Christian Outdoors Podcast: One of the fastest growing podcasts in its space is pleased to announce being recognized as the 13 th Best Christian Podcast for 2022. Feedspot is the internet’s largest human curated database for bloggers and podcast’s regularly announces their Top 100 Podcast for different categories. The March 3rd release shows Christian Outdoors Podcast is currently rated as the 13th Best Christian Podcast to listen to for 2022. Podcast producer and host Pete Rogers expresses deep gratitude to all the listeners who tune in each week for a new episode of Christian Outdoors Podcast. “To see how far we have come in such a short time is nothing but a blessing from God. We have worked to bring quality programming to the listeners who love the outdoors and who love Jesus. This ranking shows that our program is resonating with our audience. I am truly humbled by God’s goodness.” Rogers says. Christian Outdoors balances a mixture of interviews with outdoor experts to discuss activities in the outdoors with spiritual guidance, biblical teaching, and spiritual insight. Christian Outdoors Podcast is available with new episodes appearing every Monday through all podcast outlets and through the website www.christianoutdoors.org
About Pete Rogers: Pete Rogers is an award-winning outdoor writer, podcast producer and speaker. To date he has published more than 1,000 articles and 6 books earning numerous literary, photography, videography, and podcast production awards along the way. Including the 2019 Outdoor Book of the Year, and the 2021 Best Broadcast Production for his podcast.Rogers is currently the producer and host of Christian Outdoors Podcast producing weekly shows for his growing audience. He is a member of several professional writing and production organizations and is a popular speaker for numerous events.If you would like to contact him or have him speak at your next event, he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through his website, www.christianoutdoors.org
Christian Outdoors Podcast: One of the fastest growing podcasts in its space is pleased to announce our reaching 100,000 subscribers to our podcast!Began in 2019, The award winning, Christian Outdoors Podcast is setting new heights with the 100,000th subscriber to its show. Podcast producer and host Pete Rogers expresses deep gratitude to all the listeners who tune in each week for a new episode of Christian Outdoors. “I am humbled that so many people are *nding our show entertaining and inspiring.” Rogers says.By mixing in a balance of interviews with experts in outdoor activities, and the Christian message, Christian Outdoors has *rmly established their place in the podcast space. As Rogers puts it, “some episodes are focused on an outdoors lifestyle and how we can enjoy it more, and other episodes are focused more on how we can enjoy God every day. Most are a combination of the two.” With a growth of 1,700% from this time last year, it shows that people are listening and connecting with the content. “We really seem to be resonating with people.” Rogers says.Christian Outdoors Podcast is available through all podcast outlets and through the website www.christianoutdoors.org About Pete Rogers: Pete Rogers is an award-winning outdoor writer, podcast producer and speaker. To date he has published more than 1,000 articles and 6 books earning numerous literary, photography, videography, and podcast production awards along the way. Including the 2019 Outdoor Book of the Year, and the 2021 Best Broadcast Production for his podcast.Rogers is currently the producer and host of Christian Outdoors Podcast producing weekly shows for his growing audience. He is a member of several professional writing and production organizations and is a popular speaker for numerous events.If you would like to contact him or have him speak at your next event, he can be reached at :
email@example.com, or through his website, www.christianoutdoors.org
Aiken, SC — The South Carolina outdoor Press Association formally known as SCOPe held its business conference this past week in Aiken, SC. During the Saturday evenings award banquet, the Board of Directors announced the creation of a new award recognizing the Best Overall Hunting Story.
Incoming President Pete Rogers announced the creation of; The “Terry Madewell Award” This award beginning in 2022, will recognize the best overall hunting story in the Excellence in Craft competition among its members.
About Terry Madewell:
Terry Madewell earned his degree in Wildlife & Fisheries Management from Tennessee Tech University in 1972 and began a professional career in that field that totaled 30 years in Federal Service. Titles included Park Ranger, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Fish & Wildlife Specialist and Natural & Cultural Resources Supervisor.
In 2002 he was awarded Best Natural Resources Manager in the Air Force (Worldwide/Civilian) in a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington DC.
His writing career encompasses the past 48 years and he’s still active in the field. He’s worked part-time and full-time as an outdoor communicator since he was 23 and wrote weekly newspaper columns, often two a week, for over 30 years. He was Editor of the Manning Times newspaper in Manning SC and he’s been published in dozens of state, regional and national magazines through the years. He has also self-published four books relating to the outdoor world.
One of his passions is outdoor photography and he’s had dozens of photos that appeared as magazine covers and his photography and writing has earned many awards in photography and literary competitions.
He enjoys woodworking and woodturning where he produces handmade turkey calls and many other wood products.
His great passion in the outdoors is sharing fishing and hunting experiences with youngster and introducing them to the outdoor world. He’s blessed to have six children, nine granddaughters and two great-grandsons.
Madewell has been President of the South Carolina Outdoor Press (SCOPe) on multiple occasions and is a past recipient of the Pat Robertson Award for service to the organization and was also presented the Lifetime Member of SCOPe Award.
Madewell lives in Ridgeway, SC and spends much of his time away from the keyboard chasing giant catfish.
About South Carolina Outdoor Press
The South Carolina Outdoor Press Association (SCOPe) has served the content creators of South Carolina for 34 years. Beginning in 1987 SCOPe has worked to help its members to grow in the craft of writing and photography and in recent years, in other fields of outdoor communication. Founded by some of the most well-known names in the industry, SCOPe is one of the few outdoor organizations that is growing. If you would like to find out more, please go to; www.scoutdoorpress.com for more information. Contact us at; firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat Robertson, left, presents the 2021 SCOPE Outstanding Taxidermy Award to Martin Bess, center, with SCAT President Chuck Mulkey, right.
A multimedia piece featuring a mounted cottontail rabbit in a running pose was selected as the winner of the 2021 SCOPE Award for Outstanding Taxidermy at the annual Show and Competition of the South Carolina Association of Taxidermy in Columbia.
Behind the mount created by Martin Bess of near Cherryville, N.C., was a painting of a beagle chasing the rabbit across a field.
“I selected the piece based on my own life experiences of rabbit hunting and participating in beagle field trials,” said SCOPE member Pat Robertson, who has represented SCOPE at the annual SCAT Show and Competition for more than 25 years.
Robertson told the group that he grew up with beagles and began rabbit hunting at an early age with his Dad and uncles. As an adult he began participating in beagle field trials and currently competes in field trials in the Carolinas and Georgia with his wife Jan.
He related a personal outdoor story that helps describe why he chose the taxidermy piece for the SCOPE Award that year. At this year’s awards luncheon he opened by saying”
“I’d like to tell you a story about my Uncle Earl. There were two things you could count on with Uncle Earl. If it was spring, summer and early fall he would be fishing on Clarks Hill Lake every Saturday. But from Thanksgiving tuntil after Valentine’s Day he would be in the woods with his beagles, rabbit hunting.”
Robertson said his Dad and Uncle Earl fostered that love of fishing and especially of rabbit hunting in him from an early age. As Uncle Earl neared the end of life he gave his old hunting gun to him – a Stevens 12 gauge his wife, Martha, had given him as a wedding present in the late 1940s.
“The next rabbit season after we laid Uncle Earl to rest, I went along with a group of friends on a rabbit hunt in the Lowcountry. As soon as the beagles bailed out of the back of the trucks they jumped a rabbit and carried it almost out of hearing. Most of the hunters went with them, but I sat on the tailgate and waited.”
He did not have to wait long.
“Sure enough, soon I could hear the clamor of the beagles in chase as the rabbit made a circle and came back towards where he was jumped. I loaded the old Stevens and waited. The cottontail bolted across the dirt road ahead of the hounds and I swing the old Stevens and squeezed the trigger.
“I picked up the rabbit to take home for dinner in honor of Uncle Earl, unloaded the old Stevens and put it back in the case. It has not been fired since.,” he said.
“By now, you all know I have selected the mount of the running rabbit with the painting of the beagle in chase behind it. It is interesting and certainly innovative to combine the two art forms – taxidermy and painting – to tell a story.”
Storytelling, he said, is a trait shared by taxidermy and the outdoors media.
“We both tell the stories of great outdoor experiences. We in the media tell it through the written word, pictures, videos and other means. Taxidermists actually recreate the experience through the beauty of their taxidermy.”
The story of his winning piece, Bess said, is a tribute to the best beagle he ever had, a dog named Frank.
“I’ve had beagles for as long as I can remember, at least 65 years. And Frank was the finest beagle I ever had,” he said.
“Frank lived to be 15 years old and there was no dog like him. He could jump a rabbit, circle it, work a check. He did not outrun his nose. If there was a loss, eight times out of ten he would pick up that check,” he said.
“I just wanted to pay respect to Frank for what he was.”\
When he was a youngster Bess saw a painting of a beagle chasing a rabbit on the cover of North Carolina Wildlife Magazine and he used that as inspiration for his multimedia display. A retired mechanic/engine builder, now a farmer by trade, he downplayed his artistic abilities.
“I just do one or two pieces a year for the taxidermy shows and I do it just to hang out with the taxidermists,” he said. “They are some of the finest people I have ever met.
Admittedly not a painter, he had a difficult time recreating Frank with acrylic paints, he said. While he does not consider his taxidermy talent to be on par with the taxidermists he enjoys talking the trade with and learning from, his pieces have received solid recognition at the shows.
The beagle and rabbit piece that won the SCOPE Award had been a winner at a previous show and Bess actually had won the SCOPE Award once before for an otter mount about 10 years ago.
Until this year SCAT had provided a plaque for the outdoor media award which had been termed the “Outdoor Writers Award” and even the “Pat Robertson Award” in the past. This year the SCOPE Board voted to provide a plaque for the annual award and to officially call it the “SCOPE Award.”
Those interested in learning more about primitive and
survival skills might be interested in a two-day seminar in March that will
cover fire starting with bow drill and ferrocerium rod, flint knapping, water
purification, cordage making from natural fibers, archery, atlatl and more.
Other skills such as cast iron cooking, trapping, campsite
selection and many other valuable outdoor skills will be covered.
more details such as cost and registration information, location, etc., contact L. Woodrow Ross at email@example.com or call
“That Wild Country” by Mark Kenyon is excellent reading for SCOPe members and it contains a lot of historical information about the preservation of wilderness areas and some of the struggles of those who worked to preserve them.
The sub-title says, “An epic journey through the past, present and future of America’s Public Lands”. Mark Kenyon is an outdoor writer, has been published in Outdoor Life, Field and Stream and is a contributor to MeatEater, Inc. This is his first book. Kenyon traveled the U.S. to many of our most famous and beloved Parks and wilderness areas and detailed his personal adventures, but he went on to explain how these areas were set aside and protected. The text is a positive assessment of the needs for wild places, but it is also a warning of the need to continue to support the need for such places.
References are made to such groundbreaking and historical writings as Aldo Leopold’s Sand County Almanac and Theodore Roosevelt’s “Hunting Trips of a Ranchman and the Wilderness Hunter.
You may not agree with all his statements, but it is a book that is well worth taking the time to read it.
Taylors, SCPete Rogers Outdoors announces the airing of Christian Outdoors Podcast
Christian OutdoorsPodcast will be hosted
by longtime award-winning outdoor writer photographer and speaker, Pete Rogers
of Taylors, SC. Christian Outdoors is a Podcast that will merge two
passions of host Pete Rogers. An ordained minister and longtime outdoor
communicator, Pete Rogers saw a need in the industry to bring these two
passions together into one place. For over twenty years Pete Rogers has
dedicated his life to promoting the hunting, fishing and outdoor lifestyle.
While simultaneously working to spread the gospel through a variety of avenues.
podcast gives me another avenue to reach an audience I may not have reached
before.” Rogers says. “And it allows me to expand beyond the normal avenue for
communication commonly found in the outdoor arena.” For decades the majority of
the communication has been through written word. More and more people are
turning to Podcasts to get their information. “As someone who loves God and
loves the outdoors, I think I bring a unique perspective to the microphone. As
a trained minister and longtime contributor to the hunting and fishing and
outdoor arena, I believe I can offer a podcast that can merge these two
Christian OutdoorsPodcast will cover a
wide array of topics near and dear to the heart of host Pete Rogers. Rogers is
dedicated to covering all areas of outdoor lifestyle. “I have long been
entrenched in the hunting, fishing and trapping arena, and love it there. But
there are dozens of other outdoor activities that we can reach with this
podcast. I hope to include episodes on camping, backpacking, hiking, skiing, off-road
riding, mountain biking, and anything else I can think of.” In addition, there
will be interviews with well-known outdoor folk who are passionate about Christ
and what he has done for them. When the opportunity presents itself, Rogers
will also cover topics many Christians struggle with and seek to address those
in a positive manner.
hopes to be a podcast that will enlighten, broaden and transform people in a
variety of areas. “I want Christian Outdoors Podcast to be a place where we
discuss all things outdoors and how we can enjoy God everyday” Rogers says.
Outdoors Podcast will
be available on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play, Android and other podcast
platforms beginning October 1, 2019. To find out more, go to, www.christianoutdoors.org and learn more about the
podcast and host Pete Rogers. To contact Pete Rogers or to schedule him to
speak at your next event, you can email him at; firstname.lastname@example.org
About Pete Rogers Outdoors
Rogers Outdoors is the brand behind outdoor writer and author, photographer,
and seminar speaker and Podcaster Pete Rogers of Taylors, SC. Pete Rogers
annually produces over 100 articles and more than 400 photographs for various
outdoor outlets. An award-winning writer and photographer, he is the author of
two books; Times Well Spent: Ramblings
from a Sportsman’s Life, winner of 2012 Best Book from the South Carolina
Outdoor Press Association and his latest book, released in spring of 2018, So, You Want to Hunt Turkeys. He is also
the Host of “Ralph and Vicki’s OffGrid Podcast” with Outdoor Television
legends, Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo. For more information or to request him to
speak at your next event contact him at; email@example.com. Or Pete@christianoutdoors.org
with primitive weapons is something that is earned by repetition and
hard work. It requires good hand/eye coordination and being physically
fit for some skills. It would not be advisable for a person that is not
dedicated to learning these skills to set out on that path. If one
desires to hunt extremely successfully, it would be a good plan to use
firearms. On the other hand, if one is seeking a challenge and a doorway
to the most exciting way to hunt, primitive weapons are the way to go.
key to using primitive weapons and tools is to practice diligently to
hone your skill. When using atlatl or bow, developing good form and
having good concentration is important. Use of primitive weapons is like
shooting foul shots in basketball. There are no sights, it is a balance
of hand-eye coordination and concentration on a tiny spot on the target
or animal that you desire to strike. Repetition is the key. Practice,
hunting with any weapon, especially primitive weapons such as atlatl or
bow and arrow, it is vital that you not fall into the trap of looking
at the entire animal when the moment of truth arrives. You must pick out
that tiny spot on the animal that will result in a humane kill. We owe
it to our quarry to be the best that we can be.
all who make and use primitive weapons choose to hunt. Many enjoy the
opportunity to master skills that our forefathers practiced on a daily
basis. Flint knapping, making bows and arrows, making atlatls, cordage
making, fire starting and many other primitive skills are a way for us
to experience how our forbears lived. We can establish a connection with
the past in a very real sense. The satisfaction of developing skills
that seem foreign to our modern world is very attractive to those of us
who walk to the beat of a different drum.
is our wish that this text will start you on a pathway that will be
very rewarding. It will not always be easy, but it will open your eyes
to the past in a very genuine way. Godspeed on your journey to knowledge
that is as old as humanity.
Jim Mize shares his experience of buying rural land in three months,
from narrowing down the ideal location in his search to visiting
properties to choosing the perfect fit for his needs.
Month 1: Narrowing down the Search
When I first graduated from college, I lived in a rural area. I could
turn my bird dog loose in my backyard and take off walking. During my
working years, all that changed with a couple moves to mid-sized towns
and a larger city. Now, I’m entering a new career and thinking rural
living sounds like the way to go. The next question to answer is, “Where
do I start?” You might be in the same mindset so my journey could be
often use the quote, “Three things matter when you choose where to
live: location, location, and location.” But for rural living, what does
After some thought, I decided to think about where I would go and how often, and then balance my location to give consideration to my travel. For instance, I will be writing full-time about the outdoors, so being in the outdoors matters. I fish several streams regularly, so access to public land is a plus.
Check out this over the slot Redfish caught in the upper Wando river. Angler ( Steve Healey ) The weather is heating up and the fish are on the bite both inshore & offshore. Mahi are hitting the docks hard and will soon be on the grill of every avid saltwater fisherman. Get outside, listen for a gobble, chunk a cricket, throw a fly or just enjoy our great outdoors. Looking forward to seeing you in, on or around the water soon.