Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year's Toast to 2015

Back in the Saddle in 2015
Cheers to the year that was 2015, and this annual year end post closes out seven years of sharing my affinity for the Lowcountry Outdoors via my blog. I remain thankful for the print publications that continue to carry my byline including a dozen years with the Charleston Mercury and five years with the Colletonian. My regular contributions to magazines like Guy Harvey and GameKeepers keeps me sharp on subjects ranging from saltwater fishing to wildlife habitat management, drawing on my first hand experiences.

Looking deeper into the numbers I can count 223 blog followers at the front of the line to receive my outdoor stories. Social media awareness continues with Google + and FaceBook friends. For those within earshot of I93.7 FM in Walterboro, I am on the air with weekly radio updates about the outdoors too. I work closely with the S.C. Department on Natural Resources, and in 2015 that included contract work to cover the entire Governor's Cup Billfishing Series. In general, the public needs to raise more awareness about protection of our natural resources before the tide of development and population increases become irreversible. I can report that SCDNR is doing a good job, but there is always room for improvement.

My trusty canine companion on Dec. 19, 2015
It was a banner year in 2015 for traveling to other Southeastern states to relay what they may have to offer not only in the realm of traditions like hunting and fishing, but also for lodging, dining and all manner of activities for the outdoor enthusiast. For the best travel stories of 2015 click on Little St. Simon's Island - SouthWest Florida - Alabama Black Belt - N.C. Brunswick Islands - Jensen Beach, Florida

I look forward to working hard in 2016 to translate more experiences into blog entries and sporting tales to share. Live well in 2016, and keep one's health and reputation in mind at all times.

To view past blog entries from my New Year's Eve Toast click  20142013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009

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