Now that the weather has caught up with the calendar month, a number of events are being posted.
I've connected with a variety of good folks at such events who love to fish and hunt. You will be a winner regardless of any trophies awarded or point status presented at the end of the day. The time is set aside for enjoyment and your time will be awarded in old friends united and in meeting new ones.
It's a tradition among Lowcountry residents. You can afford the time and you will be a better person for your effort.
TOURNAMENTS AND EVENTS
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The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for the Public and Wildlife Management Area alligator hunting season. Those selected will be offered a series of seminars that will include information to conduct a safe and successful hunt. DNR will monitor the hunts and harvest so regulations may be modified for future seasons. Check www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/alligator/index.html for changes and updates.
The DNR is seeking angler support for cobia research. Anglers from Beaufort to Hilton Head are to contact Greg Knothe at the Bluffton Waddell Mariculture Center for more information at 843-837-3795 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DNR wants to collect DNA samples for ongoing projects. DNA samples are used to identify hatchery-released cobia and characterize the population structure of captured cobia along our coast.
Bluffton Marine Sports & Supply has DNR Genetic Sampling Kits. They are used to collect cobia DNA samples by clipping a small piece of anal fin. Samples can be collected from either taken or released fish. Stop by 140 Burnt Church Road in Bluffton for your kit.
Many things seem like great ideas at the time, yet most are only figments of a hopeful imagination or intoxicated faculties.