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    Getting ready for turkey season

    April marks the beginning of the regional turkey season. March is time to get your gear ready for a hunt.

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    Herb Kirsh: Sportsman’s friend

    Longtime local politician Herb Kirsh, who died this past week, was a fascinating figure whose life seemed to be filled with intriguing contrasts.

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    Events such as Chester’s Sportsman Banquet get people ready for outdoor season

    Sportsman banquet at Chester’s Second Baptist Church just one of a number of events that prepare outdoor enthusiast for upcoming season.

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    Beating the winter-time blues

    Whether described as cabin fever, winter time blues, the blahs or, as my grandfather put it in his pithy way, 'miseries,' this time of year can be frustrating for those who love the outdoors.

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    Getting ready for dove season

    That glad and glorious day so beloved by hunters, the opening of dove season, lies just under a month away. This year finds one noteworthy change from practices which have prevailed for years. Rather than a daily limit of 12 birds, hunters will be allowed a limit of 15 doves.

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    State residents can fish for free June 10-11\

    National Fishing and Boat Week is being celebrated this year from June 3 through June 11, and South Carolina, like most other states, has set aside a time when all state residents can fish without a license. The two days are June 10-11.

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    All in for creamy crappie dip

    As each day lengthens and the sun's power strengthens, warming waters trigger the spawning urge in crappie. They gradually move from their wintertime holding patterns in deep water into shallows where they lay their eggs.

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    Making complete use of your turkey

    Another approach with the dark meat is taking a skinned and breasted carcass, with the legs, thighs and wings still intact, and placing it in a large stew pot. Cook until the meat comes away from the bones easily. The result is a meaty, first-rate stock for use in soups, wild turkey bog or similar...

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    The magic and mystery in turkey hunting

    \Yet for all that I am hopelessly addicted to the quest for his majesty, the wild gobbler, I readily recognize that there's more to be done in April than just hunt turkeys.

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    Turkey hunters anxiously await April

    Two of my favorite days of the year are the first and last days of turkey season. I await opening day with the eager anticipation a kid associates with Christmas. A month later, after too many early morning risings coupled with too many evenings staying in the woods until pitch dark hoping to roost...

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