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Sportswomen of South Carolina: Megan Clark | South Carolina Wild

My name is Megan Clark, I am 18 years old, and I am a freshman at the University of South Carolina. I grew up in a family full of hunters and shared the common goal of introducing youth to hunting.

The picture above is my first buck which I shot on October, 19, 2018, in Jasper County, S.C. when I was home on fall break. I had been patiently waiting on the beautiful 9 point because my father had seen him on the deer cam days earlier. As you can see some of his tines have been broken off due to the rut.

I was also a member of the West Ashley High School Claybusters, a sporting clays team, when I was a senior in high school. Two other girls and I proudly won the state championship at the Edgefield, S.C. tournament.

All in all, hunting is a passion that I will always live with, and it can never be taken away.F

Kelsey Pritchard and I hold the first place trophy along with individual awards after we are announced state champions.

My first pheasant hunt was at Molly’s Pond in Levy, South Carolina. A close family friend, Jim Davis invited me, my father, grandfather, grandmother, aunt, and uncle to the hunt. It was a tower shoot, and I was stationed with my dad. I used the gun that won me first in the state, a Remington 1100 competition 12 gauge. Not only did we show up ready to hunt but we were dressed the part. Hunting is a way that I bond with my family and especially my father. 

This is my second deer, a doe that I shot in Jasper County, S.C. with my Remington .243 bolt action rifle, it was once my brothers, but when he joined the Army, he handed it down to me so I could carry on the tradition.

I am standing with the “A-Team” and 2 coaches. Thomas Cousins started this team from scratch 2 years ago. I owe all my success to Bobby Wieczorek (pictured on the left). He was not only our coach but our friend and mentor. He has such a kind heart and wanted nothing more than to watch us succeed. It was our first year on the team, and by the end of the season, we had placed first.

An annual duck hunt with my hunting partner and lifelong friend, Gin. My family got Gin in 2005, and ever since we have been hunting buddies. She is one of the best retrievers I could ever ask for.

This photo is a team picture at one of our tournaments in Edgefield, SC.

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