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A sportsmanís favorite season

I have long believed that September and October ó along with April ó are the three best months on a sportsmanís calendar, especially in South Carolina.Read More...
August 25, 2008 at 2:15 pm

Another feather in Palmetto cap

South Carolina has been blessed this year to have the two most-prestigious bass-fishing tournaments in the nation held on its waters. The Bassmasters Classic visited Lake Hartwell and Greenville this past February, and the Forrest Wood Cup, the championship of the FLW Tour, will make Lake Murray and Columbia its home base in two weeks.Read More...
July 22, 2008 at 10:51 am

How to keep DNR Ship afloat

You would think that one of South Carolinaís biggest industries might warrant a little special treatment from the state legislature and the governorís office. You know, if we can spend millions to attract shiny new industries, we ought to be able to spend the money we need to keep one of our best industries humming along.Read More...
June 24, 2008 at 9:40 am

A special thanks to 2 special men

As best I can remember ó and it gets tougher as the years pass ó my first fishing trip was not to some little farm pond somewhere, but to Georgiaís Lake Sinclair. There was a family picnic of sorts, with grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins, and somebody or other handed me a cane pole, with cork, split-shot and a worm impaled on an Aberdeen bronze hook.Read More...
May 15, 2008 at 2:14 pm

Face it, biologists know their stuff

One of the rules I set for myself when I started this outdoor-writing gig 20-some years ago was to always trust the pros who manage our wildlife and fisheries.Read More...
April 21, 2008 at 2:26 pm

A Ďbumpí from our government

I know this stuff isnít supposed to bother me as much, because Iím over 50 and somewhat jaded about how much the government actually represents the interests of individual citizens, but the fedsí latest foray into fisheries management has made my skin crawl.Read More...
February 25, 2008 at 1:48 pm

Itís still Classic; thatís for sure

I first attended the Bassmaster Classic in 1988, driving up to Richmond, Va., for the final day of a tournament that was won by Guido Hibdon, edging hometown favorite Woo Daves.Read More...
January 24, 2008 at 12:48 pm

A sportsmanís wish list for í08

People make New Yearís resolutions with the best of intentions but rarely keep them. Those resolutions come on the heels of the Christmas ďwish listsĒ that bring joy to people, especially retailers.Read More...
December 17, 2007 at 11:27 am

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