Sunrise on the Santee

Sunrise on the Santee

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A duck hunter gets his limit of cherished memories For more than half a century, Julius M. Reynolds, Jr. has hunted waterfowl, and the Santee lakes of South Carolina have been his sporting paradise. Early mornings, cold duck blinds, and sunrises on the Santee compose some of his most prized memories. Reynolds has lived on both sides of the lakes and has roamed them from the Santee delta to the Pinopolis powerhouse. He has witnessed both the glory days and the decline of duck hunting in South Carolina. With this heartfelt memoir, Reynolds recalls his best hunting stories, shares his knowledge of waterfowling, and chronicles recent dramatic changes in his beloved sport. Describing himself as a Sumter boy who grew up chasing ducks in Pocotaliago Swamp and from one end of the lake to the other, Reynolds takes readers into the Santee's best duck hunting areas - from Cane Branch, Billup's Slough, and Line Island, all located around Jack's Creek, to McGirt's Lake, Otter Flat, Riser's Old River, Pine Island Creek, Broadwater, Indigo Flat, and Fuller's Earth Creek, his favorite hunting spots in the Santee Swamp. He tells stories of memorable trips, colorful South Carolina sportsmen, favorIt would become a skeet-shooting club, and started out with a few avid shooters and manual target traps. But it grew to over a hundred ... bought a 12-gauge SB grade Remington 1100 and then a 20-gauge SA grade Remington 1100.

Title:Sunrise on the Santee
Author:Julius M. Reynolds
Publisher:Univ of South Carolina Press - 2002-01


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