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100 Deadly Days Campaign Spot 2014

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The Thinking Outside the Tackle Box videos are produced in-house by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Videographers and the Aquatic Education Staff to promote fishing and an understanding of fisheries management. And they're fun!
Includes videos produced by MRD and DNR video production staff that highlight coastal South Carolina.
  • Anglers asked to release Spotted Sea Trout

    Back-to-back cold winters have decimated spotted sea trout and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is calling for fishermen to voluntarily practice catch and release to protect the remai...
  • Shellfishing

    We traveled to James Island and learned all about shellfishing from Ben and Holly Dyar. They showed us how to cull for oysters and then followed things up with a roast.
  • Artificial Reefs

    There are more than 40 artificial reef sites in South Carolina's coastal and offshore waters. And as water temperatures begin to rise, so does the chance of landing an amberjack, cobia or King mac...
  • Recreational Shrimping

    We get started with a sunrise launch into Bull's Bay near McClellanville. The shrimp baiting season in South Carolina begins in September and lasts sixty days, into early November. There are seve...
  • Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nesting - Botany Bay Plantation WMA

    The 4,687 acre Botany Bay Plantation Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located adjacent to the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the northeast corner of Edisto Island in lower Charleston County. The ...
  • Morris Island Lighthouse

    Many of you have likely heard about the lighthouse and the efforts to save it. Perhaps you've even gone out in a boat to see it up close. For all of you who would love to see the inside too, join...
South Carolina Wildlife TV is an idea that had floated around for several years. There were many potential stories associated with SCDNR projects and outreach activities, and ultimately a plan bobbed to the surface in August of 2003.

We had a clean slate from which to work. We decided the best approach would be something like a video version of South Carolina Wildlife magazine. So meetings were held, amused chuckles were traded and a format was chosen.

We would build a show around two main stories, one field trip segment, and a short wrap-up piece that featured natural sounds and settings. Most importantly, we would hit the road and river and forest and anywhere else we could find South Carolina's special places. At last count, our tally includes nearly 200 hundred shooting locations, 100+ guests, dozens of drive-thru cheeseburgers, four hosts and one upside-down truck (don't ask).
  • A DNR Day in the Mountains

    We spent some time in the Jocassee Gorges with five DNR employees who live and work there in northern Pickens and Oconee counties. They'll tell us a few of their favorite things about the Jocassee...
  • ACE Basin

    The Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto Rivers make up the acronym ACE. These rivers feed the watershed area in Colleton County that is the focus of the ACE Basin project.
  • Aiming High Youth Archery Program

    The Department of Natural Resources offers a program called Archery in the Schools. Students learn the correct way to use archery equipment, and the year culminates in a competition held at the Pa...
  • Alligators

    The alligator has been around since before the dinosaur. It is very much a symbol of the SC lowcountry, and can be found for many miles inland. And if you were fortunate enough to have seen one i...
  • Artificial Reefs

    There are more than 40 artificial reef sites in South Carolina's coastal and offshore waters. And as water temperatures begin to rise, so does the chance of landing an amberjack, cobia or King mac...
  • Backyard Birds in Winter

    We visit with DNR biologist Lex Glover with the Wildlife Diversity section about the special needs of birds in the winter. From feeders to food to water to shelter, we share with you some tips to ...
  • How To Fish for Crappie

    • 2 years ago
    The two species of crappie are found in almost all SC waters with the exception of mountain streams. They are more abundant in large impoundments, natural lakes and backwaters. White crappie are mo...
  • How to Clean a Fish!

    • 2 years ago
    You had a good day on the lake and it's time to clean the mess o' fish you brought home. But how? Lorianne and Dan give you a quick primer on preparing a bream, bass and catfish.
  • How To Choose a Trout Lure

    • 1 year ago
    Trout fishing can be very intimidating for the beginner. So Lorianne and SCDNR fisheries biologist Kevin Kubach discuss some of the lures and tackle you'll need to get started.
  • How to Hook Live Bait

    • 2 years ago
    Find out everything you need to know when it comes to hooking live bait!
  • How To Tie a Fishing Knot

    • 2 years ago
    Do you find yourself sharing too many stories about "the one that got away"? We can help with that. Dan shows you how to tie a couple of sure-fire knots that will keep your hook on the line and h...
  • Woodcock Hunt

    • 3 years ago
    If you've ever rambled alongside a midlands creek, through a cane patch, or across a marshy bottom, you might have walked right beside a woodcock and never known it. But it's a different story, an...
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