July 11, 2019

I am now, officially, a big game hunter. A warrior poet. A Pluff Mud Ernest Hemingway. My prowess at walking and scouting and walking is fast becoming a thing of legend throughout the Montana territory. Word may be trickling down to Wyoming as well.

It began a year ago...

February 6, 2019

John Smoak, a Lowcountry native, has a robust duck hunting background. “I cut my teeth duck hunting here locally in rice fields,” he says. His father Roy and his friends owned Block Island in the ACE Basin. John recalls leaving the truck and trailer at Willtown Landing...

April 6, 2018

Weather and sparse sporting seasons have combined to make February and early March a restless, dormant period for sportsmen. Aware of this lull in the outdoors, father and son Parker and Will Tuten of Jacksonboro constructed a pheasant tower to attract wingshooters int...

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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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