|Give a helping hand to wildlife habitat
29 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
So many of the changes in wildlife and fish populations around the Palmetto State are largely beyond our control, but it’s good to know that, occasionally, sportsman can do something that can directly help the patchwork quilt that is their home woods and waters.
88 Views - Posted: November 01 at 7:00 am
If there’s anything the shutdown of the federal government a month ago taught us is that people have very different views of what “essential services” are.
|SCDNR: An agency that really works
111 Views - Posted: October 01 at 7:00 am
I’m often amazed when I read through some of the stories we run in South Carolina Sportsman or on our Website, www.SouthCarolinaSportsman.com, at the opportunities that are available to sportsmen in the Palmetto State.
|An old shotgun and a memorable hunt
161 Views - Posted: September 02 at 9:00 am
With Labor Day and the opening of dove season approaching quickly, I sat down the other day, trying to figure out how to come up with enough money to fix my two favorite shotguns, both of which have fallen on hard times recently.
|Legislature makes some good strides
187 Views - Posted: August 01 at 7:00 am
The 2013 session of South Carolinaís legislature was a kind one to most hunters and fishermen in the Palmetto State. A handful of bills passed that should certainly improve things for sportsmen.
|Black sea bass show the system works
230 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am
Sometimes, the system works, even if itís often too slow for our tastes.
|Itís habitat, habitat, habitat, habitat
263 Views - Posted: June 01 at 9:00 am
I sat back and thought a few minutes the other day when I read a story about South Carolinaís 2012 deer harvest dropping about 4 percent compared to the 2011 harvest and being more than 30 percent lower than the record 2002 season.
|Upstate deer baiting verdict not in yet
342 Views - Posted: May 01 at 7:00 am
ďBe careful what you wish for. What you think you want may be more than you can handle."
|April has made favorite memories
390 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am
I have written often about my love for the months of April and October, my two favorites of the 12 calendar pages. I come by those feelings deservedly.
|Donít stop learning or you stop living
562 Views - Posted: March 01 at 7:00 am
I distinctly remember the last class I attended my last term in college. It was a history class on the pre-Civil War South taught by my all-time favorite professor, Dr. Emory Thomas. The final session was one afternoon in March 1978, and I recall walking back to my car afterwards, thinking, ďThatís it; Iím done. No more classes. No more homework. No more exams. I made it.Ē
|Where did all the big bucks go? The moon?
551 Views - Posted: February 01 at 7:00 am
The deer season that ended on New Yearís Day was one of the more-unusual ones I can remember. To me, it appeared to start off with a bang and end with a whimper.
|These resolutions I think I can keep
555 Views - Posted: January 01 at 7:00 am
I have never been one who makes New Yearís resolutions, because I know that 99 percent of them are doomed from the start. I figure losing 30 pounds that one year was the only resolution Iíll ever fulfill, so why try to cover any new ground?
|I canít seem to attract another tract
676 Views - Posted: December 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
I am just about convinced that itís finally time for me to go ahead and bite the bullet and pay to make sure Iíve got hunting land for my son and me.
For years, Iíve survived on the generosity of others, getting permission to hunt a piece of land here, a piece of land there, maybe a piece of land somewhere else ó all without cash changing hands. Just a signed permission slip, a handshake agreement, maybe help keep unwanted visitors off the land, put up a few posted signs, put up a few gates or cables across logging roads to keep the place private.
|ĎMr. Robertsonís neighborhoodí
799 Views - Posted: November 05, 2012 at 9:00 am
I know itís November, and itís the heart of the political-campaign season, so Iíll write about a politician ó but probably not one youíve ever heard of.
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