Fishing on South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast: Lake Russell

Looking for a new fishing adventure? On South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast, we’ve got three lakes that combine for a whopping 100+ acres of water just waiting for you to explore. Fishing in our area of the upstate is at its best in early to middle fall, so now’s the time to visit. Crappie and striped […]

Olympian of the Woods Celebrated in South Carolina’s Old 96 District

As the world’s best athletes compete at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, the “Olympian of the Woods,” may be taking flight near you. With five species located across North America (every state but Alaska), the wild turkey is known as the “Olympian of the Woods” with running speeds of 25 MPH and flight speeds […]

The ABC’s of the Wild Turkey: Thanksgiving Table Talk

In case you want to dazzle the kinfolk over the dinner table at this year’s Thanksgiving celebration, here’s a heaping helping of turkey trivia-from A to Z! Alaska This is the only state where wild turkeys can’t be found – not because it’s too cold, but because the state doesn’t have a long growing season. […]

Archery: A Sport Filled with Arrows and Bows

“Archery; the sport, practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows.” Historically, archery was used for hunting and combat. Today it is mostly a competitive sport and a recreational activity. A person who takes part in archery is typically called an archer or a bowman. At the only resort state park in South Carolina, […]

The Palmetto Shooting Complex at the NWTF

The Palmetto Shooting Complex at the National Wild Turkey Federation in Edgefield, S.C. is where individuals both young and old come to enjoy shooting sports. Since opening last fall, the 300-acre facility has hosted more than a dozen shooting events and welcomed more than 6,000 shooters and 20,000 visitors. And the facility is only going […]

Let’s Go Fishing in Old 96 District

Did you know fishing is the second most popular outdoor activity, behind running? Freshwater is the most popular type, and 2 1/2 million people tried fishing for the first time in 2015. For more fun facts, check out the 2016 Special Report on Fishing.     If you haven’t been hooked yet, you’ll find many great […]

Exploring Baker Creek State Park

When planning for an outdoor adventure, it’s sometimes hard to make a decision sight unseen. So, let’s start here by exploring Baker Creek State Park. Stay tuned for the other parks in South Carolina’s Old 96 District. The Details Baker Creek State Park is open March 1 to September 30 annually. There is a state park entrance […]

A Part of SC’s Freshwater Coast

These days, South Carolina’s famous beaches aren’t the only water attraction in the state. The Savannah River and other lakes form the border between South Carolina and Georgia, and the Old 96 District is smack in the middle. Three of the district’s five counties line this coast: Abbeville, McCormick and Edgefield. Abbeville County is home […]

National Wild Turkey Federation

Turkeys on the Run – Better Gobble Them Up! That’s right. The National Wild Turkey Federation’s Winchester Museum is the only museum of its kind in the world. Exhibits are dedicated to the history of wild turkey hunting and conservation in North America, a USDA Forest Service helicopter, wildlife oddities, and regional history. The NWTF […]