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Old 12-10-2012, 12:08 AM
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Default Exploring the Francis Marion National Forest Via Vstrom

It was in the 70s Saturday so we decided to go for a ride through the National Forest. The plan was to check out the visitors center and look for some geocaches while exploring the dirt roads. As soon as we got to the national forest it became apparent that it was hunting season. There was hunting trucks along the roads and packs of hounds. No big deal I thought. I can still cruise down the dirt roads. I just won't go into the woods. We kept passing tucks of hunters and they didn't give us the usual friendly wave that you get from most people in SC. I didn't think much of it and kept going.

On the way out I saw a DNR worker at a check station. I asked him how the deer hunting with dogs worked. He explained that the packs of hounds chase the deer through the woods and then when the deer crosses the road the people sitting on the trucks shoot at the deer! On the road! From the bed of a truck. This blew me away on many levels. One people hunt from the road while sitting in the bed of a pickup, and two I was pretty much riding right through people hunting. It's like there was a guy in a deer stand and I decided to park my bike right in front of him. Well that would explain the lack of friendly waves.

Here are some pics from our ride. I wish I got some pics of the dogs. We kept running into them while I was riding doen sandy roads. They were friendly little things.


The National forest visitors center by dsrphotography, on Flickr


I own you bitch! by dsrphotography, on Flickr


More diorama goodness by dsrphotography, on Flickr


Who can resist a diorama by dsrphotography, on Flickr


Red wofl by dsrphotography, on Flickr


Red wolf at the visitor center by dsrphotography, on Flickr


Creepy church in the woods. by dsrphotography, on Flickr


Creepy church from the outside by dsrphotography, on Flickr


Old organ in the vampire church by dsrphotography, on Flickr


This church was very creepy even in the day by dsrphotography, on Flickr


Having a drink at a fork on the road by dsrphotography, on Flickr


Should this one make me smaller or bigger? by dsrphotography, on Flickr


Finding a geocache in the woods by dsrphotography, on Flickr


I wonder if these are edible by dsrphotography, on Flickr


Exploring a dirt road by dsrphotography, on Flickr


Cruising through the national forest by dsrphotography, on Flickr
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More cool pics and geocaches. Who has the photographer's eye... you or your wife? Nicely done and yeah, an odd style of hunting you encountered. Well, coming from a non-hunter's perspective (me).
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I take all the pics unless you see a pic with me in it.
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Just a FYI there is no Sunday hunting on WMA(wildlife management area) land in South Carolina. Just thought I would let you know so maybe next time you can go on Sunday. All hunting stops March 1st. Deer season ends January 1st.
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Pics of the church are really cool. Loved the piano going it's way to ruin.
So that's geocaching? Interesting. Does one add something once found?
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Pics of the church are really cool. Loved the piano going it's way to ruin.
So that's geocaching? Interesting. Does one add something once found?
People do trade items. It's called swag. I really just enjoy searching for items in the woods so I just sign the log and leave the swag be. There are geocaches all over the place so you can grab caches while you are visiting a certain area or you can go places specially to find caches. Check out ground speak. Com. Geocaching goes very well with motorcycling.
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Love the pics at the old church!
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