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Why September is No. 1 calendar page

When I was a younger, I kept a long look ahead on the calendar when April and November appeared on the horizon. Back then, April meant the opening of mountain trout season, as well as the best bass fishing that could be imagined. November was the peak of the whitetail deer rut — and I needed all the help I could get from bucks that were smart 51 weeks a year.Read More...
September 01, 2012 at 7:00 am

The joy of the hunt is to be shared

I am looking forward to the upcoming deer season — and next spring’s turkey season — much more than I have in the past couple of years.

The reason? My long-time hunting buddy is back in business.Read More...
August 01, 2012 at 7:00 am

Can we reverse our impact on wildlife?

Except for the times when Mother Nature sticks her nose into things, most of the successes and failures in wildlife populations and fisheries are of our own doings.Read More...
July 02, 2012 at 11:53 am

Sportsman writers top notch but aging

A couple of months ago, I received an email from a reader who was interested in writing for South Carolina Sportsman. He said he felt like most of our articles were well-written, but he questioned the overall field knowledge of our writing staff.Read More...
June 01, 2012 at 9:36 am

A long-needed cup of legislative coffee

It’s great, for a change, to see politicians actually getting down to the business of helping protect South Carolina’s wildlife and fisheries resources.Read More...
May 01, 2012 at 7:00 am

The bloom isn’t off the rose just yet

Spring is the time of rebirth. The dogwoods and azaleas are blooming, wild turkeys are courting and different species of fish are moving to and fro, headed back from their winter haunts to the spots where they’ll spend the summer — sort of like the snowbirds in their yachts heading north on the Intercoastal Waterway.Read More...
April 01, 2012 at 7:00 am

Fisheries bill is a winner — this time

The freshwater fisheries bill that may be passed into law by press time is a piece of legislation that’s far-reaching but not far-fetched, needed to address issues that have developed in recent years and, at the same time, a reminder that things still aren’t done just right.Read More...
March 01, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Is Frampton affair start of SCDNR slide?

Every time I hear or read something about the “retirement” of John Frampton, the director of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, the words “slippery slope” come to mind.Read More...
February 01, 2012 at 2:30 pm

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