|Jamey and Sharon Copeland with Andy and Erica Strickland|
|This dog (from silent auction) will hunt!|
Steven Murdaugh gave the invocation before Park Lane Seafood from Columbia served up fried fish, oysters and shrimp. The comfortable temperatures allowed for the fresh seafood smells to sail through the air at the National Guard armory in Walterboro. The silent auction and raffle sales put the jakes, hens and boss toms into a frenzy about how to spend their bucks in the 'Boro. Plenty of turkey hunting lifestyle merchandise went home with Colleton County families.
Auction trips included dove hunting in Argentina, quail hunting in Denmark and hog hunting on the Salkehatchie River swamp. Knife, gun and print of the year items were hotly contested with only those willing to dig deep getting the goods. One dove hunt donated by Rusty Kinard was in memoriam of the longtime auctioneer who had passed away fetched nearly $5000 dollars! The end of the night includes a general raffle giveaway, sponsor drawing and knowing that the tradition of turkey hunting is alive and well in the Lowcountry outdoors.
To view past blog entries from the Salkehatchie Longbeards banquet click 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011
|Unique boot scrape on live auction|
|Sponsor members Zeb Hutto and|
Ashley Ayer from Broxton Bridge Plantation