Tips for Taking Pictures of Your Trophy Trophy Hunt

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The peak of deer rutting in South Carolina typically occurs during the last two weeks of October and the first two weeks of November. It is the breeding season for the white-tailed deer in South Carolina.

It is during this rut ​​that several of the biggest deer of the year are slaughtered. But that doesn’t mean that a buck trophy is easy to take.

The dollars that have reached this point in the season are the smartest, which means you may need to adjust your tactics. Instead of open fields, you may need to dig deeper into the woods and into thicker blanket. You will have to work harder and smarter to outsmart the bigger deer.

And when you are successful, you will want to preserve that moment, especially if the deer is a deer shot by a son, daughter, or someone else that you are teaching you to hunt.

Everyone has a camera today, usually a cell phone that can take good photos. But you might want to practice a bit first. If you are going to hunt on your own, learn how to use the camera’s timer function.

Most of the deer photos that appear on social media are, understandably, taken in a hurry as the hunter rushes to bring his trophy to the processor. But taking a few minutes to properly stage your photo can make all the difference, and you can still get it back to the processor in a reasonable amount of time.

The typical deer photo is often taken near where the deer falls. A natural background is preferable. If that is not possible, you can also get a decent photo from the back of a truck. Whether you are taking the photo in the field or in the truck, remember to remove all the clutter that will be a distraction from the photo.

Think about the photos you’ve seen that you find attractive and try to recreate them. Many hunters wish to include their rifle or bow in the photo, holding the weapon or resting it on the body of the deer. Kneel or sit behind the deer and hold the antlers by grasping the main part and not the teeth. If the deer has any unusual characteristics, perhaps a magpie or a deer with non-typical rather than symmetrical antlers, try to include that characteristic.

Blood, on both the deer and the hunter, is a no-no in trophy photos. Clean the hunter and the deer. Take wet wipes with you. And when you get ready to take the photo, make sure the deer’s tongue doesn’t hang out of its mouth.

Ideally, you will want the male’s front legs to be tucked under the breast and the male’s head to be turned in one direction. This is a natural look and shows the size of the deer. Take the photo from multiple angles, preferably from the bottom to the ground. Spending some time in the field after your harvest is a great way to share memories with family and friends.

And don’t forget to smile.

Bull Redfish make October a great month to fish along the SC Coast

American Nautical Club

America’s Boating Club Charleston will be hosting boating safety courses on November 6, December 4 and January 15 at 1376 Orange Grove Road, Charleston. Classes start at 9 a.m. and end around 4 p.m. Successful participants obtain the SC Department of Natural Resources Boater Education Card. The cost is $ 25 for adults and youth ages 12-18 are free. Call 843-312-2876 or email [email protected]

ECOMC Turkey Shoot

The East Cooper Outboard Motor Club will be holding their annual turkey hunt from November 3 to 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Goldbug Island in Mount Pleasant. Last year, the event donated $ 30,000 to charities in Lowcountry.


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