Celebrating Wildlife Art & the Sporting Life

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Feathers and Flocks: Waterfowling in South Carolina

Feathers and Flocks: Waterfowling in South Carolina
February 15 – May 7, 2017

“They frequent the lower parts of Rivers in Carolina” was about all Mark Catesby could say about “the little brown duck” that got away from him whilst compiling notes for his eighteenth century masterwork detailing the region’s wildlife. Of course, the bird’s speed and elusiveness came as no surprise to the countless duck hunters and birdwatchers that followed.

Numerous species of ducks and other local waterfowl are central to the Lowcountry’s historical culture, their meat and feathers filling specific desires from dining tables to fashion statements, and even indigenous sacred ceremonies. These birds today still carry a certain mystique all their own, influencing artisans and artists alike with their serene demeanor and brilliant plumage. Even hunting them has become somewhat of an art form. Handcrafted decoys and calls have themselves become prized possessions, as have the elegant shotguns used in conjunction with them.

The Charleston Museum, in cooperation with the 2017 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, and with generous sponsorship from the Charleston Mercury, presents Feathers and Flocks: Waterfowling in South Carolina, a collective look at the historic art and artifacts associated with local waterfowling. This exhibit will draw from a number of different categories from the Museum’s vast collections as well as a few private ones, and offer an important glimpse into the South Carolina Lowcountry’s longstanding water bird traditions.

Learn more about the Charleston Museum, the nation’s oldest museum.

PLEASE NOTE: Free admission for all Charleston Museum members. Special $10 entry fee for all SEWE ticket and badge holders during SEWE weekend only. $5 for ages 3-12, and children 2 and under are free. Regular museum rate of $12 for adults resumes after SEWE weekend.

 
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Live Presentations at SEWE 2017

SEWE is excited to offer the following live presentations throughout the weekend. All of these shows are included with your general admission ticket. And don’t forget – kids 10 and under are free!

JEFF CORWIN

Friday, 2/17 at 3 PM  |  Saturday, 2/18 at 1 PM  |  Gaillard Center

As a television personality, nature conservationist and author, Jeff Corwin will entertain and delight SEWE attendees at the Gaillard Center with live presentations on Friday and Saturday. Best known as host and executive producer of Ocean Mysterieson ABC, Jeff is recognized as a global leader in exploration and conservation. Seating is first-come,first-served.

BUSCH WILDLIFE

Friday, 2/17 at 11 AM  |  Saturday, 2/18 at 3:30 PM  |  Sunday, 2/19 at 11 AM  |  Gaillard Center

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary will introduce the wonders of the natural ecosystems and give SEWE attendees an up-close look at animals ranging from alligators, bobcats and foxes to birds of prey, snakes and much more. Seating is first-come, first-served.

 

THE CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY

Friday, 2/17 at 11 AM and 3 PM  |  Saturday, 2/18 at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM |  Sunday, 2/19 at 1 PM | Marion Square

Presented by BP America
One of the most entertaining and educational shows during SEWE. See amazing flight demos up-close by a variety of raptors including falcons, eagles, owls and hawks while learning about the important role they play in our ecosystem.

 

THE ORIANNE SOCIETY

Friday, 2/17 at 1 PM  |  Saturday, 2/18 at 3 PM |  Sunday, 2/19 at 3 PM  |  Marion Square

Reptiles and amphibians are an integral part of our ecosystem. Learn why and how The Orianne Society promotes the conservation of these creatures and game species (such as quail, turkey and deer) in this informative presentation with the Eastern Indigo Snake, Gopher Tortoise, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake and more.

 

 
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2017 Junior Duck Stamp Winning Entries

The 2017 South Carolina Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) art competition results are in! To say we are overwhelmed by the talent and hard work produced by these K-12 students and their respective teachers and parents is an understatement.  We are BLOWN away. A big thank you to everyone across the state who participated in this year’s contest. And thank you to SC Ducks Unlimited, the SC JDS sponsor – we could not continue this successful and important program without your support.

And a standing ovation to Olivia Wingo from Thomas Cario  Middle School in Mount Pleasant, SC, for being chosen as the 2017 SC Junior Duck Stamp Best of Show. Good luck at the Federal Judging on April 21 (being hosted by SEWE in Charleston!).

2017 Best of Show, Group 3, Age 13_Oliva Wingo, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC

“Dawn” 2017 Best of Show by Olivia Wingo
Age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC

Announcing the 2017 SC Junior Duck Stamp Winning Entries

BEST OF SHOW
Olivia Wingo – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC


GROUP I (Grades K-3)

1st
Addison Carpenter – age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Grey Newman – age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Siri Surapaneni – age 8, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC

2nd
Emma Richards – age 7, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Colt Stanley – age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Camryn Trent – age 8, Palmetto Bays Elementary, Myrtle Beach, SC

3rd
Abhi Balachandran – age 7, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Paisley Knox – age 8, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Blaise Shepherd – age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Honorable Mention
Makayla Benjamin – age 9, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Will Cowell – age 7, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Carter Durham – age 7, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Carson Hicks – age 7, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Andie Johnson – age 8, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Brantley Jones – age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Greg Lee – age 6, H.E. Bonner Elementary, Moncks Corner, SC
Weston Milz – age 6, Burgess Elementary School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Maximus Shepherd – age 6, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Chloe Shroff – age 8, Vine and Branches Home Educators, Myrtle Beach, SC
Kennedy Stutts – age 7, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Emerson Taylor – age 8, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Hailey Thurston – age 6, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Rowan Vaughn – age 6, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Kirya Warner – age 8, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Abigail Wood – age 9, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC


GROUP II (Grades 4-6)

1st
Leaton Nuttall – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Tabby Perry – age 10, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Meredith Rogers – age 12, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

2nd
Kelsey Bennett – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Bella Immelman – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Aden Pugsley – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC

3rd
Emma Causey – age 9, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Madison Ciccone – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Brenna Ullrey – age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Honorable Mention
Amrithaa Balachandran – age 10, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Meenakshi Balachandran – age 11, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Amelia Godfrey – age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Rowan Johnson – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Millie Morris – age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Addison Junkins – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Tori Morris – age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Ellison Newman – age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Maria Remon – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant SC
Gracie Reynolds, 11 – age Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Parker Rupe, 12 – age Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Emma Sanders, 12 – age Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Emma Tiberian, 11 – age Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Alexandra Trapp – age 12, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Katharine Vanderbilt – age 10, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Julia Zimmerman – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC


GROUP III (Grades 7-9)

1st
Olivia Wingo – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Grace Moore – age 14, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Abigail O’Donnell – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC

2nd
Emma Heesen – age 14, James Island Charter High School, James Island, SC
Amelia Rankin – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Gavin Wheeler – age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC

3rd
Will Chase – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Katelyn Howard – Palmetto Christian Academy, Mt Pleasant, SC
Landry Wolverton – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC

Honorable Mention
Mersina Argyropais – age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Grace Collins – age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Macy Crawford – age 14, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Paige Emerson – age 14, Palmetto Christian Academy, Mt Pleasant, SC
Morgan Flanders – age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC\
Caroline Floyd – age 13, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Sarah Frankel – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Elizabeth Glendinning – age 13, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Hannah Houston – age 14, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Matthew McFarland – age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Ethan Roland – age 13, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Olivia Seitz – age 13, Palmetto Christian Academy, Mt Pleasant, SC
Devaney Ullrey – age 13, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Daniel Wannamaker – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Sarah Ann Whalen – age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Caroline Whitley – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC


GROUP IV (Grades 10-12)

1st
Jorge Feria de la Cruz – age 17, Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC
Rose Holstein – age 17, Homeschool, Mt Pleasant, SC
JoAnn Lawhorn – age 15, Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC

2nd
Nikayra Emmons – age 16, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Kathryn Felkel – age 17, Orangeburg Prep, Orangeburg, SC
David Flowers – age 17, Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC

3rd
Destiny Denue – age 16, James Island Charter High School, James Island, SC
Kylie Mason – age 16, Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC
Nancy Sterrett – age 17, James Island Charter High School, James Island, SC

Honorable Mention
Ty Bell – age 18, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Khiley Blackmon – age 16, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Jason Carvalho – age 15, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Lania Collins – age 15, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Cindy Contreras – Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC
Ava Kronberg – age 16, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Leah Dillon – age 17, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Chase Jarvis – age 16, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Anna McGrath – age 15, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Juliann Moua – age 16, Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC
Melanie Murray – age 15, Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC
William-Datton Penn – Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC
Katherine Phillips – age 16, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Findley Stillwell – age 15, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Olivia Sweatt – age 16, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Anna Walker – age 15, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC

 

2017 Conservation Message Winners

GROUP I (Grades K-3)

Spread your wings, lend a hand to work for conservation of everyone’s future.
Addison Carpenter – age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Become a Jr. Ranger and help save the ducks from danger!
Grey Newman – age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

When you conserve, you protect the wildlife.
Maximus Shepherd – age 6, Michael’s Masterpieces, Cayce, SC

Don’t be whack, protect the quack!
Colt Stanley – age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Save our wildlife! Don’t dirty our waters!
Hailey Thurston – age 6, Michael’s Masterpieces, Manning, SC


GROUP II (Grades 4-6)

Nature created the inspiration, but we must conserve the art of the wetlands.
Madison Ciccone – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC

Taking care of our environment benefits all life! It’s our responsibility to make a difference!
Meredith Rogers – age 12, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Wildlife paints us a picture of our past and our present, but conservation determines our future.
Emma Tiberian – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC

Stewarding the gifts of nature while striving to conserve its treasure.
Alexandra Trapp – age 12, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

They say, “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone.” Let’s not find out.
Audrey Wolverton – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC


GROUP III (Grades 7-9)

Conservation is important to me because I believe we need to protect wildlife for future generations
Libby Ashworth – age 14, Palmetto Christian Academy, Mt Pleasant, SC

It is important to conserve the wet lands because wetlands prevent flooding and keep river levels normal. Also, because they are home to many amazing creatures.
Emma Heesen – age 14, James Island Charter High School, Charleston, SC

Don’t be a schmuck; save a duck.
Grace Moore – age 14, Michael’s Masterpieces, Lexington, SC

Wildlife is a beautiful gift to the world that should not be taken for granted.
Sarah Ann Whalen – age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC

Join the flock to conservation by learning, helping, and restoring!
Caroline Whitley – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Awendaw, SC


GROUP IV (Grades 10-12)

The problem speaks for itself; be the translator.
Destiny Denue – age 16, James Island Charter High School, Charleston, SC

All living creatures deserve the home the Earth provides for them.
Nikayra Emmons – age 16, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC

It is important to protect wildlife habitats so future generations can witness the same species we have the privelage to see now.
Allison Gonyer – age 17, Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC

The ability to conserve life is priceless, while the failure to do so is costly.
Sarah Imgrund – age 16, Homeschool, Summerville, SC

Conservation of wetlands is important to preserve the environment for future generations.
Anna Walker – age 15, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC

See all of the winning entries here . . .

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2017 Kids for Conservation Poster Competition Winners

We are excited to announce the 2017 Kids for Conservation (KFC) competition winners! Students from the Tri-County area in grades 1st-5th were invited to compete in the KFC Poster Competition, while students in grades 6th-8th competed in the KFC Photography and Poetry Competition. Yet again we received a wonderful selection of entries from our talented young artists, writers and photographers and would like to thank the participants, teachers and parents.

 

1st Place Poster Winner:

The Lion Queen by Abigayle Morton

Grade 5, Marrington Elementary

 

2nd Place Poster Winner

Deep in the Jungle by Macy Myers

Grade 5, Berkeley Intermediate 

 

3rd Place Poster Winner:

Flying by Mia Stone

Grade 3, Marrington Elementary

 

 

 
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2017 Kids for Conservation Photography Competition Winners

We are excited to announce the 2017 Kids for Conservation (KFC) competition winners! Students from the Tri-County area in grades 1st-5th were invited to compete in the KFC Poster Competition, while students in grades 6th-8th competed in the KFC Photography and Poetry Competition. Yet again we received a wonderful selection of entries from our talented young artists, writers and photographers and would like to thank the participants, teachers and parents.

 

1st Place Photography Winner:
Nature Can Fly by Ruby Riddle
Grade 8, Sangaree Middle School

 

2nd Place Photography Winner:
A Sweet Treat by Izzy Truman
Grade 7, Laing Middle School

 

3rd Place Photography Winner:
Waving Hands by Louis Fisher
Grade 7, Laing Middle School

 
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2017 Kids for Conservation Poetry Competition Winners

We are excited to announce the 2017 Kids for Conservation (KFC) competition winners! Students from the Tri-County area in grades 1st-5th were invited to compete in the KFC Poster Competition, while students in grades 6th-8th competed in the KFC Photography and Poetry Competition. Yet again we received a wonderful selection of entries from our talented young artists, writers and photographers and would like to thank the participants, teachers and parents.

 

1st Place Poetry Winner:

Suzanna Feeney, Laing Middle School – 8th Grade

The Sparkling Field

A green field, sparkling, it’s grass a fine emerald.
The shimmering river rolled by its left field, crystal waters shining.
Had a human been there, which none were currently, they would have shouted,
“Stop, time! You are so beautiful!”
But time doesn’t stop, nature the same.
The river kept rolling,
They saw the blowing wind.
They shouted,
“Stop, time! You are so beautiful!”
But time doesn’t stop, nature the same.
The river kept rolling,
The wind kept blowing,
Nothing stopped.
So the humans captured its beauty instead.
The river stopped rolling.
The wind ceased to blow.
Everything stopped.
Pavement was rolled onto the sparkling green field.
Houses built up where the shimmering river once rolled.
The wind couldn’t find the will to blow.
Time had stopped, and lost its beauty.
Never again was the sparkling field green.

 

 

2nd Place Poetry Winner:

Allison Kammer, Laing Middle School – 6th Grade

Life as Living in Nature

Butterflies, dragonflies everywhere
All you see is rainbow colors in the atmosphere
Blue sky, birds that fly
Flying up in the trees to build a nest
And hide a treasure chest
Flowers blossoming in the air
Sharing nectar to the bees that have no nectar to share
Grass green, clouds white
The sky is black at night
Animals slow during the day
But fast at night so others will stay away
Light at day, dark at night
No matter what, nature is always in sight!

 

 

3rd Place Poetry Winner:

Zoe Duncan, Laing Middle School – 7th Grade

Grey Skies

Grey skies watch over empty plains of dirt,
While rocks roll down barren hills of concrete.
Tall brick buildings loom over the forest.
And candy wrappers stick in the sand.

Critters scatter as trees fall atop them
And debris carelessly thrown into the wilderness sicken them.
Grey skies observe the humans becoming monsters of time and wealth.
Grey skies hide birds flying away from pollution.
But grey skies fall apart. Torn to pieces by careless living and pollution.
Grey skies are gone.
Grey skies have died and have turned the world to dust,
No more life.
No more hope.
No more wildlife to be discovered and disregarded.
No more stories of untold lands.
No more love to be shared.

No more grey skies.
Grey skies, goodnight.

 

 

 
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Special Guest: Jeff Corwin

Jeff Corwin is an animal and nature conservationist and best known as host and executive producer of the award winning Ocean Mysteries television series on ABC. Recognized as a global leader in exploration and conservation, Jeff first appeared at SEWE in 2005 and is returning to delight attendees with live presentations on Friday and Saturday.

Jeff has had a passion for wildlife since his early childhood. His current television series, Ocean Mysteries is in production for its 5th season and is the highest rated TV series in its time-block reaching millions of viewers each week. In March of 2015, Ocean Mysteries went viral when a scientific research team along with Jeff, discovered the world’s largest freshwater fish. The record-breaking giant freshwater stingray, caught in Thailand’s Mae Klong River, was over 14 feet long and 8 feet wide. Ocean Mysteries has also been recognized with the top industry awards including three Emmy Awards (outstanding travel series, host, and director categories), numerous Telly Awards, the Cynopsis Social Good Award, the Cine Special Jury Award, and the Parents’ Choice Awards.

For nearly two decades, Jeff has hosted a variety of popular television series and specials, including Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin Experience, Giant Monsters, Realm of the Yeti, Corwin’s Quest, Spring Watch USA, Snake-Tacular, and King of the Jungle; Disney’s Going Wild with Jeff Corwin; Investigation Earth with the Discovery Networks; NBC’s Jeff Corwin Unleashed, which was nominated four times for an Emmy and for which Corwin won an Emmy for Outstanding Host; and the Travel Channel’s Into Alaska and Into the American West. For the Discovery Health Channel Jeff hosted Pets and People, the Power of the Health Connection. His popular television series have been broadcasted in over 130 countries worldwide.

Among many other projects, Jeff is also the Executive Producer and host of the future IMAX-format film, Expedition Chesapeake, in partnership with Whittaker Center, presently in production. In 2010, Jeff served as Special Correspondent for Science and the Environment for MSNBC and NBC news, where he covered the impact and recovery efforts of the Gulf oil spill. In 2009, Jeff executive produced and presented 100 Heartbeats for MSNBC. This groundbreaking documentary investigated the plight of our planet’s most endangered wildlife species along with the conservation heroes trying to save them. Along with the documentary, Jeff authored the critically acclaimed book 100 Heartbeats, which connected readers to our planet’s most endangered species. 100 Heartbeats received great reviews from both critics and the conservation community and is now on it paperback.

Beyond wildlife and conservation, Jeff is a passionate explorer of human culture especially as it connects to regional cuisine that is produced in a sustainable manner. His interests in renewable and sustainable living were the genesis for Food Network series Extreme Cuisine with Jeff Corwin. In 2008, Animal Planet premiered The Vanishing Frog. This powerful documentary highlights Jeff’s year long, global odyssey exploring the mass extinction of our planet’s important amphibian species. Jeff also created and co-presented CNN’s Planet in Peril with Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta in 2007.

Jeff’s wildlife expertise has been regularly featured on a variety of television series including CNN, FOX, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS Morning Show, Ellen DeGeneres, Rachael Maddows, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brian, Regis and Kelly and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Jeff was cast as himself on CSI Miami, named one of People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful People” and Entertainment Weekly‘s “It List”. Men’s Journal recognized Jeff as the world’s greatest host of a natural history series.

When not in the field, Jeff and his wife Natasha, along with daughters Maya and Marina, inhabit a tiny farm upon a small island, where they cohabitate with bees and chickens, and grow potatoes, kale, rhubarb, and all the beets your heart’s desire!

 
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Hunter’s Habit: A Collection of Hunting Firearms and Accoutrements

February 1 – May 1, 2016

Presented by the Charleston Museum and sponsored by the Charleston Mercury

The Charleston Museum is proud to present, in conjunction with the 2016 Southeastern Wildlife Expo, Hunter’s Habit: A Collection of Hunting Firearms and Accoutrements, a special exhibition sponsored by the Charleston Mercury. Hunter’s Habit will display various historical examples of sporting rifles and shotguns from the South Carolina Lowcountry and other parts of the South along with hunting related materials such as clothing, decoys and powder flasks. The exhibit will draw upon the Museum’s rich collections as well as those of private collectors.

Lowcountry residents have had a long history of interaction with their environment. As settlers arrived in Charleston in the late 17th century, they were quick to recognize the abundance of game that inhabited the area, including turkeys, bear, deer and numerous species of waterfowl. This variety of game satisfied an immediate need for sustenance but also heralded a proud tradition of hunting in the Lowcountry that continues to the present. This tradition spawned a unique cooperation of craftsmen that included local and regional gunsmiths, blacksmiths, silversmiths, woodcarvers and even jewelers, who together created not only elegant hunting rifles and shotguns but also accessories such as powder horns, shot pouches, and duck decoys.  Although intended to be fully functional, the artisanship of these craftsmen produced splendid firearms and accoutrements that befitted the style of Charleston’s elite sportsman.

 
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2016 Junior Duck Stamp Winning Entries

The 2016 South Carolina Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) art competition results are in. The talent and hard work produced by these K-12 students and their teachers is overwhelming. A big thank you to everyone across the state who participated in this year’s contest. And thank you to SC Ducks Unlimited, the SC JDS sponsor – we could not continue this successful and important program without your support.

And congratulations to Stephanie Branton from Oak Street Academy in Conway, SC, for being chosen as the 2016 SC Junior Duck Stamp Best of Show.

2016 Best of Show, Group 4, Age 17_Branton, Stephanie_Oak St Academy_Conway SC

2016 Best of Show by Stephanie Branton
Age 17, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC

Announcing the 2016 SC Junior Duck Stamp Winning Entries

BEST OF SHOW
Stephanie Branton – age 17, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC

GROUP I (Grades K-3)     
1st     
Taylor Mae Brown – age 6, Brown Home Education Conway, SC
Ellison Newman – age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Grey  Newman – age – age 7,, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

2nd     
Angela Arias – age 9, Waccamaw Elementary, Conway, SC
Quinn Enloe – age 8, Vine & Branches Home Educators Little River , SC
Addison Carpenter – age – age 7,, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

3rd     
Abhirami Balachandran 6 Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Samuel Bowman – age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Colt Stanley – age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Honorable Mention     
Cesar Aguilar – age 9, Waccamaw Elementary, Conway, SC
Amara Barber – age 7, Waccamaw Elementary, Conway, SC
Aimee Coffey – age 8, Waccamaw Elementary, Conway, SC
Valeria Espino-Gutierrez – age 8, Waccamaw Elementary, Conway, SC
Wyatt Johnson – age 7, Waccamaw Elementary, Conway, SC
Carson Jordan – age 8, Waccamaw Elementary, Conway, SC
Jayden Lora – age 8, Waccamaw Elementary, Conway, SC
Isaiah Metz – age 7, Waccamaw Elementary, Conway, SC
William Pirozzi – age 8, Waccamaw Elementary, Conway, SC
Jasmine Rodriguez-Morales – age 7, Waccamaw Elementary, Conway, SC
Shelby Romero – age 8, Waccamaw Elementary, Conway, SC
Brooklyn Shadoan – age 9, Waccamaw Elementary, Conway, SC
Robert Solomon – age 9, Waccamaw Elementary, Conway, SC
Hunter Thornal – age 8, Waccamaw Elementary, Conway, SC
Areli Valederas – age 8, Waccamaw Elementary, Conway, SC
Terrance Wideman – age 8, Waccamaw Elementary, Conway, SC

GROUP II (Grades 4-6)
1st     
Kate Bartlett – age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Sailor Rearden – age 10, St. Michael Catholic School Murrell’s Inlet , SC
Meredith Rogers – age – age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

2nd
Abby Brock – age 11, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Christian Jung – age 12, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Caleb Miller – age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

3rd
Ella Kannon – age 15, Spartanburg High School Spartanburg , SC
Vanessa Palisin – age 11, Palmetto Academy of Learning & Success, Myrtle Beach, SC
Tabby Perry – age 10, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC

Honorable Mention
Amrithaa Balachandran – age 9, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Meena Balachandran – age 10, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Davey Brown – age 11, Vine & Branches Home Educators Longs , SC
Charlie Caughman – age 11, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Ella Enloe – age 11, Vine & Branches Home Educators Little River , SC
Caroline Floyd – age 12, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Chase Hoffman – age 10, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Beau McDowell – age 11, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Millie Morris – age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Autumn  Osteen – age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Garrison Powell – age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Hailee Robinson – age 11, Waccamaw Elementary, Conway, SC
Caroline Roland – age 9, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Gracie Roland – age 11, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Harley Sandifer – age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Brenna Ullrey – age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC


GROUP III (Grades 7-9)     

1st     
Reagan Brown – age 13, Palmetto Christian Academy, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Grace Moore – age 13, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Kieran Ullrey – age 14, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

2nd
Star Ergle – age 14, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Chloe Smith – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Moises Sorcia – age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC

3rd
Cage Mitchell – age 14, Atheneum North, Myrtle Beach, SC
Natalie Sawyer – age 14, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Justin Williams – age 14, James Island Charter High School, Charleston, SC

Honorable Mention
Wyatt Dolittle – age 14, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Ellen Emge – age 14, Palmetto Christian Academy, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Elizabeth Glendinning – age 12, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Morgan Goldman – age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Anne Gregory Horton – age 13, Palmetto Christian Academy, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Rachel Jackson – age 13, Palmetto Christian Academy, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Wilman Monzon – age 14, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Catherine Murphy – age 12, St. Michael Catholic School, Garden City, SC
Ashley Priole – age 14, James Island Charter High, James Island, SC
James Sandifer – age 14, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Madeleine Steinhauer – age 13, Palmetto Christian Academy, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Devaney Ullrey – age 12, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Emily Walters – age 13, Palmetto Christian Academy, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Abby Warburton – age 14, Palmetto Christian Academy, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Kenley Watts – age 13, Vine & Branches Home Educators, Longs, SC
Sylvia Zaragoza – age 14, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC


GROUP IV (Grades 10-12)     

1st     
Carleton Boyd – age 15, Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg, SC
Stephanie Branton – age 17, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Walker Todd – age 16, Socastee High School, Myrtle Beach, SC

2nd     
Jorge Feria de Lacruz – age 16, Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC
Kaitlyn Frost – age 17, Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg, SC
Caroline Rogers – age 18, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

3rd
Dorothy Hite – age 17, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Andrew Manasas – age 17, Spartanburg High School Spartanburg, SC
Jacob  Smith – age 17, Spartanburg High School Spartanburg, SC

Honorable Mention
Abby Altman – age 15, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Hannah Booze – age 15, James Island Charter High, James Island, SC
Destinnee Chatman – age 17, Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC
Destiny Denue – age 15, James Island Charter High James Island  , SC
Savanna Fiegl – age 16, Socastee High School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Jonathan Fowlkes – age 15, Socastee High School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Jalen Jennings – age 15, James Island Charter High James Island, SC
Ava Kronberg – age 15, Socastee High School, Myrtle Beach, SC
My’Asia McCollum – age 17, Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC
Jamal Monroe – age 15, Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC
Ashlynn Moseley – age 15, James Island Charter High, James Island, SC
Austin North – age 17, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Levya Rafael – age 16, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Cade Rodger – age 16, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Marc Smits – age 18, Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC
Slayter Waters – age 16, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC

2016 CONSERVATION MESSAGE WINNERS

GROUP I (Grades K-3)
We need to keep this duck’s environment safe so we can always enjoy him.
Colt Stanley – age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Clean up your muck! Protect the duck!
Grey Newman – age 7, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Don’t let the duck swim in the muck. Clean up the yuck.
Taylor Mae Brown – age 6, Brown Home Education, Conway, SC

Save the habitat of our ducks. They’re not protected just by luck.
Quinn Enloe – age 8, Vine & Branches Home Educators, Little River, SC

GROUP II (Grades 4-6)     

If we save the wildlife we would be saving many animals from extinction.
Caroline Floyd – age 12, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC

I love the outdoors and watching ducks, fish, and crabs, and others so it needs to be protected.
Kelly Hatch – age 10, The Hatch School, York, SC

Conservation is important to me because I like to see the colorful creatures.
Christian Jung – age 12, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Let’s work together so the ducks have a great home.
Chase Hoffman – age 10, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC

GROUP III (Grades 7-9)     

Take time out to learn what conservation is all about!
Meredith Rogers – age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Everything in life has a choice, but not everything has a voice.
Kenley Watts – age 13, Vine & Branches Home Educators, Longs, SC

It is import to keep wetlands clean because if we don’t we won’t be able to do the things we do now like art, write and even just look at wildlife.
Abby Warburton – age 14, Palmetto Christian Academy, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Saving our environment is winning the lottery- its valuable, rich and amazing.
Chloe Smith – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC

GROUP IV (Grades 10-12)     

Conservation of North American duck species is essential to maintain of our wetland ecosystems.
Cassidy Mulligan – age 17, Aiken High School, Aiken, SC

I love the wetlands, and all animals. I am determined to conserve them.
Madison Eldredge – age 18, James Island Charter High, James Island, SC

It’s important to conserve wildlife to save it for young generations.
Destinnee Chatman – age 17, Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC

You can’t predict the paths of wildlife without conservation.
Keunica Byrd – age 16, Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg, SC

 

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2015 Junior Duck Stamp Winning Entries

It’s Duck Stamp season at SEWE! The 2015 South Carolina Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) art competition results are in. The talent and hard work produced by these K-12 students and their teachers is overwhelming. A big thank you to everyone across the state who participated in this year’s contest. And thank you to SC Ducks Unlimited, the SC JDS sponsor – we could not do it without you.

And congratulations to Samantha Castiller, the 2015 SC Junior Duck Stamp Best of Show.

BOS_2015_Samantha Castiller, age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant SC

2015 Best of Show by Samantha Castiller
Age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Announcing the 2015 SC Junior Duck Stamp Winning Entries

BEST OF SHOW
Samantha Castiller – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC

GROUP I (Grades K-3)     
1st     
Amrithaa Balachandran – age 8, Calvary Christian School in Myrtle Beach, Conway, SC
Susanna Drost – age 6, Grandma’s Kitchen Table, Cades, SC
Brenna Ullrey – age 8, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

2nd     
Dalton Droll – age 7, Conway Christian School in Conway Conway, SC
Sai Nagalla – age 8, Conway Christian School in Conway, Conway, SC
Tabby  Perry – age 9, Oak Street Academy in Conway, Conway, SC

3rd     
Sarah Gould – age 8, Vine and Branches Home Educators in Myrtle Beach, Conway, SC
Cade Radvansky – age 8, Forestbrook Elementary School in Myrtle Beach, Conway, SC
Elizabeth Sailer – age 8, Vine and Branches Home Educators in Surfside Beach, Conway, SC

Honorable Mention     
Quincy Anderson – age 5, Sundrops Montessori School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Amillia Bland – age 9, Carolina Forest Elementary, Myrtle Beach, SC
Samuel Bowan – age 8, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Bryan Burdick – age 8, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Emma Carpenter – age 8, Carolina Forest Elementary, Myrtle Beach, SC
Claire Carson – age 8, Carolina Forest Elementary, Myrtle Beach, SC
Amelia Earl – age 9, Carolina Forest Elementary, Myrtle Beach, SC
Quinn Enloe – age 7, Vine and Branches Home Educators in Longs, Conway, SC
Rachel Hernandez – age 8, Carolina Forest Elementary, Myrtle Beach, SC
Taylor Kelley – age 8, Carolina Forest Elementary, Myrtle Beach, SC
Carrie Ann Polge – age 8, Vine and Branches Home Educators in Murrells Inlet, Conway, SC
Cooper Nordoff – age 8, Sundrops Montessori School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Angel Ricciardi – age 9, Carolina Forest Elementary, Myrtle Beach, SC
Timonthy Sykora – age 8, Riverside Elementary Little River SC

GROUP II (Grades 4-6)     
1st      
Angelina Drost – age 10, Grandma’s Kitchen Table Cades SC
Emma Lee Peyton – age 11, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Sailor Rearden – age 9, St. Michael’s School in Garden City, Conway, SC

2nd     
Grayson Lutz – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Bella Mercorelli – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Will Todd – age 9, Vine and Branches Home Educators, Conway, SC

3rd     
Cael Kienast – age 12, Oak Street Academy in Conway, Conway, SC
Ramie Thompson – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Mary Ellis Waynick – age 11, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Honorable Mention     
Ethan Betsill – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Will Chase – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Emma   Elliot – age 10, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Shianna Guo – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Morgan Flauders – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Sarah Franke,  Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Avery Frazeur – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Hannah Hoover – age 9, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Cody Isenhower – age 11, Conway Christian School in Conway, Conway, SC
Ella Kannon – age 9, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Margaret Morrison – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Vanessa Palisin – age 10, Palmetto Academy of Learning and Success in Myrtle Beach, Conway, SC
Brianna Phelan – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Jacelyn Porcher – age 12, Lincoln Middle High School, McClellanville, SC
Gracie Reynolds – age 9, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Olivia Wingo – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC

GROUP III – (Grades 7-9)     
1st     
Samantha Castiller – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Marissa Coll – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Gabrielle Oudemool – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC

2nd     
Samantha Bost – age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Abigail Sailer – age 12, Vine and Branches Home Educators in Surfside Beach, Conway, SC
Jonathan Ye – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC

3rd      
Natalie Bartlette – age 12, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Rose Holstein – age 15, Kessler Studio, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Olivia Sweatt – age 14, Vine and Branches Home Educators in Myrtle Beach, Conway, SC

Honorable Mention     
Mary Beth Beard – age 14, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Olivia Burdick – age 13, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Dallas Ellsworth – age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Myonna Gathers – age 15, Lincoln Middle High School, McClellanville, SC
Madison Grizzle – age 12, Grizzle Art Studio, Spartanburg, SC
Avery Hanson – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Seth McCormick – age 12, Vine and Branches Home Educators in Georgetown, Conway, SC
Carrie Nelson – age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Kali Parks – age 14, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Lauren Pernell – age 14, Palmetto Christian Academy, Mt. Pleasant, SC
McKenzie Sandifer – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Chloe Smith – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Ruth Torres – age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Kieran Ullrey – age 13, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Matthew Videan – age 15, Aynor High School, Aynor, SC
Brittney Walker – age 14, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

GROUP IV – (Grades 10-12)     
1st     
Elizabeth Chandler – age 17, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Renee Conley – age 18, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Sierra Eley – age 17, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC

2nd   
McKenzie Lowder – age 17, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Caroline Maynard – age 17, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Brooke Vu – age 18, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC

3rd     
Taylor Martin – age 17, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Jenny Rogens – age 15, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Meghan Wilkins – age 16, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC

Honorable Mention     
Jacqueline Ballinghoff – age 16, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Carrie Belcher – age 16, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Ashley Connor – age 17, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Sommer El-Khatib – age 15, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Haleigh Ferro – age 17, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Rachael Harter – age 17, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Johnathon Lingg – age 15, Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC
Sarah Mew – age 17, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Caroline Rogers – age 17, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Drayton Rowe – age 17, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Bailey Smith – age 16, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Lauren Stevens – age 15, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Chad Waltz – age 15, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Jessica Whisenart – age 16, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Ashley Wilber – age 17, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Emilee Williams – age 17, Lane Bay High, Summerville, SC

 

2015 Conservation Message Winners


GROUP I (Grades
K-3)

A healthy duck is a happy duck.
Cade Radvansky, Age 8, Forestbrook Elementary School | Conway, SC

Litter attacks the quacks.
Dalton Droll, Age 7, Conway Christian School | Conway, SC

Keeping our wetlands clean protects our dynasty!
Quinn Enloe, Age 7, Vine and Branches Home Educators | Conway, SC

Let them paddle, let them live!
Tabby Perry, Age 9, Oak Street Academy | Conway, SC

 

GROUP II (Grades 4-6)
Coastal habitats are important because they impact our food chain and the health of other animals.

Bella Mercorelli, Age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School | Mt. Pleasant, SC

If we lose our wetlands, we lose our wildlife.
Ramie Thompson, Age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School | Mt. Pleasant, SC

Littering makes the water fowl.
Caleb Droll, Age 10, Conway Christian School | Conway, SC

Conservation of the wetlands are not only important for ducks but also the ecosystem and the other living things in it.
Olivia Wright, Age 10, Carolina Forest Elementary | Myrtle Beach, SC

 

GROUP III (Grades 7-9)

If you want to shoot a duck, use a camera!
Sylvia Zaragoza, Age 13, Michaels Masterpieces | Sumter, SC

When you go out in the woods, don’t be a quack. Take your trash back.
Sarah Rogers, Age 14, Michaels Masterpieces | Sumter, SC

Preserve the past, conserve the present, reserve the future.
Rose Holstein, Age 15, Kessler Studio | Mt. Pleasant, SC

We must treat wildlife gently and with care, like the light wings of a bird in flight.
Madison Turner, Age 14, Rolling Middle School of The Arts | Summerville, SC

 

GROUP IV (Grades 10-12)

The world is your oyster; the wetlands are your pearl.
Justin Thorne, Age 16, Socastee High | Myrtle Beach, SC

Ducks is kind. Ducks is smart. Ducks is important. We are all the earth’s “Help”.
Elizabeth Chandler, Age 17, Michaels Masterpieces | Sumter, SC

We have a rich and diverse world. Extinction ends it forever. We must conserve and protect for future generations.
Joseph Addison, Age 18, Palmetto Area Culture Arts Center | Pelzer, SC

Nature is an artist in its own and we must help to preserve its masterpieces.
Emilee Williams, Age 17, Lane Bay High | Summerville, SC

 

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