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Holiday hunts make memories

When I was growing up, Christmas was important for the usual reasons: the carol sings, Santa Claus, the presents, the lights, the Saviorís birth ó all the stuff that a school kid would first mention.Read More...
November 27, 2007 at 2:18 pm

The camp thing has hold of me

Growing up, I never did the camp thing. During summer vacation, there was too much baseball to be played, and the thought of anything interfering with the annual visit to my grandparentsí farm was one that never entered my mind.Read More...
October 23, 2007 at 3:40 pm

My favorite month is here

I wait almost all year for October.

When bass leave the shallows in June, I start to think about October. When itís 100 degrees in the shade in August, Iím definitely thinking about October ó when the cool nights start to show up, the leaves start to turn colors, and just about everything a sportsman could dream about comes true.Read More...
September 26, 2007 at 8:37 am

Playing against a stacked deck

I attended a seminar a while back at which a biologist said that deer hunters didnít care about deer management unless it led to an 8-pointer standing within easy range of their stand every season.Read More...
August 22, 2007 at 11:09 am

Remembering 2 outdoorsmen

As far as I know, Smokey Goodwin and Gault Beeson never met, so I am probably the only connection between the two. I met both through two of my passions ó fishing and rabbit hunting.Read More...
July 16, 2007 at 10:42 am

Let science lead, not politicians

Sen. John Drummond of Ninety Six had it right when he said that it was time for South Carolinaís legislators ďto get out of the rabbit sheriff business.Ē The problem is, that speech was nearly 30 years ago, and many legislators are still muddling in areas that cry out for good science, not politics.Read More...
June 26, 2007 at 12:48 pm

You can come home again

The first Kiblers came to South Carolina in 1753 from an area of Germany near the Swiss border via the sailing ship Anne, arriving in Charleston.Read More...
May 21, 2007 at 1:43 pm

It ainít exactly cheap to litter

The U.S. Forest Service temporarily closed a rifle range at the Francis Marion National Forest to clean up litter and repair vandalized facilities. Another range was closed temporarily several years ago for the same reasons.Read More...
April 24, 2007 at 9:09 am

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