Intentionally set blazes, in some cases started by shooting small fire bombs from helicopters into the forest, not only improve habitat for ground nesting birds such as wild turkeys, but they clear brush that makes the threat of catastrophic fires worse on federal lands, state and federal officials say.
The 1940's era billboard on the north side of the Gervais Street bridge on the way into Columbia -- the one that spoils the picturesque sight line there -- is finally coming down, according to Columbia city councilman Howard Duvall.
David Soto has become an internet sensation for having the rare ability to skin a deer in minutes. David works in Dalzell, S.C. at peach Orchard Processing, where they sell a knife named after him, "the Davide Blade." Videos of him skinning deer have attracted millions of viewers on outdoors websites. WARNING: This video contains graphic content.
Chronic wasting disease is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy of white-tailed deer. It is referred to as the mad cow disease of deer. DNR wildlife biologist Charles Ruth talks about the disease and how it affects the South Carolina deer herd. Video by Matt Walsh, footage submitted by DNR