Upcoming banquets in SOUTH CAROLINA:

Blue Hose Wild Turkey Celebration - 04/23/2014
Clinton, SC 29325

Lexington Longbeards, SC - 05/02/2014
Lexington, SC 29072

Fairfield, SC - 05/03/2014
Ridgeway, SC 29130

John C. Calhoun's Longbeards - 05/10/2014
Easley, SC 29642

Turkey Creek Chapter - 05/17/2014
Barnwell, SC 29812

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Sporting Arms Savvy



The best and safest way to kill a turkey is using a shotgun with number 4 or smaller shot to place a shot in the head and neck at 40 yards or less.

Wild turkey hunting is one of the most exciting ways you can spend time with your family and friends outdoors. It's also one of the safest outdoor activities whether you're talking about team sports, other types of hunting or hobbies such as mountain biking.

Follow these firearm safety tips to help make your time afield, even safer.

  • Treat all firearms as if loaded.

  • Always point the firearm in a safe direction.

  • Never put your finger on the trigger until ready to shoot.

  • Know your target and what is behind it.

  • Know the firearm and its mechanical characteristics.

  • Never rely on the firearm's safety.

  • Use the correct gauge or caliber ammunition.

  • Be sure the barrel is not obstructed before shooting.

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