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10 Things You Should Know About Being Married to a Hunter

Wide Open Spaces, September 21, 2016

It takes a special person to marry a hunter. When you say “I do” to a hunter you’re committing not just to a person, but a lifestyle.

While it in no way reflects how much your spouse loves you, when it comes to hunting season you often take a backseat. You often find yourself making a whole host of unique concessions on behalf of your spouse’s favorite hobby.

Here are 10 surefire signs you’re married to a hunter. Read more...

Gamecocks win back-to-back college fishing national championships

Wide Open Spaces, March 21, 2016

It’s official. The University of South Carolina Gamecocks are back-to-back FLW College Fishing National Championships.

With a three-day total of 38 pounds and 15 ounces, Chris Blanchette and Hampton Anderson from the University of South Carolina are keeping the title in the Palmetto state. The fact that the tournament took place in their home state, at beautiful Lake Keowee, made the win that much sweeter. Read more...

Raising future hunters: 6 ways to get your kids involved

Wide Open Spaces, September 28, 2015

Even though hunting has seen a rise in participation in recent years, it’s important that existing hunters continue to share their guidance and knowledge with future generations.

If you’re not sure how to get your kids involved in hunting, here are six ideas to help you raise a future hunter. Read more...

Is it safe to hunt while pregnant?

Wide Open Spaces, September 8, 2015

Female hunters are presented with a few unique challenges that their male counterparts won’t ever have to face. Being pregnant during hunting season is just one of them.

I was a tomboy growing up. I didn’t spend my days planning my future wedding or dreaming about a white picket fence. I was too busy fishing South Carolina’s lakes and traipsing through the woods hunting with my dad.

I certainly wasn’t thinking about how one day starting a family would affect my outdoor pursuits. Read more...