dont take this the wrong way but SCOUT!!!! I am in SC about 4 weeks a year and well we dont limit every time out we do pretty dang well. The amount of time we spend scounting is equal, if not greater then the amount we spend hunting.
I'd also try applying for some of the GREAT drawing hunts your state has. I hunt Canada, AK, SD, MO, AR, GA, TN, MD, NC and SC almost every year and SC isn't half bad on most years.