|Country Singer Kellie Pickler holds SEOPA news,|
Photo By Rob Simbek
Newsletter BIO - Jeff Dennis joined SEOPA in 2006 after a chance meeting with Wade Bourne during the 2005 filming of Ducks Unlimited TV in Oklahoma. Like others, Jeff’s photography skills developed along the outdoor trail. He has been the outdoor correspondent for the Charleston (S.C.) Mercury newspaper for ten years and contributes regularly as a freelancer to The Colletonian newspaper and to an array of magazines.
Having grown up on a tidal creek in Charleston, S.C., saltwater fishing is one of Jeff’s strong suits. He is grateful for the work opportunities that have taken him to fish coastal waters in Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Covering tournaments along the South Carolina coast and working with numerous fishing guides has given Jeff a deep appreciation of the blessings of coastal living. He tries to convey those blessings to his audience at every opportunity.
|50 years young!!|
During the abbreviated winter season in the Lowcountry, Jeff keeps up a tradition of hunting on his family farm. On the cover of this issue of SEOPA News is Jeff with his beloved English setter, Chester. Jeff invites family and friends to follow along in the uplands, hunting for “Gentleman Bob.” The bond between an outdoor writer and a working canine can result in solid photographs and serve as a catalyst for real-life stories from the field.
Motivated by the desire to portray hunting and fishing as honorable pursuits, Jeff strives to bring integrity to his work. Those efforts resulted in two accolades of note in 2013. His Lowcountry Outdoors blog took third place in the Realtree Website Horizons contest at the Lake Charles SEOPA conference. He also received recognition by the South Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfish Series for media support and service during the past five years.
|Jim Casada, Jeff Dennis and Wade Bourne|
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