Located off Highway 153 in Piedmont, Saluda River Archery is a go-to for all your bow-and-arrow needs. The pro shop sports a wide range of gear, as well as rentals and equipment upkeep. For deer hunters, compound bows like this Mathews Archery TRIAX are popular alternatives to rifles. Bows have a shorter range, requiring better accuracy, skill, and concealment techniques. In some of South Carolina’s wildlife management areas, archery season for deer opens as early as August 15 and extends through December. For more information, visit saludariverarchery.com.

Straight & Arrow: Mathews Archery TRIAX bow from Saluda River Archery, 3318 Hwy 153, Piedmont. (864) 385-4117, saludariverarchery.com