Tuesday, September 21, 2010

500th Post - Outdoor path a worthy journey

On January 19, 2009 this blog was started with a promising quote:

"Lowcountry Outdoors is coming to life in 2009. There are so many great events and happenings that are newsworthy, beyond the hunting and fishing seasons, and you may now find out about all manner of outdoor-related pursuits on this blog."

Jotting down my 500th post on 9/21/10 about the outdoors path I have chosen to follow, I feel very grateful to have the commitment of family, friends, blog followers and visitors who read my work. There is much to be thankful for, but rather than be wordy or verbose, I'll just say - Thank You.

Writing for The Charleston Mercury and for other hunting, fishing and conservation publications is truly rewarding, but this blog keeps all outdoor pursuits in mind. Particularly the fact that the average hunter or angler may not harvest an above-average critter in order to make it into the newspaper or a magazine. There will always be room on Lowcountry Outdoors for both the headlines AND the everyday sporting occurrences.

Looking forward, their are many more goals to be met, both personal and professional, and there are many more outdoor-related stories to be told among sporting enthusiasts - so let's stay in touch!! Help me to keep sporting traditions portrayed with a positive description.

To view my 200th blog entry click here.

PhotoByJeffDennis: Mookie and his three possums: This photo came from a rabbit hunt in 2005 when my friend Mookie, a brick mason that does not use a computer, took up a station in the pine woods at Snipe Hill waiting for a rabbit during a beagle chase. When I heard his shotgun sound off that day there was no way I could have imagined that he would harvest three possums out of one tree - just to add a little variety to his supper table. This photo has never been published, but is an example of a regular outdoor moment that is worth sharing from our 10-year tradition of rabbit hunting together.


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