October 1, 2020

Enjoy wingshooting when the flocks are thin or thick alike


Some decades ago, you didn’t hear much about dove hunting. That is not to say folks did not hunt doves; they most certainly did. But when wingshooters...

September 3, 2020

The opening day of the Lowcountry’s early deer season seems to ignite a particularly unbridled passion among whitetail hunters. The social media posts of a number of folks I know suggest that these sportsmen lead an unfulfilling, indeed purgatorial, existence from Janu...

August 5, 2020

Captain Brad Rumph of Sonny Boy Charters has been working on boats at Bohicket Marina since his teenage years. Brad’s success as a fishing guide is evident when you consider that “80 percent of our business is repeat customers.” He continues: “And we are at the point i...

June 3, 2020

Pam Hanckel of John’s Island has worn many hats throughout the years — published author, math teacher, businesswoman, Sunday school teacher, wife, mother and grandmother, but one that is especially comfortable — as evident by the billfish decal on her mailbox — is that...

May 6, 2020

Turkey hunting is no leisurely pastime for the merely interested sportsman:  As much as, if not more than, any other quarry in our South Carolina wilderness, the wild turkey kindles a healthy addiction among those who pursue it.

Scott Rhodes, a Hampton County native, el...

April 1, 2020

Steeped in history, Colleton County’s Bluefield Farm has been in the Tuten family for more than 100 years, ever since Will Tuten’s great-grandfather Henry bought the place in 1917. In 1942, Henry’s son Parker Sr. returned home to farm full-time until his death. The far...

March 4, 2020

Since he began turkey hunting in 1980, Daryl Stubbs has mastered the craft as well as anyone else in the Lowcountry. Hailing from Cheraw, Stubbs is a longtime resident of James Island; he retired from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources as a biologist. D...

February 5, 2020

South Carolina boasts a storied history of waterfowl hunting, a sport that continues to thrive — though not without challenges, changes and tireless effort. Riley Bradham is passionate about ducks, both as an enthusiast of hunting the rivers and also as a sporting arti...

January 8, 2020

On December 8, the ACE Basin Project celebrated its 30th anniversary at Willtown Bluff Plantation, on a breathtaking bluff overlooking ancient rice fields along the South Edisto River. Much has changed since the endeavor began, but the spirit of the project has ensured...

December 5, 2019

The late Bubba Chaplin, old-school barber and devoted sportsman, once contrasted still-hunting for deer and deer hunting with dogs thusly:  “Any S.O.B. can kill a deer while he’s standing still eating at a corn pile, but the real sport is shooting that deer while he’s...

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Nearly 20 years ago, an editor noted that we are “… not the West Ashley Mercury, not the Peninsula Mercury, not the James Island Mercury…” To this day, we remain a publication for the entire Lowcountry. We send each month’s print edition to fifty fine neighborhoods in our area and to subscribers in to 34 states.  For thousands of Charleston Mercury readers, we continue the mission as he simply stated it — “to bring attention to what makes the real Lowcountry tick.” We hope all those who care about our arts, culture, outdoors, quality of life and all that "pluff mud magic" that We People love so dear will enjoy these "salmon sheets."

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