thunderous gobble that filled the cool morning with song and soon after fell a hammer that released the charge sending 100’s of small pellets rapidly down range. Feathers filled the air and when the last feather softly landed on the forest floor the 19 lb gobbler was down.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Doubling up in Santee Cooper Country

Sydney Snelgrove was hunting with her dad, Tommy for turkeys in Orangeburg County. Sydney’s husband, Andrew was taking care of the calling duties, and up until this hunt, neither Sydney nor her dad had ever killed a turkey. They were hunting on a tract of land that Tommy has hunted for years, and it’s where…

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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…

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SAWYER Insect Repellent

Turkey season is right around the corner, add a layer of protection to your clothing and gear with SAWYER Permethrin insect and tick repellent spray — perfect for use on shirts, jackets, pants, socks, shoes, boots, netting, blinds when outdoors, hunting. SAWYER Permethrin spray bonds to fabric fibers for up to 6 weeks or through…

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Killin’ Time in the Turkey Woods

The Nomad killin’ Time turkey vest is engineered for hunters passionate about turkey and built for For comfort, mobility & optimum gear organization Customized fit: turkey hunter’s vest features 14 points of adjustment for One Size fits most customization. If you are going to be Killin’ Time in the turkey woods, you might as well…

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BISON COOLERS Weatherproof Rifle Softcase


The first thing that I reach for when heading out on a January hog hunt is my BISON COOLERS Weatherproof Rifle Softcase. It was designed to keep my gun dry and protected no matter what kind of wet and wild adventure I take it on. The hunting is usually in rough terrain with creek crossings in…

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