Hunter realizes he’s being hunted by bobcat

Have you ever been hunting, but felt as though you were the one being hunted? That’s just the feeling Logan Foster of Chester, S.C. felt one morning last month while duck hunting with a friend in a creek bottom that was known to hold ducks. But it wasn’t just a feeling. Foster realized before it was too late that a bobcat was waiting to attack, mistaking his wood duck calling for an early morning snack.


“As daylight approached, I could hear something walking behind in the brush. I didn’t think much of it, and as time passed, I was blowing my wood duck whistle, trying to get the attention of a lone woodie flying through the tree tops,” said Foster.

He heard the walking again, but this time, the sound was closer, and beside him instead of behind him.

“The walking sound came back, but this time it was beside me in the creek bed. I started looking harder and saw a black object creeping up slowly beside me in the grass. Suddenly, this huge bobcat jumped out and charged at me and my decoys, thinking I was a lone wood duck and his first easy meal of the day,” he said.

But Foster made quick work of the bobcat.

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Under the branches behind that rock


A wise “young” fisherman once told me, there will be a trout where a trout belongs. ” I have fished this spot many times, and pulled many trout out from under those branches and behind that rock”  The next morning  I was drifting worms in that same stream under the same branches and behind that same rock.  The results were….Seen Above!

Thank You ~ “Travis”

(  Photos by Brian Carroll,  )

Travis Brown South Fork French Broad River NC_5


Thursday, September 29, 2016

South Carolina Outdoor Press Honors Casada, Excellence in Craft

The South Carolina Outdoor Press Association (SCOPe) presented special honors to Jim Casada and others at the organization’s 29th annual conference September 17th in Edgefield, S.C.

SCOPe is an organization of writers, editors, photographers, media producers and authors dedicated to a high standard of professionalism and ethics in communicating about the outdoors in South Carolina.

Well known author and charter member of SCOPe, Jim Casada was honored with the Pat Robertson Lifetime Achievement Award at its annual conference September 17th. President Brian Carroll presented the award to Casada who was recognized for his long-term commitment to the organization, and for a career spent documenting, reporting and exhorting about the lifestyle we all enjoy as sportsmen and women. Pat Robertson for whom the award is named, gave a well-deserved roast of Casada recounting many stories from his career that has spanned over fifty years.


In addition to the recognition of Casada for his lifetime achievement. SCOPe also presented their Excellence in Craft Awards to its membership. Once again dominating the awards was Jim Casada who took top honors in Best Newspaper Feature and Best Column and best Magazine Short Feature. Other awards were bestowed as follows:

Magazine Feature: 1st – Jon Wongrey, 2nd- Jim Mize, 3rd Jon Wongrey

Magazine Short Feature: 1st – Jim Casada, 2nd – Pete Rogers, 3rd – Jim Casada

Electronic Media: 1st – Pat Robertson, 2nd – Jim Mize, 3rd – Pete Rogers

Non Game Story: 1st – Jim Mize, 2nd – Jim Casada, 3rd – Jim Mize

Bob Glendy Award for Best Overall Fishing Story: Pete Rogers

Published Photography: 1st – Jim Mize, 2nd – Pete Rogers, 3rd – Pete Rogers

Open Photography: 1st – Pete Rogers, 2nd – Pete Rogers, 3rd – Jim Mize

SCOPe would like to thank the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Palmetto Shooting Complex for their hospitality in hosting this year’s conference. The 2017 conference will be held in Florence, SC and will mark the organization’s thirtieth year as a professional organization.

For more information on SCOPe or to join, please contact; Roger Metz at 864-414-8787