More than a quarter of a century ago, a then-young fellow named Roy Turner called me and chatted a bit about some management efforts that he and his father, along with a few other hunters, had undertaken on family property.
It was obvious that Roy was, as my Grandpa Joe would have put it, as country as cracklin'cornbread, and it was equally manifest that he was a sportsman to the core of his being.
Hog hunting never goes out of season in South Carolina.
Some hunters enjoy wild hogs because they offer a change of pace from deer or other hunting sports. Some take part as a means of keeping their woodsmanship and shooting skills sharp. A final group does it simply because its their personal passion.
Some people head to Las Vegas for fast action, while others head to the nearest NASCAR oval. If you are a fisherman, you ought to make plans to be on the ocean this month for adrenaline-surging action.
The lower Saluda River is certainly the most improbable of South Carolinas trout streams.
The Chamber of Commerce describes the climate in the Columbia area as subtropical, and Spanish moss hangs in palmetto trees within sight of the river, which flows 10 miles from Lake Murray Dam to the confluence with the Broad River near downtown Columbia, forming the Congaree River.
If the stars align like our experts think they will, Palmetto State hunters will be very happy this year.